So you’ve taken a bite out of the Big Apple, gone star spotting in Los Angeles, walked the Golden Gate in San Fran’ and partied with the elite in Miami. Hey, while you were at it you may have even got a taste of politics in Washington and experienced the windy city in Chicago.
When it comes to the USA, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been there and done that when you’ve visited some of its star cities. Whether you’re feeling as though you’ve seen all there is to see, or want to be the first to discover some of the USA’s lesser known gems, then you’ve come to the right place.
It was Philadelphia, born and made... | Image by Christian Carollo
Can you hear that noise? It’s the sound of one of our Travel Experts and one of you lovely blog readers battling it out to see who has the best travel knowledge, experience and stories.
Which can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Travel Gauntlet! We throw the Gauntlet open every fortnight to two brave contenders. Each must answer five questions designed to test their travel prowess. Fancy having a run at it yourself? Drop me an email and I’ll get back to you with five questions of your very own.
So, who’s ker-razy enough to have a go-if-they-think-they’re-hard-enough this week? Let’s find out.
In the red corner, it’s…
Travel lover Lauren David all the way from San Francisco in California! That’s right people, the Travel Gauntlet has gone international. Here’s Lauren after finding out that camels aren’t that comfortable to ride, in Morocco.
Lauren gets the hump (sorry) on her travels
It’s Friday afternoon. You’re winding down after a long week. What time is it? It’s Ask the Experts O’Clock!
A panel of our finest Travel Experts are here every week to answer your travel questions. So if you’re stuck on some travel planning, got a dream that you want to make come true, or just have a burning travel question that you’ve always wanted to know the answer to, drop us an email! Our Experts will take a look and give you their answers right here on the STA Travel Blog.
There’s a chill in the air for this week’s questioner. Chris from London wants a winter break where he can strut his stuff on the slopes. Let’s hear Chris’ requirements…
I want to plan a ski trip for me and a group of friends for February time. Can you recommend anywhere that’s a bit different, has great night life, and can cater for skiers with a varying levels of expertise? Chris in London
A tall order from Chris – can our Experts tick all his boxes? Let’s find out.
As anyone who’s ever tried to book a flight knows, it can sometimes feel like a bit of a gamble. One day the fare is one price and then, just a few days later, boom, it rises or falls like a Grimsby tide.
It’s annoying, but unfortunately — believe it or not — there’s very little we (and when I say ‘we’, I mean STA Travel, and all agents) can do about it.
Our Travel Experts are trained to get you the best deal on your flights to suit your budget, so in the spirit of being open, I’ve gone to one of the our most knowledgeable STA Travel fare experts to squeeze the latest advice for bagging the cheapest airfares.
Stick with me, this could save you and your friends hundreds!
Hold on to your hats! Here's some top tips for bagging the cheapest flights out there
Embarking on an adventure across the wild, untouched terrain of Russia, Mongolia and China is one of the most exhilarating travel experiences there is.
Days spent huddling with new friends, as you breathe in the crisp air of the Siberian wilderness and travel by train across unique landscapes and through secluded townships, where you can mingle with people whose lifestyles are about as different to our own as you can possibly get. It’s the kind of experience most travellers dream of as they plan their next steps towards exploring the world.
The Tans-Siberian journies are some of the best travel experiences out there
There are a huge number of routes to choose from on the Trans-Siberian Railway each one unique and special in its own way. It’s not hard to face the choices of location – you just jump across to our website and check out our route options. Easy peasy. But what’s a little harder to decide, is when is best to go.