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Big Trips and Adventure Travel

Plan the ultimate adventure with STA Travel. As the student and youth travel experts, we can give you the inspiration and advice you need to create the perfect adventure. We've been there, done that and got the Chang t-shirt to prove it. Whether you want to work abroad, volunteer in Asia, or head off on an epic round the world trip, we've got bundles of ideas for your big trip or sabbatical.

Why go traveling?

We're strong advocates of traveling here at STA Travel. Whether it's a post-school gap year, some time out after university, or a well-earned career break, we always encourage people to explore the wild and wonderful world we live in. If you've been idly eyeing up the outside world wondering what's out there, it's time to stop wondering and start wandering.

Planning Your Trip

Far be it from us to tell you what to do, but we're always happy to give you some inspiration. It's a big old world out there and there's so much to explore. Take a look at the STA blog to read about other people's travel adventures or give us a call and speak to our awesome travel experts. If you can tell us the what, when and for how long, we'll sort out the rest!

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Why Book With Us

We are the experts in student and youth travel, and we have a fair few big trips under our belts. As travelers like you, we're lucky enough to have been round the block a few times. It's with this kind of unrivalled knowledge and exclusive partnerships with airlines and travel companies around the world, that we can always inspire you to create the ultimate experience, no matter what your budget is.

Getting Around

Campervan Hire

Did someone say road trip?! For ultimate freedom and to feel the wind in your hair, there's really no better way to get around than by campervan! Book a campervan in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and start exploring...

Campervan Hire

Rail Passes

Traveling by rail can be the quickest, safest and most comfortable way to get around when you're abroad. We've got exclusive Europe rail passes and competitive international rail ticket prices, so whether you're headed to Europe for the Summer or further afield in Japan or Korea, rail is a really great option!

Rail Passes

What to do on your Big trip

Book an adventure tour, get a working holiday visa, choose a volunteering project or beach hop in the Thai islands, it's really up to you! Whatever you decide to do, we'll be able to help you book it.

Work Abroad

Working abroad is a great way to travel. There's no better way to get to the heart of a place than by living and working there - live like a local! Plus, not everyone can afford to spend a year skipping round the world without a care *sigh*, so working abroad is a great way to fund your trip as you go! Check out our range of work abroad programmes in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Work Abroad

Volunteering

Love baby animals? Want to help those less fortunate? Responsible travel has been with STA Travel in various shapes and forms since our pioneering days. We currently offer over 90 volunteer projects from 5 days to 6 months, working with children, communities, animals and conservation. This is your chance to do something really worthwhile and give back to the world...

Volunteering Projects

Adventure Tours

Authentic, immersive, interactive, inspiring, local and unbelievably fun, an adventure tour will open your eyes to this big wide world. Interact meaningfully with communities, pick the brains of knowlegeable local guides, stay in locally owned hotels and travel with a group of like-minded new mates. Travel doesn't get much better than this.

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Travel Esssentials

Essentials are the stuff you probably aren’t thinking about when dreaming of that perfect piazza or magical mountain view on your upcoming trip! Our travel essentials will help to make your trip run more smoothly, from our comprehensive travel insurance and discount cards to our travel app.

Travel Insurance

In the spirit of honesty between travelers, travel insurance is not the most exciting thing in the world. However, it may be the most important thing that you take on your travels. Yes, even more important than hand sanitizer. Buying insurance will help give you peace of mind, giving you cover should the unexpected happen before you depart as well as helping to keep you safe while you're away.

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Discount Cards

Our discount cards are accepted in the US & worldwide; so you can save money throughout your trip. Get access to over 125,000 discounts at home and abroad on travel and every day purchases. Pick up an STA ISIC cashcard for student benefits as well as an easy way to manage your money abroad.

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THE STA TRAVEL APP

Wherever you are in the world, search and book from thousands of the cheapest hostels, hotels and local activities straight from your smartphone. Book at the lowest price with limited-time discounts and secret app deals.

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STA TRAVEL BLUETICKET

The STA Travel BlueTicket is the only ticket you need. Famously low airfares exclusive to students and youth. The ultimate in flexibility and as many stopovers as you can dream up. Paint your world Blue!

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