About Us

  • WHO ARE WE?

    In a nutshell…

    We’re the favourite choice for the backpacker on a budget, the student with some study abroad holidays to burn, the gap year gapper with a gap in their galavanting, the solo traveler looking for some soul mates or the group travel group. Our Stokies want the most affordable experience worth top value at the world’s best and craziest festivals and destinations with an authentic feel, a flexible schedule and options to suit your budget. The best fiestas are easily accessible with our low cost, high fun trips. You could say travel parties and festivals around Europe are our jam. Get Stoked with Stoke Travel.

    What are we like?

    We’re the good-natured uncle who let you have a whole beer at Christmas. That’s us. We’re the feeling you get when you get pressured into going to a club even though you hate clubs so you just get trashed drunk and embarrass your friends so, hey, clubs – maybe they’re alright. We’re alright too!

    We’re less like a tour company, we’re more of that time you saw that old woman’s boobs in the hospital and they were so weird that you tried not to look but you’ve thought about them at least two times since. We’re those two times.

    We’re that person you barely know who you sometimes sext. We’re that smell from when you didn’t shower after sex but still go about your business for the rest of the day… People don’t realise they can smell it, but trust me, they smell it, and it stinks of glory. That’s us. Glory sex-smell. We hope you like the smell.

  • What To Expect

    Stoke does travel your way. Stoke won’t herd you around with inflexible itineraries, Stoke doesn’t lose track of the beauty of travel. None of Stoke’s trips are identical, but there is a consistent theme. We like to consider our guests to be participants in the experience, not observers. We create an environment where you feel you ‘own’ your trip, with enough flexibility in our schedule for you to make your own decisions as to what you do.

    We also consider ourselves to be ‘fun’ merchants, we believe that fun can be created, and is indeed valuable to the traveler. When you’re looking back on the travels you’ve done, surely the trips where you’ve had the most fun will be the trips you remember most fondly. There is no set formula for fun, and everybody enjoys different things, but we make sure the environment is there for you to enjoy yourself while you’re traveling with us…

  • Why Surfing?

    A long time ago a well known surf brand ran a long running ad campaign with the slogan “Only a surfer knows the feeling”. In this day and age we can, rightfully, view that sentiment as a pile of sentimental tripe. Nevertheless, the marketing gurus were onto something – surfing is a special pastime, one that transcends the boundaries of sport and art, that inspires the most primal feelings in your latent flippers (we came from the sea, 70% of us still call the sea our close cousin). To surf is not just to do something overwhelmingly fun, healthy or cool, though it is all of those things, it’s a quasi spiritual pastime, a form of meditation that doesn’t require you to stink like a hippy, a way to clear the mind, bring yourself closer to the great creator, to retrace our steps from sea to land, to dance the cosmic dance that our ancestors did all those eons ago…

    Or maybe, just perhaps, we’re being self-indulgent wankers and there isn’t more to surfing than the quite simple act of riding waves, looking cool, scoring babes and getting sand in your ears (amongst other orifices). In any case, it’s what Stoke Travel does, what got us on the road in the first place, and something we will continue to do until we are old and sultana-like. It is for these reasons Stoke takes special pride in our surf camps, it’s where we started and where we want to end up. You should join us for a surf sometime…
    We started out in Europe chasing waves, and we haven’t even thought about slowing down.

  • Jobs and how to get involved

    If you love to get involved, love travel and think you have the required skills to improve the travel experience for thousands … Stoke wants to hear from you!

    Jobs

    Jobs range from logistics and trip planning, trip management, surf instructing, event promotion, bar tending, kitchen dazzling, DJ’ing, Video producing, bus driving… and whatever your role may be.. you’ll be in charge of good times.

    Internships

    An Intern position at Stoke Travel, is a full time seasonal job. An internship is a freelance position at Stoke Travel. Interns reside in their respective departure city, however travel frequently throughout Europe.
    Please write to jobs@stoketravel.com

  • Suggestions/contact and feedback.

    Some of the best ideas have come from crew traveling with us.. if you have any suggestions on improvements or would like to see stoke open up somewhere new or simply want to air a wacky idea.. please let us know!

    Write to info@stoketravel.com

  • Information for travel agents

    If you are a travel agency or in a position to organize bookings for people that may be interested in Stoke Travel’s trips, tours and events then we should talk!

    Stoke Travel works with travel agents in North America, Europe and Australia. We pride ourselves on creative arrangements and consider travel agencies or group organizers to be our partners in communicating and executing the best possible experience. Our company set-up enables flexibility and we are able to consider amended itineraries and inclusions to suit your market perfectly.

    Please contact info@stoketravel.com for more information or call +34 695 487 603.

