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10 most surprising places to celebrate St Paddy’s

It’s time to get your bright green clothing out the back of your wardrobe, start training your taste buds for copious amounts of Guinness, and be prepared for a crazy St Paddy’s celebration. Ireland is not the only place you can go to celebrate though…

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Top 5 hipster neighbourhoods in Canada

Hey you, the one with the facial hair and trousers rolled up! We’ve found the five hippest neighbourhoods that are about to make your man-bun fall off. And no, they’re not in London or Melbourne but dotted across the glorious nation of Canada. From Toronto’s quirky street art to Winnipeg’s trendy Osborne Village, get ready to brunch your way around the hipster hoods of this vibrant country…

1. Toronto: West Queen West

Morning stroll

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How much do you need for 1 month in Oz?

Here at STA Travel we pride ourselves on the fact we “know because we go”, so instead of giving you a generic post about spending in Australia we thought we’d hand it over to Rachael, who can give you the lowdown on how much you should spend in Australia in one month– drawing on her own experiences.

I worked and travelled in Australia for exactly 2 years – I literally left one day before my visa ended because I loved it so much, so I’d like to think I know a fair amount about the place. If you’re off there for a month and want to know how much you’ll need then I’ll split it into four sections: transport, accommodation, food and spending. This is a general guide, as opposed to state focused, so please bear that in mind – and don’t hate me if you spend more than this. Let’s say you’re travelling all of Australia in that time…very ambitious, but let’s go with it.

Transport

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10 images of Canada to make you book your flights immediately

Warning! You are at risk of having an uncontrollable urge to book flights to Canada after reading this blog. Toronto’s dramatic skyline, Lake Moraine’s juicy watermelon, Pemberton’s Music Festival and Fogo Island’s sumptuous breakfast are about to make your fingers start clicking on the search for Canada flights button. It’s a natural reaction, you’re only human but don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Wait until you see that little house in Quebec…

1. The Toronto skyline

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5 Thailand experiences your mates won’t have already done

So you’ve partied hard at the Full Moon, Black Moon, Blue Moon*, Jungle Moon, Half Moon, and you’re starting to think, well what else is there left to do in Thailand?

Well stop right there. We’ve found five Thai experiences that will make you put your neon paint into semi-retirement. We’ll guarantee you’ll meet locals like never before, work with remote hilltribes, become an expert tightrope walker and chef extraordinaire all at the same time.

*think this is actually a beer not a moon-related party.

1. Lend a helping hand to the hilltribes


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