Surviving travel as a couple

Surviving travel as a couple

Today’s blog comes from Ryan and Lucy Williams who booked with STA Travel last year and had one epic adventure! Travelling as a couple is a totally different beast compared with going it alone or heading out with a group of friends. Knowing how to tame that beast is the key to coexisting and thriving(…)

Can a travel romance go the distance?

Can a travel romance go the distance?

Today’s blog comes from Liz who flew off on her first great adventure 10 years ago… The 31st Jan 2005 was the day I got on the plane for my post-uni big trip. I’d booked to go to a conservation project in Belize and, when I was sent my STA ticket a few days before(…)

Mardi Gras: 5 Fun Facts

Mardi Gras: 5 Fun Facts

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is traditionally the last day for Catholics to indulge before Ash Wednesday, and has evolved into quite the party, not only in the American South but across the country. It’s the last day of Carnival season and the party only gets bigger every year. People typically associate New(…)

What’s Your Spring Break Style?

What’s Your Spring Break Style?

You’re nearly there. You can see the light flickering at the end of the tunnel, it’s almost… SPRING BREAK! So what kind of Spring Breaker are you going to be this year? The Beach Bum Is your idea of a good time sun, sea, sand and cocktails? Then you’re a Beach Bum and proud of it!(…)

Spring Break 2016: Cancun

Spring Break 2016: Cancun

Cancun is the Mecca of Spring Break. When you think Spring Break, you think Cancun. It has the perfect mix of incredible hotels, wild nightlife, stunning beaches and (very) relaxed drinking laws! It is truly the ultimate Spring Break destination. Nightlife Seriously, forget about the rest of Mexico. When it comes to the best nightlife and biggest(…)

The Super Bowl Sunday Guide to San Francisco

The Super Bowl Sunday Guide to San Francisco

Planning to head to the Bay Area for the upcoming Super Bowl 50? Chances are if you’re heading to Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, you’re flying into San Francisco International Airport, and if so, we’ve got just the itinerary for you. If you’re planning on arriving a few days early and staying a few days(…)

Insider Tips Into The NZ Music Scene

Insider Tips Into The NZ Music Scene

How’s your knowledge of the NZ music scene? Not great? Thought so. Having grown up in New Zealand @AnnaCoddingtonMusic knows where to go to get off the beaten track. Read her New Zealand insider tips and what festivals you should be heading to this year: WHAT HOME GROWN KIWI ANNA CODDINGTON THINKS Anna’s number one(…)

Who Anna Coddington listens to

Who Anna Coddington listens to

We asked our latest STA Travel Sounds artist Anna Coddington which local New Zealand artists she thinks are awesome – here are her top 3: 1. LIPS LIPS is a Tuscon-based two piece, which was started by Auckland native Steph Brown. Steph is an absolute badass on anything with a keyboard and usually plays 3(…)

STA Travel Sounds: Anna Coddington

STA Travel Sounds: Anna Coddington

After a brief hiatus following her critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Cat & Bird’, Anna Coddington returned to push in a new direction with a string of bold singles: Bird In Hand, Make You Mine and The Runner. In 2015 she followed these with self-produced single Slate and a NZ tour with US-based Silver Scroll winner(…)

EVERYBODY LOVES KUNG FU FIGHTING…

EVERYBODY LOVES KUNG FU FIGHTING…

China hits you like a Kung-Fu ‘Tiger Punch’ to the face! Frank was our G adventures tour guide and to be honest, if it wasn’t for him we’d probably still be trying to make our way out of Beijing airport. If you’re thinking of taking on China be sure to have your very own ‘Frank’(…)