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10 Amazing January Sale Deals That Will Help You Make 2014 Unforgettable!

If December is a party, then January is the hangover. We know this feeling far too well! But to take your minds off work, resolutions, diets and detoxes, STA Travel are making sure that there is plenty to be positive about this January.

When it’s cold and miserable outside, what better way to avoid the January blues than by booking your next trip? Start 2014 as you mean to go on, by doing what you really love: travelling.

Whether you’re making a big change with a round-the-world trip or you just want to tick another country off your bucket list, make sure you don’t get #STAFOMO and check out our top deals from our epic January Sale.

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Ask the Experts: How Can I Improve my Chances of Getting A Working Holiday Visa For Canada?

Welcome back to Ask the Experts, the weekly blog post that sees some of our finest Travel Experts racking their brains, flexing their travel knowledge and generally dazzling the world with their expertise as they answer your travel related questions.

One or more of our Experts are here every week, so if you’ve got a travel itch that you just can’t scratch, drop them an email and they’ll answer your question right here on the blog.

This week Lucy is here to answer James’ question about working holidays in Canada, what’s your question James?

Hi, I’m interested in working in North America, I’d prefer to go to Canada but I’ve heard the visas are quite hard to get hold of, do you have any tips of ways I can make myself more likely to get one? Also, If I don’t manage to – what are some great work options in the USA please? James, London

Canada is so hot right now, (metaphorically speaking only of course) so Lucy should have some cracking advice for you James, Lucy, what you saying?

Quebec, Canada.

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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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