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High Five…USA Christmas Movie Settings

There’s so many things that make Christmas special – silly jumpers, fuzzy heads, tinsel strewn trees and stuffing yourself silly among them. But nothing quite beets snuggling down on the sofa for some Christmas movie cheer. So grab the mulled wine and tune in for our high 5 USA Christmas movie locations.

Let’s get festive and take a look at our favourite USA movie settings…

Ice-skating in New York - the quintessential New York activity

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Win a trip for 2 to New York with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues!

Ok, get ready, this is kind of a big deal… to celebrate the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on 18th December 2013, we’re giving you the chance to win a trip for two to New York, set of the movie and all round amazing place to be!

With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone, weather man Brick Tamland , man on the street Brian Fontana and sports guy Champ Kind – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking the nation’s first 24 hour news channel by storm.

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Where to Find the Best Burgers in the USA

Self-declared foodie and STA Travel staffer Tom Browne knows a lot about the USA. And burgers. Here’s his guide to the most amazing burgers to be found in the home of amazing burgers, the USA.

10 years ago, if someone mentioned the word burger around any upstanding Brit and the first picture that would pop into their mind would probably be the grease laden truck, tucked up in self-respecting nightclub car-parks everywhere, or maybe our pal Ronald with his styrofoam containers.

However, these days, mention the same word and you’d get an entirely different image – from brioche buns to dry-aged beef blends, there are a veritable plethora of gourmet burgers gracing the streets of our damp little country.

While the UK has only just fully embraced their love affair with a good burger fairly recently, our colonial cousins on the other side of the Atlantic have been up on their burger game… since, well, forever, being the originators and all. So it makes sense that as the home of burgers, the USA is the place to go for the very best in burger cuisine.

Here are some of our favourites for you to snaffle next time you’re stateside.

The Shackburger. Image courtesy of Izik on Flickr.

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Myth Busting: What surprising things a road trip in the USA taught me about 18-35 year old group tours.

This November I was lucky enough to be chosen to accompany four competition winners on an trip across America as part of our epic #UncoverDiscoverUSA road trips. We started our adventure in Miami before travelling into the Deep South taking in Florida Key West, Dallas, Memphis and New Orleans.

After a few days getting aquatinted with Miami and the Keys, we hit Dallas where we joined the Grand Southern one of a number of group tours in the USA exclusively designed for anyone aged between 18 and 35.

Having never travelled as part group made up entirely of young people before I was excited about the fun that was undoubtedly coming our way, but also slightly nervous… I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, or how being in a group of up to 50 people would affect the experience for myself and our competition winners.

But I needn’t have worried, what followed was 5 days of some of the best fun I’ve ever had while travelling and here’s why…

Group fun on the Dallas Cowboys pitch.

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5 City Breaks in the USA That Cost Less Than £600

Europe may be top of our list when it come to city break trips but why is that? The USA is the perfect city break destination (cities don’t come much bigger and impressive than those in the US) and believe it or not, it’s possible to get your flights and accommodation for less than £600pp.

Below we’ve got 5 city breaks in the USA that won’t push your bank account to the limit, cities that are among some of the most exciting and adventure filed in the entire world.

So consider your options, and reflect on that fact that a city break in America will probably work out to be a lot less expensive than you thought…

Los Angeles.

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