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Win a Trip for Two to Melbourne!

It’s early days, but if I could steer the STA Travel Blog into emulating one city, it would be Melbourne. Why? Because it’s unpretentious from the ground up, and friendly on the eye. It’s made up of optimistic people, and fuelled by a cocktail of offbeat, functional, and fresh thinking.

I don’t want to use the word ‘cool’; but I just did, because let’s face it: Melbourne. Is. Cool.

So I’d like to send you and a friend to Melbourne, to experience life in one of my favourite cities in the world. Take a look for yourself.

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Winnerrrrr! Conor takes to Australia’s East Coast

Have you ever won return flights to Australia plus the keys to a campervan for you and three mates? No? Conor Kerr has, and he recently returned to reality with a tale to tell.

We caught up with Conor to ask him about his trip, and share his thoughts on Australia’s incredible east coast.

Connor and his friend take a leap on the beach with the Aussie flag.

this image is courtesy of Conor & Co.

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High Five… Asia!

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, and one of the most diverse continents on the planet. It spans across 17 million square miles, and supports 3.9 billion people in 48 spellbinding countries.

So what have I done today? I’ve gone deep into the STA Travelchives and heaved up five of the continent’s most memorific experiences.

Whether you have travelled in Asia, or the flights are on the tip of your fingers, you’ll realise what a daunting task it was to summarise this continent in such broad strokes.

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Joe King with Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell did not come into STA Travel today for an appointment with our consultant who is not called Joe King. But if he did, it would probably go a little something like this…

Ah, Simon Cowell – the man in the iron codpiece, talent finder, dustpan-hairstyle-genius and thin-lipped Lothario. When he pushed open my door, I briefly convinced myself that he’d come to whisk me away to world stardom. A glittery future of arena tours and TV appearances.

But alas, it wasn’t to be.

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Shakedown, Cape Town

Each week, we’ll be shaking down a new destination to lay down the mainstream spots, as well as taking a more underground angle.

This week in the Shakedown, we’ll be exploring one of the world’s most diverse cities, Cape Town.

Nestled between the magnificent Table Mountain and two lively oceans, Cape Town’s 3.5 million people make every effort to welcome visitors from around the world, and show them the time of their lives.

But before we dive in, let’s kick things off with a video of internet street trials sensation, Danny MacAskill, as he rolls through the city in familiar style.

Visitors from the UK need only prod their watches to adjust to the timezone, leaving the weight of jetlag to the east-to-west crowds.

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