See the world via Christmas film locations!

See the world via Christmas film locations!

The world has played a starring role in many blockbuster Christmas movies. If you’re after a unique way to go sightseeing, why not explore the globe via Christmas film locations? ACTION. Elf (New York City) Here’s a quick plot summary: Buddy, a baby who found his way to the North Pole, was raised by elves(…)

One week in Shanghai on a student budget

One week in Shanghai on a student budget

Shanghai is a city of 24 million people. It is China’s biggest city and is a huge global financial hub. This being so, it is an extremely international city with many expats. It can also be an extremely expensive city to live in and travel to if you aren’t smart about your money. Fortunately, there(…)

Learning to embrace the unexpected in travel planning

Learning to embrace the unexpected in travel planning

The title might sound a little cliche, but honestly after my trip to Tromso, Norway, everything we didn’t expect to happen did just that: it happened. Let’s face it, people can spend too much time planning their trips, from arranging every stop to creating a whole itinerary. This can take away from the whole meaning behind(…)

What we can all learn from Home Alone 1 & 2

What we can all learn from Home Alone 1 & 2

Some say Home Alone 1 and 2 are the BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES, EVER! (We’ll ignore 3 & 4, obviously!) It’s a festive comedy masterpiece, but what else can we learn from it? The answer is, surprisingly a lot… Getting lost in a new country is a massive ADVENTURE It may be a little scary at(…)

Carry-on essentials: short flights vs long haul

Carry-on essentials: short flights vs long haul

It’s the holiday season and if you’ve got upcoming travels on your radar, you might be thinking about what to pack. Depending on if you’re flying for a long or short period of time, the things you bring along in in your carry-on will be different (long flights usually require more preparation to enjoy comfortably). To make(…)

Budget guide to a Dubai layover

Budget guide to a Dubai layover

With an average of 193,000 travelers moving through Dubai airport every day, many find themselves there on long layovers. While the airport is modern, sleek, and comfortable, you might want to take advantage and move out into the city. This suggested itinerary is great for anyone who wants to experience a small slice of the(…)

The BEST Christmas presents for travelers

The BEST Christmas presents for travelers

Christmas presents are hard to buy at the best of times, but what do you get someone that has to cram their life into a backpack?! Well… Here’s a few suggestions. We ho ho hope they are useful! Travel Journal/Diary Great memories are made when traveling, but a lot can be forgotten (mainly due to(…)

Ssssh… we’ve found the USA’s most secret restaurants!

Ssssh… we’ve found the USA’s most secret restaurants!

Can you keep a secret? We can’t. The USA is full of hidden foodie delights and we can’t keep them quiet anymore. From sandwich shops found in Irish boozers to tapas bars hidden behind gas stations, the USA has an abundance of undercover restaurants just waiting to be stumbled upon. Speakeasies aren’t secret enough for(…)

KYKO – STA Travel Sounds artist of the month

KYKO – STA Travel Sounds artist of the month

The music scene in London just keeps better! The capital is heaving with so many exciting young artists, KYKO included. South London-born and raised Verrill, a multi-instrumentalist with a feverish passion for experimenting, has been crafting noise since reaching his teens. Raised in a household rife with the sounds of Paul Simon and British bands(…)

Insider Tip: When should I buy a flight for my Christmas or New Year’s vacay?

Insider Tip: When should I buy a flight for my Christmas or New Year’s vacay?

Still haven’t booked something for Christmas or New Year, but know you don’t want to stay at home this year? We know finding cheap holiday flights can be a bit of hassle, whether you want to visit friends and family or go on a festive adventure – so when is the best time to book(…)