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By Lisa Crowther

The Top 5 Ways to Spot the Big 5 in South Africa

South Africa is a wonderland, a part of the world that won’t fail to surprise and astound you time and time again. There are a huge selection of overland trips to help you get up close and personal with the Big Five in South Africa, here are our pick of the top 5 overland trips to spot the Big 5.

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By Lisa Crowther

A Dummy’s Guide to Working in New Zealand

o you want to grab hold of your life and give it a thorough shake? Then consider a working holiday, more specifically, consider a working holiday in New Zealand. We’ve produced this handy guide to help you with those frequently asked questions about working holidays in New Zealand, to help get you on your way to your own adventure.

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By Anna Corbett

19 Essential Christmas Gifts for Travellers

Struggling with ideas for Christmas presents? Here are 19 great ideas for gifts for travellers – you’re welcome.

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By Guest Blogger

5 mistakes you’ll make before you become a professional travel photographer

So you want to take your travel photography to the next level? There are a few classic pitfalls you’ll need to negotiate. We asked award-winning travel photographer Stuart Beesley to share them with us. Be sure to make them now, before you turn pro!

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By Guest Blogger

Where to Find the Best Burgers in the USA

Self-declared foodie and STA Travel staffer Tom Browne knows a lot about the USA. And burgers. Here’s his guide to the most amazing burgers to…

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By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: Where Should I Go to Finish my Souteast Asia Trip After Thailand?

Our Ask the Experts blog series is your chance to challenge our Travel Experts with the travel question that has been weighing on your mind. This week Claire steps up to answer an Asia themed question sent in from Jenifer in Cumbria.

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By Anna Corbett

High Five… Greece!

Sun kissed beaches, ancient ruins, wineries, great food and active adventures, there’s not a lot that Greece doesn’t have, and at just 3 hours flight from London paradise is a lot closer (and cheaper) than you’d imagine. Join us as we count down our top 5 experiences in beautiful Greece.

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By Lisa Crowther

Hazardous creatures of the deep; what marine life should you avoid when snorkelling and diving abroad.

As you are probably aware of by now, we’ve opened our very own set of STA Travel Clinics. Little hubs of travel health information where…

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By Lisa Crowther

13 Travel Expert Tips for an Amazing Campervan Experience

Driving a campervan down a deserted foreign road is one of the ultimate feelings of freedom. It’s a great adventure but it can also be a great way to save money on your trip too. We grilled 3 of our Travel Experts for their top tips on making the most from your campervan hire in Australia and New Zealand.

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By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: What Tours Would You Suggest for An Adventure Junkie?

Our Experts take the reins of the STA Travel Blog again this week and aim to help one of our travel hungry blog readers fulfill their travelling desires with their tip top advice. This week they’re talking (very) active adventures…