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Fiji FAQ

Today’s blog comes from STA Travel’s Sarah Hickey who can be found either curing her wanderlust in various parts of the world, or wishing she was back in the backpacker bubble.

I went to Fiji on a wing and a prayer! I booked it a couple of days before and all I was expecting were desert islands, excellent snorkeling and blue skies. Even though I was right about all of these things, if I’d have known what else was on offer I would have been more prepared, and I may have had a more exciting experience. Here’s what I wish I’d known before I left.

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Top Tips for a New South Wales Road Trip

Taking a road trip in New South Wales is pretty much like taking a road trip anywhere…except better. Why? Oh just some of the best scenery you can shake a gear stick at, seemingly endless beaches, national parks the size of small countries (we’re looking at you Belgium) and the friendliest people around.

Here are some quick tips to help you make the most out of your road trip.

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Your 60 Day Adventure Questions Answered


Good luck to everyone who entered, we’re reviewing the videos and Round 2 will open shortly!

Are you a repressed adventure junkie, idly playing with your camera phone at home and wishing that summer could last forever? Well, we might just be able to help with that…

So What Is It?

60 Day Adventure is one of those competitions that doesn’t come along every day, or even every year. It’s your opportunity to win an adventure in Sydney, Australia where you will live and tour around Sydney and New South Wales, try out a bunch of amazing activities and be an ambassador for everything Aussie for two whole months!

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5 Reasons You Need To Take The Great Aussie Detour

In 2013 Saxon Yuen gave up a job he loved to follow his dream. His latest adventure finds him on the highways and byways of Western Australia, and he thinks you should follow him there.

Here’s the thing about detours. When you travel with an open mind, they have this cheeky habit of becoming the main event.

While everyone else is on the well-worn path from A to B, you’re neck-deep in an adventure through C, D, E and beyond – all because you decided on a different path. And what made you decide? Maybe it was some chance conversation with that random guy at a party. Maybe you discovered a grainy, long-lost photograph behind the bookshelf like some archaeological prototype to Instagram. Who knows? Even your chance encounter with this very blog post could become the start of the greatest adventure you’ll ever know…

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State of Play USA: Louna Maroun’s Deep South

Louna Maroun – an Australian vlogger, singer songwriter and red hair enthusiast – and her partner Daniel Hynes, travelled between Atlanta, Nashville and New Orleans to discover the musical rhythms of the South. This is their story …

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