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The Byron Bay Weekender!

The number one spot you must head to on any Aussie adventure. Its’s chilled out hippie vibes, hectic surf and natural beauty epitomises what we love most about the land down under! Here’s what you can do in Byron Bay if you’ve only got 48 hours to spare:

Here’s how to make the most of a long weekend in Byron Bay:


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Top 4 Australian beaches from our Travel Experts!

Clear blue waters, white (SQUEAKY) sand, coral reefs… Australia has some of the World’s most incredible beaches but which ones should you visit? (all of them)

Here are the top 4 beaches according to our Travel Experts:

1.Bondi Beach, Sydney


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UK Band Skinny Living in Cornwall, with Airbnb and STA Travel

Tor is Global Creative Director STA Travel, music lover & adventurer.

In August this year, STA Travel kicked off a new music platform called STA Travel Sounds. Skinny Living, a four piece band from Wakefield were the first band we put in the spotlight, with their stunning track “Like A Ray” which they recorded in Cornwall – a part of the UK that resonates with them deeply.

In September the guys hit the road for a three week tour around the UK. After they finished, we hooked up with Airbnb (who we’re now partnering with in the UK to help widen our accommodation selection even further for all our customers) and we asked the guys if they wanted to go back to that special part of the world and have some time to rest, regroup and chill together after a mad time on tour.

We left central London on Friday by train, an easy four hour journey down to the South coast to St Austell.

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5 Lesser Known American Cities You Should Add To Your List!

So you’ve taken a bite out of the Big Apple, gone star spotting in Los Angeles, walked the Golden Gate in San Fran’ and partied with the elite in Miami. Hey, while you were at it you may have even got a taste of politics in Washington and experienced the windy city in Chicago.

When it comes to the USA, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been there and done that when you’ve visited some of its star cities. Whether you’re feeling as though you’ve seen all there is to see, or want to be the first to discover some of the USA’s lesser known gems, then you’ve come to the right place.

In Philadelphia, born and raised... | Image by Christian Carollo

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5 Things Not to Miss in Singapore!

Singapore screams indulgence, excess and a damn good time. There’s so much to do in this spectacular city that you may find your budget runs out long before your energy does.

A real melting pot of Asian influence from all corners of the continent which, among other things, means a huge and wildly varied array of foods to choose from! When you’re not stuffing yourself silly, get out and explore everything you can – even something as simple as a ride on the subway can provide you with a photo opportunity.


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