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22 Useful Tips We’ve Learned About Kenya

Kenya is one of those destinations that instantly brings to mind the classic Africa landscapes: beady eyes, and shaggy manes, padding across the khaki desert in search of the latest Canon zoom lens.

We’ve been satisfying travellers’ curiosity for travelling in Kenya for over 30 years, so when I put the call out for expert travel tips for travelling to East Africa’s I was swarmed with great ideas.

Coming up, are twenty two of the very best, from Victoria Two (STA Travel Reading), David Woodward (STA Travel Leicester), Mark Reynolds (STA Travel Belfast) and Daniel Painter (STA Travel Portsmouth).

If you’re interested in wildlife, then Kenya is the ideal place to visit. On paper, the National Parks are quite close together, but don’t be fooled — the landscapes are quite different, and as a result, the types of animals and birds that you see in each of them varies tremendously.

If you’re a traveller who seeks out amazing experiences, you’ll be right at home in Kenya.

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5 Easy Ways to Improve your STA Travel Blog Experience

Everywhere I turn, there’s a blog. There are blogs about cheese. Blogs about dogs. Blogs about clogs. Blogs about blogs, and blogs about blogs about blogs. But hold up, not everyone’s a 5-star blog nut.

So I figured I’d hit the pause button for a moment, to fire over a few ways to improve your experience with the STA Travel Blog, and other blogs around the internet.

If you rally through all five of these, I figure it will take you about 4 minutes and 32 seconds. I know this, because I just timed our Intern.

Your experience with the STA Travel Blog is about to get a whole lot cooler | Photo by megan leetz

If you can think of other ways you’d like to be involved, right here on your favourite travel blog, be sure to let me know via the comment blocks below this post.
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Shakedown, Beijing

Welcome back to the weekly Shakedown, the STA Travel Blog feature that rattles a destination until it gives up its inside story; including hints and tips on making the most of your time in the area, plus some diamond insights into the ways of life that make a place so unique.

This week, we’re taking a look at one of the world’s busiest cities, as famous for its clucking side streets as its iconic and historical landscape. If you have no idea about where we’re headed (you haven’t read the title) then buckle up, as we take Beijing through the Shakedown.


 Choice is something you'll never be stuck for in Beijing | Photo by ernop

You’ll discover more about the Chinese capital’s history-chomping sites, and discover how you can follow in the footsteps of dynasties gone by, while rubbing shoulders with the locals that make up the world’s fifth largest city by population.
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