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Popular Olympic Sports – From The Stadium To The Wider World

This is a great time to be in the UK, excitement is buzzing in the air and everyone’s well and truly hooked on sport; I’m finding myself emotionally invested in things you couldn’t have paid me to care about a month ago, (dressage any one?!)

But, the reality is, in a few weeks the games will be over, my motivation will have taken a bigger dive than Tom Daly on the 10m board, and I’ll go back to just having lots of good intentions.

So, in the spirit of keeping all my new found sporting dreams alive, I’ve chosen 6 of my new favourite sports from the past couple of weeks and considered where in the world I can carry on indulging my current passion, well after the medal madness has been forgotten, and all in a much more exotic environment than Stratford (which is, of course, lovely in its own way).

Here we go, this is my interpretation of how to bring those sports I’ve grown to love over the past few weeks out into the big wide world.
*Just for fun, in the comments box below, have a go at sharing the places you’d suggest for either my choice of sport below, or your own choices from the games.

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6 Things You Need To Know About Adventure Tours

Adventure tours rock my world – almost as much as Passionfruit Mojitos (almost).

And, sometimes they get a bit of a bad rep. The majority of us who have experienced life as part of a tour group wouldn’t look back, but some – rather unfairly – dismiss the idea of adventure touring right off the bat.

Common misconceptions include; ‘they’re so expensive’ and ‘you don’t get time to do your own thing’, and that’s exactly what they are – misconceptions. Whether you’ve ever thought about taking an adventure tour or not, it’s important that you read the rest of this blog.

Adventure tours offer a whole host of ways to experience an authentic taste of culture

Below are 6, very good, reasons why I think adventure touring is the ultimate way to travel, including some opinions from our ever vocal Twitter community thrown in for good measure.

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#RTW: The Jubilee

It turns out that our Travel Experts are a patriotic bunch. They were beavering away recently, planning amazing round the world itineraries, and they just couldn’t resist showing their appreciation for Queen and country.

The result? Our most patriotic round the world route yet. Citizens of Great Britain, I give you The Jubilee! Taking in a whopping 17 Commonwealth countries, if this trip doesn’t make you feel proud to be a part of it all, nothing will.

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Enjoy an entire year of sunshine!

There’s nothing more miserable than winter. Actually, there is. Winter in the UK. When it’s raining and cold and grey and everyone’s grumpy. Bah humbug, indeed.

So what if we told you there was a way to escape the winter months? Not just for a few weeks, oh no. We can get you a round the world ticket that’s valid for 12 months, so you could enjoy a whole year of summery goodness, my friend.

Yep, with a bit of careful planning, and a helping hand from our Travel Experts, eternal sunshine could all be yours.

So pack your sunnies and slap on the sun cream – we’re going to show you just how you can enjoy 12 months of summer lovin’.

You're 365 sunsets away from a year-long summer

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Daines’s Deal Reel: 6th May 2012

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s the month of May and it’s Bank Holiday weekend, so do you know what that means? MAYhem! when STA Travel hits MAYhem, our already brilliant hot travel deals get even more brilliant. Brilliant! Lets see what the Deal Reel spins up for us this week…

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