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Travel in our Member’s Footsteps with Popular January Instagram Pics

Posted by Nicole West on 21/01/2017
Travel in our Members Footsteps with Popular January Instagram Pics

January is the month to travel and escape the cold, or, make the most of it by cosying up with a fire, a good book and a cup of hot chocolate! But, as usual our intrepid members have been out and about in the world, filling the Simply Holiday Deals Instagram feed with fantastic photos.

Here’s a look at the most popular January pics.

Old Faithful Geyser, USA

By Brian Jones

This spectacular sight is Old Faithful Geyser, in Calistoga, California. Lucky member Brian Jones captured it, saying, “A must see if visiting Napa Valley wine country in Northern California”.

Apparently, National Geographic Society once declared Old Faithful Geyser one of only three actual ‘faithful’ ones, in the world. It erupts approximately every 20 to 30 minutes, you can visit 365 days a year and there’s also a goat farm, gardens and picnic areas to enjoy.

River Severn, UK


By Paul St. Johns


An idyllic shot of swans floating majestically on the water, in the midst of romantic pink light, was captured by member, Paul St. Johns. The banks of Worcester’s River Severn, provides the perfect backdrop.


Worcester is a dream destination for river boat lovers and keen walkers on a sunny day. Paths along the river make it easy to explore the sights, including South Quay and the Cathedral.


Barbados, Caribbean

By Rose Tabberer

Member Rose Tabberer described this shot as, “The perfect view to wake up to”, and we can certainly see why! The incredible blues of the picture alone are enough to rush to find a travel deal to Barbados.

For Caribbean sun with a dash of glamour, Barbados is a prime holiday hot spot. You’ll get the familiar trappings of home, with cricket pitches and fish and chips, while sampling the delights of plantations and local cuisine as well.

Sydney Opera House, Australia


By Kare Tweedle


Kare Tweedle found a fantastic vantage point in Sydney, for holiday snaps with a difference. In describing the photo, she said, “A view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, framed by a spring blossom in the Botanical Gardens”.


Sydney is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations, namely for the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Stunning coastlines surround the city, with beaches such as Bondi and Coogee among the most popular.


Surfers Paradise, Australia

By Nicole West

This colourful afternoon image, by Nicole West, captures the last rays of the sun as it sets behind the high rises of Surfers Paradise. The view takes in the long stretch of coast, from Main Beach to Stradbroke Island.

Surfers Paradise is one of Queensland’s top holiday spots, as a vibrant base for visiting the theme parks, beaches and rainforests of the Gold Coast. It’s packed full of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as the famous Orchid Avenue nightclub strip.

We can’t wait to bring you next month’s popular images and don’t forget to submit your own, here. You could be the next lucky winner of a £50 Amazon voucher!