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10 things you need to know about booking your next flight as early as possible

Everybody wants to pay as little as humanly possible for their trip. Why waste cash on expensive flights when you could spend it on, you know, actually travelling? But how can you make sure you’re getting the best deal? Fear not, we’re about to give you a few handy hints and insider info that could help you save a bundle on your next trip.

 

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6 Totally Awesome USA Festivals Worth Road Tripping For

Getting off the beaten track and seeking out new and authentic experiences is a familiar travel style in Asia, South America and more traditionally “adventurous” destinations. But what about the good old US of A? Outside the metropolises of New York and LA and the brilliant but oft-visited attractions of Graceland and the Grand Canyon, there’s a whole host of fantastic experiences that are worth throwing away that internal flight ticket for.

In fact, it’s a much better idea to jump in a campervan and head out onto the open road, and seek out adventure in the wide open (are rather diverse and stunning) US landscape.

These off-beat festivals may be a little “out there” in more ways than one, but they’re a wonderful opportunity to see a side of American life that may otherwise fly by as you fly through.

Image courtesy of BLM Nevada on Flickr.

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Follow in the Footsteps of Walter Mitty and Win a Trip for Two to New York and Iceland!

To celebrate the release of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, out to own on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD from Monday 21st April, we’re offering you the chance to follow in the footsteps of dreamer Walter, played by Ben Stiller, by winning an epic adventure to Iceland and New York, both locations featured in the hit film, for two people.

Follow in the footsteps of Walter Mitty.

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5 Reasons Why 4 Day Weekends Rock!

With the 4 day Easter weekend just around the corner, we though we’d give you a run down on five reasons why four day weekends are simply the best.

Aside from the feeling of elation that you have two four day working weeks on either side of this epic weekend, the amazing feeling of waking up on Friday morning and realising you can lie in… then having the exact same feeling on Monday too. Bliss.

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Competition winners Alix and Lorena share the story of their epic road trip through Miami and the USA’s Deep South

Last year Alix Thepot from France won a spot for her an a friend on one of 3 epic road trips across America after entering, and winning, a global STA Travel competition to join this one and a life time travel experience.

The journey would see her, and her chosen ‘plus one’ Lorena Sorrentino from Italy, as well as winner number 2 Christian and his friend Max from Germany, 2 camera crew from New Zealand and an STA Travel staff member (which, on this occasion, was little old me) visit some of the USA’s most iconic travel spots and experience an authentic and exciting taste of this part of what is undoubtedly a diverse and fascinating country.

The journey took in the beaches of Miami and Florida Key West, cowboy country Dallas, Memphis, the birth place of rock and roll and the unique French influence of legendary New Orleans.

I caught up with Alix and Lorena to reflect on their time on the road in the USA and find out exactly what stood out for them to make their trip unforgettable.

L-R: Alix, Christian, Max and Lorena.

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