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Round the World Experts

We pride ourselves on being the experts in Round the World trips. If you don’t toot your own horn, who will? We love travelling and more than that, we love planning travels. We asked a few of our experts about their ultimate Round the World itineraries and why you should book with them!

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Hey Jake, where are you from?
Melbourne Uni, VIC

My top 3 travel destinations are...
Japan - Love the food, culture and the kookiness of this amazing country.
Austin TX - Went for the first time last year and I think I could get my cowboy on for keeps and live in this magical place forever!
Cuba - The only country that’s genuinely made me feel like I’ve stepped back in time. Get there quick before it changes!

What would be your craziest RTW (Round The World) itinerary?
Melbourne - Bangkok - Tokyo - Seoul - Shanghai - OVERLAND MONGOLIA Trans Siberian to St Petersburg - OVERLAND - Copenhagen to Faroe Islands - Reykjavik - Montreal - OVERLAND TO Austin TX - Mexico City - OVERLAND TO Panama City - Cartagena, Colombia - OVERLAND - Santiago - Easter Island - Tahiti - Auckland - Melbourne. I would like this for myself !

What is your hot tip for a RTW?
Use every stopover you get! A new destination and new country you didn't plan on getting to is always a bonus!

Why you should book your RTW trip with me/STA?
I’ve been with STA Travel for 7 years – one of them in Berlin - and I’ve done a bunch of travel personally. I love creative RTW routes, can accommodate any travel options and hopefully throw a new destination in there that maybe you weren't thinking about to save you the dolla dolla bills y’all!

   


Hey Jen, where are you from?
Griffith Uni, QLD

My top 3 travel destinations are...
Tanna, in Vanuatu - It's the closest you can get to an active volcano.
Reykjavik in Iceland - 24 hours sunlight was crazy.
Crete in Greece - Greek food... enough said.

What would be your craziest RTW (Round The World) itinerary? 
I did a ‘round the world trip for a Kiwi couple that had them going to 30+ different countries in the one go. It was so rad to plan their trips because they were up for anything.  Why not stop in Oman when flying from Nepal to Egypt, or Rarotonga from LAX on your way back to Australia? Sure!

What is your hot tip for a RTW?
Be flexible and up for an adventure! Ask if there are any cool places you can add in as free stopovers, and cross another destination off your bucket list - be open to suggestions! Think about overland options to break the journey up and experience something different. Have an idea of what you want to see in each destination but leave a little up to chance, the best things happen when you least expect them.

Why you should book your RTW trip with me/STA?
Because they're my favourite! They’re the best part of my job; I love helping build and plan the trip of your dreams. I'll help and guide you in the right direction, and with our student/youth fares you'd be surprised how affordable it can be.


   


Hey James, where are you from?
Swanston St, VIC

My top 3 travel destinations are...
Tanzania.
Mongolia.
Guatemala.

What would be your craziest RTW (Round The World) itinerary?
Melbourne to Mandalay overland through Myanmar to Yangoon checking out possibly the worlds best temples and untouched beaches. Fly to London travel overland doing a loop through Europe ending in Paris. Fly from Paris to Iceland to see the volcanoes and glaciers, swim between two continental plates and be in awe of the Northern lights. Fly to New York overland to Los Angeles, then fly back to Melbourne. I'm doing this one later this year and cannot wait!

I'm doing this one later this year and cannot wait!

What is your hot tip for a RTW?
Do most of it overland and really experience where you're going.

Why you should book your RTW trip with me/STA?
Best value, most flexible tickets, best knowledge.

   


Hey Allyce, where are you from?
Macquarie Centre, NSW

My top 3 travel destinations are...
Zimbabwe.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Iceland.

What would be your craziest RTW (Round The World) itinerary?
I once booked a RTW route which went to 7 cities over 4 continents in 14 days - it's amazing how much you can fit in such a short time! But my last trip was a 3 week RTW which went to 8 countries - so I can't exactly judge.

What is your hot tip for a RTW?
Take advantage of the stopovers. If you need to transit through a certain country, spend a couple of days there. It's how I ended up going to Iceland - one of the most beautiful countries I have ever seen.
Also think about travelling overland between cities. You get to your destination but also see a few more along the way.

Why you should book your RTW trip with me/STA?
At this stage I've travelled to over one quarter of the globe - so I've got firsthand knowledge of a lot of the destinations you might want to travel to. STA has a huge variety of exclusive fares so we always have the best prices for your RTW trip.

   


Hey Hamish, where are you from?
Penrith Westfield, NSW

My top 3 travel destinations are...
Peru.
Japan.
India. 

What would be your craziest RTW (Round The World) itinerary?
Sydney to Santiago // overland Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Equador, Galapagos // Quito, Ecuador to San Jose, Costa Rica // overland Costa Rica, Belize, Guatamala, Mexico // Mexico to Buenos Aires// overland Argentina, Uraguay, Brazil // Sao Paulo to Los Angeles // overland Coast to Coast USA // NYC - Johannesburg // overland South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda // Nairobi to Moscow // Transiberian rail trip to Beijing// Beijing overland to Shanghai // Shanghai to Hanoi // overland Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Mynamar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore // Singapore to Male // Male- Sydney ...phew!

What is your hot tip for a RTW?
Despite my last answer, quality over quantity. The temptation is always to see and do as much as possible, but be realistic with your time-frame and budgets. Often it's better to do fewer stops and do them really well, than a whole lot of travelling with hardly any time to actually enjoy your destination. Take a quality camera with you! Pay the extra to get a flexible fare, it's worth it in the long run.

Why you should book your RTW trip with me/STA?
Having put together and been on some of the most awesome Round the World itineraries, I know them inside out! No matter how obscure, I got you covered!

   


Hey Sean, where are you from?
University of WA, WA

My top 3 travel destinations are...
It's so hard to narrow it down to just 3! Some of my standout travel moments include toasting marshmallows on an active volcano in Guatemala, walking alongside wild lions in Zambia and camping with Moroccan Berbers in the Sahara Desert.

What would be your craziest RTW (Round The World) itinerary?
Yours.

What is your hot tip for a RTW?
Always plan what you want to do in each destination before you start looking at flights. Take it from me, the flights are the easy bit and we can make them work regardless of how crazy your travel plans are! So what'll it be? Want to spot the big 5 in Africa? Take part in the world's biggest tomato fight at La Tomatina? Trek through the Andes? Check out a music festival in Europe? Let you imagination run wild – the world is at your fingertips!

Why you should book your RTW trip with me/STA?
We are some of the most passionate people about travel you will ever meet! Of all the thousands of people I've created trips for I still get more excited about planning other people’s trips than I do my own!

   


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