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Round the World with the ‘Moves like Jaguar’

You’ve watched, favourited and re-watched Planet Earth on Netflix, you can’t stop watching YouTube sloth videos, and your ultimate dinner party guest is everyone’s favourite celebrity grandpa, Sir David Attenborough. Sound familiar? Well birdwatchers, critter cuddlers, vegans, zoologists and any animal lover in between, have we got a roar-some adventure for you…

We’ve designed an animal inspired Round the World route showcasing iconic creatures in some of the most biodiverse locations the planet has on offer. Binoculars at the ready!

MOVES LIKE JAGUAR

From £1,599*

Round the world flights for animal lovers

Route highlights….

KENYA

First stop Kenya. The African savannah plays host to a helluva load of animals to feast your eyes on: over 100 mammals and 400 bird species call this expansive landscape home. Head out on safari and have a ‘circle of life’ moment spotting lions, giraffes, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, rhinos the list goes on…

Kenya Safari

BRAZIL

You’ve read about it, seen it on the tv and now it’s your chance to walk amongst the towering trees and feel the magic of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. A tenth of all the world’s species are found here so get ready to unleash that inner animalista and swim with pink river dolphins, spot toucans and monkeys, dodge multi-coloured frogs and know you’re sharing air space with sloths and jaguars. Pretty cool right?

Mazon pink dolphins

AUSTRALIA

Another day another animal-sighting opportunity. Not only is Australia home to some of the deadliest creatures on earth, it also has some pretty cute and cuddly ones too. Look up into the eucalyptus trees lining the Great Ocean Road and you might just spot yourself a Koala. Kangaroos are also common and, depending on season, whales can be seen frolicking off the shores of the south coast.

Koala bear

SRI LANKA

Whether it’s dodging a herd in what feels like a 100mph bus or heading out on safari in Tissa, we’d consider you a hermit if you DIDN’T catch a glimpse of an elephant in Sri Lanka! It’s a country that offers a little bit of everything. From jungle walks, safari excursions, diving hotspots in Trincomalee, mangrove river tours and blue whale watching in Mirissa.

Elephants in Sri Lanka

And if this isn’t enough to get you packing your bags and grabbing that animal encyclopaedia, design your very own Round the World journey with one of our Travel Experts >

 

*student/ youth price + £49 deposit applicable

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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