5 Places to travel before you turn 30

Turning 30 is always a big deal – to most at least. Whether it’s your mates winding you up about being old or yourself panicking about not having achieved much; there’s always some sort of impending doom vibe that goes along with the big three zero. Here at Catalink, we wanted to add a little brightness to the dreaded 30th birthday. Why not make something good about turning 30; whether it’s a couple of years away or a couple of months.

So, we’ve put together a list of places you must travel before you turn 30. Now, we’re not saying you have to manage them all (especially if you turn 30 in the next couple of months) but try to tick off at least one – you won’t regret it.

Travel through Europe

Europe is far beyond what you expect – there is so much more than meets the eye and I’m sure you haven’t even scratched the surface of it yet. With such a diverse and broad offering, what better way to get through it quickly and affordably then Interrailing? If you’re more into flying, you can still manage to explore incredible sights on a budget. Check out our range of travel holiday brochures here or have a look at Shore2Shore Europe Holidays for a great range of holidays throughout Europe!

Scale a Height

Whether you’re into your fitness or not, scaling one of the worlds most famous heights is something that we all should tick off our bucket list. Plan the most perfect travel holiday with an end result of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. With sights that will take your breath away, culture like no other and stories that will keep your imagination running wild, Machu Pichu is a must for everyone. If you’re more into mountains, head over to our site to see what Scottish Mountain Holidays can do for you.

Travel through South East Asia

Back packing through South East Asia either alone or with friends is the first trip for many travellers for many reasons – it’s not only easy to travel around, but incredibly beautiful. Head to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and make the most incredible memories. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Wendy Wu has the brochure just for you.

Road trip the Americas

If you’ve been to America before, you’ll know that it’s full of great food, interesting landscapes and endless fun – and that’s only in Disney World. Seriously though, pick your most desired region, hire a car and get road-tripping. We have endless brochures like America as You Like it, that can help you figure out exactly where you want to go.

Live in a Campervan

Whether you’re in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, the idea of living in a campervan and traveling to the most beautiful and remote parts of a country is appealing to many – including us here at Catalink. Before you hit 30 and realise that you enjoy duck down pillows, travelling through a country in a campervan is a must. Anzcro Australia has a variety of cool alternative holidays that you’re sure to love!

So, there we have it, 5 great ways to spend the last few years of your 20s. If you’re more into relaxing holiday with beds, you can still do all of the above – simply, in style. Head over to our website and have a look at the huge variety of free holiday brochures we offer and start planning before the impending 30s hit hard.

 

 

Visit Guernsey Brochure – The Sunniest Spot in the British Isles!

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Visit the Island everyone is talking about!

With its breath-taking views, its stunning beaches and its rich heritage, Guernsey is an island with wide appeal, all contained within 25 stunning square miles. Compact and accessible, the Channel Islands are officially the sunniest place in the British Isles! Order your Visit Guernsey brochure for all the information and tips you need to make your trip to Guernsey an unforgettable one.

Whether you are looking explore the Island’s incredible natural heritage, breath-taking scenery, or looking for a relaxing island get-away, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.
For those with an interest in Guernsey’s cultural heritage, there is also much to see and do. Throughout the year there are festivals and exhibitions, as well as permanent attractions such as Hauteville House, Victor Hugo’s holiday home on the island, the Little Chapel or the historic town of St Peter’s Port itself. Your Visit Guernsey brochure has everything you need to see and experience the ‘Jewel of the Channel Islands’.
For food lovers there are spectacular restaurants, amazing pubs, quaint tea rooms and friendly cafes in abundance. One thing’s for sure, you certainly won’t have to go far to eat well on Guernsey!

Request your Visit Guernsey brochure today to plan your trip and take advantage of the vast range of activities and attractions the island has to offer!
With details on where to stay, whether it’s in one of the island’s many hotels, self-catering accommodation, or on a local campsite, there are plenty of options for parties of any size and any budget. Your Visit Guernsey Brochure provides information on many of the available deals and breaks, so if you want to find out more about taking a break in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, whether for a few days or a few weeks, why not request your Visit Guernsey brochure now!

Order your Visit Guernsey Brochure today and start planning your unforgettable island escape.

NEW BROCHURE Rainbow Tours – Africa AND Latin America

Do you like adventure? We thought so.

