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(…)

Top 10 coolest things to do for FREE in Europe

Top 10 coolest things to do for FREE in Europe

Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson once perfectly harmonised to tell us that ‘the best things in life are free.’ The dreamy song is not only a catchy 90’s classic, it is actually very true… Everybody loves a freebie! With this in mind, we have selected 10 of the best FREE things to do in 10(…)

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(…)

You’ll never guess where these celebrities ancestors originated from!

You’ll never guess where these celebrities ancestors originated from!

Discovering your family history is fascinating, but do you know what’s even more interesting? Celebrity family trees! Ellen DeGeneres According to an ancestral tracing company in Boston, Ellen and the Duchess of Cambridge, are 14th cousins, twice removed. The company discovered they are related through Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife Agnes Gascoigne who lived(…)

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.(…)