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 covered only by a speedo will be a thing of the thankfully distant past.
With Autumn comes a winding down of our travelling and social life, as we prepare to counter summer’s hedonistic excesses and hopefully improve our financial and physical situations. Autumn is less Ibiza and more burpees; more quiet nights in than wild weeks out.
But while we should be absolutely winding back our hectic summer schedules, that doesn’t mean that we have to pull the handbrake on all the good times. At Stoke Travel we like to fill our autumn with uncommon experiences, some different, perhaps more boutique options for the intrepid traveller.
Ready for some autumn plans? Feast your pumpkin on this lot.
Oktoberfest is the perfect way to kick off the fall, and while the party isn’t all that uncommon, the event that Stoke Travel builds around it most certainly is. We’ve got fire breathers and magicians, a tunnel made entirely out of titties and bands and DJs, comedians, pole dancers, and plenty of associated fun things to compliment our all-inclusive, cheapest in Munich, accommodation and meal packages.
But to have a truly uncommon experience, why not ride the train with us from London to Munich. We’ll be rolling out of London on Fridays the 21st and 28th of September, and the 5th of October, and returning the following Monday evening. Not only will these trains be BY FAR THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GET TO OKTOBERFEST, they will also be the most fun, as we’ll be surrounded with fellow party people, and the Stoke guides will make sure the party gets started well and truly before you arrive. Plus, we won’t be mad if you bring booze on board to get nice and lubricated on the train journey. Maybe play one of these amazing train based drinking games.
Morocco Surf Adventures
You’d have to be Indiana Jones to find surfing on the edge of the Sahara, where the Atlas Mountains meet the sea, a common travel experience. This is a nice entry point to Arabic and Berber cultures, a place where the sun is usually high and hot, the food amazing, and the waves surprisingly great. Morocco is a short hop from Europe, but really seems like another world. This is a perfect Autumn break, a place to perfect your surfing, or try it for the first time, and tick off a North African country in a completely safe environment, plus you can all that in Stoke style, so you know you’ll be surrounded by absolute legends. Autumn is the perfect time to go surfing in Morocco.
Barcelona Halloween Ghost Hunt
We are based here in the spooky Catalan capital, so it makes sense that we have a city-wide ghost hunt to celebrate Halloween. You will be dressing up, like a regular Halloween, and drinking shots, like a regular party night, but with our ghost hunt we’ll have you running around the city centre, following macabre clues so that your night is fun and a little informative. Plus, once you’ve completed the hunt we’ll be raging ghoul style in Barcelona’s biggest Halloween party, so you can safely forget all the scary knowledge you’ve absorbed over the night.
Officially this starts one week after autumn is finished, but it’s an amazingly uncommon event and by the end of the season you should have your New Year’s Eve plans well and truly locked in. We’ll be riding to Hogmanay on our private party trains from London, raging all night in the world’s best, most authentic, New Year’s Eve party in Edinburgh, and then riding back a train full of broken, partied out individuals. And once Hogmanay is done, we can turn our attentions to the frosty delights of Stoke Travel’s winter schedule. Hurray!