Europe
By Rachael Porter

What to do in Ireland: a month by month itinerary

Gwen Jones, our creative brochure manager, studied in Ireland ; so who better to tell us where to shove our stereotypes and take a ‘proper’ trip to Ireland than someone who lived and breathed the fresh (and slightly chilly) Irish air?

Worldwide
By Rachael Porter

40 things to do before you’re 40

40 is the new 30, right?! We’re celebrating our 40th birthday this year, and we’re filling it with obnoxious amounts of balloons, cake and adventures. We’ve looked back on our last 40 years and devised the perfect bucketlist of things to do before you get to our age.  

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 Rachael Porter

Top 10 cities in Europe to stay for under €40

We’re 40 this year, believe it or not (we use good anti-wrinkle cream) and to celebrate we’ve combed through all our hostel deals across Europe to piece together a list of cities that you can stay in for two nights for less than €40!

Europe
By Claire Louise Sheridan

Eating vegetarian or vegan while traveling Western Europe

Veganuary got you hook-line-and-sinkered? Well, eating vegan or veggie has gotten waaaay easier on the road, so you’re in luck.

Europe
By Claire Louise Sheridan

Eating vegetarian or vegan while traveling the UK

Whether you’re kick-starting the year with a meat-free resolution or you’ve been a veggie for years, traveling doesn’t need to be difficult. The UK is really easy to get around when living that vegan or veggie life. Claire Sheridan from Happy Cow is here to give us the low-down.

Latin America
By Rachael Porter

Where to go in Colombia: 3 places to visit

Our student ambassador, Tristan, spent one week discovering the beauty and diversity of Colombia, visiting Cartagena, Bogota and Tayrona National Park. He’s here to tell you why you should take a short break and explore this easily-accessible destination.

North America
By Claire Louise Sheridan

Where to eat vegetarian or vegan in North America

Whether you were converted by Veganuary, or you’re a seasoned veggie/vegan, it’s always nice to know that there will be plenty of things to munch when you travel abroad. Claire Sheridan, veg-lover and worldly traveler is here to give you the low-down.

Europe
By Emma Neely

11 Reasons why Iceland needs to be on your bucket list

There’s a magical place that’s been spamming your Instagram feed with gorgeous waterfalls, lush valleys, and spectacular glaciers for the last few years. And that place is Iceland. Reema, our student ambassador, has been there done that, and got the bucketlist to prove it.

North America
By Sam Dickson

Things to do in Atlanta (when you’re not watching football)

Whether you’re there for the Big Game, or you’re not in to football at all – Atlanta, a gem in the American South has loads of things going for it. Hunger Games was filmed here, for one.