As the cold draws in it’s time to shut the curtains, curl up under the blankets and get hot. We’ve searched the whole world (figuratively) to round up some of the best winter warmers from across the globe. So grab a mug and let it snow (drizzle, fog, whatever).
Winter is here and the familiar exodus to the beaches of Corfu begins (and nothing wrong with that – Corfu is beautiful). But if you fancy going a little further afield this year we’ve rounded up six of our top most unconventional winter holiday hotspots.
A glimpse of Rajasthan's local landmarks
Today’s blog comes from Laura Jenkins, a Travel Expert in our London Goodge Street store.
Now I’m an STA Travel Expert and I spend my days advising people on their adventure plans, but last year I was another travel lover in desperate need of a quick getaway. I grabbed an STA Travel brochure and flicked through the pages. I knew I wanted Southeast Asia. I knew I only had two weeks to play with. I knew my funds had seen better days. What I needed was the perfect culture-time-budget combo…and suddenly it jumped out at me, Vietnam on a Shoestring. The small group trip seemed like the best way to see the most of Vietnam in a short time on a pretty small budget, and meet some great travel buddies as I was flying solo. I was not wrong…
What comes to mind when you think of Australia? Catching some waves on endless golden beaches, cuddly Koalas, visiting Sydney Opera House?
With all this and more on the brilliant East Coast it can seem a massive trek to head inland to the Outback and Northern Territory to see sand, (admittedly big) rocks and (admittedly red) dust. That’s what I originally thought before I set off on my spontaneous adventure earlier this year.
Travelling all the way from the UK just to see one of the most remote places on earth may seem rather insane and trust me; I was well aware that I could have been catching a tan on a beach in an exotic location somewhere.
So why bother?
Today’s blog comes from Mary Bulgin, one of our fab student ambassadors at Cardiff University.
Beijing is a must visit city where the charm of traditional Chinese culture meets the exciting rush of city life. As the political hub of China, Beijing is the perfect place to soak up the country’s rich history whilst immersing yourself in the changing society of modern China. Whilst many tourists restrict their stay in the bustling city to just a few days, I recently spent an action packed ten days there. So (for the more intrepid travellers) I’ll let you in on some of the less well known spots, just off the tourist beaten track, to help you experience more of this vibrant city.