How to travel the East Coast of Australia for under $1,150

How to travel the East Coast of Australia for under $1,150

If you’re really keen to travel the East Coast of Australia but think it might break the bank, let us reassure you that it doesn’t have to. One of our staff members, Rachael, had exactly the same worry for her first year of working and traveling Australia. She’s here to tell you how she managed(…)

Discovering my great great granddad’s infamous NYC history

Discovering my great great granddad’s infamous NYC history

Today’s blog was written by STA Travel’s very own Social Media wizz and self-professed genealogy geek, Dana Windley. This is the story of how he came to discover his family history wasn’t as ordinary as he first thought. Who do I think I am? Do you watch the TV series “Who Do You Think You(…)

Get the scoop on the best places for ice cream in New York City

Get the scoop on the best places for ice cream in New York City

There’s no better treat to take you back to your childhood than a scoop of ice cream, it’s nostalgic heaven! Whether you’re after the simple joy of vanilla or something a little more experimental, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the best ice cream New York City has to offer. Momofuku Milk Bar(…)

7 ways to choose the right volunteer project for you

7 ways to choose the right volunteer project for you

Volunteering abroad is one of the most rewarding and inspiring ways to travel. It adds a deeper layer to your experience and provides you with incredible memories, as well as the chance to give something back as you travel the world. While there maybe a huge amount your presence and support can provide to others,(…)

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(…)