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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(…)

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(…)

Why you should break out of your comfort zone NOW

Why you should break out of your comfort zone NOW

Your comfort zone is getting in the way of you experiencing new things and taking life by the horns. You shouldn’t accept sitting in the same traffic jam every day or doing a job you hate day in, day out. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you break out of it. All you need(…)

What can I buy with $49?

What can I buy with $49?

$49. That’s a decent amount of money. You can get a round of drinks in NYC or 6 take-aways or 10 bottles of wine OR a Round the World trip with us! Yes, it’s only $49 to secure flights to your dream destination AND you can pay off the rest later! Still not convinced? How(…)

It Started With…. A box of ‘wine’

It Started With…. A box of ‘wine’

When we say ‘box of wine’, we are of course referring to the notorious Aussie delicacy known as GOON! As a backpacker (back in the day) I will happily admit, MANY great nights started gathered around a box… and also, a lot of great friends were made in hostel kitchens whilst bonding over the ‘unique’(…)

The REAL benefits of traveling

The REAL benefits of traveling

Why travel? Your sofa is comfy and you can see everything via YouTube, right? Yes, BUT we want ADVENTURE and EXPERIENCE… and other magical benefits, such as… Friends for life Trust us, no matter how weird you may think you are, you will 100% find people on your travels that you just click with. It’s(…)

Why it’s so important to do MORE of what you love!

Why it’s so important to do MORE of what you love!

New Year’s resolutions: 1. Stop eating this… 2. Lose weight… 3. Give up that… Don’t stop, START. New year’s resolutions shouldn’t be about giving things up, that’s just an evil ploy to make you feel bad about yourself, don’t fall into the trap! They should be about doing MORE, starting new things, having fun and(…)

What’s STA Travel all about?

STA Travel = Start The Adventure. We’re all about seeing the world and getting under the skin of another country. We understand traveler’s needs as we have traveled ourselves for over 35 years. We’re your friend in the know. Whether you’re a student or not, under 25 years or older, experienced backpacker or beginner, we want to(…)

10 photos that will make you want to go traveling

10 photos that will make you want to go traveling

Do you find yourself getting itchy feet to get up and go after scrolling through Instagram? So do we! We’ve put together 10 of our favorite shots posted to our page last year which will get your wanderlust flowing. 1. Taj Mahal at Agra, India is one of the wonders of the world. We bet(…)