“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.”—
I couldn’t agree with Mr. Rollins more. Get out there and see something new!
This weekend is the first weekend of the amazing Coachella music festival in California. Lucky for those of us who aren’t currently getting ready for the show to start, the performances are being live-streamed on YouTube.
Here are the performance times for some of our favorite artists from the UK (all PT):
Friday, April 13
6:30 pm - Arctic Monkeys
Saturday April 14
4:15 pm - We Were Promised Jetpacks
5:35 pm - Kaiser Chiefs
8:55 pm - Kasabian
To check out the rest of the live streaming scheduled, head on over to YouTube.
Hi Friends, I’m Rebekah, sometimes they call me Reba, and I am the person you hear from the most on the STA Travel tumblr. Over the next few weeks, I want to introduce you to the lovely people that bring you the stuff that gets you moving.
Here are a few fun facts about me:
I love pop music. I think Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is my life song. Also, this video.
The green Chicago River has excited locals since it’s accidental creation 44 years ago. Plumbers once used this dye to trace water leaks heading to the river and when they noticed it turned the perfect shade of green, they couldn’t resist celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a big way!
Locals from down under are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by a simple swap of green lighting!
Does anyone celebrate St. Patrick’s Day bigger than Ireland? Those in Dublin aren’t just celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day, they have four days of fun with tours of the city, a parade, a beer festival, carnival, and scavenger hunt.
I hope your St. Patty’s Day is filled with fun, excitement, a few parades, and green beer! Stay safe friends!
When your Wikipedia profile lists your occupation as “explorer”, you’re probably not afraid of a little adventure.
In honor of Adventure Month and Black History Month, we want to make sure you know about the story of Matthew Henson, likely the first man to step foot on the North Pole.
Henson was born in Maryland and was just a child when his parents died. He lived with his Uncle until the age of twelve when he took off on his first adventure as a “cabin boy” on a merchant ship.
In 1909, Henson was recruited to join Robert Peary’s eighth attempt to reach the North Pole. Peary couldn’t hike the last leg of the trip, but sent Henson on as an advanced scout for the expedition with Peary following in a dog sled.
It was Henson who planted the American Flag at the North Pole.
“I think I’m the first man to sit on top of the world,” he said.
However, upon returning from their journey Peary received the majority of accolades for the journey for thirty years. It wasn’t until 1944 that he received recognition from the White House.
At STA Travel, we salute Mr. Henson, a true adventurer.