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5 clichéd but bonafide reasons why you should travel…

Lottie Croker is a 23 year old adventurer from good old Blighty, she’s recently been travelling around South America and South East Asia for 6.5 months. She started a blog to document her travels and in doing so reignited a passion for all things travel, writing and photography. Here’s her take on why you should all go travelling…
Lottie Croker

Are your cocktail-sipping, jet setting friends turning you green? Your sunset-filled Instagram feed fuelling your wanderlust? Maybe it’s time to take the plunge and start packing your bags. The beauty of travel is that you do it your own way. So no matter who you are, where you want to go, for how long or how much you can spend, I truly believe there are many fundamental reasons why making travel part of your life might just be the best decision you ever make. Sure, they’re cheesy and totally clichéd, but there’s a reason they’re not going anywhere…
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7 Day Myanmar Adventure (Part 2)

Here is part two of Pete’s epic Myanmar adventure and we promise you it is just as thrilling as Part 1. Sit back, get yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

Day 4: Kalaw

Kalaw
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A South African Safari in Kruger National Park!

When you’re looking right ahead at a pride of 12 lions resting after a kill, it’s easy to forget there’s no television screen separating you.. This weeks blog comes from Gwen Jones a lucky STA employee who got to head to South Africa on a once in a lifetime Safari.

Kruger National Park

Zebra Kruger National Park
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7 Day Myanmar Adventure

Last month eight of STA Travel’s luckiest employees jetted off to explore Myanmar on a weeklong Stray bus tour *sigh*. Here is Pete, one of our finest Travel Expert’s first-hand account of his epic trip – in fact it is so epic that we have split it into two parts. Here goes..

With an awkwardly placed smile to the Visa control lady, she politely asked me to look into her camera. What seemed like a precariously placed 2002 webcam, I stared into the lens with a somewhat un-nerved excited feeling in my stomach. She hands me back my Burma stamped passport and gave me the go ahead. I was in.

Day 1: Mandalay

Mandalay
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8 places in New Zealand you can have all to yourself

Today’s blog comes from lola.photography, she’s a New Zealand photographer travelling the world one beautiful photograph at a time.

Escape the crowds and have a piece of New Zealand all to yourself. Here’s my pick of 8 places in New Zealand just waiting for you to visit…

Muriwai Beach


If you and your mates happen to rent a couple of 4WD’s, you can literally have a stretch of beach as far as the eye can see all to yourselves. There are several 4WD tracks through Woodhill Forest that run along the West Coast of Auckland. A sweet 30 – 45 minute drive from Auckland’s North Shore will see you dune surfing and skinny dipping in the golden sunset without a soul in sight. Then snuggle up under the night sky and watch for satellites and shooting stars (plenty of them!)
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