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,(…)

How to travel the East Coast of Australia for under $1,150

How to travel the East Coast of Australia for under $1,150

If you’re really keen to travel the East Coast of Australia but think it might break the bank, let us reassure you that it doesn’t have to. One of our staff members, Rachael, had exactly the same worry for her first year of working and traveling Australia. She’s here to tell you how she managed(…)

Discovering my great great granddad’s infamous NYC history

Discovering my great great granddad’s infamous NYC history

Today’s blog was written by STA Travel’s very own Social Media wizz and self-professed genealogy geek, Dana Windley. This is the story of how he came to discover his family history wasn’t as ordinary as he first thought. Who do I think I am? Do you watch the TV series “Who Do You Think You(…)

Get the scoop on the best places for ice cream in New York City

Get the scoop on the best places for ice cream in New York City

There’s no better treat to take you back to your childhood than a scoop of ice cream, it’s nostalgic heaven! Whether you’re after the simple joy of vanilla or something a little more experimental, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the best ice cream New York City has to offer. Momofuku Milk Bar(…)

7 ways to choose the right volunteer project for you

7 ways to choose the right volunteer project for you

Volunteering abroad is one of the most rewarding and inspiring ways to travel. It adds a deeper layer to your experience and provides you with incredible memories, as well as the chance to give something back as you travel the world. While there maybe a huge amount your presence and support can provide to others,(…)