  • A little note on stoke and the travel industry

    If you are to briefly look into our segment of the current travel industry.. that is to say- providers of trips, tours, activities and destinations- you will come across a plethora of entrepreneurial brands striving to carve out their niche.

    By our best count.. at the time of writing there are about 7600 travel companies around the world providing services for students and backpackers.. people who want to have loads of fun on a budget between roughly the ages of 20 and 40.

    Some of these brands are subsidiaries. Cogs in the wheels of giant corporate behemoths offering hundreds of itineraries, options and schedules. These guys generally don’t get into the personality side of things all that much. They aren’t a barrel full of laughs, but their purpose to you is that through their organization they can erase the anxiety that can come with planning a trip. They take away the doubts and fears by taking you there. Fair enough, there is value here and it is a considerate service to offer.

    And then other travel companies are small independent operators specializing in particular activities or locations- like hang-gliding in the Norwegian fjords or chasing breeding whale sharks off the coast of the Seychelles. Stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily get up to on a Tuesday afternoon (whale shark porn being a weekend activity) so it’s pretty handy to have a local experienced operator on your side.

    And then yet other travel companies are catering only to individuals, or only to couples or only to families. The idea being that people at a similar stage in life are going to be attracted to similar things…

    And then there are the travel companies catering to groups and aspiring to make their travel party as big as possible. A noble ambition.

    And let it be noted that all these different companies have got their merits. If you do your research you will surely find something that suits you well.. a good option that can increase your experience and decrease your spending. That, after all.. is kinda the point with these here travel companies.

    What is really rare and lacking in the industry is a legitimate option that provides a big party (groups), no patronizing and condescending attitudes (i.e, not treating adults like school kids), an ephemeral experience balancing organization with spontaneity (i.e no ‘factory travel’, no 2 trips being the same), guests who are not merely observers but central and necessary participators to the whole she-bang. YOU. And most importantly, a real option that brings together groups of travelers from all over the world. It is a great big shame to see bus loads of people from just the one nationality eating, partying and traveling together. We all know why it happens. Because the travel company specializes in marketing to it’s own country of origin.. or, indeed, travelers feel more comfortable in groups of their own kind. Either way it just isn’t on. – The general rule of thumb is that people from other lands are always far sexier than people from our home countries. Always. Plus, they generally know about things that we don’t know about at home. . and you can normally get away with a bit of exaggeration of your stories.

    Who can argue with that?
    And that observation, coupled with a van and some surfboards, is how Stoke Travel was accidentally born.
    So shed your skin, take a fresh breathe of foreign air, try something new today, take our up-front advertising with a pinch of salt (slice of lemon and shot of tequila if that is what the doctor has ordered) and get involved with Stoke Travel.
    We can’t wait to meet you.

>>> CREW <<<

Sharmila Sharmila

Sharmila

Gold Digger

Languages: Nepalese, English & Spanish

Guilty pleasures: Cleaning the Kitchen (She is single, boys)

Jamie Jamie

Jamie

Manager of TP

Languages: English & Australian

Guilty pleasures: Airplane Food

Alex Alex

Alex

Señorita of satisfaction de Barcelona

Languages: Spanish, English & Tagalog

Guilty pleasures: Reality TV Shows

Kelly Kelly

Kelly

Every thing Barcelona

Languages: Spanish, English & Portugese

Guilty pleasures: Following the X-Factor like a stalker

Katie Katie

Katie

Head of Promotions Barcelona

Languages: Australian, Weirdo

Guilty pleasures:

Hollie Hollie

Hollie

Perpetrator of Partnership

Languages: English

Guilty pleasures: Doing laundry

Toby Toby

Toby

Partnerships, Advertising and Brand Management

Languages: Spanish, English & French

Guilty pleasures: Buying random crap from 2 dollar shops

Emma Emma

Emma

Creator of satisfaction

Languages: Spanish & English

Guilty pleasures: Jazz music

Rowdy Rowdy

Rowdy

Embezzler

Languages: English (barely)

Guilty pleasures: Survivor. Has seen all 32 seasons

Kanga Kanga

Kanga

Supervisor

Languages: English, Italian Spanish & Dog

Guilty pleasures: Eating from the Trash

Big Jake Big Jake

Big Jake

Feeder

Languages: English, Spanish & French

Guilty pleasures: Michelin Stars

Security Matt Security Matt

Security Matt

The area is secure

Languages: Irish

Guilty pleasures: Golf Carts

TRAVEL PARTIES AND FESTIVALS AROUND EUROPE FOR OPEN-MINDED INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS

The favourite choice for the backpacker on a budget, the student with some study abroad holidays to burn, the gap year gapper with a gap in their galavanting, the solo traveler looking for some soul mates or the group travel group. Our Stokies want the most affordable experience with top value at the world’s best and craziest festivals and destinations with an authentic feel, a flexible schedule and options to suit your budget. The best fiestas are easily accessible with our low cost, high fun trips. You could say travel parties and festivals around Europe are our jam. Get Stoked with Stoke Travel.

