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5 Unmissable Fiji experiences!

So, you are thinking about adding Fiji to your round the world trip? A couple of years ago that is exactly what I was contemplating. It is crazy that an afterthought actually became the ultimate highlight of my four month adventure. Just as my sister encouraged me, I want to return the favour and convince you not to miss out on this tropical paradise…

1.Beachcomber

Beachcomber Fiji
This island is any backpacker’s paradise. It almost feels like you are on an episode of Shipwrecked when you rock up to this tiny jewel that is rightly labelled the ‘party island’ of Fiji. Order the most tropical cocktail, lay on the beach and chill-out before dancing the night away under the stars. Now that is an unmissable experience!

Location: Beachcomber Island Resort – Beachcomber Island
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6 Reasons to escape to Fiji NOW.

Bula my friends! Are you looking for the perfect escape? We can take you there. Picture paradise and you’ll probably picture Fiji. Whether you’re a beach bum, nature lover or someone who is looking to immerse themselves into a unique culture, this tropical oasis has it all. Basically it’s for anyone who likes bliss, don’t tell me that’s not you.
Warning: Going back to your day job not guaranteed.
Don’t believe us? Here are 6 reasons why you need to pack your bags and escape now…

The Islands

Fiji paddle board
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Fiji FAQ

Today’s blog comes from STA Travel’s Sarah Hickey who can be found either curing her wanderlust in various parts of the world, or wishing she was back in the backpacker bubble.

I went to Fiji on a wing and a prayer! I booked it a couple of days before and all I was expecting were desert islands, excellent snorkeling and blue skies. Even though I was right about all of these things, if I’d have known what else was on offer I would have been more prepared, and I may have had a more exciting experience. Here’s what I wish I’d known before I left.


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5 reasons to visit the Cook Islands

When my fiancé and I were planning our pretty epic honeymoon back in 2013, it’s safe to say we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. We had 2.5 months and we knew we wanted to go to Australia and New Zealand. But that was it. So we decided to speak with one of STA’s Travel Experts (hi, Adam at London Victoria!).

Turned out for the price of a return to Auckland via Melbourne, we could get a Round the World ticket and head home via LA. Score. Then came the suggestion that made our honeymoon: “Air New Zealand do a twice weekly flight from Auckland to Rarotonga and on to LA – you guys could spend a week in the Cook Islands”.

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Top 10 Hot Destinations for 2015

2014 was an amazing year for adventure travel and we named many of the (then) up and coming destinations on this blog including Brazil, South Korea, Myanmar and more.

Now we’ve taken a look at the trends amongst travellers, chatted to our experts in store and compiled a list of what we think will be the top 10 hot destinations for 2015. At least they should be. They’re all awesome.


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