Is there any country with a more diverse wilderness than the USA? Sure, Kenya has national parks teaming with wildlife, and Australia boasts the Outback, and New Zealand has some insanely stunning countryside – but the USA has all this, and then some.
That well-spouted statistic that only 30% of Americans have a passport may shock us Europeans, but actually, when you think of the ample opportunities for exploring that their own country, it’s not that surprising.
From soaring mountains and lush greenery to vast deserts and icy expanses, this region has enough going on to give even the most well-travelled explorer a serious case of itchy feet.
A geyser erupts in the USA's Yellowstone National Park
Australia’s very own wild (north) west, the vast Northern Territory is timeless and iconic. From the red rivers of rock at Uluru to the nature lover’s haven at Kakadu National Park, there is a seemingly endless parade of wonders to discover here. We pick out 10 highlights that’ll make you want to strap on your cork hat and head into the action.
New Zealand is not a country that does things by halves. So much more than just a nice backdrop to Ian Mckellen’s horse riding antics, it’s a wild, seeking, joyful, seemingly limitless land stuffed full of adventures just for you. Which ones specifically? Read on for a glimpse into everything waiting for you when you turn left at Australia and go straight on till morning…
Today’s blog comes from STA’s James Greenslade who has left his Aussie homeland for a few months to taste British life. In all its glory.
Used to playing second fiddle to their neighbours in terms of size, population, number of ecosystems, beer consumption, terrifying dangerous creatures etc; until now you may have thought that the only thing New Zealand can almost guarantee coming first in is the rugby.
But you’d be wrong. Read on for examples of Kiwis taking pole position…and how you can be a part of their winning ways.
In February 2013 Karl Watson and James Walsh quit their jobs and headed off on a 9 month, 20 country, epic adventure around the world! Luckily for us they took a camera with them and their awesome video is now featured on our YouTube channel.
We caught up with Karl and asked the questions you really want to know: How much? Where was best? How did you not kill each other?