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Ask the Experts: Round the World in 1 Month

I’m very, very excited about this week’s Ask the Experts. Why? Because we’ve got another new Expert on the panel! And you know what that means: new knowledge, new experiences, and new ideas. Welcome to Claire from STA Travel Brighton, who joins Sarah from our Covent Garden store, and Paul from STA Travel Aberdeen in our all new line up.

We’ve got a great question for Claire’s first week, one that should resonate with all you worker bees out there:

I want to do a round the world trip, but I can only get a month off work. How can I make the most of my time away? I definitely want to go to Australia, but am open to ideas for other destinations. Jennie in London

Ah, I know the feeling, Jennie. Experts, can you give Jen some light at the end of her tunnel? Can she go on a round the world trip AND keep her job? Let’s find out.

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14 Awesome Places to Sleep Beneath the Stars

“Twinkle twinkle little STA(r), how we wonder what… you… are.” All together now! “Up above [Ant: one second, just popping over to Google]… the world… so high; like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle twinkle…”

That’s right, folks. From a very early age, we’re instilled with a beautiful sense of allure towards inky night skies, generously speckled with stars.

workcampers :P

Did you know, more than half of Mongolians live in felt-lined tents, called gers. But can you name them all? | Photo by laihiu

But with street lights creeping across the lands and staining the darkness with an eerie orange glow, are there any accessible places left on earth where you can still kip under a thick night blanket? You can bet your bottom twinkle there are, and ode to your year of travel, I’m about to share with you some of my darkest secrets.
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High Five… South Pacific

This week, we’re giving a High Five to the South Pacific region, in particular the nucleus of many round the world trips: Fiji.

On one hand, it’s one of the world’s most romantic island nations. On the other, it’s a thrill-seeker’s paradise, with a colourful pallet of unbridled adventure.

From the rush of white-water rafting to the more relaxed pace of bamboo rafts; meanwhile the islands’ rainforests offer fantastic hiking and mountain biking; while offshore, immerse yourself in the realm of the mesmerising manta ray.

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