Our marketing executive Saxon (cool name) loves travel and photography, so it seemed only fair that he be the one to talk to award-winning travel photographer Stuart Beesley (last seen leading free travel photography workshops at our STA Travel stores) about the most common mistakes there are when it comes to photographing your travels. Take it away, Saxon!
So you want to take your travel photography to the next level? Maybe even turn pro? It would be an incredible lifestyle, there’s no doubt, and if you’ve got the eye for a great image and a passion for travel, with a big investment in time and effort, it’s certainly possible to make a living in the field.
Stuart Beesley's award-winning photograph
Burger fan and STA Travel Air Product Executive Tom Browne knows a lot about the USA, so it made sense that he was the person to write this blog on the best burgers in the USA – especially as his knowledge pretty much inspired it anyway.
Here’s Toms Guide to the most amazing burgers to be found in the home of amazing burgers, USA.
10 Years ago if someone mentioned the word burger around any upstanding Brit and the first picture that would pop into their mind would probably be the grease laden truck, tucked up in self-respecting nightclub car-parks everywhere, or maybe our pal Ronald with his styrofoam containers.
However, these days, mention the same word and you’d get an entirely different image – from Brioche buns to dry-aged beef blends, there are a veritable plethora of Gourmet Burgers gracing the streets of our damp little country in 2013.
While the UK has only just fully embraced their love affair with a good burger fairly recently, our colonial cousins on the other side of the Atlantic have been up on their burger game… since, well, forever, being the originators and all, so it makes sense that as the home of burgers, the USA is the place to go for the very best in burger cuisine.
Here are some of our favourites for you to snaffle next time you’re stateside.
The Shackburger. Image courtesy of Izik on Flickr.
Our Travel Experts know pretty much everything there is to know about booking amazing trips all over the world. So it’s only fair that we get them to share some of this knowledge with you!
This is the very reason we introduced our Ask the Experts blog series, where every week two of our most clued up Travel Experts attempt to help you with those travel questions that have been puzzling you. This week we have a question sent in from Jenifer in Cumbria – take it away Jenifer…
Hi Experts! My boyfriend and I want to go travelling next year and are just starting to think about our route. We’ve both agreed that we’ll fly into Bangkok but aren’t really sure where we’ll go after Thailand – do you have any ideas of a route that will take in some really different places? We’ll have about 3 months do travel and don’t have any major preference on countries except Thailand. Thanks, Jennifer, Cumbria.
Ooooh good one, it can be quite tricky to do something different in such well travelled terrain as South East Asia, let’s see what our Experts suggest.
Golden Rock, Burma.
As anyone who’s ever been to New Zealand’s South Island will tell you, you’ll struggle to find a more naturally beautiful part of the world.
Lakes so blue you’d think they’d been photoshopped, if you hadn’t seen them with your own eyes, mighty glaciers, thousands of year’s old, rolling green hills, snow capped mountains and rugged beaches where you can spot whales and dolphins playing between the waves.
If you like a bit of breathtaking beauty thrown in with your travel experiences then this could be your little slice of heaven. And the good thing is, there’s a lot more to this pocket of the world too – here’s out favourite ways to really absorb the very best from your time.
Watch the whales in the ocean off Kaikoura.
So near, and yet, so far, exploring Greece can feel like you’ve travelled half way across the world on your three hour flight. In the news for all the wrong reasons recently, there’s a lot more to Greece than package holidays to party islands.
Scratch the surface and you’ll find incredible ruins, tiny mountain villages, fascinating wildlife and, yes, a party or seven. Hold on to your togas, here’s our Grecian High Five…
Athens has lots to discover...