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24 Hours in Burleigh on Queensland’s Gold Coast

Insider tips from Kelly Brown – Griffith University Gold Coast:

The Gold Coast, Australia is east of Brisbane and full of sun, surf and sand. Home to rainforest, beaches, and some of the best surf in all of the country, what better way to understand more about this city than an insider’s view on one of the Gold Coast’s quieter spots, Burleigh.

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Our Favourite Travel Instagrams | Feature Friday!

Here’s our Top 7 travel pictures from Instagram this week. These Instagrammers all used #starttheadventure and we just love their snaps!

@CAZX_1

Instagrammer: @cazx_1


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Ben’s STA Travel Love Story

On the 14th March 2006 Ben Alvarez Turner met his now wife Sosi in Buenos Aires for the first time. Ben is from England and Sosi is from Argentina. He met Sosi online and knew straight away he had to meet her in real life. He sold his car and booked the first flight over to Argentina with STA Travel. Now 10 years later they are married with a 2 year old son. Sounds like something straight out of a movie… Congratulations guys!

Here’s Ben’s story:


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Top 10 Most Adventurous British Women!

In honour of Woman’s Day we thought we’d give a shout out to our adventurous sisters. Both past and present. These British women are courageous, innovative, pioneers in travel. They know all about Girl Power.

Here’s a few of our favourites:

1.Amy Johnson (1903-1941)

Image: www.telegraph.co.uk/expat


The first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in 1930.
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Straight Outta Melbourne: Day One – Unlocking the secrets of Melbourne

How does the perfect day in Australia’s buzzing city of Melbourne begin?

It starts huddled around a table in Manchester Press. A Melbourne coffee institution hidden down Rankins Lane where a latte, flat white or expresso is made with the same level of care as open heart surgery.

It’s here that STA’s two Insiders and two Outsiders meet for the first time.

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