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Top 7 great places to stay in Bangkok!

Top 7 great places to stay in Bangkok!

Bangkok is a bustling, energy-consuming, down right crazy place to visit! You’re going to need a decent place to stay and a base to explore from. Plus air con and a roof top pool never hurt anyone! (it’s going to be hot in Bangkok, seriously hot). Here’s our pick of the top 7 places to(…)

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(…)

How to eat your way through Thailand

How to eat your way through Thailand

Today’s blog comes from Rebecca Whiteman, an STA Travel Student Ambassador and majoring in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. She loves to swim, cook (eat), and travel. She also loves being out of her comfort zone while traveling because that’s when she has had the most memorable experiences! As someone who has a nut allergy,(…)

Soaking Up (or Just Getting Soaked at) Songkran

Soaking Up (or Just Getting Soaked at) Songkran

Songkran, the famous Thai New Year festival, is upon us once again. It’s the infamous festival where thousands of Thais celebrate the end of the dry season by ‘cleansing’ themselves with water… in open warfare! Not only is it one of the most celebrated Buddhist festivals in Thailand, Songkran is also the world’s largest water fight.(…)

Meet the youngest person to travel to all sovereign countries…

Meet the youngest person to travel to all sovereign countries…

He’s ‘officially amazing’ and it all started when he booked his first backpacker adventure with STA Travel to South East Asia 8 years ago, from there he caught the travel bug and was inspired to visit all 196 countries! His name is James Asquith and he is officially the youngest person to travel to all(…)

Round the World in 6 Stops! #FeatureFriday

Round the World in 6 Stops! #FeatureFriday

This week’s #FeatureFriday takes inspiration from one of our favorite round the world routes, drum roll please…. The Mighty Mighty! Golden rays, hazy days, moonlit hikes & campfire nights. This is the Mighty Mighty route. . The world could be yours from $2,349! Check it out.. LONDON

What to do in Northern Thailand

What to do in Northern Thailand

Warmer than Norway and greener than Greenland; as “norths” go, northern Thailand is pretty brilliant. Getting there is pretty simple as the Bangkok – Chiang Mai train is not only fast, efficient and cheap, it’s also a Southeast Asian travel rite of passage. Choose first class and a private air-conditioned sleeper compartment. Go second to sit or(…)

Shakedown Dubai

Shakedown Dubai

Today’s blog is from STA Travel’s Emma Mitra who wasn’t really sure what to expect from Dubai before she booked a stop-over and decided to explore… I knew that there’d be guaranteed sunshine. I knew that the city is home to the world’s tallest building (hello, Burj Khalifa); the world’s first 7 star hotel (oh(…)

Meet Matt: AKA the Luckiest Man in the World

Meet Matt: AKA the Luckiest Man in the World

Back in September we announced the winner of our #60dayadventure competition in the UK . This lucky person would get flights to Sydney, accommodation for the whole stay, a campervan to explore with and the chance to report back and show the world the beauty of this part of Australia. That winner was Matt Harrison and,(…)