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5 islands to visit and make your friends ridiculously jealous!

Beaches that go on for miles, the sound of waves and untouched sand. Paradise! Thousands of islands dot our oceans and seas, and these are the best of the best that surround the Philippines. So, close your eyes and picture your dream paradise island. We’re willing to bet you a round of piña coladas that you just imagined one on the list of our top 5! Which one is calling for you?

1. Boracay

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17 must-see places to visit in 2017

2017 is going to be your year and do you know why? Because we have put together the ULTIMATE travel bucket list to help you fall back in love with the world again. We have hand-selected these incredible destinations for you to immerse yourself in with their diverse landscapes, ancient traditions, buzzing cities and beaches to die for. There’s something in this glorious list for everyone.

Your passport will thank us for it, get planning!

1. Philippines

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Why January is the best time to book!

Ahhh life’s great mysteries, when is the best time to book my trip? Should I book in advance or leave it until last minute? Hmm a couple of real head scratchers there! Haven’t got the foggiest? Well stop fretting. We’ve put together our wise old heads here at STA Travel to come up with a solution to your holiday-booking crisis.

Promos galore in January

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Why Bali for NYE is a great idea!

Forget about 2016 and welcome in 2017 in style, Bali style! With year round sunshine, epic waves, cultural festivities and some of the most incredible parties in the world this is where you want to be seeing the New Year in. Dance til dawn on golden sand and watch Kuta’s infamous fireworks light up the sky. Believe us when we say Bali is the ULTIMATE New Year’s celebration, you’ve still got time to book and it certainly beats queuing up for Wetherspoons!

So grab a cocktail and get ready for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve…

The weather

Escape the cold and drizzle of the UK and see the New Year in tropical style! Bali is a pretty warm climate year round, temperatures averaging around 27 degrees. So December and January will be lovely and warm, you just can’t beat popping champagne bottles in the sunshine! Just keep in mind, it’s also rainy season so there may be a couple of afternoon showers – but when’s a little rain stopped anybody drinking?

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10 reasons why you need a travel cash card in your life!

What are you doing with your money while you’re away? No idea? Don’t tell me you’re just taking your bank card over there. You want to make things as cheap, easy and safe as you can for yourself. The last thing you want to be doing is racking up high fees and putting yourself at risk of losing a heck of a lot of money. So that’s why we’ve created our beautiful little travel cash card and here are 10 reasons why you need it in your life…


Who doesn’t love a freebie right? When you purchase a cash card with us you can claim for a free second card. If you choose to use this as a spare then you can keep locked away while you use the other one. If your card gets stolen it’s quick and easy to block with a simple text. You can then transfer your money over to the back-up card by text as well. Easy peasy!

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