Europe’s coolest capital? Well, Berlin is definitely up there. For somewhere so steeped in history and conflict, Germany’s capital is rapidly stealing the show from the rest of Western Europe’s popular hangouts. With a combination of glamorous style and urban cool, Berlin has been reborn, dusting off the rubble of post-war Germany and quickly turning into a young and vibrant city of culture, business, art and music.
Here we’re going to give you a shakedown of what Berlin is all about, to help you feel more like a local and avoid a repeat JFK’s famous words “Ich bin ein Berliner” (no, you’re not a doughnut, although…).
Didn’t get a Glastonbury ticket? Bit bored of Bestival? Scared of the potential wash out at Field Day? There’s no doubt the UK knows how to put on a great music festival, but so do our good friends over in Europe. They do it really well. You’ll find the same great bands, the world’s top DJs, and a much higher chance of that big shiny yellow thing in the sky making an appearance.
Plus, it’s also the perfect opportunity to discover the festival’s home town and surrounding cities. I spent two days falling in love with Barcelona before the Sonar festival, and I quite fancy the idea of heading to Croatia’s Unknown via Venice and Slovenia…
So let’s see what’s out there, and take at look at 14 of Europe’s best music festivals in 2014.
Last week we bought you 10 tours for £399. Now, as our epic touring flash sale steps up a gear, we bring you our next amazing flash sale offer, a HUGE selection of our best, most popular worldwide adventure tours, each with a whopping £400 off!
Calm down, I know this is exciting, but focus. You only have 4 days to bag one of these awesome trips before this offer runs out – that’s why we call it a ‘flash’ sale.
Below are my own choices of the top 5 trips available (I can do that, I’m writing this thing) but – and this is good news – there are too many to put in one blog post. So jump straight over to our Flash Sale area of the website and check out the rest, you’d be hard pressed not to find one you’ll love.
Nothing beats the rush of excitement that comes with discovering amazing new places, well new to ourselves anyway. That feeling of eye opening, heart pumping, skin tingling joy the type that you only get through travel.
So now imagine stepping away from the crowd and placing yourself somewhere really different, somewhere where the locals are as excited to meet you, as you are them. The destinations below are exactly that, 14 up and coming destinations where the travel track isn’t as well worn as some of the old favourites with something a little bit special to offer to travel lovers this year.
With our new destination brochures freshly delivered to stores, and available to download for free online now, who better to give advice on the next hot destination for 2014 than brochure writer, and former STA Travel Expert Hannah Jeffrey. Hannah is one of our most clued up experts, so I’ve asked her to share her tips for places to visit next year. Here’s what she said…
When you hear the word’s bus and pass, you’ll probably conjure unglamorous memories and images related to school, work, rain, and a lot of waiting. Well, scrap that, because here at STA Travel, our bus passes are a whirlwind of hop-on hop-off, fun, flexibility, people, sun, culture and convenience. Yep, bus passes just got cool.
Not only is your transport sorted, you’ll have a guaranteed good night’s sleep at our best hotels and hostels, and there’s a tonne of action packed day trips to choose from. So what are the top 8 bus passes that will make your life easier while travelling?