Travel Stories

A Christmas in Bali

A Christmas in Bali

I’m Jemma, one of STA Travel’s Digital Exec’s, email machine and serious Bali beach-bum… It is quickly approaching the two-year mark now since I spent my first Christmas away from home. Away from the humming of Christmas songs, wrapping of trees in lights and tinsel, yummy comfort food and endless amounts of chocolate (I really(…)

Interview with #ThankfulForTravel Winner, Andrew Garcia!

Interview with #ThankfulForTravel Winner, Andrew Garcia!

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to travel this year. From San Francisco to Barcelona, to New York all the way home to San Diego; next time I’m taking Joselyne with me. @statravel #thankfulfortravel A post shared by A N D R E W G A R C I A (@drewcr3w) on Nov(…)

6 things I learned from studying abroad

6 things I learned from studying abroad

So why study abroad? It can be expensive, you’ll have to start your social status from the bottom and how will you deal with the FOMO of home? All trivial questions, yes, but as a student who took the plunge and came out the other side, I can safely say it was (bold statement coming)(…)

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(…)

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(…)

It Started With… A Gig: Traveling The World With Mumford & Sons

It Started With… A Gig: Traveling The World With Mumford & Sons

My first memory of Mumford & Sons was hearing their first ever play on BBC Radio 1 back in 2009. From that first chord in ‘Little Lion Man’ I was in musical love. Since then I’ve been traveling the world with the band which isn’t as stalkerish as it sounds, I promise. It all began(…)

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(…)

20 trips to do in your 20’s

20 trips to do in your 20’s

Written by Aj & Bianca We are two young Australian sisters who threw caution to the wind and set off on an adventure of a lifetime. After saving and planning for a year we took the plunge and began our world travel in January 2016. We know it can be very overwhelming planning a trip(…)

5 clichéd but bonafide reasons why you should travel…

5 clichéd but bonafide reasons why you should travel…

Lottie Croker is a 23 year old adventurer from the UK, she’s recently been travelling around South America and South East Asia for 6.5 months. She started a blog to document her travels and in doing so reignited a passion for all things travel, writing and photography. Here’s her take on why you should all(…)