Visit Britain: Conwy, Wales

Visit Britain: Conwy, Wales

Today’s blog comes from STA Travel’s own Alexis Merritt. Alexis is a Groups Specialist who has been just about everywhere, and she’s got lots of amazing stories from the road. Read on to hear about her favorite hidden gem in Great Britain. When you think of Britain, the first city that pops into your head is(…)

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Emirates Insider – Milan

Emirates Insider – Milan

Today’s blog comes from Tom Fenton, a Travel Expert from London, UK who, in October 2014, was picked to be one of 4 Emirates Insiders and sent to explore Milan! I’d worked in our central London store for a year and a half when I was chosen to travel as an Emirates Insider to Milan. Despite(…)

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Which Travel Tribe Are You?

Which Travel Tribe Are You?

By now you may have heard the Tribe names and maybe you’ve even taken our quiz, but how well do you really know each Travel Tribe? Which one sounds the most like your own travel style?   Free Wheeler As a kid, you loved to spin the globe, close your eyes and point to your(…)

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Planes Vs Trains: Why You Should Consider Rail in Europe

Planes Vs Trains: Why You Should Consider Rail in Europe

You’ve booked the trip of a lifetime, a multi-country itinerary through Europe with plenty of time to explore. But how are you getting from point A to point B? Sure, there are lots of budget carriers that will fly you between countries at a reasonable fare, but they just can’t come close to all the(…)

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5 lesser known Indian festivals

5 lesser known Indian festivals

Now, don’t get us wrong, Holi is amazing. Whether it’s in the depths of Rajasthan or on the streets on New York, the sight of revelers covered in colorful powder had become common all over the world. But, though being painted by a rainbow is undoubtedly a whole lot of fun, there are numerous other events throughout India(…)

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Top Travel Tips from the Experts!

Top Travel Tips from the Experts!

Some “travel tips” are really just more like “common sense”! By now we all know to remember to pack our passports, wear comfortable clothing and take your laptop out of your bag for the security screening – it’s not rocket science. But even the most seasoned traveler could use a few pointers or new ideas from(…)

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24 Hours in Surfers Paradise

24 Hours in Surfers Paradise

I love a good beach day. No matter the destination I am traveling to, my first thought is usually “Is there a beach involved?”. When I found out I was headed to Australia on a Contiki tour along the Gold Coast, I couldn’t have been more excited. It was early September when the weather in(…)

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Greece Top 5

Greece Top 5

Beaches? Stunning. History? Bags of it. Awesome islands? Hundreds. Scratch the surface of Greece and you’ll find incredible ruins, tiny mountain villages, fascinating wildlife and, yes, a party or seven. Hold on to your togas, here’s our Grecian top Five…   5 Ways to See the Very Best of Greece Visit Ancient Athens This ancient capital(…)

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How to say Thank You in 44 Languages

How to say Thank You in 44 Languages

As a traveler, one of the main reasons we love to get out there and visit far off places, is to indulge our desire to experience cultures. Honestly, not speaking the language, or generally having a clue what’s going on at all, is part of the fun! Yes, you could just mutter “Thank You” in English(…)

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How to follow Bilbo through Middle-earth…ring not required

How to follow Bilbo through Middle-earth…ring not required

Unless you’ve been living under a massive lichen covered rock since 2001 you’ll know that New Zealand is the setting for the epic The Hobbit Trilogy and, of course, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. There’s a very good reason for this (and we’re not just talking Jackson’s affinity for his home country), namely that(…)

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