What can I buy with $49?

What can I buy with $49?

$49. That’s a decent amount of money. You can get a round of drinks in NYC or 6 take-aways or 10 bottles of wine OR a Round the World trip with us! Yes, it’s only $49 to secure flights to your dream destination AND you can pay off the rest later! Still not convinced? How(…)

7 Reasons NOT to go to Bali

7 Reasons NOT to go to Bali

What do you think of when you picture Bali? Mesmerising sunsets, unique culture, awesome nightlife and delicious food? You’re not wrong. But all of these things can have a serious effect on your well-being. EXTREMELY serious. When in Bali you’re likely to experience feelings of sadness for plain white rice, embarrassment for other sunsets, high(…)

Bali Cheat Sheet

Bali Cheat Sheet

Strapped for cash but want to be in paradise? Head to Bali and your problem will be solved. Home to beautiful temples, incredible beaches, picture perfect rice paddies and exotic wildlife, its peaceful and natural atmosphere is ideal for a getaway. It’s also a super budget-friendly place to go so you don’t have to worry(…)

It Started With…. A box of ‘wine’

It Started With…. A box of ‘wine’

When we say ‘box of wine’, we are of course referring to the notorious Aussie delicacy known as GOON! As a backpacker (back in the day) I will happily admit, MANY great nights started gathered around a box… and also, a lot of great friends were made in hostel kitchens whilst bonding over the ‘unique’(…)

The REAL benefits of traveling

The REAL benefits of traveling

Why travel? Your sofa is comfy and you can see everything via YouTube, right? Yes, BUT we want ADVENTURE and EXPERIENCE… and other magical benefits, such as… Friends for life Trust us, no matter how weird you may think you are, you will 100% find people on your travels that you just click with. It’s(…)

It Started With… A Gig: Traveling The World With Mumford & Sons

It Started With… A Gig: Traveling The World With Mumford & Sons

My first memory of Mumford & Sons was hearing their first ever play on BBC Radio 1 back in 2009. From that first chord in ‘Little Lion Man’ I was in musical love. Since then I’ve been traveling the world with the band which isn’t as stalkerish as it sounds, I promise. It all began(…)

Why it’s so important to do MORE of what you love!

Why it’s so important to do MORE of what you love!

New Year’s resolutions: 1. Stop eating this… 2. Lose weight… 3. Give up that… Don’t stop, START. New year’s resolutions shouldn’t be about giving things up, that’s just an evil ploy to make you feel bad about yourself, don’t fall into the trap! They should be about doing MORE, starting new things, having fun and(…)

What’s STA Travel all about?

STA Travel = Start The Adventure. We’re all about seeing the world and getting under the skin of another country. We understand traveler’s needs as we have traveled ourselves for over 35 years. We’re your friend in the know. Whether you’re a student or not, under 25 years or older, experienced backpacker or beginner, we want to(…)

10 photos that will make you want to go traveling

10 photos that will make you want to go traveling

Do you find yourself getting itchy feet to get up and go after scrolling through Instagram? So do we! We’ve put together 10 of our favorite shots posted to our page last year which will get your wanderlust flowing. 1. Taj Mahal at Agra, India is one of the wonders of the world. We bet(…)

6 islands to visit and make your friends ridiculously jealous!

6 islands to visit and make your friends ridiculously jealous!

Beaches that go on for miles, the sound of waves and untouched sand. Paradise! Thousands of islands dot our oceans and seas, and the best of the best surround the Philippines. So, close your eyes and picture your dream paradise island. We’re willing to bet you a round of piña coladas that you just imagined(…)