Goodbye Summer, Hello Winter Escape Plan
Follow the sun this winter and book a last-minute Euro trip with STA Travel.
Published 16 March


Follow the sun this winter and book a last-minute Euro trip with STA Travel.

As autumn sets in and temperatures start to drop, some of us are already missing our daily dose of vitamin D. Keen to bypass the chill and follow the sun this winter? The staff at STA Travel would only be too glad to help bring your European holiday plan to life. 

Whether you want to tick off the continent’s must-see cities with STA’s ‘European Highlights’ tour, or skip from beach to beach on a ‘Greek Island Hopping’ jaunt, June through August is when the Euro summer hits its peak. And with up to 30% off, STA Travel’s popular Last Minute Deals will have you blocking out your calendar before you can say “holiday leave request.” Drop in to STA Travel and start planning now.

To get you in the Euro summer mood, we’ve put together a handy checklist of travel must-haves.


Get Packing

There are two types of people in the world: those who pack light, and those forced to repack at the airport so they can get on the plane. Whichever way you go, you’ll be sure to travel in style with STRANDBAGS. From plus-sized totes and practical daypacks to cabin-friendly trolleys and expandable suitcases, you’ll find everything you need for an effortless holiday journey. For the overseas shopaholics, the 129 litre-capacity Samsonite Octolite spin suitcase is just the ticket.


Beach Ready Essentials

Upcoming holidays make a great excuse to update your swimwear collection at SEAFOLLY. Whether you’re a skimpy string bikini devotee or a onepiece disciple, Seafolly stocks options for all shapes and sizes. While you’re at it, swap the UGGs for a pair of beach-friendly canvas espadrilles (Seafolly stocks those too). Ready to hit the beach? Seafolly’s azure-hued Desert Tribe Deep V One Piece will have you saying “Hello Santorini” in no time


Dive into Seafolly!


Eye Spy... New Sunnies

One of the brands changing the face of the eyewear game, OSCAR WYLEE offers styles that wouldn’t look out of place in Rome circa 1965 – which makes sense considering their frames are cut from Italian-made acetate and assembled by hand. The UV-proof lenses will keep your peepers protected while anti-scratch coatings mean you can throw them in your beach bag without thinking twice. Go full glam and channel a Fellini-era starlet in Oscar Wylee's gorgeous cat's-eye 'Keira' sunnies.


Eye Spy at Oscar Wylee


Snap Happy 

If you really want to wind down, switch your phone to ‘holiday mode’ and capture your memories on a proper digital camera instead. Shots taken on today’s digital cameras are far superior to those taken on your mobile, but if you’re an Instagram or Facebook addict, you can always upgrade your smartphone with CAMERA HOUSE’s impressive range of accessories. Check out the Olloclip Active lens set for the iPhone 7 for a proper 2x optical zoom.


The Spirit of Adventure

If you’re the type of person who prefers hiking over strolling, or climbing over reclining, KATHMANDU should be your first port of call before setting off. From luggage essentials to hiking kit, active wear and camping equipment, Kathmandu stocks quality gear that would stir the spirit of adventure in even the most sluggish holiday-maker. Keen to get off the beaten track? Check out Kathmandu’s great range of all-terrain hiking shoes.


Slip, Slop, Slap... Self Tan

Sun worshipping is practically a national pastime, but even in the cooler months Australia’s harsh UV rays can do damage. Save your precious skin and top up your tan before you go with Priceline’s great range of gradual and self-tanning products. St. Tropez’s quick-drying mousse is a self-tanning icon for good reason: not only is it one of the most natural looking self-tanners on the market, it’s super long-lasting too (expect up to 10 days out of one application). You’ll still need that SPF 30+ too, especially if you’re swimming (just remember to reapply between dips).