Africa
By Lisa Crowther

It’s 357 Days Until Christmas! What Are You Going To Do With Your Year?

At the dawn of every new year we make promises to ourselves about how we are going to make this coming 12 months the best yet. Well this year how about actually making that happen? Here are some ideas on how to make lucky 2013 the best year ever…

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.

Polar
By Lisa Crowther

Our Store Managers Predict The Must Visit Destinations for 2013

You’ve seen what our Store Managers thought of the year that was 2012, now find out where they think will be the best destinations to visit next year. Here they give us their predictions for what they believe will be the hot destinations and experiences of 2013.

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 Lisa Crowther

Ask The Experts: I Need Help Planning My Dream Trip Around Asia!

This week’s Ask The Experts is all about Asia. Where to go, how to get there and what you definitely should miss once you arrive. If Asia is on your travel radar you can’t miss it!

General
By Emma Mitra

What’s it like to work with lions in Africa?

Volunteering on your travels is an amazing experience. We speak to a woman who found it so amazing, that she packed in her life in the UK, and set off to Africa to do it full time, bagging her dream job in the process. Read her story, and be inspired…

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 Francoise Daines

Why I Volunteer: Borneo

It’s very rare that you feel like you’ve got to grips with the culture and local community on your travels, but by volunteering, you’ll do just that, and then some. How do I know? Because I got a first hand experience of volunteering when I went to visit one of our projects in beautiful Borneo. Read all about my time there, and get ready to be inspired…

General
By Emma Mitra

Why I Volunteer: Lions in Zambia

I was lucky enough to spend a week volunteering with lions in Zambia, Africa. This is my story of how what started as a week’s holiday turned out to be one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had. Read on, and find out how you could experience it, too.

General
By Emma Mitra

Ask the Experts: Volunteering in Africa

There’s nothing like working on a volunteering project to really get to grips with the country you’re travelling in. Travel Expert Amy shows why combining volunteering with travelling through Africa is a rather good idea.