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5 places to go if you can’t get enough of Wimbledon

As if football fever wasn’t enough, now us Brits are getting all in a tizzy over the tennis too. Wimbledon 2014 is in full swing (geddit?) and to save (ha!) you from the blues when it’s all over, we’re serving you up a nice handy list of ace exotic places to escape to for the summer. We promise you’ll love them (ok that’s enough).

But these aren’t just any old destinations, they’re the hometowns of five of this year’s biggest tennis stars, so if you really can’t get enough of Wimbledon 2014, you can just jet off and check out where the likes of Serena Williams held their first tennis rackets…

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Diving with Manta Rays, living the dream!

Today’s blog comes from Chris Newnham, Assistant Manager in our Reading store. 

It’s hard to think of Fiji without imagining those beautiful blue skies and blue seas. In May 2014, a select (read: seriously lucky) group of STA Travel Experts got whisked away to Fiji to experience the amazing South Pacific island for ourselves, and our second day there was definitely one to write home about.

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Down and Out in Denver? Up and at ‘em, More Like

Today’s blog post comes from Nick Chesterton, a Round the World Expert in our Manchester branch.

Don’t you wish you could find somewhere new and exciting to visit? Somewhere none of your mates have been to, where you can try new activities, eat and drink food from around the world and meet strange and wonderful people.. can this magical place really exist? Of course it can – it’s the good old US of A!

We’re not talking shopping in New York or having photos with that smiley mouse in Florida, or even snapping the celebs in California – although we don’t deny that those are pretty fun things to do. We’re talking getting off the beaten track, picking a city on the map and just exploring! America is the fourth largest country in the world and with almost 60 national parks dotted around there is plenty to choose from if want to get out and about in the wilderness.

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Who’s your Best of British? Make your choice now!

Back in March, we teamed up with Jack Wills to celebrate the talents of amazing young people in the UK, as part of the Young Brits 2014 competition. The response was incredible, and now you’ve only got a few days left to vote for your top 8 entrants. The nationwide search proudly salutes the best of the best in Britain, people doing extraordinary things, and the fantastic judging panel includes industry leaders from the V&A, Football Association, London Science Museum, Wired and STA Travel. But first, you’ve got to cast your vote and whittle the shortlist down to a truly impressive batch of Brits.

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Insider secrets to improve your travel photography in a flash

We caught up with not one but two photography experts to find out everything you need to know to improve your travel photos. Joe Cornish, one of the world’s leading landscape photographers and author of First Light: A Landscape Photographer’s Art, talks about his experiences with the Sony Alpha 7R and his travels..

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