Carry-on essentials: short flights vs long haul

Carry-on essentials: short flights vs long haul

It’s the holiday season and if you’ve got upcoming travels on your radar, you might be thinking about what to pack. Depending on if you’re flying for a long or short period of time, the things you bring along in in your carry-on will be different (long flights usually require more preparation to enjoy comfortably). To make(…)

Budget guide to a Dubai layover

Budget guide to a Dubai layover

With an average of 193,000 travelers moving through Dubai airport every day, many find themselves there on long layovers. While the airport is modern, sleek, and comfortable, you might want to take advantage and move out into the city. This suggested itinerary is great for anyone who wants to experience a small slice of the(…)

The BEST Christmas presents for travelers

Christmas presents are hard to buy at the best of times, but what do you get someone that has to cram their life into a backpack?! Well… Here’s a few suggestions. We ho ho hope they are useful! Travel Journal/Diary Great memories are made when traveling, but a lot can be forgotten (mainly due to(…)

KYKO – STA Travel Sounds artist of the month

KYKO – STA Travel Sounds artist of the month

The music scene in London just keeps better! The capital is heaving with so many exciting young artists, KYKO included. South London-born and raised Verrill, a multi-instrumentalist with a feverish passion for experimenting, has been crafting noise since reaching his teens. Raised in a household rife with the sounds of Paul Simon and British bands(…)

Insider Tip: When should I buy a flight for my Christmas or New Year’s vacay?

Insider Tip: When should I buy a flight for my Christmas or New Year’s vacay?

Still haven’t booked something for Christmas or New Year, but know you don’t want to stay at home this year? We know finding cheap holiday flights can be a bit of hassle, whether you want to visit friends and family or go on a festive adventure – so when is the best time to book(…)

The most beautiful Christmas lights around the World

The most beautiful Christmas lights around the World

With 32 days left until Christmas, we are starting to embrace the festive spirit. What could be more cheery than lights, and a lot of them? Grab yourself a cup of coffee, put the fire on and view some of the most illuminated cities in December. 1. Ljubljana, Slovenia Image: Visit Ljubljana 2. Barcelona, Spain Image: Barcelona(…)

5 of the most magical Christmas markets in Europe

5 of the most magical Christmas markets in Europe

Winter might be coming, but that doesn’t mean you should cool your wanderlust. Grab your mittens and wrap up warm as we share some our favourite European Christmas Markets for 2016. 1. Vilnius, Lithuania With its medieval layout, baroque cityscape, and cobblestone streets, the heart of Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius, charms in any season of(…)

Thanksgiving: NYC vs LA

The classic East vs West debate strikes again! Should you spend Thanksgiving in the sunshine of Los Angeles or go east and embrace New York’s autumn chill? Whether you’re looking to go head first into the nearest pumpkin pie or you’re looking to make a real difference and volunteer, here’s our top tips on celebrating(…)

5 Myths About Going on a Tour

5 Myths About Going on a Tour

What do you think of when you picture a tour? A massive group of people with matching hats following a big umbrella around. Well you couldn’t be more wrong! Our tours are all about immersing yourself in a destination, getting off the beaten track and just having a fantastic time. Lots of “backpacker snobs” will(…)

5 reasons why you should go an active tour!

5 reasons why you should go an active tour!

Stuck in a rut? Bored of the routine? Then it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee active tour. We’re all about new adventures here at STA Travel, we keep telling everyone to start one for goodness sake! By going on an active tour you’ll embark on the ultimate adventure. You’ll truly immerse yourself(…)