Here at Catalink we love travel brochures. And we’re sure you do to. That’s why we’re happy to announce TWO NEW BROCHURES from Rainbow Tours. Africa and Latin America.

Whether you’re a laid-back, leisurely explorer or an adrenaline-fuelled, backpacking junkie, Rainbow Tours is for you.

Now you can explore the wild landscapes of Africa and the vibrant cultures of Latin America however you choose. And with specialist packages and tours on offer, you can embark on a themed journey to suit your tastes.

If you fancy travelling at your own pace, let their destination experts help you craft a grand voyage from scratch. Immerse yourself in the natural majesty of an African safari; discover the intrigue of Latin American heritage; or simply experience it all on a comprehensive trip.

Rest assured that Rainbow Tours maintain the highest standard with all their tours. Exceptional knowledge of each location and meticulous attention to detail will make every moment of each trip exactly what you want.

Enjoy a brochure that gives you the choice and flexibility to explore the world with ease.

Check out Rainbow Tours Africa and Latin America for more details.

NEW BROCHURE Snowcoach

Calling all skiers and snowboarders! The long wait for winter is over!

Are you looking for a new experience? Of course you are.

We’re excited to announce a new addition to the website, Snowcoach Holidays – your ticket to the slopes.

Whether you’re skiing solo, with loved ones or for the first time, Snowcoach make value and excitement their top priorities. As a dedicated tour operator run by skiers, for skiers, you’re guaranteed snowy perfection.

Their resorts are hand-picked to ensure you experience only the best in quality; their packages are meticulously crafted to guarantee an ideal getaway; and their bespoke options give you the flexibility to tweak whatever you want.

Are you Skiing for the first time? Make the most of in-house rental shops and expert tuition. Fancy a day off whilst away? Then indulge in bars, spas, restaurants and excursions. Want to arrive by car? You choose.

Create the ski or snowboard getaway you’ve always wanted.
Leave the hassle behind and look forward to a perfect trip every time with the Snowcoach brochure.

Experience Nottinghamshire

IN NOTTS THEY LOVE TO WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS

Come and explore their friendly county, and create new memories as you discover their rich tapestry of legends, outdoor adventures, local life, culture and sport.

Discover infamous legends, from Robin Hood to literary heroes such as Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence, and create your own legendary tales inspired by fresh country air, friendly people and exciting events in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Escape with a city break in their buzzing capital Nottingham, and soak up the culture of our creative theatres, art galleries and attractions, and exceptional nightlife and shopping. Enjoy the convenience of a quality city centre hotel, perfect as a base for your Nottingham adventure.

CLICK HERE to download the Experience Nottingham App

Swanage & Purbeck

Swanage & Purbeck lies on the south coast of Dorset and offers stunning coastal and country scenery. Visitors can enjoy the Blue Flag sandy beach at the traditional Victorian resort of Swanage or the more rugged beach at Studland; walking along the South West Coast Path gives breath-taking views over the coastline. The area is also the eastern gateway to the Jurassic Coast – Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are key features of the World Heritage Site.

Durlston Country Park is a perfect place to appreciate the area’s rich wildlife as is Wareham Forest, where the Sika Cycle Trail offers a safe off-road cycling environment. Purbeck also has a wealth of family attractions including Monkey World and The Tank Museum and was the inspiration for many of Enid Blyton’s novels.

Visit North Norfolk

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Visit North Norfolk – North Norfolk is known for its ever-changing coastline and dramatic skies. Much of the coastline is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and is internationally known for its wildlife.

From Holkham Bay with its pine-fringed beach in the West to Happisburgh and Sea Palling in the Easty, North Norfolk’s coastline has something to offer everyone.

An area set apart in its location and character, North Norfolk is found at the farthest eastern reaches of England.

A good road network connects it to Britain’s motorways, and there are rail and coach links from most parts of the country. Trains run on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Sheringham, passing through Wroxham, North Walsham and Cromer on the way. Norwich Airport is within easy reach.

CLICK HERE for the North Norfolk app

Poole Tourism

With a unique mixture of fascinating history, a bustling quay and stunning beaches including Britain’s best beach, Sandbanks, a visit to Poole is a must in 2013. Poole’s stunning natural harbour and striking peninsula is the largest in Europe, providing the perfect location for watersports. The superb environment is rivalled only by its spectacular summer events programme, top attractions and a great dining scene.

