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10 Budget Bites in California

Travelling through California is one of the world’s greatest road trips. Aside from San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the intricate details which make these cities so unique, the state also welcomes almost 35 million visitors annually to its 25 national parks, including Yosemite, Death Valley, and the Mojave Desert.

So how do you fuel a road trip through California? With food, glorious food, of course. Gnom gnom gnom.

And what do you think of when you think of American food? Well, let’s just say it probably isn’t salad. So this week I’ve sniffed out some of California’s most-revered food, and served it up to you, right here on the STA Travel Blog in full-fat, gut-busting glory.

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Win a trip to California!

We’re competition crazy here at STA Travel. Why? Well, we just love what we do so much, that we want to give everyone the opportunity to experience it! And what’s better than say, travelling from Los Angeles to San Francisco via some of California’s best-loved sites and cities? WINNING IT, and going for free, that’s what!

We mix it up with over 106,000 travel fanatics over on Facebook, which is a lot of people when you think about it.

It’s four times as many people than live in the pork pie capital of Great Britain, Melton Mowbray, and guess what? I’m going to carry on this needless comparison with Ploughman’s based food stuffs.

There are 65% more people in our Facebook community than live in Burton upon Trent, the homeland of the beast that is Branston Pickle and to round it off, our Facebook community boasts no less than 35 times more people than live in Stilton, the birthplace of England’s famous blue.

Now, I’m sure Melton, Burton and Stilton are all lovely places, but wouldn’t you rather visit Los Angeles, San Diego and San… Fran… cisco, plus a generous dollop of full fat natural wonders?

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A Day in the Life of a Summer Camp USA Counsellor

Have you ever considered being a Camp Counsellor at Summer Camp? A 9 to 5 job, this ain’t!

Rise for 7.30am, and finish the working day at 9pm. Sound brutal? How about if I tell you that your entire time is spent on the shores of a beautiful lake, teaching an activity that you’re passionate about to eager American kids, with the best co-workers you’ll possibly ever have?

Introducing Summer Camp USA: the hardest job you’ll ever love!

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Ask the Experts: Roadtrip & Ski Combo?

Have you ever woken up in the early hours of the morning, and wished that an STA Travel Expert was there to answer your burning questions? Well, now you can. Almost.

This is Ask the Experts. Granted, it’s not the most imaginative name for a feature. But I reckon you get the gist. You do the Ask part. We’ll do the Expert part.

We’ve lined up three of our finest travel experts from around the nation, to preside over your travel questions. In no particular order (unless you know your A-Zs) we have Heather from our Nottingham branch; Kim from STA Travel Dundee; and Mark from our branch in Belfast.

If you have a question that you would like to put to one of our resident experts, drop an email to social [at] statravel [dot] co [dot] uk, with the words ‘Ask the Experts’ in the subject line.

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