Surf’s up, drink up: the best bars in Surfers Paradise

Surf’s up, drink up: the best bars in Surfers Paradise

Here at STA Travel, we understand that when it comes to drinking (responsibly, of course) there are usually four different types of ‘sessions’ you could be feeling on any number of days. You’ve got the day drinking session, which is something you tend to go for when it’s nice and sunny outside or you’ve got(…)

11 reasons to visit the Gold Coast

11 reasons to visit the Gold Coast

Hanging out on the beach all day getting your tan on, or grabbing a surfboard and hitting the waves – this is the epitome of the Australian dream. One of the places where you can do all this and more is the Gold Coast. Need further explanation as to why you should visit? You greedy(…)

Romantic place names from around the world

Romantic place names from around the world

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re bad at poems… go travel. With Valentine’s Day upon us, we took a look at some of the most romantic sounding destinations in the world. Kissing, Bavaria, Germany Credit: loveheartseverywhere.wordpress.com Nothing ever gets done here, but the locals are very friendly. Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, Germany Credit: bavaria.by Now(…)

Top five heart-shaped islands in the world

Top five heart-shaped islands in the world

Love is in the air, and it’s in the water too apparently. When you think of a romantic destination, your mind probably wanders to Paris or Venice. Sure, a gondola ride is a dreamy way to spend an afternoon, but what could be more romantic than a heart-shaped island? Turns out mother nature was also(…)

7 reasons not to go to the UK

7 reasons not to go to the UK

Thinking of heading to see what Great Britain has to offer? Before you do you should really consider these 7 reasons NOT to go. But if stunning scenery, fresh seaside air, vibrant buzz of cities mixed with enough attractions to make sure you aren’t thinking of things to do are your thing then sure, go(…)

15 things to know before visiting Great Britain

15 things to know before visiting Great Britain

So you’re thinking of travelling to Great Britain, but you’re not really sure where to begin. Not only are we here to tell you what makes Britain great, but we’re also here to give you the low-down on a particular species of charming human: the Brit. 1. Brits are extremely proud of their local ‘delicacies’(…)

To Bestival and Beyond! Explore the South Coast of England

To Bestival and Beyond! Explore the South Coast of England

Times are changing for British festivals. Two of Britain’s top music events have announced that they are relocating; Glastonbury Festival will soon be moving from the iconic Worthy Farm to Longleat in Wiltshire, whilst Bestival is moving from Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, to a new home on the Dorset coast.(…)

Will you turn your world upside down this World Cancer Day?

Will you turn your world upside down this World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day (4 February) aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by bringing cancer to the front of people’s minds. STA Travel and Teen Cancer America want you to show your support by turning your world upside down and donating. 1. Share a photo of yourself doing a hand stand on Facebook(…)

Vegetarian dining in China: on a budget and in style

Vegetarian dining in China: on a budget and in style

Today’s blog comes from Tristan Davis, an STA Travel Student Ambassador at New York University (NYU) and an avid budget backpacker! He shares his tips on vegetarian dining on a budget in China… This past summer I had the opportunity to backpack through China for a month, and though I was amazed by the country’s beauty, history(…)

10 reasons why it’s time you went to South Africa

10 reasons why it’s time you went to South Africa

South Africa is diverse in more ways than one. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is a land of opportunity when it comes to unique travel experiences, incredible views, beaches, unforgettable safaris and PENGUINS! We countdown the top 10 reasons why it’s time you went to South Africa, you best go buy yourself a safari hat… The Views(…)