Polar
By Lisa Crowther

High Five… High Fives of 2012!

As 2012 draws to a close, we take a look back at the best High Fives of the year. Grab your backpack, and join us in a trip down memory lane. Did you favourite make the shortlist?

Australasia
By Lisa Crowther

59 Of Our Travel Expert’s Ideas For An Incredible Travel Experience In 2013

Make 2013 the year you do something amazing. To help you become inspired and hopefully turn your head towards experiences that you may not have been aware existed. I have tapped up 59 of our most helpful and enthusiastic Travel Experts to bring you their top travel tips for the year ahead.

General
By Lisa Crowther

Ask The Experts: Where’s Great For An Amazing Cycling Holiday?

There is no freer way of exploring the stunning landscapes of a country than by hitting the open road on 2 wheels and cycling your way past through the culture. This weeks our experts choose their favorite cycling adventures to help out one perplexed blog reader.

Australasia
By Lisa Crowther

Store Managers Review: Top Travel Trends Of 2012

Here’s an interesting take on the travel year that was 2013 straight from the mouths of those who are best placed to offer an insight – our STA Travel store managers. What travel trends that have they noticed emerge over the past 12 months and how does that relate to you own travel plans.

General
By Emma Mitra

Ask the Experts: Christmas Road Trip in Australia

Our Experts are here to answer your travel questions. This week, Kerry from Cambridge has a month to spend in Australia at Christmas – where should she start? Our Experts help her plan the perfect road trip…

Australasia
By Lisa Crowther

Happy 1st Birthday To The Blog! Here are our best bits…

It’s happy 1st birthday to the STA Travel blog this month, and what a year it’s been! Join us as we take a look back through some of the best posts from the past 12 months.

General
By Lisa Crowther

7 Cool Tricks to Learn on a Bus

As a traveller, long journeys aboard uncomfortable, buses are probably a frequent occurrence, and while it’s all part of the experience, any way you can find to while away those dull hours is great. So, here are our top tricks to learn on a long bus journey.

Worldwide
By Lisa Crowther

How To Take Great Travel Photos

We know how important having an epic set of photos to cherish after an amazing trip is, so we’ve asked our graduate photographer Louis Leeson to provide some must have tips for taking those incredible shots that we can treasure forever.

General
By Lisa Crowther

Competition Winner Joey Shuker’s European Festival Adventure

When Joey Shuker entered our Like It and Land It competition in April 2011 to win a festival adventure across Europe, she probably didn’t actually expect to win. But just a couple of months later she was off on what was about to become one of the best experiences of her life. Find out about her trip here.

General
By Lisa Crowther

Why It's Time To Move To New Zealand

Jess and Helen are two travel experts currently working in our Leeds Vicar Lane store. They’ve recently returned from a 10 day trip to New Zealand which they enjoyed so much that they’ve decided to move out there! We caught up with them to find out why they loved it so much.