North America
By Alexx Hayward

10 things you HAVE to do on Oahu

Oahu is Hawaii’s most visited island – and for good reason. We’ve pulled together the best things to see, do and eat to help you hit the sand running on your island adventure.

By Dane Windley

5 epic experiences on the the Legendary Pacific Coast

You’ve heard of Sydney and Brisbane, but did you know that the stretch of coast that links them up has a name? Let us introduce…

By Georgina Birch

Visit all the colours of Western Australia

It seems like Australia’s wild wild west ticks even the most discerning of backpacker’s boxes and here’s why.

By Guest Blogger

High’lights’ at this years Vivid Sydney Festival 2018

Each year the entire city of Sydney is transformed into a visual sensation of light and music installations,  but the Vivid Sydney Festival is not…

By Emma Mitra

Five Indonesian islands you need to visit

Around 900 inhabitable islands make up Indonesia – that’s a lot of choice! So we’ve tried to make it a bit easier for you, and chosen five of our favourite Indonesian islands that you just have to visit if you’re making the trip to Southeast Asia.

By Laura Caveney

13 unique and unusual places you NEED to stay in

We’re all about embracing the unusual here at STA Travel and when it comes to accommodation, the quirkier the better! Earn some serious travel street-cred…

By Laura Caveney

Top tips on surviving a long-haul flight

After a journey Down Under for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Team England athletes shared their top travel tips with us to beat jet…

By Danielle Woods

Volunteering projects abroad: What’s your volun-tribe?

Looking to boost that CV, learn more about your host country’s culture and get involved with the local community? If you want to bring more…

North America
By Hannah Jeffery

Where the city slogan is… keep Austin weird

Texas’ quirky state capital has natural beauty, bohemian southern charm and a live music bar on every block.

By Kim Durbridge

48-hour fling with Barcelona

World class art and architecture, foodie havens, proximity to the ocean, and some of the best nightlife and music festivals Europe has to offer… let’s try and fit this into 48 hours!