Travel Stories

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(…)

10 Simple Steps to Help You Become a Full-Fledged Kiwi

10 Simple Steps to Help You Become a Full-Fledged Kiwi

So you’re off to New Zealand, take a moment and rejoice. Good for you. I’m sure you don’t need us to tell you what an amazing time you’re going to have, right? You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve spoken to people who have already been and you’ve done your research to make sure you don’t miss out(…)

Epic Adventures on New Zealand’s South Island

Epic Adventures on New Zealand’s South Island

Anyone who has been to New Zealand’s South Island will tell you that it’s tough to find a more naturally beautiful part of the world. Waters so blue you’d think they’d been Photoshopped, if you hadn’t seen them with your own eyes. Mighty glaciers, thousands of years old. Rolling green hills, snow capped mountains and rugged(…)

My Study Abroad Experience: Barcelona

My Study Abroad Experience: Barcelona

Summer of 2012 was when my wanderlust was born. I fed into the notion that crossing the pond could actually be a good thing for me thanks to friends who had previously studied abroad. I decided that Barcelona was the place I needed to visit. Boy, what a great decision that was. The hustle and(…)