On the 14th March 2006 Ben Alvarez Turner met his now wife Sosi in Buenos Aires for the first time. Ben is from England and Sosi is from Argentina. He met Sosi online and knew straight away he had to meet her in real life. He sold his car and booked the first flight over to Argentina with STA Travel. Now 10 years later they are married with a 2 year old son. Sounds like something straight out of a movie… Congratulations guys!
In honour of Woman’s Day we thought we’d give a shout out to our adventurous sisters. Both past and present. These British women are courageous, innovative, pioneers in travel. They know all about Girl Power.
Here’s a few of our favourites:
1.Amy Johnson (1903-1941)
The first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in 1930.
How does the perfect day in Australia’s buzzing city of Melbourne begin?
It starts huddled around a table in Manchester Press. A Melbourne coffee institution hidden down Rankins Lane where a latte, flat white or expresso is made with the same level of care as open heart surgery.
It’s here that STA’s two Insiders and two Outsiders meet for the first time.
This week started out with a trip to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting day. Picked up nice and early again by our very friendly tour guide, Ronnie, and off we went. Unfortunately it was a rainy start to the day, but a perfect day to taste some wine at the cellar door! As my wine knowledge was zero, I was especially looking forward to learning all the tips and tricks to tasting and knowing about wine.
Travelling north from Sydney, our first stop was the McGuigan Winery. On entering we were treated to a quick tour of their wine-making facilities and then escorted through to a lovely bar where the tasting commenced. What a beautiful selection of wine we had, very spoilt indeed. I learnt the proper way to judge the alcohol content – the “legs” as they say – and how to get the most flavour out of it when sipping. My dad would be very proud!
Tor is Global Creative Director STA Travel, music lover & adventurer.
In August this year, STA Travel kicked off a new music platform called STA Travel Sounds. Skinny Living, a four piece band from Wakefield were the first band we put in the spotlight, with their stunning track “Like A Ray” which they recorded in Cornwall – a part of the UK that resonates with them deeply.
In September the guys hit the road for a three week tour around the UK. After they finished, we hooked up with Airbnb (who we’re now partnering with in the UK to help widen our accommodation selection even further for all our customers) and we asked the guys if they wanted to go back to that special part of the world and have some time to rest, regroup and chill together after a mad time on tour.
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