It’s Ask the Experts time, it’s Ask the Experts time! Can you tell I’m excited?! It’s the time of the week where two of our Travel Experts step away from their duties in store and take the helm of the STA Travel Blog to answer your questions.
This week Rebecca in Aberdeen as been in touch, but before our Experts get started on answering Rebecca’s qestion, here’s your opportunity to get involved in the STA Travel Blog and have the Experts tackle your own travel question; send us an email now and they’ll answer it for you right here on the blog very soon.
Ok, so, what’s your question for our Experts Rebecca?
At the end of August I am going to Canada to study abroad for a year with my university. I am staying in Kingston, Ontario, not far from Toronto. What are the unmissable sights in Canada, and in Ontario or Toronto especially? Also, have you got any money-saving advice for travelling around Canada? Rebecca, Aberdeen.
Thanks for your question Rebecca, we’ve got two Travel Experts here, both ready and waiting to help you out. Let’s see what advice Lucy and Claire have to share…
Brazil is one of the most, if not the most exciting places in the world to travel. Yes, it has a huge array of stunning beaches, beautiful colonial architecture, and astonishing bio diversity, but its trump card, the thing that makes it stand out from everywhere else, is the vivacious energy that pulsates through every street.
As you might expect from a country of its size, there’s a huge amount to see and do, so we’re counting down 18 of its most spectacular sights and experiences, some of which you’ve probably heard of, and some you may not.
So if you’re desperate for a travel experience that will make you’re head spin and your heart dance, look no further than wonderful Brazil.
When we travel, we do it to try something new. For many, a big part of the experience is the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and trying things that really get the blood pumping and adrenalin kicking in, and one of the most well known, almost legendary, experiences known within traveller circles is the ‘Death Road‘ cycling adventure in Bolivia.
With the Tour de France currently taking place across the channel, now seems like the perfect time to take a look at this, less taxing, but rather more frightening cycling experience elsewhere in the world.
'Death Road', Bolivia is infamous for excitment, amazing views, and danger!
This week, our lovely Land Product Executive Anna Corbett takes the reins to give us five reasons why Chile rocks her world…
Chile is truly a country of contrasts. An average of 180km wide and stretching a massive 4300km (the distance between London and Canada), Chile’s got everything from tropical rainforests to massive ice fields and everything in between. It’s hard to pin down just five highlights from a country where you can lunch with llamas, potter with penguins and commune with condors – but here’s our top tips for getting a long, thin slice of the action.
Our Choice of Chile’s Most Amazing Sights
The Atacama Desert
Think dry. Really dry. Dryer than that year nine history lesson on the 18th century. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth with an average of 4 inches of rain every 1000 years. But it’s not all trekking through parched wilderness – you can bike around salt lakes, hike volcanoes and surf down sand dunes. After a packed day kick back and relax under the awesome night sky from one of the best star gazing spots on the planet.
Embarking on a working holiday in Australia is scary, we understand that, but it’s also tremendously exciting. You can book your flight, and head off into the unknown, or you could give yourself a little bit of a headstart by checking out BUNAC’s group flight option and their Work N Holiday package.
Sarah Hall has done just that and, as someone currently living the dream in Australia, who better to share the answers to five very important working holiday questions…
Exciting, overwhelming and a tiny bit terrifying, these are all words I would use to describe my arrival in Sydney, Australia eight months ago. Stepping out of the airport into the glorious Sydney sunshine and knowing that I had a whole year to explore Australia was insane.
Luckily, I had chosen BUNAC’s group flight option which meant that I had just spent three amazing days sightseeing, drinking and acquainting myself with thirty other ‘BUNACers’ in the buzzing Asian metropolis that is Hong Kong, meaning I was already in great company.