Travel Tips

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(…)

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,(…)

Vegetarian Cuban Cuisine: from 5 cents to 5-star

Vegetarian Cuban Cuisine: from 5 cents to 5-star

Today’s post comes to you from STA Travel Student Ambassador, Tristan Davis, who is also a student at NYU and an avid budget backpacker. For Spring Break, Tristan and 3 friends headed to Cuba for a 10-day trip of a lifetime! Vegetarian Cuban food, from beans and rice to paella and plantains, is delicious and(…)

I’ve booked. What now?

I’ve booked. What now?

WOOHOO! You’re going FREAKING traveling. But before you start typing that smug Facebook status, telling everyone how you’re “feeling blessed”, take a deep breath, and follow these words of wisdom. We promise we’ll try not to sound like your mom. 1. Do what Beyoncé would do: Check On It. Listen to Queen B, she is most(…)

A uniquely kiwi adventure

A uniquely kiwi adventure

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 17 countries and counting!  Looking to plan a trip to New Zealand? Here are my recommendations for the best places(…)

Hopes vs Reality of a long haul flight

Hopes vs Reality of a long haul flight

To see and explore new places far far away from home is one of the biggest and most exciting adventures life has to offer. You can’t wait to witness new sights, embrace the culture differences and leave all your worries MILES behind you. But to earn this pleasure, you must first defeat the LONG haul(…)

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(…)