Beyond Banksy: 10 things we love about Bristol

Beyond Banksy: 10 things we love about Bristol

Last year, four STA Travel Beat Makers (a photographer, filmmaker, writer and a responsible adult to rescue them from mosh pits) traveled to the UK’s greatest music festivals in search of Britain’s ultimate #OMGB moments. The festivals they knew they’d love – relaxed rules around personal hygiene, breakfast cider and three square burger meals a(…)

Alternative nights out around the UK

Alternative nights out around the UK

The UK is known for its epic nightlife, but what if you’re looking to spend your night doing something OTHER than drinking beer and pulling out your best moves on the dancefloor? (Incidentally, who are you and why are you here?). Sushi making This is how we sushi roll. Pick any Yo Sushi across the(…)

London, it’s not you, it’s me: 5 essential day trips from the capital

London, it’s not you, it’s me: 5 essential day trips from the capital

When replying to our fan mail (“Mum, this is called an email, please use this in future”) we came across this letter. Dear STA Travel London. We know how much you love a) crowds, b) subterranean commuting, and c) overpriced artisan coffee, but we’re writing to inform you that there’s a whole world outside London!(…)

Laid-back Laos – A destination for every traveler

Laid-back Laos – A destination for every traveler

Today’s blog comes from Rebecca Whiteman, an STA Travel Student Ambassador and majoring in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. She loves to swim, cook (eat), and travel. She also loves being out of her comfort zone while traveling because that’s when she has had the most memorable experiences! Before I set out on my trip(…)

10 “Doctor Who” filming locations you can actually visit in Great Britain

10 “Doctor Who” filming locations you can actually visit in Great Britain

You don’t need a TARDIS to see where some of your favorite episodes of BBC television show Doctor Who were filmed. So grab your sonic screwdrivers and let’s take a tour… Trafalgar Square According to the Fourth Doctor, a good protest always ends up in Trafalgar Square. This London location is no stranger to the(…)

10 reasons why women make better travelers

10 reasons why women make better travelers

As it’s International Women’s Day soon, we thought it was only right to celebrate being women. Which we did by eating cookies and loudly discussing what awesome travelers we make. Discuss. 1. Women are better at multitasking We mean, look at this chick. She can negotiate public transport, juggle multiple luggage options, carry off mad braids(…)

Top 10 British dishes from around the UK!

Top 10 British dishes from around the UK!

Welcome to the nation of comfort foods. With the hearty Sunday roast, loyal Cornish pasty, messy desserts and posh afternoon tea, the Brits know a wholesome and heartfelt meal when they taste one. Loosen your belt, tuck into these and you’ll feel like a true BeefEater. It’s what the Queen would want. 1. Fish and(…)

Hopes vs Reality of a long haul flight

Hopes vs Reality of a long haul flight

To see and explore new places far far away from home is one of the biggest and most exciting adventures life has to offer. You can’t wait to witness new sights, embrace the culture differences and leave all your worries MILES behind you. But to earn this pleasure, you must first defeat the LONG haul(…)

Photoshooting the Philippines with Instagrammer Jordan Hammond

Photoshooting the Philippines with Instagrammer Jordan Hammond

In the age of Instagram and Pinterest, it is safe to say more and more of the travel inspo we get comes from online platforms rather than old school brochures. Be it dreamy locations shot using drones or GoPros, the travelling game has become more aesthetic and visual – enabling us at home to dream,(…)

Surf’s up, drink up: the best bars in Surfers Paradise

Surf’s up, drink up: the best bars in Surfers Paradise

Here at STA Travel, we understand that when it comes to drinking (responsibly, of course) there are usually four different types of ‘sessions’ you could be feeling on any number of days. You’ve got the day drinking session, which is something you tend to go for when it’s nice and sunny outside or you’ve got(…)