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ALL TRIPS

36 hours in Rome: Selfie Sticks, Piss Puddles and Free Fiestas

5 Fiestas You Didn’t Know In Spain

5 Internet Faux Pas You Should Know Better Than

5 Reasons Drinking Beer In Spring Is A Great Idea

5 Reasons Las Fallas in Valencia beats St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

5 Songs That Every Buttlicker With an Acoustic Guitar Will Play in the Hostel Common Room

50 Fiestas Episode Six: The Tall Story Of Saint James

6 Unexpected Delights of Stoketoberfest

7 Amazing Places You Should Visit In Europe This Spring

7 Reasons You Should Take a Stoke Sleeper Bus to Oktoberfest

7 Things To Avoid For The Nouveau Backpacker

7 Ways To Prepare For Your Andorra Trip

8 Easy Steps To Fuck Up International Travel…

8 Kinds of People You’ll Find in Beer Halls

A Bender To End All Benders

A Kook’s Guide To Learning How Not To Surf

A letter to my future travel partner

A Little Gossip And A Bottle Of Booze On The Boat

Andorra Destination Guide

April 2016

Australia Day In Spain

Bar Crawling through Joaquín Costa, Barcelona

Barcelona – Eat – Drink – Do

Barcelona baby, you have my heart

Barcelona is the Spookiest Place to Spend Halloween

Barcelona: A Newbie’s First Impressions

Barcelona: Day Zero Impressions

Barcelona’s Best Bars

Barcelona’s Best Sandwiches

Big* Swellings And Strange Rumblings In Stokelandia

Blackmail & Bumming Around The World

Boat Parties: Budapest and Barcelona

Boozed And Bruised

Boozeletter: Five Things About Oktoberfest Beer

Boozeletter: King’s Day in Amsterdam

Boozeletter: Spring Has Sprung

Breaking News: Catalan Independence To Be Decided By El Clasico

Breaking News: It’s Not Millennials Fault They Suck At Life

BREAKING: Barcelona To Receive Artificial Wave Pool

BREAKING: Cloud Cover Ruins Super Moon

BREAKING: Stoke Travel Bans Donald Trump From All Future Events

Carnival In Spain

Chicken or beef?

Clowns of The Rolling Circus: Part I

Clowns of the Rolling Circus: Part II

Confessions Of A Tasmanian Intern

Donald Trump Issues Stoke Travel Ban

East Coast Spirit Fairy Has Faith In Universe Restored

Eight Summer Travel Insties That You’re Sick Of Seeing and the Truth Behind Them

Eight things that WILL happen to you at Oktoberfest.

February 2016

First Days In Barcelona

First Impressions: Barcelona

Five Reasons Andalucia Is The “Real” Spain

Five Reasons Why Winter in Barcelona is Hotter Than a Sunday Afternoon Pornhub Marathon

Five Reasons Why You Should Live In Spain With Us

Five Silver Linings to Going Home

Five Tinder Travel Pics You’re Sick of Seeing and Why They Are Red Flags

Five Ways To Prepare For Ibiza NOW

Forget the new car, get your ass on a plane

Four Reasons Las Fallas Is The Hottest Festival In Spain

Four Reasons You Should Never Travel With Friends

From Fiery Beginnings: The History of Las Fallas

Getting Shitfaced At San Fermin

Girl Gone International – The Worst Thing on the Internet?

Guiris Guide to Jerez and Cadizfornia

Happy New Year Boozeletter

How to get tomato seeds out of every orifice

How to Keep Yourself Clothed And On the Road

How to pick up a Spaniard.

How To Spring Break, European Style

How to survive Running with the Bulls

How to tell when you’re more ‘Wandercrust’ than Wanderlust

How To Travel For Free: Stoke’s Seven Tips To Get Started

Hunt For The #UltimateFestHacks

Ibiza Opening Parties 2017

Ibiza: So Much More Than A Party Destination

If Pillows Could Talk

Interview with Kelly Slater

January 2016: Christmas

June 2016: Stoketoberfest

Just Some Gossip For Shits And Giggles

La Mercè: Barcelona’s Biggest Fiesta

La Tomatina in 24 hours

La Tomatina: So Much More Than A Tomato Fight

Letter to the President

March 2016: Flexibility Poses

May 2016: Grannies

Messy On The First Day

Mighty Kastle City Break

Needed: Lord Of The Food

New World Record For Biggest Nude Run

Nine Things That Hobart and Barcelona Have in Common (Besides Latitude)

Oktoberfest in Spring?

