Lottie Croker is a 23 year old adventurer from good old Blighty, she’s recently been travelling around South America and South East Asia for 6.5 months. She started a blog to document her travels and in doing so reignited a passion for all things travel, writing and photography. Here’s her take on why you should all go travelling…
Are your cocktail-sipping, jet setting friends turning you green? Your sunset-filled Instagram feed fuelling your wanderlust? Maybe it’s time to take the plunge and start packing your bags. The beauty of travel is that you do it your own way. So no matter who you are, where you want to go, for how long or how much you can spend, I truly believe there are many fundamental reasons why making travel part of your life might just be the best decision you ever make. Sure, they’re cheesy and totally clichéd, but there’s a reason they’re not going anywhere…
Hipsters, hold onto your beard trimmers, because Dubai is the new stopover destination for foodies! Knowing and loving Dubai’s fine dining and streetside shawarma reputation as we do, we were similarly surprised (delighted) by rumours of cereal killers, shipping containers and bottomless brunches. So we investigated, and discovered that Dubai has some of the best breakfasts, baristas and beards this side of Brick Lane, Brooklyn, Berlin and Brunswick Street (the four official coordinates of global hipsterdom, look it up).
Don’t believe us, read on. And grab a napkin for the drool.
Yes, we all know reasons why we should go to Australia, but nobody ever discusses reasons NOT to go. Soaking up views of sheer beauty, snorkelling with tropical fish, eating brunch to your heart’s content and partying the night away can have serious consequences on your well-being. Very serious. So we’re going to break it down for you.
WARNING: Do not go to Australia if you do not want the below to happen to you…
1. Views will no longer impress you
Last month eight of STA Travel’s luckiest employees jetted off to explore Myanmar on a weeklong Stray bus tour *sigh*. Here is Pete, one of our finest Travel Expert’s first-hand account of his epic trip – in fact it is so epic that we have split it into two parts. Here goes..
With an awkwardly placed smile to the Visa control lady, she politely asked me to look into her camera. What seemed like a precariously placed 2002 webcam, I stared into the lens with a somewhat un-nerved excited feeling in my stomach. She hands me back my Burma stamped passport and gave me the go ahead. I was in.
Day 1: Mandalay
Some people say travelling with close friends can end your friendship. Others say friends that travel together form closer bonds and become better friends. Either way, it’s an experience everyone should do, but hey if that doesn’t win you over then here are our top reasons on why you should travel with your best friend.
1. There is never a dull moment. Doesn’t matter what kind of day you are a having, your bestie will always make you smile and laugh. You are never bored when you two are together.
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