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Who’s your Best of British? Make your choice now!

Back in March, we teamed up with Jack Wills to celebrate the talents of amazing young people in the UK, as part of the Young Brits 2014 competition. The response was incredible, and now you’ve only got a few days left to vote for your top 8 entrants. The nationwide search proudly salutes the best of the best in Britain, people doing extraordinary things, and the fantastic judging panel includes industry leaders from the V&A, Football Association, London Science Museum, Wired and STA Travel. But first, you’ve got to cast your vote and whittle the shortlist down to a truly impressive batch of Brits.

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8 Reasons We Wish We Could Bring Our Dads Travelling

In case you’d forgotten, Father’s Day is just around the corner (don’t panic, there’s still time to hit the shops and grab an embarrassing card). So naturally we’re getting all sentimental and thinking about what makes our dads so great, and why they’d be pretty awesome to go travelling with. Sure most of us can’t wait to head out into the big wide world, parent-free, once we’re old enough but there’s something to be said for a bit of one-on-one time with your dad, too. So in the lead up to 15th June (put it in your diaries!), we’ve come up with a few reasons why we’d love to buy an extra ticket for our dads and whisk them away on our round the world trip with us.


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The Great Snowball Fight of South Africa

This blog comes from Ben Chown, one of our Student Travel Ambassadors at Northumbria University.

Yes you read that correctly: the great snowball fight of South Africa. I was on an incredible expedition which included a 5 day trek through the Drakensberg Mountains, hours of travelling in the back of a pickup truck (legally!), a hippo in the street, meeting new and interesting people, the best barbecues, a 7 hour mountain horseback ride and a day safari through a preserved national park, to name just a few things (I don’t want to bore you). However, none of these experiences – incredible as they were – quite topped the list.

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Get off the Beaten Track and Discover the Europe Less Travelled

This blog comes from Rachel Skillen, one of our fantastic Student Travel Ambassadors from The University of Sheffield. 

Just a few miles from some of the biggest tourist hot spots in Europe, you’ll find a select few places far more peaceful, more beautiful and more impressive than the landmarks you’ve read about in guidebooks. These little gems are less crowded and cheaper than the mainstream attractions, so here are a few sights you should definitely try and visit during your travels this summer.

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21 things you probably didn’t know about Colombia

If you haven’t been to Colombia yet, what’s stopping you? The stunning South American country really does have it all: sandy Caribbean beaches, lush jungles, awesome nightlife, amazing food… can I book my flight now?

But of course there’s more to Colombia than stunning scenery and parties, so we thought we’d give you the lowdown on the country’s history, culture, geography – everything, really – in a neat little list-shaped package.

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