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High Five… South Africa!

As diverse as it is beautiful, South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and traditions wrapped up in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.

Whether you’re exploring its fascinating and poignant history, driving the routes of the wildlife rich national parks, or just chilling out on the beach, this is a country that it’s very hard to get enough of.

So grab your vuvuzela and check out our picks for South Africa’s top five experiences…

A spectacular view of Cape Town.

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12 Places to Travel With Your Dad

Experiences are best shared with your nearest and dearest. So chuck out the pipe and slippers and take your dad on an awesome adventure. The daddy of all bucket lists – we’ve got some travel ideas that will really pamper pops.

Here, just in time for Father’s Day this Sunday, are 12 places to travel with your dad. Epic adventures and experiences that are, lets face it, not just fun for dad’s they’re pretty ace for everyone. Which one would you choose for a trip with your dad? Let us know in the comments box below…

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Ask the Experts: How Can I Combine my Love of Football and Travel?

Another Friday means another opportunity to ask our Travel Experts your burning travel questions. If you want to put your own question to Claire or Amy, send them an email now and they’ll answer for you right here on the blog soon.

But, for now, it’s back to this week and a question sent in from Danny in Cardiff, go for it Danny…

I’m a massive football fan, any trips you can recommend where I can incorporate sport and travel? Danny, Cardiff

Great question! There are a number of ways in which you can combine travel and sport, so let’s see what Claire suggests for you…

Cape Town is beautiful and the perfect place to combine travel and sport.

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Ask the Experts: What Should I Do on my Gap Year in Africa?

Iiiiiiiiiit’s Friday! And that means one thing here at STA Travel… It’s Ask the Experts time! This week Amy from STA Travel Vicar Lane steps up to take the spotlight once again, to answer one of your travel questions.

If you’d like Amy, or Claire to have a go at answering that travel question that’s been puzzling you for ages, get in touch and we’ll test them with it right here on the blog soon. But, back to this week and Anthony from Wigan is here with a question about his gap year in Africa, hit us with it Anthony…

I’m thinking of taking a gap year in 2014 and going to Africa but it’s such a big place and I have no idea where to start with planning. Could you advise on things I could do to make my year away special? Anthony, Wigan.

Yowza, that’s a doozy, but we’ve not found anything that’s stumped our Experts yet, I’m confident they’ll knock this one out of the park. Let’s see what ideas Amy has for you Anthony…

The African Serengeti.

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The STA Travel Clinic: 18 Facts You Need to Know About Yellow Fever

Every month on the STA Travel Blog, we invite our resident nurse, Michelle Sellors to bring you up to speed about everything you need to know about a particular subject, related to her favourite subject of travel health.

Michelle has 11 years experience in the industry, and now works closely with our teams in our STA Travel Clinics, in Liverpool and Manchester.

This week, she’s chosen to focus on one of the world’s most misunderstood diseases, yellow fever. These are the facts, as seen through the eyes and experience of Michelle, a professional nurse. Continue reading