Europe
By Ibtisaam Ganief

Europe’s best music festivals

From seasoned stalwarts to circuit newcomers, Europe hosts some of the most noteworthy festivals on the planet. With Europe’s 2020 festival season sadly cancelling due…

Worldwide
By Ibtisaam Ganief

Travelling without music would feel like…

Stubbed toes, wine without cheese, and Friends without the theme tune. From Edinburgh to Auckland, our STA Travel staff discuss their favorite festivals, go-to hometown…

Worldwide
By Rachael Doyle

How to stay healthy during coronavirus (and not lose your mind)

We’ve all read those posts about how to stay healthy when traveling, or how best to avoid germs on planes. But in these confusing and…

Worldwide
By Ibtisaam Ganief

18 Lockdown ways to help fight climate change

Clearer skies, less pollution, more wildlife… if lockdown has taught us anything (other than the art of virtual pub quizzing and that Netflix needs to…

Worldwide
By Rachael Doyle

11 best travel podcasts to listen to during lockdown

Every traveler has their go-to playlist that provides the soundtrack to their holiday, but it’s good to mix it up with a podcast every now…

Worldwide
By Rachael Doyle

10 traveling pets of Instagram you need to follow

It’s a tough time for us travel-loving humans. As more and more countries close their borders and go into lockdown in a bid to help…

Worldwide
By Hannah Jeffery

It’s our 40th! Join us on a trip down memory lane…

It’s our 40th birthday – check out these memories from the STA Travel vault. It was all about the student fares and flares (and inappropriate sales posters).

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.

Latin America
By Emma Mitra

Rio Carnival Survival Guide

The streets are alive with the sounds of samba, the smells of caiprinhas and barbequed meat. Everywhere you look you see vibrant colours, feathers and quite a few sequins. It can only be the Rio Carnival, the world’s most famous celebration.

Worldwide
By Hannah Jeffery

Your 2019 travel horoscope

Ever wondered why you’re compatible with certain travel companions, or are drawn to seemingly random destinations? It’s all in the stars…