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South Africa’s Garden Route: Know Before You Go

Today’s blog comes from STA Travel’s very own Trish Black who works in our Arizona office and recently spent time on South Africa’s Garden Route.

So you’ve read the guidebooks, Google image searched your heart away and have decided that this South African Garden Route thing sounds pretty good. Now what? Fortunately for you, lucky traveller, we’ve been there, and have a few tips and revelations for you before you go….

Garden Route landscape

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Skyscrapers, Souqs and Sweet Milk – Emirates Insider Dubai

Today’s blog comes from Alistair Lee – a Travel Expert from our UK Contact Centre who headed out to Dubai in February as our Emirates Insider.

When I was asked to go out on a trip to Dubai and be followed by a camera crew for a few days I was, well, apprehensive to say the least! Not because of the destination, I’ve been to Dubai 6 or 7 times so I was confident that I could find my way around and show off the best things to do, but being filmed on the beach in my green shorts was a different matter entirely. They are mine by the way, and I know they look great.

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Live life by Aussie Rules!

We’ve been travelling to and sending people over to Australia for over 35 years and, in that time, we’ve picked up a tip or two. We spoke to our Travel Experts in the UK and Oz, our friends on the ground Down Under and “Australia Insiders” (i.e. they love beaches) to collect our list of Aussie Rules.

We’ve got a good head start here, but we’d love to hear your top tips and very own Aussie Rules! Tweet us with your ideas at @STATravel_UK using the tag #STAAussieRules and we’ll reward the best each week with a cheeky £50 travel voucher*. Get your thinking (cork) hat on….

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4 Reasons Austin, Texas really is the Live Music Capital of the World

No doubt it’s a bold claim, but Austin didn’t pick their official motto out of a hat. We take a look at what makes this city a Mecca for music lovers worldwide and a perfect stop on any trip to the American South.


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5 Northwest USA Highlights

While New York, San Francisco and L.A. may steal the headlines, the Northwest is a  fantastic destination for adventurers looking to explore another side to the USA. With sensational backdrops, and a seasonal climate comparable to our beloved Britain, it’s an attractive addition to any travel wish-list.

OK, cow/horse boys/girls, buckle up, because we’re about to gallop across Northwestern USA.

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