Round the World travel is what STA Travel is all about. I was tasked with creating a blog post that built on the excitement of planning a big trip, whilst making the whole thing seem less daunting. Here’s an extract of the finished article below. You can read the full version here.
WHICH OF THESE 5 ROUND THE WORLD ROUTES IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
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.
WHICH ROUND THE WORLD ROUTE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
With so many possibilities, it can seem a bit daunting trying to whittle them all down to make the perfect route around the world for you. But don’t stress!
Our Air Product Executive and all-round flight guru Ali Dale has picked five of her favourite Round the World routes, so that whatever your budget, whatever you want to see, and whatever you annual leave allowance, you can find a way to make that Round the World dream a reality.
1. BEST ROUTE IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET
There’s a dirty rumour that to get round the world, you’re gonna need a lot of money. Not true, people! Just take a look at the Kwikfire Kiwi.
Our cheapest Round the World route, this little gem will take you from the UK to Dubai, all the way down to Auckland, wayyy across to Los Angeles, before flying you out of New York back to good ol’ Blighty once again – all from just £859. Seriously!
I love this route because it’s screaming at you to take an American road trip! Ain’t no better way to get from LA up to The Big Apple than by hitting the road and living out the road trip dream you’ve harboured since watching Saved by the Bell (go on, admit it).
2. BEST ROUTE IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT ALL
Do you like your travels BIG? Then look no further than The Trekker. This route will take you across four awesome continents, leaving you room for some epic overland adventures, too. Ready to find out where The Trekker will take you? OK, deep breath…
Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore, Brisbane, Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland, Los Angeles, New York, Lima aaaaand Rio de Janeiro, before taking you back to the UK.
Want your Round the World trip to take in Rio? No problem!
Yeah. I know. Pretty freakin’ good.
3. BEST ROUTE IF YOU’VE ONLY GOT A MONTH
OK, so you want to take on a big trip, but you don’t have long to spare? Not a problem. We’ve got a route that makes it all as easy as a walk Round the Block.
Perfect for the uni Easter break, or to use your four weeks annual leave on, this route will immerse you in all things Asia.
Take Ali’s advice, and spend one week in Sri Lanka, a few days in Singapore, one week in Delhi and 10 days relaxing and partying in Thailand. I can think of worse ways to spend a month…