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10 things you need to know about booking your next flight as early as possible

Everybody wants to pay as little as humanly possible for their trip. Why waste cash on expensive flights when you could spend it on, you know, actually travelling? But how can you make sure you’re getting the best deal? Fear not, we’re about to give you a few handy hints and insider info that could help you save a bundle on your next trip.


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What I Learned from Volunteering in Cambodia

STA Travel’s Tom Ringham, a Travel Expert in our Plymouth store, headed to Cambodia for an incredible week volunteering with local communities. He tells us why it changed his life.

Earlier this year, STA Travel offered me the opportunity to volunteer on their Teaching Children in Cambodia trip. My response? Uhhh…yes please!

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Insider secrets to improve your travel photography in a flash

We caught up with not one but two photography experts to find out everything you need to know to improve your travel photos. Joe Cornish, one of the world’s leading landscape photographers and author of First Light: A Landscape Photographer’s Art, talks about his experiences with the Sony Alpha 7R and his travels..

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The best of Barcelona on a budget

This blog post comes from Scarlett Robinson and Olivia Thurlow from Bournemouth, who are two of our many Student Travel Ambassadors across the country. They gave us the lowdown on painting Barcelona red on a modest budget.

The summer before university stole away our childhood friends (and our money), myself and six friends decided to make the most out of the ridiculously cheap flights available around Europe, and for a £70 return we were on our way for a 3 night adventure in Barcelona… Viva la fiesta!


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7 Totally Unique Hotels and Hostels that’ll Knock your Socks Off

When you’re travelling, the hotel rooms aren’t usually much to write home about; who wants to hear how lumpy your bottom bunk is or whether they served fried eggs or scrambled for breakfast? But we’ve done the rounds and turned up some pretty incredible accommodation that just might make it into your postcards to mum and dad. Of course we’re not suggesting you waste valuable tourist time cooped up in your room, but these unique hotels and hostels mean the fun doesn’t have to stop when you turn in for the night.

Image courtesy of Auggie Tolosa via Flickr

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