5 wonderfully weird traditions in Europe

5 wonderfully weird traditions in Europe

Here at STA Travel HQ, we’re fans of anything that’s slightly weird, or makes us question the sanity of the people who take part, including ourselves. We thought we’d do a round-up of what we think sound like some of the most fun traditions around Europe – because what would the world be without a(…)

Europe’s Best Music Festivals in 2017

It’s no secret that when it comes to parties, clubs and festivals, Europe leads the way. We may have Burning Man, but Europe has everything else – from nightclubs that don’t close their doors for the entire weekend (Berlin), to music festivals where the sun doesn’t set for three whole days (Iceland). If you’re venturing to(…)

Top Reasons to Travel Europe by Train

Top Reasons to Travel Europe by Train

Europe is an amazing continent with such a vibrant history and so much to see. Whether you want to have breakfast in London and watch the sunset at the Eiffel Tower, or enjoy the Alps and the Mediterranean, the train will get you there. It’s easy, relaxing and extremely convenient. Here are our reasons for(…)

Top 10 coolest things to do for FREE in Europe

Top 10 coolest things to do for FREE in Europe

Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson once perfectly harmonised to tell us that ‘the best things in life are free.’ The dreamy song is not only a catchy 90’s classic, it is actually very true… Everybody loves a freebie! With this in mind, we have selected 10 of the best FREE things to do in 10(…)

How to spend a 4-day weekend in the Galápagos

How to spend a 4-day weekend in the Galápagos

Today’s post is brought to you by STA Travel Student Ambassador, Emma Neely. Emma is a student at Michigan State University who has a passion for traveling and making friends around the world. She currently has traveled to 18 countries and counting!  The flora and fauna of the Galapagos is iconic, but to many people’s surprise there’s(…)

You’ll never guess where these celebrities ancestors originated from!

You’ll never guess where these celebrities ancestors originated from!

Discovering your family history is fascinating, but do you know what’s even more interesting? Celebrity family trees! Ellen DeGeneres According to an ancestral tracing company in Boston, Ellen and the Duchess of Cambridge, are 14th cousins, twice removed. The company discovered they are related through Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife Agnes Gascoigne who lived(…)

A Day in Cinque Terre

A Day in Cinque Terre

Today’s post comes from Jamie Aguilar, an STA Travel Student Ambassador and student majoring in Biological Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a passion for traveling and discovering the hidden gems of each and every city. She has currently traveled to 15 countries and is eager to continue her journey abroad.(…)

How to avoid pickpockets

How to avoid pickpockets

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! Traveling is amazing, and you will have(…)

Studying abroad in the summer – is it for you?

Studying abroad in the summer – is it for you?

Today’s post comes from Mina Seo, an STA Travel Student Ambassador at the University of California, Berkeley. Connect with Mina on Instagram, Twitter and follow her on Snap @minasayo. It may be hard as a college student to find time to travel, let alone study abroad; such was the case for me. From my yearly(…)

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,(…)