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Shakedown, Las Vegas

Ever since I first saw the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip, I’ve raved enthusiastically to anyone who’ll listen about America’s so-called ‘Sin City’. Despite being too young to drink or gamble during that first two-week visit, I wasn’t bored for a second. Who can be bored with the sights of Paris, Venice and Hollywood on your doorstep (in hotel form)?

There’s definitely more to the city than casinos and themed hotels, but that glitzy, buzzing Vegas of the movies – filled with slot machines, nightclubs, champagne and limos - is absolutely real. And it’s what makes the place so incredibly exciting to be in.

So if you’ve never seen it, add it to your hit list now. It’s hard to believe that a city famous for legalised gambling – something that’s so not a big deal for us Brits – could be packed full of fun, culture and seriously nice holiday hot spots. No wonder it’s the stag party capital of the world! Here’s our handy beginner’s guide to Las Vegas…

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8 Reasons We Wish We Could Bring Our Dads Travelling

In case you’d forgotten, Father’s Day is just around the corner (don’t panic, there’s still time to hit the shops and grab an embarrassing card). So naturally we’re getting all sentimental and thinking about what makes our dads so great, and why they’d be pretty awesome to go travelling with. Sure most of us can’t wait to head out into the big wide world, parent-free, once we’re old enough but there’s something to be said for a bit of one-on-one time with your dad, too. So in the lead up to 15th June (put it in your diaries!), we’ve come up with a few reasons why we’d love to buy an extra ticket for our dads and whisk them away on our round the world trip with us.


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Get off the Beaten Track and Discover the Europe Less Travelled

This blog comes from Rachel Skillen, one of our fantastic Student Travel Ambassadors from The University of Sheffield. 

Just a few miles from some of the biggest tourist hot spots in Europe, you’ll find a select few places far more peaceful, more beautiful and more impressive than the landmarks you’ve read about in guidebooks. These little gems are less crowded and cheaper than the mainstream attractions, so here are a few sights you should definitely try and visit during your travels this summer.

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21 things you probably didn’t know about Colombia

If you haven’t been to Colombia yet, what’s stopping you? The stunning South American country really does have it all: sandy Caribbean beaches, lush jungles, awesome nightlife, amazing food… can I book my flight now?

But of course there’s more to Colombia than stunning scenery and parties, so we thought we’d give you the lowdown on the country’s history, culture, geography – everything, really – in a neat little list-shaped package.

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10 things you need to know about booking your next flight as early as possible

Everybody wants to pay as little as humanly possible for their trip. Why waste cash on expensive flights when you could spend it on, you know, actually travelling? But how can you make sure you’re getting the best deal? Fear not, we’re about to give you a few handy hints and insider info that could help you save a bundle on your next trip.

 

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