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(…)

Soaking Up (or Just Getting Soaked at) Songkran

Soaking Up (or Just Getting Soaked at) Songkran

Songkran, the famous Thai New Year festival, is upon us once again. It’s the infamous festival where thousands of Thais celebrate the end of the dry season by ‘cleansing’ themselves with water… in open warfare! Not only is it one of the most celebrated Buddhist festivals in Thailand, Songkran is also the world’s largest water fight.(…)

Travel crush: 11 reasons to Greek island hop this summer

Travel crush: 11 reasons to Greek island hop this summer

You never quite recover from a trip to Greece. It’s partly the ouzo flashbacks; but mostly that it’s one of the most easy going and beautiful places on the planet. 4,000 years of history, old dudes drinking coffee outside tavernas, meze and Mythos beer – it’s a feta-fueled fantasy of  beach hair, $5 wine 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(…)

The best ski resorts in… Nevada?!

The best ski resorts in… Nevada?!

Nevada. Home to Sin City, the Hoover Dam, screaming armadillos (don’t ask) and you guessed it… ski resorts?! Granted, not the first thing you think of when you think “Nevada”. But this desert state has some of the freshest powder and gnarliest slopes around. Here are a few of our favorites. 1. Heavenly Mountain Resort(…)

11 of the weirdest facts about British history

11 of the weirdest facts about British history

Eleven weird yet mildly entertaining historical facts about Britain. God save the Queen. 1. In 1894, The Times estimated that by 1950 London would be nine feet deep in horse manure. 2. Margaret Thatcher was part of the team that invented Mr. Whippy ice cream. 3. In the 19th century, sausages were known as “bags(…)

Snowdonia made me do it! The adrenalin capital of Britain

Snowdonia made me do it! The adrenalin capital of Britain

Ahh, Wales. A land of poets, singers and rugby players (Dylan Thomas, Tom Jones, Gareth Thomas… all the other Thomases), the wild and rare beauty of this green corner of the British Isles will make your heart sing! Gracing our guidebooks with Sound of Music mountaintops, white beaches and castle-covered countryside, we’ve been in a(…)

US and UK Passenger Protection

US and UK Passenger Protection

Your guide to understanding the new enforced airline regulations. As you may be aware, this week the UK and US governments introduced new aviation security procedures for travel to and from specific countries. We always want your trip to be enjoyable and stress-free, so please make sure that you are up-to-date and understand these new(…)

The reality of #PhilippinesUnplugged

The reality of #PhilippinesUnplugged

By Tor White. Global Creative Director STA Travel. Last year, STA Travel and Tourism Philippines embarked upon a pioneering new project. Philippines Unplugged would document the journey of British band Skinny Living as they traveled through the island province of Palawan. Raw, unscripted and all-access, this film series would show the beauty and honesty of(…)