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ASOS Insider: Shope Delano in Croatia

This summer we followed ASOS insider Shope Delano on her Croatia sailing trip and omg did she have the most sun-filled, blue-skied, blissful time EVER! Shope spent 8 days on a yacht sailing the Adriatic coast from Split to Dubrovnik, stopping off at hidden beaches, party islands and cultural cities. Does life really get much better than that?

Here’s a little rundown of her time spent sailing one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world…

Time for take off

“Should count my lucky stars as i’m leaving this dreary weather behind and am off to sail around Croatia with STA Travel” – Shope Delano
Time to take off
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Let’s go to the beach beach…

Check out the 2nd instalment from our Thailand Adventure competition winner Mia, she’s here telling us all about the beautiful Thai beaches…

Thailand has so much culture and lush jungle, but let’s face it who doesn’t love a good beach? With sandy beaches, turquoise waters and big shady palm trees – it really is true paradise. Here are a few picturesque locations to prove Thailand really has some of the best beaches in the world…

Mae Nam, Ang Thong Marine Park – Koh Samui

Koh Samui
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Madrid – Hotspots of the Spanish Capital

Spain’s capital city is a vibrant metropolis full of history, beautiful architecture, and exciting street culture in an around its endless plazas. A foodie’s heaven, there are incredible places to eat in Madrid, from olde-worlde tapas bars to gourmet restaurants. And if experiencing local nightlife is your thing, Madrid has one of the best scenes in the world with even the humblest of bars staying open until the early hours until it’s time for your morning café con leche again. Whether you’re a culture vulture or a hedonist, the Spanish capital is sure to get you hooked in no time!

Central Madrid

Plaza Mayor Madrid
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The Very Best of Northern Italy!

This blog was written by our very own Danielle Feekings she’s a lover of all things Italiano and knows the ins and outs of this beautiful country, check it out..

Started planning your Euro trip yet? If not then what the heck are you waiting for? One thing we can be sure of is Italy should definitely be top of your travel to-dos this summer. This beautiful country has it all, from dazzling cities to beautiful beaches. So many places to visit and foods to try, it can be hard to know where to begin. Not to worry, we have made you a list (everybody loves a good list!) of things in Northern Italy that you simply cannot miss, some of which you won’t have even thought of.

Experience the Nightlife in Milan

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5 Unmissable Fiji experiences!

So, you are thinking about adding Fiji to your round the world trip? A couple of years ago that is exactly what I was contemplating. It is crazy that an afterthought actually became the ultimate highlight of my four month adventure. Just as my sister encouraged me, I want to return the favour and convince you not to miss out on this tropical paradise…


Beachcomber Fiji
This island is any backpacker’s paradise. It almost feels like you are on an episode of Shipwrecked when you rock up to this tiny jewel that is rightly labelled the ‘party island’ of Fiji. Order the most tropical cocktail, lay on the beach and chill-out before dancing the night away under the stars. Now that is an unmissable experience!

Location: Beachcomber Island Resort – Beachcomber Island
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