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About Emma Mitra

Emma is STA Travel's resident Digital Marketing Executive. When she's not writing features for the blog, you'll find her pulling together the weekly STA Travel newsletter that you love so much (what? You don't receive it? Sign up now!) Emma went on her dream trip in 2011, taking 3 months out to travel around Asia, going overland from Thailand to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, jetting down to Indonesia, up in to Malaysia before finally flying to Beijing and making her way down to Hong Kong. Phew!

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11 Reasons to Head to New Zealand in Winter

Spending a week in winter in New Zealand was one of the best weeks I’ve spent on my travels anywhere, full stop. It may not have been scorching, but the sun shone, and each day was one of those perfect winters scenes where the sky is blue and the sun is bright. Here’s why I reckon it’s time to spend your summer holidays in winter in New Zealand.

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11 Reasons to Head to New Zealand in Winter

High Five… New Zealand’s South Island!

New Zealand’s South Island completely blew me away. If you’ve already been, you’ll know why. If you haven’t been – get out there! Here are five top picks to ensure you have a fantastic time in the land of the long white cloud.

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High Five… New Zealand’s South Island!

The Travel Gauntlet: Stewart vs Cathal

Each fortnight, we pit one of our Travel Experts against one of you wonderful travel lovers, asking each a set of five questions designed to test their travel knowledge, stories, and general bragging rights. Delve in…

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The Travel Gauntlet: Stewart vs Cathal

High Five… Laos!

Laos is the Southeast Asia you always imagined – it feels a million miles away from the hustle, bustle and knock-off Ray Bans of the Koh San Road. Don’t make the mistake of tagging it onto the end of your Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam adventure; it deserves your time and dedication. Here are five reasons to fall in love with Laos.

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High Five… Laos!

Ask the Experts: Singapore to Bangkok

Got 5 weeks to spare in Southeast Asia? Ben from Chichester does, and he’s asked our Travel Experts to help him decide how to spend it. Here’s their advice…

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Ask the Experts: Singapore to Bangkok