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Jack Wills Young Brits – Vote now!

The voting is open in the Jack Wills Young Brits awards 2015! They’ve received amazing applications from bright young people across all four categories: Innovation, Enterprise, Endurance (the category that STA Travel’s CEO John Constable will be co-judging and mentioning) and Creativity. Now, it’s over to you!

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5 reasons to visit the Cook Islands

When my fiancé and I were planning our pretty epic honeymoon back in 2013, it’s safe to say we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. We had 2.5 months and we knew we wanted to go to Australia and New Zealand. But that was it. So we decided to speak with one of STA’s Travel Experts (hi, Adam at London Victoria!).

Turned out for the price of a return to Auckland via Melbourne, we could get a Round the World ticket and head home via LA. Score. Then came the suggestion that made our honeymoon: “Air New Zealand do a twice weekly flight from Auckland to Rarotonga and on to LA – you guys could spend a week in the Cook Islands”.

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Broome – Darwin: A Real Outback Adventure

One of the world’s last remaining wilderness regions, Western Australia should be high on any adventurer’s bucket list. With beaches to rival the East Coast but no people to get in the way of your sun, swathes of untouched land to explore and tumbling waterfalls to gaze at lovingly in the desert sunset, there is simply no reason not to start planning your trip immediately.

In this blog we take a closer look at the route from Broome to Darwin and pick out some of the highlights of this incredible land. Walking boots at the ready…

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What on Earth is The Rickshaw Run?

It’s the least sensible thing you can do in two weeks. It’s a mad ride across a sub-continent with nothing but three mates and three wheels. It’s a chance to get dressed up and pimp out a glorified lawn mower. It’s an excuse to raise some money for charity. It’s a ridiculous adventure like no other. It’s all this and so much more…

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Shakedown: Perth

Unlike its eastern cousins, Perth is a big city in Aus which you may not know a whole lot about. Commonly referred to as the “most isolated major city in the world” (actually Honolulu but a tiny island in the middle of the pacific is kinda cheating we reckon), Perth’s remoteness has actually resulted in a fantastically diverse, culturally rich city with a youthful, adventurous vibe.

We think it’s criminal that Perth has been left off backpacker itineraries for this long, and so we cry, “no more!” Read on for some great reasons to visit Perth before the hordes catch on.


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