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(…)

The band behind #PhilippinesUnplugged

The band behind #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(…)

The creativity behind #PhilippinesUnplugged

The creativity behind #PhilippinesUnplugged

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 the(…)

The UK’s top Harry Potter filming locations

The UK’s top Harry Potter filming locations

If you’re still suffering from PPD (that’s Post Potter Depression to you mere muggles) years after the final book and film came out, then fear not! From London’s iconic King’s Cross station to the great wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, we’ll have you wanting to visit faster than you can say “Wingardium Leviosa”. So just(…)

7 of the best UK sunset spots

7 of the best UK sunset spots

Sunsets fall into the same category as puppies and rainbows; No matter what age, race or gender you are, it’s hard not to appreciate a good one. Someone once said that sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, your day can still end beautifully… Cheesy but true! We would like to help your UK(…)

Taiwan’s best hikes

Taiwan’s best hikes

Though relatively new on the backpacker trail, Taiwan is a country full of surprises. It boasts sensational food, an eclectic mix of cultures, incredibly hi-tech cities and ridiculously friendly locals. Yet perhaps the biggest surprise here lies in its natural beauty. Known for centuries as ‘Ilha Formosa’ (Beautiful Island), Taiwan’s impressive scenery has an uncanny(…)

Top 6 things to do in Taiwan

Top 6 things to do in Taiwan

It’s time we all learned a little more about Taiwan, and what better way to do that than with a list of the best things to do while you’re there? Drink tea Tea service at the top of a spiraling mountain road in Jiufen. A post shared by Emily Caneer (@emilyjsuzanne) on Mar 13, 2017(…)