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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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High Five… South Pacific!

The South Pacific is the place to head if you want to get properly off the beaten track, and close enough to Australia and New Zealand to make it a part of your Australasian adventure. We’re giving the South Pacific a big fat High Five and counting down five of our favourite South Pacific spots.

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High Five… South Pacific!

Does Fergburger do the best burgers in the world?

Fergburger is a Queenstown institution. People have claimed they’d swim back to New Zealand for a bit of that burgery goodness. But is it the best in the world? Let the burger debate commence.

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Does Fergburger do the best burgers in the world?

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