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13 Bizarre World Festivals for your Diary in 2014

One of the best things about travelling is escaping the ordinary, and discovering the weird and wonderful of the the world, and boy, is there a lot of the weird! The world is full of different cultures and customs, where one person’s norm is another person’s strange and festivals are all about people coming together to celebrate that.

The world is full of bizarre festivals, from street tomato fights to days dedicated to the male genitalia (yes really). So if you want to discover more of the world’s wackiness, fill up your 2014 calendar with our pick of the world’s most bizarre festivals…

Argungun Fishing Festival, Kebbi State, Nigéria

Argungu Fishing Festival. Image courtesy of gvizane via Flickr.

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High Five… High Fives of 2013!

As the year draws to a close, join me as I take a look back through my choice of the best blogs from our High Five series in 2013. Our High Five series aims to give a short blast of inspiration about one specific destination of theme of experiences including tips and advice on how to make the most of your time in a destination.

This year we’ve had some absolute crackers (Christmas pun totally intentional), and next year our High Five series will be back better than ever – but in the mean time, here’s a recap of the very best articles from last year.


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Ask the Experts: How Can I Improve my Chances of Getting A Working Holiday Visa For Canada?

Welcome back to Ask the Experts, the weekly blog post that sees some of our finest Travel Experts racking their brains, flexing their travel knowledge and generally dazzling the world with their expertise as they answer your travel related questions.

One or more of our Experts are here every week, so if you’ve got a travel itch that you just can’t scratch, drop them an email and they’ll answer your question right here on the blog.

This week Lucy is here to answer James’ question about working holidays in Canada, what’s your question James?

Hi, I’m interested in working in North America, I’d prefer to go to Canada but I’ve heard the visas are quite hard to get hold of, do you have any tips of ways I can make myself more likely to get one? Also, If I don’t manage to – what are some great work options in the USA please? James, London

Canada is so hot right now, (metaphorically speaking only of course) so Lucy should have some cracking advice for you James, Lucy, what you saying?

Quebec, Canada.

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Merry Christmas from STA Travel UK!

Merry Christmas to you and your family from everyone here at STA Travel UK.

Thank you for reading our blog, sending in your questions and leaving your comments. I hope we’ve managed to inspire you during 2013 and give you some thing to think about for travel in 2014 and beyond.

Stay with us next year for more exciting travel related content on worldwide destinations, as well as much more inspiration, tips and advice and the details of a lot of amazing travel deals.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a travel filled New Year!

Merry Christmas!

High Five…USA Christmas Movie Settings

There’s so many things that make Christmas special – silly jumpers, fuzzy heads, tinsel strewn trees and stuffing yourself silly among them. But nothing quite beets snuggling down on the sofa for some Christmas movie cheer. So grab the mulled wine and tune in for our high 5 USA Christmas movie locations.

Let’s get festive and take a look at our favourite USA movie settings…

Ice-skating in New York - the quintessential New York activity

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