With the European summer well and truly here, many of you eager travellers will be gearing up to go, and no doubt super excited. Be it a one week trip or a three-month trip, no matter the length the reality of packing for a trip can make you a little stressy. Most of us want pack everything however, due to the backpack or suitcase space (or the lack of it), trying to pack the essentials can be problematic even for the most experienced travellers. But, don’t you get your little self into a hot and bothered mess because we have you sorted! Here’s our key things to pack for a tour in Europe.
One word for Iceland: Epic! This country takes the cake for being unique. Rocking up in winter or in summer? It doesn’t matter, this place looks like another planet, year around. Iceland is a Nordic island country with a population of around 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2. This makes Iceland the most sparsely inhabited nation in Europe. It’s both volcanically and geologically active consisting of lava fields, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes and what’s more? You can even dive between two tectonic plates. Now that’s class!
Tempted? Well you should be! Here are some reasons as to why Iceland should be on your travel bucket-list.
Warning: If you’re allergic to tomatoes, then this festival is not for you! La Tomatina is an exciting and characteristic event of the town of Buñol in Spain. Each year the festival takes place on the last Wednesday in August and sees around 20,000 people pack the streets of the town to throw around one hundred thousand kilograms of over-ripe tomatoes at each other. Sounds delicious, right?
Rumour has it that it all began in 1945 when some local teenagers, taking part in the traditional processions, decided to create their own fun within the parade. One of them took some tomatoes from a market stall and hurled them at the others, who reacted instantaneously, giving rise to an impulsive vegetable fight.
Want to know more? Here’s the low down of the festival and some handy tips:
Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia. It is landlocked country with a population of around 9.5 million. Jordan’s geographical nature alone makes it an intriguing country; it is surrounded by the likes of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Israel and straddles the Holy land of the world’s three great monotheistic religions.
Travel Talk Tours take you to the heart of the Jordanian culture, history and of course exploration. A Jordan Tour is a pilgrimage of sorts and is a must for any adventurous traveller.
Situated between Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is irrefutably one of the more less-known countries in Southeast Asia. With isolated beaches, prehistoric temples, a tumultuous history and a fascinating culture this small country is not to be missed.
Do you want to know more? Here are 7 highlights of Cambodia which will make you add this spectacular country to your travel bucket-list.
If you’re after a great mix of relaxation and fun, plus the bonus of sailing on a pirate ship – then Travel Talk Tours has your back!
Croatia is an Eastern European country with unspoiled coastlines on the Adriatic Sea. It’s a country that comprises of more than a thousand islands which have a rich history, unreal beaches, fabulous food and an epic nightlight – Croatia is your Mediterranean fantasy, best discovered by boat.
Iceland is an enchanting and mystic country that any traveller will be impressed with. It’s a country that is part of Europe however, is just so different, making it a nation that will captivate you. With volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, geysers and lakes, Iceland has a landscape that is like nowhere else on the planet. With such unique and surreal natural wonders, Iceland is a country which you must tick off your travel bucket-list. Oh, and don’t forget about the Northern Lights; they make regular appearances throughout the country.
Intrigued by this magical country? Here are 21 epic truths about Iceland.
Christmas is always a wonderful time of the year, filled with festive cheer and jollity. However, there’s no denying that the festivities can start to feel somewhat stale; particularly when you’re stuck in the same routine, year in, year out!
A great way to break the sense of monotony is to book a holiday over the Christmas period, especially to a destination quite different. Not only does it provide an excellent way of escaping the chilly weather, but it also gives you the chance to explore a different country and experience Christmas in alternative surroundings.
Turkey is a popular choice in the winter months. Not only are the temperatures far milder that other parts of Europe such as the UK, but visiting out of the summer season gives travellers a chance to experience a different side to the country, without jostling for space with thousands of other tourists.
Here are 5 reasons as to why you should celebrate Christmas in Turkey.
When we think of France we think of croissants, baguettes, snails and wine, wine, wine. But France, a magical country also has amazing ski terrain. With 8000km of piste spread over 300 resorts and some of the biggest names in world skiing, France has justifiable claims to be the leader of the European ski scene. Around thirty percent of the key ski resorts on the globe are in France and it has the largest linked ski areas in the world meaning that you ski numerous resorts with one pass. Due to the high altitude of the resorts, the season generally lasts from December to May, and some are even open in the summer. What a bonus!
Do you want to know more? Here are 6 reasons to ski France.
With the launch of our Asia tours to India, Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand we thought we’d find out the top reasons to travel around Asia from some of the world’s most prolific travel bloggers.
From Kathmandu to Bangkok, these guys are seriously well-travelled so we’ve also picked their brains for travel tips when it comes to exploring Asia. So, before you book your next Asia adventure tour, find out from the professionals, the ins and outs of travelling Asia.