Now, I’m not saying that food is the only consideration when choosing a destination to visit… but for me, it’s definitely up there with the beautiful beaches and buzzing cities as one of the main highlights of any adventure.
This week we’re exploring some delicious national dishes of Asia… now excuse me while I nip off to the nearest food cart.
Bi Bim Bap, South Korea.
December 13th sees the release of the next movie in the Hobbit trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and once again New Zealand steps in to the movie spotlight as the epic shoot location.
The entire Hobbit series was filmed almost entirely in New Zealand as were the Lord of the Rings films, so fan of both film series have been flocking here for years to experience their very own piece of Middle-earth.
To celebrate the release of the film, and our love for the beauty of New Zealand, were sharing these cracking Hobbit facts, all about the newest film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
If you’re excited by the prospect of watching the new movie in 9 days (not that we’re counting!) Or if you’re just a fan of New Zealand and its ‘out of this world’ surroundings, appease yourself by watching the trailer for the movie below.
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.
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...