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21 Ways to Travel the World

Part of the fun of travelling the world is all the weird, wonderful, and completely random situations that you get yourself into.

One minute you’re saying a tearful goodbye to your mum at the airport (the tears are hers not yours of course) and then next you’re on a plane to some far flung destination, before hopping onto the back of a moped taxi, with all your worldly belongings strapped to your back; and that’s where the journey really begins…

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The Travel Gauntlet: Lynne vs Eliya

This week the Travel Gauntlet is back and we’re about to pit the knowledge and experience of one of our Travel Experts against that of one of our well-travelled blog readers.

If you’ve long dreamed of sharing your unbridled travel stories with our 1000s of travel fanatics from around the world via the Travel Gauntlet send us an email, and you could find yourself standing on the bloggiest looking soapbox you’ve ever seen.

This week, we’re being whisked off on a journey around East Africa, New Zealand, Fiji and Australia, with two of our keenest ever Gaunleteers. Let’s see who comes out on top.

In the red corner it’s…

STA Travel Expert, and co-host of our weekly #AskSTA Twitter travel session (every Friday at 3-4pm incase you were wondering), Lynne Templeton, from our Goodge Street store in London. Here she is in the lovely titled, Chinese Garden of Friendship, in Sydney.

Here's Lynne enjoying some time at the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney.

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22 Reasons Why our Planet is Awesome!

There are so many places to travel, so many reasons to explore and so many things to leave you awestruck in the world that you will never be done – there’s just too much to see.

You’re definitely interested in travel. It’s the very reason you’re here reading this blog post right now, so there’s not really a more appropriate reason to count down a list of ways in which our planet is blooming awesome.

Keeping it to just 22 is going to prove tricky, which is where you come in…. Share your own examples below and let’s celebrate all the incredible sights out there and hopefully inspire others to experience some of your own recommendations.

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It’s 357 Days Until Christmas! What Are You Going To Do With Your Year?

Yes, yes, I know; the Christmas hangover hasn’t even worn off from last year yet, but it’s not too early to think about what you want to achieve in the next year – in fact I’d say there’s no better time.

The hope, enthusiasm and motivation provided by the dawn of a New Year makes it the perfect time to set those goals that will enhance and improve your life, and even if you’re already very happy with your lot – there’s always room for improvement no?

Improvements that are kind of like new years resolutions, but are a whole lot easier to keep – because they’re actually fun! Forget the usual ‘lose weight’ and ‘stop getting angry with people on public transport’ promises that are usually made, and if you’re anything like me, broken within the first 5 days, and think of things that will actually help to fulfil and benefit you; now that’s a resolution worth keeping right?

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59 Of Our Travel Expert’s Ideas For An Incredible Travel Experience In 2013

What are your travel plans for next year? If you’re still undecided, or are open to some extra inspiration, this post may just have the prefect timing.

STA Travel was built by travellers, for travellers, and we only employ the best, most knowledgeable, people to help you plan the trips that you will go on to remember and reminisce about forever. No one knows travel, and understands travellers, better than our Travel Experts.

So with that in mind, I’ve asked them for their top tips for travellers in 2013 and they’ve come up trumps. Below are 59 awesome ideas for some epic worldwide adventures, which ones inspire you?

59 Expert Travel Ideas For 2013

Andy, STA Travel Exeter

Next year is all about Colombia! An emerging tourism market means it’s still largely undiscovered. With its diverse range of landscapes, from the tropical paradise of the Caribbean coast, to the verdant rainforests, its a truly beautiful country. Combine that with a vibrant music scene and chilled lifestyle and Colombia has something for eveyone! If you fancy doing it your way but with some guidance, check out our Bamba bus pass or a small group trips if you want to make some new friends along the way.

Colombia, is South America's little secret - less travelled than the big hitters of Brazil, Argentina and Peru but equally as stunning

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