You know the feeling, there you are, strolling through the character filled streets of a beautiful European city on your much anticipated weekend city break, when, all of a sudden, you’re faced with the unsightly view of a drunken stag, complete with Borat mankini, in all his, erm, ungroomed, masculine glory.
Kind of ruins the moment do you think? That’s why we’ve come up with a list of our favourite European cities that haven’t been ‘stagged’ yet. There will be no naked men tied to lamp posts or burping competitions here!
There’s no better feeling than finding yourself laying out in front of the sea, music playing, cocktail in hand, watching the world go by and enjoying maximum chill time.
If you’re dreaming of travelling, it’s likely that this kind of scene regularly features in your plans, and there are some pretty amazing places out there. So many in fact, that we’ve been inspired to create a list of our own favourites.
Our Pick of the World’s Best Beach Bars
Café Mambo, San Antonio, Ibiza
When it comes to the best beach bars in the world, there’s no way we could leave out Café Mambo in San Antonio, Ibiza. This place is legendary for 2 main reasons; 1) Superstar DJ’s use it as their warm for gigs at many of the big Ibiza club nights and 2) It’s the perfect spot to soak up what it probably one of the best, most atmospheric, sunsets in the world.
Expect it to be teeming with San Antonio’s cool crowd, so get there early if you want a comfy spot for the epic sunset.
The Ibiza legend that is Cafe Manbo. Image courtesy of ST33VO on Flickr.
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.
Sometimes you just want to stroll through golden sands and pretend that you are the only person in the world. As beautiful as some of the beaches are in Europe – and there are some absolute stunners – there’s something about the sight of a 50 year old stranger’s tattooed beer gut, that can take the edge off your peaceful oasis just a little bit.
So, I’ve made it my mission to seek out 8 of Europe’s best, most secluded, beaches, so that you have the opportunity to experience some deserted, tranquility for yourself.
But shhhhh! These beaches are heavenly, hidden secrets – let’s keep them that way.
Last year we ran a competition offering 7 lucky applicants the chance to win a working holiday in Australia as part of our Live Like an Aussie competition. And in November, Daniel Sturney winner of the New South Wales job, took off on his trip of a lifetime to start work as a surf school photographer and blog guru in Sydney.
Daniel’s here to tell us a little bit about his working holiday experience in Australia and explain why he believes following in his footsteps maybe one of the best decisions you could ever make…
Here's Daniel enjoying a day off from work on Bondi Beach.