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A South African Safari in Kruger National Park!

When you’re looking right ahead at a pride of 12 lions resting after a kill, it’s easy to forget there’s no television screen separating you.. This weeks blog comes from Gwen Jones a lucky STA employee who got to head to South Africa on a once in a lifetime Safari.

Kruger National Park

Zebra Kruger National Park
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Why you should travel with your bestie

Some people say travelling with close friends can end your friendship. Others say friends that travel together form closer bonds and become better friends. Either way, it’s an experience everyone should do, but hey if that doesn’t win you over then here are our top reasons on why you should travel with your best friend.

1. There is never a dull moment. Doesn’t matter what kind of day you are a having, your bestie will always make you smile and laugh. You are never bored when you two are together.


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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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