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Why you should travel with your bestie

Some people say travelling with close friends can end your friendship. Others say friends that travel together form closer bonds and become better friends. Either way, it’s an experience everyone should do, but hey if that doesn’t win you over then here are our top reasons on why you should travel with your best friend.

1. There is never a dull moment. Doesn’t matter what kind of day you are a having, your bestie will always make you smile and laugh. You are never bored when you two are together.


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Touring the USA: 4 Ultimate survival tips you need to know

The USA is filled with so many places to see and activities to do. From its iconic national parks to the Hollywood hills, you’re truly spoilt for choice. So what do you do when you want to explore the USA but don’t know where to start? You go on a group adventure tour of course! And as a lover of all things America, let me talk you through the four key things I learnt whilst touring the USA in 2016. You can thank me later…

1. Embrace the wild

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Grad Scheme vs. Gap Year: Why You Should Travel After Uni

Ellie is one of the Brand Ambassadors for STA in Durham, so expect to see her out and about promoting travel deals and events, as well as shouting about it on Facebook. She’s an adventure-lover and answering the age old question of “what should I do after Uni?”. Here’s her take on the argument:

If you’re graduating, it’s got to that stage in the year now where everyone is thinking about that looming reality on the horizon: Real Life. Lots of people are sneaking off to interview for big companies with acronym names, some are spending almost as much time on their grad scheme applications as their degrees and the question everyone seems to be asking at the moment, is the slightly terrifying, “So, what are your plans for next year?”

But I’m not ready to deal with all that yet. My most detailed current plan is to have no plan. So I’m going to make the case for gap year over grad scheme in your first year after your degree. No job? No problem…

1. You Probably Need a Break…


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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 https://www.instagram.com/sminobrown 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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