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10 Amazing January Sale Deals That Will Help You Make 2014 Unforgettable!

If December is a party, then January is the hangover. We know this feeling far too well! But to take your minds off work, resolutions, diets and detoxes, STA Travel are making sure that there is plenty to be positive about this January.

When it’s cold and miserable outside, what better way to avoid the January blues than by booking your next trip? Start 2014 as you mean to go on, by doing what you really love: travelling.

Whether you’re making a big change with a round-the-world trip or you just want to tick another country off your bucket list, make sure you don’t get #STAFOMO and check out our top deals from our epic January Sale.

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High Five… High Fives of 2013!

As the year draws to a close, join me as I take a look back through my choice of the best blogs from our High Five series in 2013. Our High Five series aims to give a short blast of inspiration about one specific destination of theme of experiences including tips and advice on how to make the most of your time in a destination.

This year we’ve had some absolute crackers (Christmas pun totally intentional), and next year our High Five series will be back better than ever – but in the mean time, here’s a recap of the very best articles from last year.


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Ask the Experts: Where’s best for my next ‘Off the beaten track’ adventure?

Let’s get rid of the Monday blues with some top-notch advice; it’s Ask the Experts time! This week’s question is from Alex in Brighton, who wants to know where to go for his next ‘off the beaten track’ adventure…

Hi Experts, I’ve just come back from an amazing trip to Myanmar and already thinking about my next adventure…I like places that are a little ‘off the beaten track’ and not too ‘touristy’. Can you suggest anywhere you think I should consider going next?

Great question, Alex! This is something that gets asked a lot in store, so I’m sure they’ll be loads of you out there who are eager to see what our Experts have to say. Lucy from STA Travel Leeds is stepping up to offer some pearls of wisdom…

Can you guess where it is yet?

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High Five… Ethiopia!

It may not be the first place that springs to mind when planning your next adventure, but Ethiopia is slowly moving out of the shadow of its troubled past and welcoming visitors to its (landlocked) shores.

Though the lack of infrastructure can be challenging, Ethiopia’s beautiful landscapes and hospitable people, as well as its captivating history, are attracting more and more people every year. So get there before the crowds do, and check out our favourite 5 highlights to get you started…

Experience something completely different, in Omo River Valley.

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High Five… Madagascar!

Languishing in the Indian Ocean, 250 miles off the coast of mainland Africa is Madagascar, a luscious tropical island famous for its vanilla, coffee and spectacular wildlife.

Madagascar broke away from mainland Africa 88 million years ago and as a result, 90% of its plant and animal species are found nowhere else in the world. The most famous of these are its lemurs which hold huge dance parties deep in the rainforests (probably true) and which, before the arrival of humans, used to grow to the size of gorillas (actually true).

To protect its fragile eco system, the island has over twenty national parks and dozens of nature reserves just waiting to be explored as well as a vast array of tropical beaches and fascinating traditional customs. Here’s our pick of five fantastic experiences…

Avenue of Baobabs.

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