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10 Amazing January Sale Deals That Will Help You Make 2014 Unforgettable!

If December is a party, then January is the hangover. We know this feeling far too well! But to take your minds off work, resolutions, diets and detoxes, STA Travel are making sure that there is plenty to be positive about this January.

When it’s cold and miserable outside, what better way to avoid the January blues than by booking your next trip? Start 2014 as you mean to go on, by doing what you really love: travelling.

Whether you’re making a big change with a round-the-world trip or you just want to tick another country off your bucket list, make sure you don’t get #STAFOMO and check out our top deals from our epic January Sale.

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The Complete A-Z of Backpacking the World

The world is a big deal. Especially if you’re planning on flying, walking, boating and road tripping your way round it.

As exciting as the prospect of heading out into the unknown is, it’s always good to have a bit of expectation and a bit of a plan. So with that in mind, we’re taking you back to school and teaching you the ABCs, with our complete A-Z of backpacking the world.

There’s definitely some practical points in there, and there’s definitely a few randoms, but as we’re the experts in Round the World travel, we’re just going to go with it…


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Ask the Experts: When is the Best Time to Visit New York?

Our Experts are back for another week to give their travel advice to another, slightly perplexed, blog reader.

This week’s question is sent in by Gordon and it’s all about New York, New York. What can our Experts help you with Gordon?

When would you say is the best time of the year to visit New York and why? Gordon, The Scottish Highlands.

We’ll if it helps, I don’t think there’s ever a bad time to visit New York! But, let’s see when our Experts suggest that the Big Apple really shines.

New York has a magical feel at Christmas time.

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20 Ways to Meet Interesting People on your Travels

For some making friends while travelling is one of the main niggling worries when paying off those flights, If you’re going alone then of course you’ll want to meet people and if you’re going with your other half or your mates then, again, of course you want to meet people!

Make friends for life (not just for Facebook) with these simple steps and you’ll become the most popular person on the road.

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11 Reasons to Head to New Zealand in Winter

If you’re anything like me, summer holidays are for spending somewhere hot. We get enough cold weather in the UK, after all, so why spend summer trying to keep warm when you could be lying on a beach soaking up the rays, right?

Yep, that was pretty much my train of thought. So I was incredibly excited when I found out I’d be spending a week in New Zealand in June. Until it slowly dawned on me: New Zealand is in the Southern hemisphere. Their seasons are opposite to the UK. So in December and January they’re soaking up the sun, and from June – August… you guessed it, it’s the middle of winter.

But guess what? New Zealand in June was so beautiful, so snow-covered, so full of amazing outdoor activities that could only happen in winter and so much fun that hitting the beach was the last thing on my mind.

The Queenstown Winter Festival Dog Derby contestants get serious | Image courtesy of Stefan Haworth

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