I get it, travel insurance may not be the most exciting purchase you make as you prepare to take off on your trip, but I can promise you one thing – it’s definitely one of the most important.
To answer the question above, it’s absolutely essential to have travel insurance, and I’ll tell you why…
Insurance covers us against a whole manner of events that are completely out of our control, and, contrary to what some people believe, isn’t just for people who are planning on throwing themselves off bridges, diving to the depths of exotic oceans, or climbing massive mountain ranges.
Ever dreamt of packing up your backpack and heading off around the world for a month, 3 months, 6 months, hell, even a year or longer?
Who hasn’t dreamt of that? A Round the World trip is what it’s all about. Heading off into the big wide world, that feeling of excitement and anticipation that starts at the airport stays with you at every turn. Each day brings a new experience, as each week sees you in a new town, city or even country. You’ll meet people from all over the world, and form friendships that start in hostel dorm rooms, but can stay with you for life.
It’s a dirty rumour that a Round the World trip costs big bucks. But guess what? It doesn’t have to! STA Travel flight guru Ali Dale has put together seven pretty awesome routes you could travel, all starting at under £1000.
And remember, there’s no time limit on these routes – you could be away for 2 weeks or 12 months. The only condition is you have to be back in the UK within a year.
Hit the road on a Round the World trip and live The Dream | Image courtesy of Alexander Pekour
A Round the World trip is The Dream. Ask anyone who’s ever thought about strapping on a backpack, and they’ll tell you that if they were handed a Round the World ticket, they’d be off in a flash. And it’s easy to see why.
A jaunt around the world is the ultimate journey; your opportunity to travel through countless countries, experience different cultures, and see what this big ol’ globe of ours has to offer.
It’s the kind of trip where you could be lazing on a beach in Thailand one week and trekking through the Amazon the next. You could find yourself munching on an In-N-Out burger in LA on Monday, and chowing down on nshima in Zambia on Thursday.
From deserts to mountains, beaches to backwaters, savannas to skyscrapers – a Round the World trip can pack them all in, and then some.
This could actually be you. Yep, you. Right there.
We’re about half way through our big trip travel talks that have been happening across the length and breadth of the UK over the past couple of weeks.
These talks are built to help you plan the trip you’ve been day dreaming about for ages and make sure that you squeeze the absolute most amazing experience possible from your time away.
And there really is no one better to help you do that than our own Travel Experts, during our big trip travel talks they have been sharing a huge selection of their knowledge and tips to help you make your trip as good as it possibly can be – much of which you’d be forgiven for not realising – that’s why we call them experts after all!
If you can possibly make it to any of our remaining travel talks I strongly suggest you do – there’s so much you can take from it to improve your travels, but, just incase you are unable to attend for any reason, no fear, I’ve tapped up our Travel Experts to share some of those pearls of wisdom that the attendees at their talks have learned so you don’t have to miss out on some of the best bits.
Here are 10 things learned from budding travellers just like you, over the past couple of weeks
Our free ‘Your Big Trip’ travel talks are in full swing. 4 weeks of the best tips, advice and inspiration you could wish for, all created to help you put together your trip of a lift time.
Oh, and did I mention we have some pretty epic prizes to give away too? No? Well we do! You could win amazing prizes including hop-on hop-off bus passes and free hostel nights just for turning up and letting us share the wealth of possibilities of an incredible trip with you. Not a bad deal by anyone’s standards, I’m sure you’ll agree.
A couple of weeks ago I told you where and when to find our ‘your big trip’ travel talks, and now it’s all about what’s just around the corner. Here’s where to find a ‘Your Big Trip’ travel talk next week.
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