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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 Cath Millman

20,000 People. 150,000 Tomatoes. 1 Hour. It Can Only Mean One Thing…

La Tomatina festival, Spain might actually be the single most fun experience in the world. Where else do you find an entire town excitedly taking part in the world’s biggest annual food fight? It’s one of those ‘must do’ travel experiences and here’s your guide as to what to expect.

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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 Lisa Crowther

How much does it cost to travel in South America for 3 months?

So you’ve decided to go on your dream trip through South America, but how much is it going to cost you?! Here’s a handy guide with some very, rough, ball park figures to help you work out exactly how much you’ll need to travel this sprawling continent.

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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

Ask the Experts: How Can my Gap Year Benefit my CV?

This week we welcome Lucy from our Leeds Vicar Lane store to our Ask the Experts panel and throw her in at the deep end by asking her to help blog reader Laurie plan her Gap Trip. Here’s what she suggests…

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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?