It’s time to talk about one of my favourite things, food. More specifically, one of my favourite types of food – calorific, delicious, sickly sweet stuff.
One of the best things about travelling is getting to sample different food from around the world, things you may never have tried, or even heard of before, but also things that you may eat quite often here in the UK with either a different or more authentic spin.
With sweets and cakes being one such example. You can go to any shop round the corner from your house and buy something tasty and a little bit sickly, but there are so many more delicious varieties and concoctions out there waiting to be savoured.
To give you a bit of an introduction to some of the yummiest, here is a count down of our choice of the best, and most scoffable sweet treats from around the world.
As one of the most sought after adventures on the planet, an African safari will take you straight through the heart of some of the largest, and most exciting terrain to be found anywhere in the world.
Adventures don’t come much more electrifying than this; feel your heart beat through your chest as you come up close to some of the biggest and most powerful animals on the planet, including the notorious ‘Big 5’, lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.
This week we’ve been inspired to select a ‘Big 5′ of our very own, here’s our five favourite African safaris…
Search for the 'Big 5' on the great plains of Africa.
Every month on the STA Travel Blog, we invite our resident nurse, Michelle Sellors to bring you up to speed about everything you need to know about a particular subject, related to her favourite subject of travel health.
Michelle has 11 years experience in the industry, and now works closely with our teams in our STA Travel Clinics, in Liverpool and Manchester.
This week, she’s chosen to focus on one of the world’s most misunderstood diseases, yellow fever. These are the facts, as seen through the eyes and experience of Michelle, a professional nurse. Continue reading
I get it, travel insurance may not be the most exciting purchase you make as you prepare to take off on your trip, but I can promise you one thing – it’s definitely one of the most important.
To answer the question above, it’s absolutely essential to have travel insurance, and I’ll tell you why…
Insurance covers us against a whole manner of events that are completely out of our control, and, contrary to what some people believe, isn’t just for people who are planning on throwing themselves off bridges, diving to the depths of exotic oceans, or climbing massive mountain ranges.
It would be hard to find somewhere that encompasses the spirit of Africa in the same way as Kenya. It’s a very raw example of many of the things that make Africa so amazing.
You can expect huge, green plains, buzzing with life and nature, traditional African warriors hunting and spear fishing, and cities full of people, all buzzing through the busy, congested streets.
If you want to experience an interesting and all encompassing mix of rural, urban, traditional and modern Africa, then Kenya is the place to go.