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California Dreaming: Las Vegas to San Francisco Road Trip! (Part 2)

Continuing on from my first few days travelling from Vegas through to San Diego (read about that here), it’s time to resume my adventure – windows down, sun shining as we passed through Newport Beach…

Day 8 – Day 9 Newport Beach

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California Dreaming: Las Vegas to San Francisco Road Trip! (Part 1)

There’s something really special about going on a road trip, isn’t there? It screams adventures, great tunes and freedom. Some would say it makes the best kind of holiday. So, with my bags packed, playlist created and fancying myself as a bit of an explorer, I knew an American road trip was the way to go…
Where best to embrace the great open road, than a Californian adventure – where Hollywood movies are made. A trip like this needed a lot of planning as I was covering a huge distance in two weeks. So to help all you would be travellers, I’ve documented my journey, sharing my itinerary and top sights along the way! I’ve broken my adventure down into a three part series, so grab a cuppa, settle down and get inspired to travel.

Day 1-3 VEGAS

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Fiji time or no time. A diary of our Fiji famil.

Today’s blog comes from the lovely Louise Jones a Travel Expert in our Goodge Street, London store. She’s talking all things Fiji, so sip that pina colada, lie back in your hammock and read on…

Last month 11 of STA Travels finest employees were lucky enough to jet off to the South Pacific nation of Fiji for 10 whole days. Now bear in mind here that travel time to Fiji from the UK is a good 25 hours – that left us with just 8 days to cram in as much as possible (and of course work on our tans!). The anticipation of what was in store for us was off the scale and the reality exceeded all of our expectations so with the few words we have I will try and walk you through the trip as if you were there. Cue the jealousy.

After a long and tiring journey for those coming from the Northern Hemisphere we arrive weary but delighted to have landed safely in the ‘home of happiness’ – their words not ours – could it be true? I for one couldn’t wait to find out! We are greeted with a warm welcome and head off to our first resort on mainland Fiji, excited to meet the rest of our group who had travelled from Germany, Austria, New Zealand and Australia.

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Top 7 spots in Central America!

With epic coastlines, lush jungles and towering volcanoes, Central America is an adventure playground waiting to be explored but if you’re more into chilling out, than thrilling out – soak up the region’s laid back Caribbean beach vibes or brush up on your salsa dancing in the colonial cities. If we were to list every reason why you should visit, we’d be here all day! So here’s 7 reasons why you should add Central America to your bucket list:

1.Whale Sharks – Mexico


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Cheap eats in Sydney!

If you’re someone who is more “live to eat”, rather than “eat to live”, the prospect of travelling to Sydney on a backpacker budget might be creating a feeling of unease in your insatiable stomach.

Yes, Sydney is glitzy and glamorous, with trendy new restaurants and bars opening up every weekend, but you don’t have to confine yourself to living off the free hostel brekkies and bags of Goon just because you’re on a budget.

How, you say? Read on, my hungry friend.

Budget burgers


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