If December is a party, then January is the hangover. We know this feeling far too well! But to take your minds off work, resolutions, diets and detoxes, STA Travel are making sure that there is plenty to be positive about this January.
When it’s cold and miserable outside, what better way to avoid the January blues than by booking your next trip? Start 2014 as you mean to go on, by doing what you really love: travelling.
Whether you’re making a big change with a round-the-world trip or you just want to tick another country off your bucket list, make sure you don’t get #STAFOMO and check out our top deals from our epic January Sale.
As the year draws to a close, join me as I take a look back through my choice of the best blogs from our High Five series in 2013. Our High Five series aims to give a short blast of inspiration about one specific destination of theme of experiences including tips and advice on how to make the most of your time in a destination.
This year we’ve had some absolute crackers (Christmas pun totally intentional), and next year our High Five series will be back better than ever – but in the mean time, here’s a recap of the very best articles from last year.
There’s so many things that make Christmas special – silly jumpers, fuzzy heads, tinsel strewn trees and stuffing yourself silly among them. But nothing quite beets snuggling down on the sofa for some Christmas movie cheer. So grab the mulled wine and tune in for our high 5 USA Christmas movie locations.
Let’s get festive and take a look at our favourite USA movie settings…
Ice-skating in New York - the quintessential New York activity
South Africa is a wonderland, a part of the world that won’t fail to surprise and astound you time and time again.
One of the South Africa’s most famous draws? Nature, at its fierce, diverse and entertaining best. Kruger National Park is the perfect place to see for one of the most exciting nature encounters there is, spotting the Big 5 – a group of 5 huge game animals – in the wild. The big five are: lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros and coming up close to them is a humbling but thrilling experience.
There are a huge selection of overland trips to help you get up close and personal with the Big Five in South Africa, here are our pick of the top 5 overland trips to spot the Big 5.
This November, a group of our lucky Travel Experts headed off on a trip to New South Wales, Australia. Laura McLeay, from STA Travel Edinburgh, shares her experience of the groups experience learning to surf at Byron Bay.
Australia, Australia, Australia – it’s one in a million. After touching down at Sydney airport it strangely doesn’t feel like the 21 hours on a plane that it take to get here from the UK. Australia has so much to offer and I’ve been selling trips here for years, so I knew we were all in for an amazing time over the next couple of weeks. My own personal highlight, was a trip from Sydney to Byron Bay at to a place called Spot X with the wonderful guys at Mojo Surf. Hopping on a Greyhound bus at 7am from Sydney, we hit Spot X at 3pm, having napped and nattered on the bus the drive went past quickly. However like all long bus journeys (and there are a fair few of them to be had in Australia) it makes things a lot easier to deal with when you know that, after getting off the bus, you’re going to be presented with a view straight from Robinson Crusoe…
Getting ready to start surfing!