Europe
By Kim Durbridge

How to drain every last drop from your Contiki trip around Europe

Recently, STA Travel sent fifty wide-eyed Aussie competition winners to Europe on Contiki’s ‘Western Quest’ tour (hard life, ey mate). They checked London, Barcelona, Paris,…

General
By STA Travel

69 thoughts everyone has while on a Contiki Tour!

You haven’t lived until you have experienced a Contiki tour. Who is ready to go down memory lane? I don’t want to travel by myself……

Europe
By Katrina Holmes

You Can’t Miss the Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019

Boughs of prickled green holly adorns the top of cabined huts. Bratwursts sizzle in the crisp night air. Mitten-hands hold cups of warm mulled wine….

Asia
By Alexx Hayward

Episode 1: How I’m travelling 52 countries in 52 weeks

52 weeks and 52 countries, travelling around the world at random on the cheapest ticket every Tuesday? Some call it crazy. We call it ex-STA…

Worldwide
By Rachael Porter

Solo female travel stories from across the globe

Ever since 1911, the world has celebrated International Women’s Day on the 8th March. It may be 2019 (and we can celebrate women all day every day, k?) but we’re not going to pass up an opportunity to talk about how amazing they are. In the spirit of IWD, we asked female employees across STA Travel to send us their favourite solo travel story.

Europe
By Emma Neely

Must-try European Christmas Market Food

Today’s blog post is brought to you by our US Marketing Executive, Emma Neely, who’s fresh off a Contiki Christmas market tour of Europe! She’s…

Australasia
By Emma Neely

6 reasons to pair a tour with your Australia semester abroad

So you’re planning your study abroad in Australia… your visa’s been granted. Your saving is going… okay. You’ve put your deposit down on your Air…

Europe
By Kim Durbridge

48-hour fling in… Barcelona

Amazing galleries, mind-bending architecture, foodie havens, some of the best nightlife and music festivals in the world… and a beach? There­­­’s good reasons why Barcelona features on…

Worldwide
By Hannah Jeffery

The best trips for solo travelers

Don’t waste time waiting for your friends to book! Awesome festivals, unique wildlife, yoga retreats and more are ready when you are. Check out our best trips for solo adventurers.

General
By STA Travel

Top 10 coolest things to do for FREE in Europe

Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson once perfectly harmonised to tell us that ‘the best things in life are free.’ The dreamy song is not only…