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West is best! Canada photo diary

I’m Rosie. A pink hair enthusiast, closet Come Dine With Me fan and Digital Designer at STA Travel’s head office in London. I recently got sent to Canada with eight other lucky STA-ers on an educational trip (otherwise known as a ‘don’t hate me because I work in travel’ trip). Here’s what happened.

Beautiful places make for beautiful pictures, and Canada’s West Coast gave me no shortage of insane photo opportunities.

Our first stop was Vancouver, one of North America’s most populated cities. British Colombia’s (BC) weather was thankfully on our side. As we headed from the airport to our hostel, the contrast of city and mountains was unmistakeable. It was a sunny Saturday as we headed into the suburbs, amidst community fairs and weekend soccer matches.

Arriving in Jericho, we definitely were not in Vancouver city anymore. Jericho’s coastal area is home to beautiful beaches where we enjoyed lunch at the Jericho Sailing Centre. As you can imagine, the fresh fish menu did not disappoint.

Jericho beach

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ISLAND HOP IN FIJI

Fiji is so much more than sipping piña coladas by the hotel pool in Denarau (not that we have anything against that!). If you’re keen to get a true taste of this South Pacific paradise, consider an island hopping adventure throughout the stunning Yasawa Islands. Bula!
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6 spots to get wet AND wild in Canada

A country that boasts more coastline than any other (202,080 km to be exact), Canada has a whole lot more to it than just snowy peaks. So, swap your snowboard for a surfboard, your ski jacket for swimwear and embrace long, light summers spent bombing into lakes, catching waves and relaxing on boats in the sunshine. We’ve rounded up our favourite water-bound locations to make a splash in Canada… Continue reading

ASOS Insider: Shope Delano in Croatia

Last summer we followed ASOS insider Shope Delano on her Croatia sailing trip and omg did she have the most sun-filled, blue-skied, blissful time EVER! Shope spent 8 days on a yacht sailing the Adriatic coast from Split to Dubrovnik, stopping off at hidden beaches, party islands and cultural cities. Does life really get much better than that?

Here’s a little rundown of her time spent sailing one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world…

Time for take off

“Should count my lucky stars as i’m leaving this dreary weather behind and am off to sail around Croatia with STA Travel” – Shope Delano
Time to take off
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Free trip to New Zealand with Kiwi Experience? Yes please!

This year we launched a competition called ‘My epic adventure is…’ for young, budding backpackers to win a FREE trip to New Zealand with Kiwi Experience! All you guys had to do was send us a snap summing up what your ultimate epic adventure was, we had loads of entries and it was a VERY difficult decision but the winner had to be James Ranken with this unbelievable picture…

my epic adventure isinstagram.com/jamesranken

So off he went on his epic adventure around New Zealand with Kiwi Experience. But first, I think it would be worth getting to know them both a little bit better, don’t you think?

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