The islands of Thailand are Mother Nature’s triumph, little drops of heaven right here on earth. Each one has its own personality and its own character, meaning that you’ll definitely fall in love with at least one of them, and it will probably differ from your travel mate’s.
But that’s the beauty of it. Well, actually it’s not. The beauty of it is quite literally the sparkling waters that surround long golden sandy beaches, thick jungles bursting with wildlife and colour, fresh coconut cocktails and friendly locals. The islands of Thailand are like no other place on earth, so we’re giving them a massive High Five and are attempting to choose just five for this list. It’s going to be tough…
The Islands of Thailand are some of the most beautiful places in the world.
Central America is the kind of place that will chew you up, spit you out, and leave you a worn out mess. In the very best way possible.
This is a region with serious adventure potential, but more than that, it’s also rich in heavenly beaches and the kind of cultural triumphs that will leave you awestruck. We’re all looking for those moments that will, quite literally, leave us speechless and Central America is over flowing with them.
Belize, Coast Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, the countries that make up Central America, are spoilt with Mayan temples, imposing volcanoes, thick jungles, vibrant cities and traditional villages – where residents still farm coffee and sugar as they did hundreds of years ago. There’s a huge amount to see, so we’re handily helping you out with our very own High Five of Central America’s best bits.
Another Friday means another opportunity to ask our Travel Experts your burning travel questions. If you want to put your own question to Claire or Amy, send them an email now and they’ll answer for you right here on the blog soon.
But, for now, it’s back to this week and a question sent in from Danny in Cardiff, go for it Danny…
I’m a massive football fan, any trips you can recommend where I can incorporate sport and travel? Danny, Cardiff
Great question! There are a number of ways in which you can combine travel and sport, so let’s see what Claire suggests for you…
Cape Town is beautiful and the perfect place to combine travel and sport.
It’s one of the most talked about natural wonders of the world, home to golden sand covered islands, surrounded by tropical rainforests and bursting with wildlife.
The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is an underwater world as colourful, busy, weird, and wonderful as any of the earth’s great (above water) metropolis’, and right now it’s more accessible than ever.
To celebrate World Oceans Day on 7th June, the Great Barrier Reef will be coming to you for 12 unique and fascinating hours through #ReefLive, but more about that later (not that I want to give things away, but, if you can’t wait, see point 10 below).
In the mean time, as promised, here are 10 ways that you can explore the Great Barrier Reef – and yes, before you mention it, you’ll definitely want to do them all!
Iiiiiiiiiit’s Friday! And that means one thing here at STA Travel… It’s Ask the Experts time! This week Amy from STA Travel Vicar Lane steps up to take the spotlight once again, to answer one of your travel questions.
If you’d like Amy, or Claire to have a go at answering that travel question that’s been puzzling you for ages, get in touch and we’ll test them with it right here on the blog soon. But, back to this week and Anthony from Wigan is here with a question about his gap year in Africa, hit us with it Anthony…
I’m thinking of taking a gap year in 2014 and going to Africa but it’s such a big place and I have no idea where to start with planning. Could you advise on things I could do to make my year away special? Anthony, Wigan.
Yowza, that’s a doozy, but we’ve not found anything that’s stumped our Experts yet, I’m confident they’ll knock this one out of the park. Let’s see what ideas Amy has for you Anthony…
The African Serengeti.