The BEST Christmas presents for travelers

Christmas presents are hard to buy at the best of times, but what do you get someone that has to cram their life into a rucksack?! Well… Here’s a few suggestions. We ho ho hope they are useful! Travel Journal/Diary Great memories are made when traveling. But a lot can be forgotten (mainly due to(…)

KYKO – STA Travel Sounds artist of the month

KYKO – STA Travel Sounds artist of the month

The music scene in London just keeps better! The capital is heaving with so many exciting young artists, KYKO included. South London-born and raised Verrill, a multi-instrumentalist with a feverish passion for experimenting, has been crafting noise since reaching his teens. Raised in a household rife with the sounds of Paul Simon and British bands(…)

Insider Tip: When should I buy a flight for my Christmas or New Year’s vaca?

Insider Tip: When should I buy a flight for my Christmas or New Year’s vaca?

Still haven’t booked something for Christmas or New Year, but know you don’t want to stay at home this year? We know finding cheap holiday flights can be a bit of hassle, whether you want to visit friends and family or go on a festive adventure – so when is the best time to book(…)

The most beautiful Christmas lights around the World

The most beautiful Christmas lights around the World

With 32 days left until Christmas, we are starting to embrace the festive spirit. What could be more cheery than lights, and a lot of them? Grab yourself a cup of coffee, put the fire on and view some of the most illuminated cities in December. 1. Ljubljana, Slovenia Image: Visit Ljubljana 2. Barcelona, Spain Image: Barcelona(…)

5 of the most magical Christmas markets in Europe

5 of the most magical Christmas markets in Europe

Winter might be coming, but that doesn’t mean you should cool your wanderlust. Grab your mittens and wrap up warm as we share some our favourite European Christmas Markets for 2016. 1. Vilnius, Lithuania With its medieval layout, baroque cityscape, and cobblestone streets, the heart of Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius, charms in any season of(…)

Thanksgiving: NYC vs LA

The classic East vs West debate strikes again! Should you spend Thanksgiving in the sunshine of Los Angeles or go east and embrace New York’s autumn chill? Whether you’re looking to go head first into the nearest pumpkin pie or you’re looking to make a real difference and volunteer, here’s our top tips on celebrating(…)

5 Myths About Going on a Tour

5 Myths About Going on a Tour

What do you think of when you picture a tour? A massive group of people with matching hats following a big umbrella around. Well you couldn’t be more wrong! Our tours are all about immersing yourself in a destination, getting off the beaten track and just having a fantastic time. Lots of “backpacker snobs” will(…)

5 reasons why you should go an active tour!

5 reasons why you should go an active tour!

Stuck in a rut? Bored of the routine? Then it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee active tour. We’re all about new adventures here at STA Travel, we keep telling everyone to start one for goodness sake! By going on an active tour you’ll embark on the ultimate adventure. You’ll truly immerse yourself(…)

Discovering the Spring Break Hotspots of Cancun

Discovering the Spring Break Hotspots of Cancun

Who said “hotspots” are just for wifi? On a spring break trip, the hope is that you’re having fun and living in the moment, rather than being glued to your phone 24/7 or constantly asking, “where is the Wifi?” Cancun is known as being one of the top places the spend your spring break vacation, so(…)

14 Packing Tips for Spring Break

14 Packing Tips for Spring Break

The best time of the year for college students is spring break. Having roughed it through midterms, roommate debacles, and group assignments it’s time for a well-deserved break. One of most sought after spring break vacations is to Cancun, Mexico. With so much to look forward to in Cancun, the last thing you want on(…)