General
By Guest Blogger

All good in the hood: Lisbon's must-see neighbourhoods

Heading to Portugal’s capital and not sure where to start exploring? Check out our top tips on the best neighbourhoods..

General
By Guest Blogger

All good in the hood: Lisbon’s must-see neighbourhoods

Heading to Portugal’s capital and not sure where to start exploring? Check out our top tips on the best neighbourhoods..

Latin America
By Ant Stone

Shakedown, Sao Paulo

This week’s Shakedown is flying to a destination that you probably won’t be expecting; it’s the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere, with a wealth of culture on offer, from influences from around the world. So where is it? Sao Paulo, Brazil. Come and find out more!

General
By Guest Blogger

Why giving everything up to go travelling, was the best decision I ever made

Saxon Yuen is currently in Penang, Malaysia. 6 months ago, he gave up a job he loved on the STA Travel UK marketing team to follow his dream of making a living travelling and making films about travelling. He’s here to tell us how he made it happen, and why he has no regrets.

General
By Guest Blogger

Why everyone should go travelling alone

This blog comes from Sanchia Rodrigues who is one of our many Student Travel Ambassadors across the country. Sanchia is a student at UCL in London and she’s here to tell us why she loves to travel alone and why you should give it a try.

General
By Lisa Crowther

Tales from a Tassie Wrangler! The Story of Graham’s Best Job in the World in Tasmania

It’s been nearly 7 months since Graham Freeman from South Africa, started working as a Tassie Wrangler in Tasmania, he’s currently starting his next adventure exploring the Aussie main land, but after a life changing 6 months working in what is without a doubt Australia’s best kept secret, it’s proving hard to tear himself away. Here’s his story about this time in one of the Best Jobs in the World…

General
By Lisa Crowther

Competition winners Alix and Lorena share the story of their epic road trip through Miami and the USA’s Deep South

Last year Alix Thepot from France won a spot for her an a friend on one of 3 epic road trips across America after entering, and winning, a global STA Travel competition to join this one and a life time travel experience. I caught up with Alix and her ‘plus one’ Lorena to reflect on their time on the road in the USA and find out exactly what stood out for them to make their trip unforgettable.

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By Lisa Crowther

3 Music Students, 14 Days Round the World, 1 Goal – to Unite the World with Music. Introducing Their Incredible Journey

On Sunday 9th February, 3 London based music student set off on a round the world trip with no budget, no set plans of where to stay or what to do, but a whole heap of excitement and one clear goal – to connect the world via music in 14 days. Now we need your help to create an unforgettable itinerary.

General
By Lisa Crowther

We Went Travelling, and got Engaged! 2 Blog Readers Share Their Romantic Proposal Stories Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Last week, I took to Twitter to see if any of our followers had got engaged whist travelling, and asked them to tell me about it. Here are 2 of those stories, from Jenni Lee and Siobhan about how an already amazing trip, suddenly became a moment in their lives that they would never forget. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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By Lisa Crowther

How Greg is living his dream in one of the Best Jobs in the World, as a Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia

Welcome to the next installment from our Tourism Australia Best Jobs in the World blog series, over the past few weeks, we’ve been catching up with the lucky winners of the 6 Best Jobs in the World competition from last year. This week, allow us to introduce you to Greg from Canada who won the much sought after position of Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia. Here’s his story…