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8 turtle-y awesome reasons to volunteer in Costa Rica

Cute baby turtles? Check. Sunshine? Check. AH-mazing beaches? Check. Tempted? We thought so…

1. Nursing baby turtles

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You’ll get to play parent and hang with the baby turtles, caring for them at the hatchery before releasing them into the wild. Cue warm and fuzzy feeling. Continue reading

10 times backpacking actually sucks

Living out of a backpack just gets too much sometimes, and you promise that you’ll never take your wardrobe for granted again.

You feel like you’re constantly on a budget, saving for the next destination on your trip. Although is there a better kind of budget to be on?! Calculating complex daily allowances for beer, sleeping and 7/11 slurpies? We vote no.

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7 reasons the Eurovision will make you want to go travelling

United Kingdom, it’s that time of year again. Hunt down that union flag dress, switch on BBC1, find yourself some drinking game rules… and then go travelling.

When your country gets nil points you feel so ashamed that you have to leave

 

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7 awkward hostel moments every traveller can relate to

When you unwillingly become the object of some unwanted attention.

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The Pacific Northwest: Where have you been all our lives?

Dazzled by the surfers, starlets and sunshine of California, travellers are often guilty of coming to a screeching standstill at the Cali/Oregon border on their West Coast roadtrips. And for that, we sincerely apologise.
Our name is STA Travel, and we were wrong.
Home to wild beaches and world-class ski fields; off-the-wall cities and humorous locals; and no situation that isn’t improved by the addition of either a) coffee, b) craft beer, or c) a bike trip into the mountains, the Pacific Northwest is like nowhere else in the USA.
(FYI, for all those B+ and below geographers out there, the Pacific Northwest consists of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia).

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