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8 reasons why travelling by bus is the best way to see New Zealand

So, you’ve journeyed to the other side of the world and saved up a small fortune for your trip. Now you want to explore the full 990 mile length of New Zealand, but you’re not sure how. If you’re not …

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8 reasons why travelling by bus is the best way to see New Zealand

Taiwan’s top 5 themed restaurants

When a city is a melting pot of some of the world’s boldest cultures – China, Japan, Southeast Asia and America – you can bet a few bob that something weird might come out of it. In Taipei, Taiwan’s eclectic …

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Taiwan’s top 5 themed restaurants

Taiwan’s best hikes

Though relatively new on the backpacker trail, Taiwan is a country full of surprises. It boasts sensational food, an eclectic mix of cultures, incredibly hi-tech cities and ridiculously friendly locals. Yet perhaps the biggest surprise here lies in its natural …

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Taiwan’s best hikes

7 things to expect when trekking the Inca Trail

Today’s blog comes from our old friend of STA Travel Isabel O’brien. She’s just finished trekking the Inca Trail and her legs are still killing! Considering embarking on one of the world’s most epic treks to the mysterious Machu Picchu? …

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7 things to expect when trekking the Inca Trail

How 1 backpacker rocked our world

Well, this is a story and a half of how TOMS began… One that started with a guy from Texas and his backpack. Blake had just come to the end of a trip exploring Argentina. Memories of attempting tango, and …

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How 1 backpacker rocked our world