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6 Things You Need To Know About Adventure Tours

Adventure tours rock my world – almost as much as Passionfruit Mojitos (almost).

And, sometimes they get a bit of a bad rep. The majority of us who have experienced life as part of a tour group wouldn’t look back, but some – rather unfairly – dismiss the idea of adventure touring right off the bat.

Common misconceptions include; ‘they’re so expensive’ and ‘you don’t get time to do your own thing’, and that’s exactly what they are – misconceptions. Whether you’ve ever thought about taking an adventure tour or not, it’s important that you read the rest of this blog.

Adventure tours offer a whole host of ways to experience an authentic taste of culture

Below are 6, very good, reasons why I think adventure touring is the ultimate way to travel, including some opinions from our ever vocal Twitter community thrown in for good measure.

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High Five… New York State!

New York City is one of my favourite cities in the world. It’s exciting, buzzing, there’s always something going on, and I can pretend I’m in an episode of Sex and the City. When I’m there, it’s hard to remember that there’s a world that exists outside NYC.

But – newsflash – it does! And what a world it is. New York State has a lot to offer, and it’s about time NYC stepped aside and let its equally diverse and adventurous sister step into the limelight.

New York State, I’m giving you a big High Five! Show us what you’ve got.

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High Five… Japan!

Here at STA Travel HQ, we’ve been hearing a lot of talk about Japan lately. Not only do we seem to be getting more enquiries about travel there, the Land of the Rising Sun has captured the hearts of a few of us in the office, too.

It’s easy to see why. From sushi to sumo to shopping to loads of amazing things that don’t begin with ‘s’, Japan has a lot to offer. In fact, we think it has so much to offer, that we’re going to give it a big High Five.

Tokyo bokeh

 Head to the bright lights of Japan | Image by kevin dooley

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Daines’s Deal Reel: Feb 13th 2012

Woops! Apologies for the late Deal Reel; it got frozen solid and I had to chuck a bottle of antifreeze over it at the weekend to thaw out. It’s a little bit stiff but… hurrah, it works! Let’s give it a spin and see what exclusive worldwide offers we have this week…

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7 Outstanding North America Tours

Our new brochures are whirling through the printing presses right now, which is all pretty exciting for our team of Product Managers, who scour the land in search of the best tours around the world.

I caught up with Anna Borthwick, whose job it is to unearth the tour products for the Americas. Can you imagine having Anna’s job? Hunting the North and South America for the most exciting adventures to deliver to you, our STA Travel customers.

I have a sinister side, so I set Anna a challenge. Out of all of the brand new small group tours that we sell in North America, could she extract her favourite seven.

She winced.

I glared.

She winced some more.

“But they’re all my favourites!” she decried. I glared some more, while a wry grin seeped across my face. “OK,” she sighed. “I’ll do it, but only if you post it on the STA Travel Blog so that people can read about my selection.”

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