ASOS Insider photo diary: Shope Delano sails Croatia

ASOS Insider photo diary: Shope Delano sails Croatia

Last summer we followed ASOS insider Shope Delano on her Croatian sailing trip from Split, through the islands of Hvar and Bol, then on to Dubrovnik. Along the way, we stopped off at hidden beaches, got loose on party islands and explored ancient cities. Does life really get much better than that? Here’s a little rundown of her time spent sailing one(…)

Instagram Envy: Spring break 2018 essentials

Instagram Envy: Spring break 2018 essentials

Spring Break virgin? We bet you’re dying with jealousy while looking at your friends’ Instagrams of their exploits in Cancun, Panama City and beyond. …Or perhaps you have been before, but you just didn’t get any good photos to remember it by. We’ve been there – a phone full of memories far too embarrassing to(…)

6 things I learned from studying abroad

6 things I learned from studying abroad

So why study abroad? It can be expensive, you’ll have to start your social status from the bottom and how will you deal with the FOMO of home? All trivial questions, yes, but as a student who took the plunge and came out the other side, I can safely say it was (bold statement coming)(…)

10 JAPANESE BIZARRE BUT DELICIOUS FOODIE EXPERIENCES

10 JAPANESE BIZARRE BUT DELICIOUS FOODIE EXPERIENCES

If, like many modern travelers, your ideal trip is discovering the area with your mouth and stomach, we think the culinary hot spot Japan might just be the place for you. Pokémon flavored Mcflurries, curries served in toilets and cheap Japanese beers down Piss Alley? We are soy into these bizarre but delicious Japanese eateries.(…)

8 days in mainland Thailand

8 days in mainland Thailand

I’m Rachael, one of the website guru’s at STA Travel. Certified Netflix binger, and beer pong fan. I recently got back from an Asia trip – and by recently I mean 6 months ago, but I’m in denial. Of the places I visited, I spent 6 weeks in Thailand. As well as eating my body(…)

The Ultimate European food glossary

The Ultimate European food glossary

Europe is filled with amazing scenery, culture, islands, mountains and nightlife… but it’s the food that holds a real magnetizing quality for millions of travelers who hit up the continent each year. From decadent desserts, to Neapolitan crust pizza covered in San Marzano tomato and those delectable black dough-bubbles, and from succulent wines, cheeses and(…)

How to drain every last drop from your Contiki trip around Europe

How to drain every last drop from your Contiki trip around Europe

Recently, STA Travel sent fifty wide-eyed Aussie competition winners to Europe on Contiki’s ‘Western Quest’ tour (hard life, ey mate). They checked London, Barcelona, Paris, Bordeaux and San Sebastien off their list, while partying, eating, and soaking up the culture. If you’re thinking of hopping over the Atlantic for a similar trip around Europe aboard(…)

5 unusual and adventurous places to stay in Europe

5 unusual and adventurous places to stay in Europe

Europe is packed full of totally unique and crazy places to stay. From prison cells to UFOs – here are our top five picks. 1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland – Finland Marvel at the Northern Lights from your very own snow igloo in Lapland. Fancy something a little warmer? A glass igloo could be more(…)

2018 Spring Break Survival Guide

2018 Spring Break Survival Guide

Want someone to tell you what you need, but don’t want the embarrassing conversation with your mom as you’re leaving? We’re here to help. Change your money A post shared by Me Gusta Photography (@megusta_photo) on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:06pm PDT Bring local currency with you if traveling outside the US. It can be(…)

The Europe foodie lust-list

The Europe foodie lust-list

When it comes to Europe, we could write a list as long as a piece of string of delicious regional dishes to try. But frankly, we’ve got worldwide adventures to plan, so here’s just a little taster of some foodie sensations you’ll experience in some of our favorite European cities. London, UK Don’t be disheartened(…)