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11 Superb Christmas Stocking Fillers

Slip off your stockings, and walk this way people, because Christmas is coming! Yes, that’s right, that annual smattering of tinsel and turkey is upon us, and we all panic that we’ve missed someone off The List. Then the fat fella tumbles down the chimney, and a few hours later we’re all slumped on the sofa in a wildscape of torn paper.

But before any of that happens; I just need to make a few final checks, just to make sure you’re in control of things.

Christmas is coming!

There's no getting away from it… Christmas is coming! | Photo by AlicePopkorn

Remember that stocking you slipped off? Hand it over, because I’m about to slowly fill it with tempting goodies that will bring a rounded smile to travel fans around the country.
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The A-Z of Summer Camp USA

Summer Camp USA is high on the hitlists for travellers going into 2012. I’ve written a couple of posts recently on the subject of working in America, and they’ve gone down pretty well with readers, so I thought I’d come back with a summary for Summer Camp USA!

I’d love to hear your thoughts or experiences around Summer Camp USA, so after you’ve rallied through the alphabet, take a moment to drop me a comment in the thread below and make the most of the chance to learn more about it.

Let’s get going, here’s my A-Z of Summer Camp USA, born of many months experience in the States.

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Fancy earning the Yankee dollar?

With a 60-litre backpack clamped to your ribs, a day-pack hugging your stomach, and a mini-wheeler bouncing along behind you, you land in the City that Never Sleeps. This is the city where Tom met Meg and they got mail and stuff, the Big Apple, you guessed it… New York City.

Before you know it, you find yourself in a foreign country with no job, no home and no one to make you a cup of tea and tell you it will all be OK.

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A Day in the Life of a Summer Camp USA Counsellor

Have you ever considered being a Camp Counsellor at Summer Camp? A 9 to 5 job, this ain’t!

Rise for 7.30am, and finish the working day at 9pm. Sound brutal? How about if I tell you that your entire time is spent on the shores of a beautiful lake, teaching an activity that you’re passionate about to eager American kids, with the best co-workers you’ll possibly ever have?

Introducing Summer Camp USA: the hardest job you’ll ever love!

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High Five… Asia!

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, and one of the most diverse continents on the planet. It spans across 17 million square miles, and supports 3.9 billion people in 48 spellbinding countries.

So what have I done today? I’ve gone deep into the STA Travelchives and heaved up five of the continent’s most memorific experiences.

Whether you have travelled in Asia, or the flights are on the tip of your fingers, you’ll realise what a daunting task it was to summarise this continent in such broad strokes.

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