It’s Friday so that can only mean one thing here at the STA Travel Blog… It’s Ask the Experts time!
This week Claire tackles a question about New Zealand from a very confused Sammi in Southampton. Don’t forget, if you have a travel question you’d like to put to our Experts you can email us now, and we’ll put it to them right here on the blog very soon! Ok, so here’s this week’s question, Claire, give it your best shot!
Hi Experts I’m going to New Zealand next month (North and South island) and I know it’s winter there now, what kind of weather can I expect? And also what kind of activities would you recommend I do? Sammi, Southampton
Hmmmm, and interesting question, and the good thing is, New Zealand has SO much to offer, you can’t fail to find adventure. Lets see what Claire suggests for you Sammi…
Keep your cool, we’re about to explore the famous ski fields of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s no secret that New Zealand offers up some of the world’s best powder for snow sport lovers, of every level.
If the idea of carving some grooves in the crisp Kiwi air makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, stick with us. We’re about to give you a rundown of New Zealand’s seven premier winter sports destinations.
If getting slope-side is a priority, try and plan to visit between June and October, when the pistes are at their best, with a handful in the central North Island dragging over into mid November.
One final tip: try and pencil down the school holidays. Young New Zealanders descend on the slopes like a garrulous avalanche, snagging lifts and carving up the peaks like a plague of cheeky locusts.
It’s one of the most talked about natural wonders of the world, home to golden sand covered islands, surrounded by tropical rainforests and bursting with wildlife.
The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is an underwater world as colourful, busy, weird, and wonderful as any of the earth’s great (above water) metropolis’, and right now it’s more accessible than ever.
To celebrate World Oceans Day on 7th June, the Great Barrier Reef will be coming to you for 12 unique and fascinating hours through #ReefLive, but more about that later (not that I want to give things away, but, if you can’t wait, see point 10 below).
In the mean time, as promised, here are 10 ways that you can explore the Great Barrier Reef – and yes, before you mention it, you’ll definitely want to do them all!
How many times have you heard, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? More times than you’ve tucked into a steaming bowl of congee, probably.
There’s only one thing more nourishing than breakfast, and that’s travelling, so today on the blog we’re combining the two to deliver one of the most fulfilling experiences your brain has ever eaten.
Would you eat this for breakfast?
We tapped up our Travel Experts from across the nation, and got the low down on some of the world’s most hunger-busting, taste-bud tingling, mind-bending breakfasts you’ve probably never even heard of.
Unless you’ve been there. Or your mate has. Or you saw them on a BBC 3 documentary.
Hungry for more? Come on then sleepy, let’s get stuck in. Continue reading
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.