10 JAPANESE BIZARRE BUT DELICIOUS FOODIE EXPERIENCES

10 JAPANESE BIZARRE BUT DELICIOUS FOODIE EXPERIENCES

If, like many modern travelers, your ideal trip is discovering the area with your mouth and stomach, we think the culinary hot spot Japan might just be the place for you. Pokémon flavored Mcflurries, curries served in toilets and cheap Japanese beers down Piss Alley? We are soy into these bizarre but delicious Japanese eateries.(…)

8 days in mainland Thailand

8 days in mainland Thailand

I’m Rachael, one of the website guru’s at STA Travel. Certified Netflix binger, and beer pong fan. I recently got back from an Asia trip – and by recently I mean 6 months ago, but I’m in denial. Of the places I visited, I spent 6 weeks in Thailand. As well as eating my body(…)

The Ultimate European food glossary

The Ultimate European food glossary

Europe is filled with amazing scenery, culture, islands, mountains and nightlife… but it’s the food that holds a real magnetizing quality for millions of travelers who hit up the continent each year. From decadent desserts, to Neapolitan crust pizza covered in San Marzano tomato and those delectable black dough-bubbles, and from succulent wines, cheeses and(…)

How to drain every last drop from your Contiki trip around Europe

How to drain every last drop from your Contiki trip around Europe

Recently, STA Travel sent fifty wide-eyed Aussie competition winners to Europe on Contiki’s ‘Western Quest’ tour (hard life, ey mate). They checked London, Barcelona, Paris, Bordeaux and San Sebastien off their list, while partying, eating, and soaking up the culture. If you’re thinking of hopping over the Atlantic for a similar trip around Europe aboard(…)

5 unusual and adventurous places to stay in Europe

5 unusual and adventurous places to stay in Europe

Europe is packed full of totally unique and crazy places to stay. From prison cells to UFOs – here are our top five picks. 1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland – Finland Marvel at the Northern Lights from your very own snow igloo in Lapland. Fancy something a little warmer? A glass igloo could be more(…)

2018 Spring Break Survival Guide

2018 Spring Break Survival Guide

Want someone to tell you what you need, but don’t want the embarrassing conversation with your mom as you’re leaving? We’re here to help. Change your money A post shared by Me Gusta Photography (@megusta_photo) on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:06pm PDT Bring local currency with you if traveling outside the US. It can be(…)

The Europe foodie lust-list

The Europe foodie lust-list

When it comes to Europe, we could write a list as long as a piece of string of delicious regional dishes to try. But frankly, we’ve got worldwide adventures to plan, so here’s just a little taster of some foodie sensations you’ll experience in some of our favorite European cities. London, UK Don’t be disheartened(…)

5 wonderfully weird traditions in Europe

5 wonderfully weird traditions in Europe

Here at STA Travel HQ, we’re fans of anything that’s slightly weird, or makes us question the sanity of the people who take part, including ourselves. We thought we’d do a round-up of what we think sound like some of the most fun traditions around Europe – because what would the world be without a(…)

Europe’s Best Music Festivals in 2017

Europe’s Best Music Festivals in 2017

It’s no secret that when it comes to parties, clubs and festivals, Europe leads the way. We may have Burning Man, but Europe has everything else – from nightclubs that don’t close their doors for the entire weekend (Berlin), to music festivals where the sun doesn’t set for three whole days (Iceland). If you’re venturing to(…)

Top Reasons to Travel Europe by Train

Top Reasons to Travel Europe by Train

Europe is an amazing continent with such a vibrant history and so much to see. Whether you want to have breakfast in London and watch the sunset at the Eiffel Tower, or enjoy the Alps and the Mediterranean, the train will get you there. It’s easy, relaxing and extremely convenient. Here are our reasons for(…)