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City Profile Vienna

Population: Klein aber oho! (small but selective) Language: some weird kind of German Nationality: Austrian (no kangaroos!)   Cookie-cutter must sees: feeling serious? Here are the serious sights: Schloss Schönbrunn – it’s a fancy ass castle, once built for a former Austrian emperor. Don’t forget to bring some wine and cheese to pretend to be […]

Things To Do In Barcelona This Halloween

It’s almost Halloween time and you’re finding yourself far from your traditional trick-or-treating grounds. This is foreign territory – fun territory – but you are informed by the distinct lack of pumpkin spice in the air that this isn’t Kansas. Heck, it isn’t even Canberra, but Catalunya, and with All Hallows just around the corner […]

Things To Do This New Years Eve In London

Get out of there no matter what! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. This is the best night of the year, never, ever a let down. Not even once has NYE been a disappointment. We’re based in Barcelona, but so many of us will be in London […]

The Chosen One Does: San Sebastian Surf Camp

Every year Stoke Travel chooses a Chosen One, a lucky legend who travels with us all summer long with the mission to simply have as much fun as possible, help out where needed, and document their adventures for us. This year the Chosen One was David “Duey” Spargo, a young Australian traveller who is based […]

young travellers enjoying Pamplona's running of the bulls
The Running Of The Bulls Should Be On Your Bucket List

Pamplona’s San Fermin, with its infamous bull run, has been falling in favour in recent years. Once an essential stop on any European summer jaunt, the event has seen numbers dwindling because, well, not so many young travellers are keen on torturing animals. But neither are young Pamplonans! For the youth of Pamplona the idea […]

The Chosen One Does: San Vino Aka The Wine Fight

David “Duey” Spargo was 2018’s Chosen One, a lucky deserving Stokie who won the Most Ordinary Extraordinary Job In The World competition and found himself enjoying an entire summer of Stoke Travel. Here he introduces himself and the San Vino Wine Fight festival. If you like what you hear and want to have his babies, follow […]

Freshers Week 2018: How to Survive It

I am a survivor. I am strong. I kept my head held high during the hardest of times. Well, not when I was throwing up the countless £1 Jaeger Bombs. Anyway, you are reading this because you are about to sign off your liver and plan its own funeral. Or you’re curious as to how […]

Stoke Travel Promises An Uncommon Autumn

Say sayonara to summer’s shenanigans in style It doesn’t matter if you call the season autumn or fall, all that matters is that it starts in Europe on Sunday September 23rd. That’s the day that we officially say goodbye to summer, when nights are longer than days, and we can guarantee that walking around town […]

Handy German Phrases For Oktoberfest

We’re gonna need more than ein stein, Einstein. Oktoberfest is fast approaching and all things Germanic are on our minds again. It’s easy for us to slip into the German way of treating beer like water – particularly when the beer has supposed hangover-dodging properties, we have a culinary hit list just waiting to expand […]