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Top 5 Restaurants in St. Louis

We caught up with St. Louis native Smino, this month’s STA Sounds artist, to discuss everything music and food. Smino’s latest instalment, Blkjuptr an EP explores themes of cultural alienation. Since giving the world his debut EP S!CK S!CK S!CK EP which took the the industry by storm he has gone on to pen this infectious thought provoking record, a man who definitely has an old soul Smino’s energy and likability is infectious.

You can follow Smino on instagram and twitter @sminobrown

His passion for music can only be rivalled with his love of food. Here is Smino’s guide to the top 5 restaurants you must check out if you are ever in St. Louis:

5. STL Fish & Chicken


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Cheap eats in Sydney!

If you’re someone who is more “live to eat”, rather than “eat to live”, the prospect of travelling to Sydney on a backpacker budget might be creating a feeling of unease in your insatiable stomach.

Yes, Sydney is glitzy and glamorous, with trendy new restaurants and bars opening up every weekend, but you don’t have to confine yourself to living off the free hostel brekkies and bags of Goon just because you’re on a budget.

How, you say? Read on, my hungry friend.

Budget burgers


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15 Smart Ways to Lower your Travel Costs!

This week’s blog comes from Bruno, a digital geek born in the Azores islands who’s travelling money-smart around the world. He’s got some great value-for-money tips and insider advice to help you become a bit more thrifty on your travels! Here’s Bruno’s 15 smart ways to help lower your travel costs:

One of the biggest myths out there is that you need to be rich to travel. However, there are some very simple travel tips that can help you travel on a tight budget. That’s right. You don’t need to be rich to travel.

Let’s repeat that.

You do not need to be rich to travel.

Below are 15 of the smartest ways to lower your travel costs without compromising your travel experience. Actually, many of them enable you to meet new people and indulge in local culture which makes your trip that little bit more interesting!

1. Look out for “free” days

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Top 5 Backpack Essentials!

Today’s blog comes from Hannah Umlandt, a Travel Expert in our Goodge Street store. She’s an adventure-seeker and packing extraordinaire!

OK, so you’ve booked it! You had a moment of madness genius and booked your flights. Your beach bod is on point, but there is still one thing on your mind…

How on earth do I pack my life into a backpack?

We often find ourselves packing a bag full of things we ‘definitely cannot live without’ and then discovering them unused at the bottom of the bag, two months later. So to make things a little easier, here’s our pick of five essentials that you will need in your backpack:

1. Portable phone charger

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Top 9 Travel Movies to inspire your next adventure!

Great films have the power to motivate and influence your life (deep stuff right?). We have selected the Top 9 travel films based on your tweets to show you the importance of travel and hopefully inspire you to start your own adventure!

1. The Beach (2000)


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