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Top 5 Quirkiest Festivals in Europe!

Travelling through Europe is often considered a rite of passage; where else could you discover jaw-dropping historical sights, stumble happily from gigantic beer halls, fall madly in love with the world’s most romantic cities or yodel yourself hoarse on green pastured mountain peaks.

With festival season just around the corner, there is no better excuse to start planning your summer trip than with Busabout’s extensive hop-on hop off passes. Covering 14 countries, what better way to explore, meet new mates and travel on your own terms through Europe? Still not convinced? Then check out our top 5 quirkiest festivals to inspire your next adventure…

1.Kings Day

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USA’s Best National Parks | Celebrating 100 years of National Parks!

The USA is the ultimate road trip destination! With wide open highways, palm-lined coastal roads and stunning National Parks. On 25th August 2016 USA National Parks will be celebrating their 100th Birthday. So here are some of the best National Parks the USA has to offer. Hit the road and explore!

Here are some of the USA’s best National Parks:

1. Yosemite National Park

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California Pacific Coast | Highway Hit List!

The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most impressive scenic drives in the World, let alone the US. Start all the way up in San Francisco and cruise down to San Diego or vice versa. The route takes about ten hours to complete with no stopping (but what’s the point of that?!). We recommend about 1-2 weeks stopping properly and taking your time. Over the 1000km you’ll pass through spectacular beaches, untouched forests and lush vineyards.

Here are some of our favourite stops along the way:

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Straight Outta Melbourne: Day One – Unlocking the secrets of Melbourne

How does the perfect day in Australia’s buzzing city of Melbourne begin?

It starts huddled around a table in Manchester Press. A Melbourne coffee institution hidden down Rankins Lane where a latte, flat white or expresso is made with the same level of care as open heart surgery.

It’s here that STA’s two Insiders and two Outsiders meet for the first time.

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60 Day Adventure Week 4: Wine & Cheese & Tubes, Oh My | 60 Day Adventure | STA Travel

This week started out with a trip to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting day. Picked up nice and early again by our very friendly tour guide, Ronnie, and off we went. Unfortunately it was a rainy start to the day, but a perfect day to taste some wine at the cellar door! As my wine knowledge was zero, I was especially looking forward to learning all the tips and tricks to tasting and knowing about wine.

Travelling north from Sydney, our first stop was the McGuigan Winery. On entering we were treated to a quick tour of their wine-making facilities and then escorted through to a lovely bar where the tasting commenced. What a beautiful selection of wine we had, very spoilt indeed. I learnt the proper way to judge the alcohol content – the “legs” as they say – and how to get the most flavour out of it when sipping. My dad would be very proud!

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