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By Guest Blogger

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

Roaring campfires, horseback riding and maybe the odd lion sighting or two.. Denver has everything you need for that authentic cowboy experience. Check out Nick’s top tips…

Worldwide
By Siobhan O'Brien Holmes

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

Choose your Young Brits of 2014 and help change somebody’s life forever.

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By Siobhan O'Brien Holmes

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

Choose your Young Brits of 2014 and help change somebody’s life forever.

General
By Guest Blogger

Why giving everything up to go travelling, was the best decision I ever made

Saxon Yuen is currently in Penang, Malaysia. 6 months ago, he gave up a job he loved on the STA Travel UK marketing team to follow his dream of making a living travelling and making films about travelling. He’s here to tell us how he made it happen, and why he has no regrets.

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By Francoise Daines

10 European festivals you need to show your face at

If you’re looking for a traditional European festival that stems from way, way back, that’s jam packed with local music, food, fun, and some weird, wonderful and unique activities, then check out our European cultural festival calendar and get yourself to the next one ASAP.

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By Guest Blogger

Shakedown, Queenstown

Whether you’re looking for a 24/7 party, getting as many thrills as you can or taking in vast swathes of natural beauty, Queenstown has it all. So here’s the scoop on where to see and be seen during your visit.

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By Stephanie Mitchell

Soaking Up (or Just Getting Soaked) at Songkran

Songkran is celebrated in most Thai cities, Chiang Mai and Bangkok are the two best places for the super-soaking festivities. We asked two STA Travel staff to give their personal accounts of this crazy, wet and seriously interactive festival.

Asia
By Lisa Crowther

Cruising the winding backwaters of Kerala, Southern India

This week, our Tailor Made India Expert Alyce is back this week, to take us through her favourite experience in India so far, cruising the backwaters of Kerala on a traditional Indian house boat.

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By Anna Corbett

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Horse, with One of These Horsey Adventures!

Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the start of the year of the horse and, depending on which report you choose to believe it’s going to be a year full of victories, health, ‘surprising’ romance (whatever that means), and an excellent year to travel! Not that we need the excuse of course, but if it’s written in the stars who are we to argue! In the spirit of the day, here are 5 fantastic and (vaguely) horse related travel experiences you can enjoy in 2014.

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By Guest Blogger

The Secrets of the Australian Northern Territory as Told by Best Jobs in the World Winner Allan

Last week we bought you the story of Elisa, the best Jobs in the World winner from France who is currently living the dream as a Park Ranger in Queensland. This week, it’s all about Allan Dixon, he’s been grafting in the Northern Territory for 6 months having bagged the job of Outback Adventurer and this is why he’s fallen very much in love…