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Round the World – Ho Chi Minh City

With the year coming to a close, you might be thinking New Year, new you. Or perhaps, more likely, new year, new adventures to embark on! Whether you’re wanting to tick off your ever-increasing bucket list, visit friends and family, or are just plain nosy and want to know where we would go on the ultimate ‘Big Trip’.

We thought travel inspo couldn’t get much better than this, but we’ve been experimenting with a UK tech start up what3words.com, who are dividing the WHOLE word into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, and assigning each square a unique 3 word address.

Flinders Street Station? We think you mean decide.chair.tribe

bikes.audio.half? We’ll see you outside the London Eye.

A picture tells 47,727 miles of stories. A film highlights it in 120 seconds. We sum in up in three words…

First stop, claw.thuds.family It’s time to let the video do the talking…

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Round the World – Cape Town

The best things in life come in threes, like Hanson and BLTs. We’ve teamed up with what3words.com and our talented friend and photographer Ollie Ali, to show you the WHOLE world in bite-sized chunks of three.

We’ve already seen the delights of Barcelona, next up is Cape Town.

But we’ll let the video do the talking…

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Round the World – Barcelona

With the year coming to a close, you might be thinking New Year, new you. Or perhaps, more likely, new year, new adventures to embark on! Whether you’re wanting to tick off your ever-increasing bucket list, visit friends and family, or are just plain nosy and want to know where we would go on the ultimate ‘Big Trip’.

We thought travel inspo couldn’t get much better than this, but we’ve been experimenting with a UK tech start up what3words.com, who are dividing the WHOLE word into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, and assigning each square a unique 3 word address.

Flinders Street Station? We think you mean decide.chair.tribe

bikes.audio.half? We’ll see you outside the London Eye.

A picture tells 47,727 miles of stories. A film highlights it in 120 seconds. We sum in up in three words…

First stop, believer.faded.rush. It’s time to let the video do the talking…

1. Tapas, tapas and more tapas!

A poetic diary of a Texan Tour

Sick of writing your travel journal? Want to tell your story in a different way? That’s where a poetic diary comes in! Who knew travel and poetry could go hand in hand…

…Trev did! Having had a brilliant experience booking with STA Travel, Trev Wainwright wanted to show us his gratitude by sharing one of his travel poems with us. He’s had the ingenious idea of documenting his Texan trip through the art of poetry.

Check it out, it’s pretty catchy!

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Big names to hit the South African music scene

South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and musical influences. It’s home to some of the world’s most unique festivals like Afrika Burn (where you basically just set everything on fire), awesome venues like Orbit in Johannesburg and unique talent such as Die Antwood. The world’s biggest names in music flock to South Africa to perform, as it’s a country full of energy; from the majestic heights of Table Mountain to the wild plains of Kruger National Park, it’s a place where epic experiences are waiting at your fingertips. Many artists choose to visit South Africa not just to benefit their musical careers but because simply it’s an incredible country to explore!

So here are some of the biggest names heading to South Africa this year and next…

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

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The Lumineers are heading to South Africa to promote their new album Cleopatra. They’re back with a new sound that’s a little darker and more provocative. They’re performing in Cape Town on 26th April 2017 at Green Point Park and on 28th April 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. So if you love “Ho Hey” as much as we do – don’t miss out!

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