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5 reasons why you should go an active tour!

Stuck in a rut? Bored of the routine? Then it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee active tour. We’re all about new adventures here at STA Travel, we keep telling everyone to start one for goodness sake! By going on an active tour you’ll embark on the ultimate adventure. You’ll truly immerse yourself in your surroundings, push yourself to the limit and make some great mates along the way. So come on, break the mould and get some energy back in your life – it’s time to get active!

Here are 5 reasons why you should go on an active tour…

1. You’ll immerse yourself in a destination

cycling tour
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Cool off in Dubai

So you are heading to Dubai? Or maybe you are looking for a good reason to stop over in this rapidly growing desert city. Here is one solid (and very fun) reason – the water parks are INSANE. What better way to conquer the heat than to cool off by relaxing on a lazy river or plummeting down an extreme water slide? Take a look at Dubai’s top two water parks and see where you could be making a splash…

Aquaventure Waterpark

Wild Wadi Tantrum Alley

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5 Myths About Going on a Tour

What do you think of when you picture a tour? A massive group of people with matching hats following a big umbrella around. Well you couldn’t be more wrong! Our tours are all about immersing yourself in a destination, getting off the beaten track and just having a fantastic time. Lots of “backpacker snobs” will have their own opinions on how they think you should travel a country. But sometimes, particularly if it’s your first trip away, you need the support of a tour. If you’re feeling a bit unsure about doing one, hopefully by busting these 5 myths, you’ll feel a lot more confident in the fact that a tour will change your trip for the BETTER …

1. It’s so much better to “wing it”

Chilling in the Philippines
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Hiking in Iceland – Four Lessons in Four Days

Today’s blog comes from Nathan Skolski a born explorer capturing the world through the eye of his Fujifilm camera lens. Let’s hear how he got on trekking the Laugavegurinn trail in Iceland…

Iceland is a powerful country. Its raw coastlines, staggering peaks and sizzling geothermal valleys are unlike anywhere on earth. It’s a mythical place where stories of trolls lurking amid volcanic boulders in the morning mist give a healthy dose of wonder to even this most ardent of sceptics.
Laugavegurinn Trek
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Surf’s up in Bali

Written by Adrian, the surfer dude of AU head office.

My surfing is like Zoolander, I don’t go left. Its not that I am against it, I just grew up on right handers. I also grew up in a wetsuit. Two things that you don’t get when you’re surfing in Bali.

There’s not too many places better suited to a surfer than Bali. Its cheap to live, its got great bars, the waves are world class and the waters warm. Its surfings heaven! Well until you fall and scrape your back on live coral heads and have to disinfect the scars by rubbing limes and their juice all of them.

image by @surfdaysbali

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