Poole Quay provides a great base to just sit back and watch the visiting tall ships, luxury sunseekers and fishing vessels. Enjoy the views across Poole Harbour with one of the many harbour cruises available or set sail for the National Trust’s Brownsea Island. You will find a variety of fine dining restaurants and a selection of top quality pubs and cafes both on and surrounding Poole Quay.

Poole is a town rich in history and has a beautiful Old Town to explore. Use the cockle trail leaflet available from Poole Welcome Centre to find out more about this area. To experience the towns unique and colourful past make sure you visit Poole Museum (free entry) close to the quayside.

2013 plays host to Wave 105.2FM Summertime in the South spectacular events programme, visit Poole Tourism for further information.

Exciting events, a bustling quayside, exhilarating watersports and a stunning beach to rival any abroad, Poole is the perfect location for your holiday!

Visit Portsmouth

Portsmouth, the great waterfront city, has miles of sea views and centuries of history.

With more than 800 years of naval history, Portsmouth’s world renowned Historic Dockyard is a must-see. Featuring HMS Victory, The Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior 1860, along with the National Museum of the Royal Navy and Action Stations, this attraction offers a full day’s visit.

A brand new Mary Rose Museum will open early 2013, reuniting the Mary Rose hull together with her collection of artefacts, placed in context, in a brand new boat shaped Museum.

Enjoy spectacular views from the iconic Spinnaker Tower, soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben!

Visit Gunwharf Quays and shop at over 90 designer outlets then enjoy a meal by the sea at one of 30 cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Soak up the history with a walk along Portsmouth’s impressive waterfront, join a guided walk or self-guide yourself along the Millennium Promenade, taking in the Camber Dock, Round Tower and Square Tower.

Continue along the seafront to find green spaces, impressive gardens and a range of activities. Attractions include the D-Day Museum – relating the story of the Normandy landings, Southsea Castle – built by Henry VIII, Blue Reef Aquarium and the Royal Marines Museum.

For literary fans, Portsmouth is a surprising destination. The great author Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth and his birthplace is preserved as a fascinating museum. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created his famous character Sherlock Holmes whilst residing in Portsmouth and the city is now home to a large collection of Conan Doyle memorabilia, on display as ‘A Study in Sherlock’ exhibition at the City Museum

Portsmouth also has a lively and diverse cultural scene. All year round there are city wide events and live entertainment – find live music, theatre and comedy in Portsmouth Guildhall, Kings Theatre and New Theatre Royal along with smaller independent venues.

English Holiday Cruises

Here is a holiday in England which is truly different. Cruise through the glorious Cotswolds Severn Vale, visit fascinating destinations, relax in 4-Star comfort on the Edward Elgar Riverboat hotel and get a great value inclusive holiday from ONLY £195.

The cruises take you to a new ‘port’ each day to explore the local sights or join an inclusive guided tour. There are pretty towns such as Frampton, Upton and Stourport; heritage sights such as Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals, and a wildlife centre at Slimbridge. One cruise also includes an excursion on the Severn Valley Railway.

The Edward Elgar offers comfortable cabin accommodation, delicious traditional English cooking and warm hospitality from the crew. The atmosphere is friendly, there is a well-stocked bar, complimentary tea and coffee and some live entertainment. The restaurant and top deck offer commanding views over the countryside and all inboard areas are climate-controlled. Enjoy England have awarded a 4-star Hotel Boat rating to the Edward Elgar for the past 3 years.

English Holiday Cruises offer some of the best-value holidays in the UK in a package which includes the cruise itself, full-board accommodation, tea and coffee, guided tours, live entertainment, free views…..and great memories!

Why take a river cruise holiday in England?

  • Drive or take the train to the boarding point – no airports, no ferries, no passports, no crowds.
  • Unpack once and take your hotel with you on a tour of the country. No repacking, no car, no fuss.
  • Enjoy close-up views of the surrounding countryside and travel to new places every day.
  • Step off to explore the local sights or join guided tours of pretty towns, heritage, wildlife and more.
  • Get to know your fellow-passengers quickly – we have small complement of only 22 people.
  • Enjoy every moment and relax – our crew will help you with everything.