As we wave goodbye to 2012, it’s time to get a wee bit nostalgic. It’s been a great year here on the blog, especially for High Five, my personal favourite series of posts. So, as a New Year’s treat, I thought I’d take a look back at the best of the best, and count down my five favourite High Fives of 2012.
Over the past 12 months, High Five has swooped through Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, up mountains, along beaches, on epic road trips, to summer cities and winter hide outs.
High Five has shown us that every place on earth, no matter how big, small, well-travelled or off the beaten track, has five experiences that just can’t be missed. We’ve been dazzled by the best the world has to offer. Here, in no particular order, are the five blog posts that stood out for me. So grab your backpack and join me in a stroll down memory lane…
1. The best High Fives of 2012
High Five… Northern Lights!
Here at STA Travel Towers, we get loads of questions from you lot about nature’s ultimate phenomenon, the Northern Lights. So we thought we’d write a blog post about it – a one stop shop for all your Northern Lights needs. Read it now!
High Five you beautiful, stunning natural phenomenon, you! | Image courtesy of Jens Ottoson
2. High Five… Phillipines!
Paradise islands… idyllic beaches… incredibly friendly people… slightly off the backpacker trail… it was for these reasons and more that we just had to give the Phillipines a massive High Five. Read it now!
High Five, paradise! | Image courtesy of Charlie Edward
3. High Five… Epic Overland Trips in North America!
The USA and Canada were made for road trippin’. So we gave North America and its awesome open spaces a massive High Five, and counted down five of the continent’s best overland trips. Read it now!
High Five, awesome road trips! | Image by Caveman Chuck Coker
4. High Five… South America!
It may have been ambitious to round up five of this maaaaassive continent’s best experiences, but we love a challenge, and our Francoise rose to it very well indeed. Read it now!
High Five, your crazy mind bending salt flats! | Photo by christopherwalmsley in our Flickr Group
5. High Five… New Zealand’s Beaches!
It’s not a country famed for its beaches, but when I gave New Zealand’s beautiful beaches a High Five back in March, it got loads of you talking, and sharing your own experiences of the country’s awesome streches of sand. Read it now!
High Five, less known beaches of New Zealand! | Image by Dr. J. Beller