Asia
By Rachael Porter

Singapore language, phrases and words

Many Singaporeans speak what has been dubbed ‘Singlish’ which borrows from the many different languages spoken in Singapore. Here’s a collection of ‘Singlish’ terms which you might find handy on your Singapore vacation.

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!

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.