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From seasoned stalwarts to circuit newcomers, Europe hosts some of the most noteworthy festivals on the planet. With Europe’s 2020 festival season sadly cancelling due the impact of COVID-19 and many tickets rolling over to 2021, next year’s festivals are fast becoming the world’s most popular waitlist. Here are some of our festival favourites to
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Stubbed toes, wine without cheese, and Friends without the theme tune. From Edinburgh to Auckland, our STA Travel staff discuss their favorite festivals, go-to hometown music venues, and road trip guilty pleasures. Tania Gasnier, Head Designer, STA Travel New Zealand The windows are down, no one can hear, I’m on a road trip listening to…
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The British food scene is a vibrant mix of multicultural influences, reinvented classics and revolutionary street food. But before we go off on a whim about where to get the best Yorkshire pudding burritos, let’s take it back to basics and let you in on some of Britain’s finest culinary creations. 1. Cheese glorious cheese
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Have you ever… Slept sky-high in a crane, stayed nestled amongst the rain forest canopy or maybe you’d rather be closer to the floor in an exquisitely converted cave?  We’ve searched high and low to bring you the most unique places to stay around the world.  That’s right, a hostel made from a plane and this one
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Some things just feel better with music. Such as parties. And TRAVELING. Because let’s face it, without music, the world would just B flat, right? Collaborating with the music-mad crew at Beats Travel, STA Travel Beats are unique small group tours that are all about music, festivals and culture. From Iceland’s Secret Solstice to India’s
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Pad Thai, mango sticky rice and curries served up in coconuts… Sounds pretty freakin’ delicious, right?   Last month we offered up a tasty prize for one of you food aficionados and a friend to win the ultimate adventure – a tongue tingling tour of Thailand!  Over 500 amazing and punny entries later and we found our winner. A big congrats to @mackenzie_marasco for
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Whether you’re kick-starting the year with a meat-free resolution or you’ve been a veggie for years, traveling doesn’t need to be difficult. The UK is really easy to get around when living that vegan or veggie life.  England, Scotland and Wales In the UK, there’s a vegan revolution going on right now, with veganism reported
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Question: How do you make sure that your next trip is your best trip? Answer: You planet. OR, you could throw cosmic caution to the wind, and turn to the stars instead! Hear us out, celestial cynics. Ever wondered why you’re compatible with certain travel companions, or are drawn to seemingly random destinations? (Aside from
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Imagine you’re in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s buzzing second largest city. The streets are alive with the sounds of samba, the smells of caiprinhas and barbequed meat. Everywhere you look you see vibrant colours, feathers and quite a few sequins. It can only be the Rio Carnival, the world’s most famous celebration that attracts around
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You know you’ve turned 40 when you remember traveling with hand-written airline tickets, Sony Walkmans and something called maps. (Martians and Millennials, these were made of something called paper, and were designed to stop you from getting lost). There are obvious benefits to being 40, of course. Largely that you did most of your stupid
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