Oktoberfest need-to-knows.

Petrified at Pamplona Bull Run

Prague: Police And Justice In One Night

Pre-Apocalypse Party

Press Release: Stoke to Move All Beach Camps to Tasmania in 2017

PRESS RELEASE: STOKE TRAVEL TO BE CLOWN-FREE BY 2019

Pros And Cons Of Travelling Solo

Pros And Cons Of Travelling With Bae

Revelations Of An Intern: Barcelona

Seasons Beatings

Seven Photos That Sum Up Springfest 2017

Seven Places To Visit In 2017

Seven Tips for Your First Time Snowboarding with Stoke

Sitges Carnival From Barcelona

Six ‘Easy’ Ways To Save Money For Europe 2017

Spanish Music To Get You Psyched For A Night Out

Springfest Set To Upstage Better Known Cousin

SPRINGFEST VS. OKTOBERFEST

Stoke Boozeletter 16/12/16

Stoke CEO and Chairman of the Board Under Fire Over Leaked Emails

Stoke Chairman Wade Gravy Announces New Side Project

Stoke History of Running of the Bulls and San Fermín

Stoke Travel Announces Equally Shitty 2017

Stoke Travel Boozeletter: The Resolutions Are All Broken

Stoke Travel Is For Lovers

Stoke Travel Leadership See Dollar Signs at the Possibility of a Trump Victory

Stoke Travel Wrap – Up Special San Vino

Stoke’s Brief Guide To The Basque Country

Stoke’s Guide to Lining the Gut

Stoke’s guide to Oktoberfest tent-a-sutra

Stoke’s Spanish Phrasebook

Stoke’s Spring Schedule 2017

Stoke’s Favorite #kookslams (And How To Avoid Them)

Stoke’s No Ragrets #bucketlist

Stokies In Extremadura: Notes From The Countryside

Studying Abroad? 7 tips on how to find the perfect apartment for you!

Surfing And Road Tripping

Ten Realisations For The Recently Returned Traveller

The 5 types of pub crawlers you’ll meet

The ABCs of Oktoberfest

The Art Of The Hunt

The Best Barcelona Boat Party

The Best Of Ibiza

The Best Passport In The World

The Best Surf Spots in Spain and France

The Best Things To Do In Munich (Aside From Oktoberfest)

The Biggest Off-Oktoberfest Party

The Five Senses of the Rolling Circus

The Five Stages of Your European Summer Comedown

The Horrible History Of Barcelona’s Saint Eulalia

The Hottest DJs In Ibiza This Summer

The New And Improved Stoke Travel Passport

The Nude Run In San Fermin

The Rickshaw Run

The Shit List: Ten Things to Do On Las Ramblas on a Saturday Night Before You Die

The Silver Lining: Mo’ Trump Mo’ Travels

The Stages Of Being A Surf Newbie

The stages of being Oktoberfest drunk.

The View of a Lonely Traveler Visiting Barcelona

The Wheels On The Bus

The Wonderful World Of Stoke Add-Ons

They Say Travelling Will Change You… For The Worse, You Chubby Funster. Five Ways To Piss Off The Pudge

Things To Do Next Week

Three Fiery Spanish Fiestas

Three Girls, One Castle

Three Guiri Mistakes Not To Make

Three Reasons Why Morocco is Safer and Better than Europe

Three Stories You’re Guaranteed To Hear In Every Hostel Common Room

Time to Euroventure out of mundanity and into the world

Too many options

Travel Jobs In Europe

Travelling to Find Yourself – Fully Feasible or Full of Shit?

Trouble In Paradise

Trump Goes On Surfari With Stoke Travel

UN Urges Global Move Towards Stoke Travel

VIDEO: Barcelona Study Abroad With Stoke Travel

Weird European Christmas Traditions

Welcome To Tentertainment

What is Springfest in Munich?

What Living In Europe Teaches You As An Australian

What Uni Teaches You vs What Travelling Teaches You

When It’s Not Ya Christmas, But It’s Not Ya New Year’s Either

Where to stay for your Study Abroad – in between partying with Stoke Travel

Who Is Spring Break Ibiza For

Why 24 Hours Of Las Fallas Is Nowhere Near Enough

Why Stoketoberfest Is Better Than A Hostel

Why travelling turns perfectly balanced humans into raging nymphomaniacs.

Working Out On The Road

World’s Best Beer Festivals

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