What to do in Northern Thailand

STA Travel Blog - Warmer than Norway and greener than Greenland; as “norths” go, northern Thailand is pretty brilliant. Getting there is pretty simple as the Bangkok – Chiang Mai train... The post What to do in Northern Thailand appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Exploring Northern Jordan

STA Travel Blog - Recently having explored the lesser-traveled Western Asia while studying Arabic, Tristan Davis has put together a list of his must-sees if you're going to the area yourself.  The post Exploring Northern Jordan appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

A local’s guide to London

STA Travel Blog - Another installment of our 'Local Insider Series' - this time bringing good ol' London into the limelight. Emma Beynon, Marketing Manager for BUNAC is a born and bred Londoner, and wanted to give us the goss on where's hot in town nowadays. And she doesn't just talk about east London. The post A local’s guide to London appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye

STA Travel Blog - STA Travel HQ have a total obsession with the fab 5. Watching it gives us happy tears, warm fuzzies, and has taught us 101 new ways to use an avocado. So, we thought what better way to celebrate Pride, than a travel-related Queer Eye blog. The post 15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Prague: The Ultimate Guide

STA Travel Blog - Raylin Pellatt (@rayy_baybay), is a major travel enthusiast having visited over twenty four countries (and counting)!. Having recently graduated from Michigan State last year, she’s... The post Prague: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide

STA Travel Blog - An underrated destination that should be on every globetrotter’s list, Taiwan offers a diverse landscape for travelers: a kingdom with stunning national parks for outdoor... The post Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Best Pride Parades on the Planet

STA Travel Blog - It’s true, love really does make the world go round. That’s love, not money. And definitely not the conservation of angular momentum. Insert confused face... The post The Best Pride Parades on the Planet appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

On Your Radar: Taiwan

STA Travel Blog - If you thought the only things to come out of Taiwan were laptops, toys and bikes bearing the words ‘Made in Taiwan’, then think again.... The post On Your Radar: Taiwan appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

6 LGBTQ+ friendly places to travel, some you may or may not know!

STA Travel Blog - Sometimes you can feel as if the world can’t be the easiest place to travel if you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, and while this... The post 6 LGBTQ+ friendly places to travel, some you may or may not know! appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Japan: the Ultimate Travel Guide

STA Travel Blog - So you’re going to Japan. Cool… take us with you? At STA Travel, our motto is ‘we know because we go’. Or in my case,... The post Japan: the Ultimate Travel Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Review and video of The Lion Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales

- Description: Whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat, a rural escape for a few nights away or a base for an activity holiday with children, bike or horse in tow, The Lion Hotel caters for all. A traditional pub, hotel and B&B in Llanbister in the heart of mid Wales, a great base for an activity holiday with children, bike or horse in tow!>> For prices and availability, see the full listing for The Lion … [Read more...]

Review of Llansantffraed Court Country Hotel, Brecon Beacons, Wales

- Description: Richard Hammond finds an unfussy, four star, independently owned country house hotel and restaurant, well known for its local food, in the Vale of Usk. An unfussy, four star, independently-owned country house hotel and restaurant, well known for its local food, in the Vale of Usk.>> For availability and booking, see our full listing for Llansantffraed Court Country Hotel>> Llansantffraed Court Country … [Read more...]

Simple Travel Tips for Going Green

Eco Travel Logue - For many people the idea of “going green” can be overwhelming. I try to turn off lights when I’m not in the room, I walk more than I drive, and I care about where my food comes from, but I’m not about to commit to buying only eco-friendly clothes, composting in my backyard, or quitting travel. I’m sorry, Mother Earth, but it’s just not going to happen. The good news for me, and others like me, is that going green in travel doesn’t have … [Read more...]

Travel Responsibly in South America

Eco Travel Logue - Sustainable travel and responsibility are definitely two of the main travel trends for the past years. We all know that our planet is hurting both from global warming and the effects of developing areas for travel (and , in general, for supporting human life). Along with finding the cheapest tickets to South America for your next vacation, it is also important to do some research and understand what you should in order to travel responsibly. When you plan your vacation, … [Read more...]

How Can Cambodia Sustain Its Freshwater ‘Fish Factory’?

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Tonle Sap has been called the beating heart of Cambodia. We want to see it keep beating. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Survey Supports New No-take Zones in Timor-Leste

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - The tiny nation's reef-building coral count rivals the Great Barrier Reef. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

PHOTO GALLERY: The Beauty of Galapagos Birds

Green Global Travel - PHOTO GALLERY: The Beauty of Galapagos Birds originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The Beauty of Galapagos Birds We had no idea what to expect when Ecoventura invited us to join their small ship eco-cruise to the Galapagos Islands back in 2011. The archipelago has been famous for its remarkable array of endemic species ever since Charles Darwin made his famous Voyage of the Beagle back in the 1830s. But the Galapagos was a dream destination we didn’t expect … [Read more...]

Ecotourism at its Best in Northern New Mexico

ECO Tourism - The concept of ecotourism is not new, but lately we’re hearing a lot more about this kind of travel.  Take a look at any travel magazine and you’re likely to read something about it.  But what exactly does it mean?  Ecotourism is a form of tourism that involves visiting fragile and pristine environmental areas that are usually protected.  These natural and undamaged environments are intended for low impact. Ecotourism typically involves some sort of physical activity like hiking, … [Read more...]

Developing Ecotourism

ECO Tourism - The Galapagos Islands, Madagascar and Indonesia’s Sulu-Sulawesi sea. Can you imagine if these breathtaking travel destinations were lost? Some of the most amazing places on Earth are also the most threatened. Our modern wonders, and their unique and irreplaceable wildlife, are in jeopardy. And while common knowledge may suggest we stay far away from these landscapes and seascapes to protect them, CI knows that you can help save the world’s most precious places by visiting … [Read more...]

COSTA RICA: Scuba Diving Caño Island, #EcoCostaRica

Green Global Travel - COSTA RICA: Scuba Diving Caño Island, #EcoCostaRica originally appeared on Green Global Travel.Our Dive Boat Awaits Off Caño Island COSTA RICA Scuba Diving Caño Island I feel like I’m in a scene straight out of Finding Nemo. I’m diving 50 fifty feet below the waves, at a site called “El Barco,” located about 100 yards off the beach of Costa Rica’s Caño Island Biological Reserve. I’m literally surrounded on all sides by thousands of … [Read more...]

There’s More than One Way to Travel Green

Eco Travel Logue - Not too long ago, the idea of ecotourism was one that required lots of explaining. It’s increasingly the “cool” thing to do (depending on which circles you run in, of course), and has become far more mainstream in the last decade. Still, however, there are assumptions made about ecotravel by people who know little about it. Perhaps the most common assumption is that ecotravel is far more expensive than any other kind of travel. As is often the case with … [Read more...]

Coffee Farmers Fighting Climate Change

Press Releases - December 12, 2013 Hundreds of Coffee Farms in Central America Achieve Rainforest Alliance Climate-Smart Verification The Rainforest Alliance announces that over 200 Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee farms in Central America have achieved climate-smart verification. (c) Press Releases - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Remembering Two Field Biology Pioneers

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the world suffered a tragic loss. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]