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The Best Places to Eat in New York on a Budget

New York is one of the best places in the world for delicious food. You’re spoiled for choice when around every street corner is a new delicious thing to try. Luckily for us, one of our STA Travel staffers is quite the expert in all things NYC (and all things food) and he’s put together his top choices for the best budget eats in the city.

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By Lisa Crowther

12 Simple Steps to Help you Become a Fully Fledged Kiwi

Here’s a slightly cheeky look at 12 different ways you can blend in during a trip to New Zealand. We’re talking L&P, jandals and fush and chups…

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By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: Which are the Best Thai Islands?

It’s time for another question from one of our blog readers and on this week’s Ask the Experts blog, Lucy and Claire share their opinion on the best islands to visit in Thailand. Let’s see what they’ve come up with…

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By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: When is the Best Time to Visit New York?

It’s time for another Ask the Experts edition and this week Gordon, an STA Travel Blog reader from Scotland, wants to know when our Travel Experts think is the best time to visit New York city. Let’s see what they suggest…

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By Cath Millman

20 Ways to Meet Interesting People on your Travels

Making new friends while travelling the world is a huge part of the experience, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll meet some of the most fun, interesting and crazy people you’ll ever meet in your life while on your adventure. Here are our 20 top tips for meeting interesting people and help you become the most popular traveller on the road.

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By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: What are the Unmissable Sights Around Ontario and Toronto, Canada?

It’s time for another edition of Ask the Experts, the blog series where our Travel Experts step away from their duties in store, and tackle a travel related question sent in by one of our blog readers. This week Rebecca from Scotland needs help planning her trip to Canada.

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By Lisa Crowther

16 Travel Tips for Saving Money

Travelling isn’t cheap, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s worth it. So any possible way to save those few extra coins on your trip can be the difference between coming home and continuing your adventure. Here are 16 travel tips to help you save money while travelling.

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By Anna Corbett

High Five… Malaysia!

Malaysia is one destination that has it all, incredible landscapes, interesting and colourful culture, delicious food, thriving Metropolis’ and amazing wildlife. There’s so much to see and do it would be a hard job to narrow that down to just a top five. But we’ve done it, would you agree we’ve got the right five?

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By Lisa Crowther

Travellers’ Diarrhoea: How to Avoid it and What to do if it’s too Late!

It’s not the most pleasant, travel related topic to think about when planning a trip, but traveller diarrhoea is a very real problem when travelling to many parts of the world and shouldn’t be ignored. There are a few simple steps we can take to avoid it, and a few more to treat it. Trained Masta nurse Michelle takes us through her advice.

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By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: Can you Help me Plan my Trip to China?

Our Travel Experts are here to offer another snippet of sound travel advice to one of our blog readers. This week they are tackling a question about the very best way to spend a trip to China. Here’s what they had to say…