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23 reasons why Love Island is exactly like travelling

No need for an introduction. Other than to say, if you haven’t been glued to ITV2 this summer, YOU BASICALLY HAVEN’T BEEN LIVING.

Unless you’ve actually been away travelling, in which case you’re partially forgiven. Data roaming can be expensive.

p.s. Olivia and Chris to win. You hot messes just make us melt! Tuna melt.

1. Hanging out around the hostel pool every day, flirting furiously.

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10 ways to get the most out of a Southeast Asia tour

So you’re off on a journey around Southeast Asia to soak up the sun, sand, spice and spirituality – what could possibly go wrong?!

Well, you’d be surprised. Our travellers nearly always come home with a few regrets – thankfully not the ‘I crashed my moped, concussed myself, lost all my belongings and then got deported’ sort of regrets, but more the kind that revolve around the things they didn’t see or do – things they could have seen and done if they hadn’t been hungover in bed, or at least could have done better.

So we thought we’d put together a list of travelling do’s and don’ts to ensure you suck every last drop of fun out of your Southeast Asian adventure tour – and some of these are even applicable to those travelling independently…

 

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West is best! Canada photo diary

I’m Rosie. A pink hair enthusiast, closet Come Dine With Me fan and Digital Designer at STA Travel’s head office in London. I recently got sent to Canada with eight other lucky STA-ers on an educational trip (otherwise known as a ‘don’t hate me because I work in travel’ trip). Here’s what happened.

Beautiful places make for beautiful pictures, and Canada’s West Coast gave me no shortage of insane photo opportunities.

Our first stop was Vancouver, one of North America’s most populated cities. British Colombia’s (BC) weather was thankfully on our side. As we headed from the airport to our hostel, the contrast of city and mountains was unmistakeable. It was a sunny Saturday as we headed into the suburbs, amidst community fairs and weekend soccer matches.

Arriving in Jericho, we definitely were not in Vancouver city anymore. Jericho’s coastal area is home to beautiful beaches where we enjoyed lunch at the Jericho Sailing Centre. As you can imagine, the fresh fish menu did not disappoint.

Jericho beach

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The best Pride parades on the planet

It’s true, love really does make the world go round.

That’s love, not money. And definitely not the conservation of angular momentum. Insert confused face <here>.

To celebrate Pride in London this weekend and all those extraordinary LGBT warriors out there, we gave one of our Round the World routes the rainbow treatment based on the best places to protest and party.

Look lively, you DO NOT want to miss the float on this one.

LGBT – Let’s Go Bloody Travelling!

From £1,799 (inclusive of taxes, love hearts and pots of gold at the end of rainbows…)

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7 reasons travelling by campervan is the best way to travel

All hail the person who decided that we needed a Pot Noodle cooker (kettle) and a beer fridge in the back of our rides! It’s time to give some serious kudos to the campervan…

1. You can sleep wherever you want, whenever you want, within reason

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