General
By Stephanie Mitchell

How to train your Komodo dragon (or not)

If you think Indonesia is all beaches, rice paddies and frangipani, then think again. As the world’s largest archipelago, with over 18,000 islands, Indonesia has…

Asia
By Anna Corbett

5 top sights in Japan…once you’ve done Tokyo!

There is so much more to Japan that neon lights and sushi restaurants, We’ve decided to step out of the nations incredible capital, and choose our alternative top five experiences in wonderful Japan.

Africa
By Carolina Ortiz

6 unconventional winter breaks

Winter is here and the familiar exodus to the beaches of Corfu begins (and nothing wrong with that – Corfu is beautiful). But if you…

General
By Guest Blogger

Asian Adventure: Vietnam on a Shoestring

Today’s blog comes from Laura Jenkins, a Travel Expert in our London Goodge Street store. Now I’m an STA Travel Expert and I spend my days…

Asia
By Guest Blogger

12 things you have to see in Beijing

Today’s blog comes from Mary Bulgin, one of our fab student ambassadors at Cardiff University. Beijing is a must visit city where the charm of…

General
By Guest Blogger

A photo diary of an Indonesia adventure

Today’s blog comes from the winner of our photography competition we ran earlier this year John Crux. He embarked on his tour of Indonesia in June and…

Asia
By Anna Corbett

5 lesser known Indian festivals

Now, don’t get us wrong, Holi is amazing. Whether it’s from the depths of Rajasthan or a park near Battersea, the sight of revellers covered…

Asia
By Anna Corbett

Meet your multi-stop: Fly South for the Winter

Multi-stops rock our world at STA Travel – they’re a great way to stretch your journey and see more of the world. New Zealand is…

Africa
By Anna Corbett

12 weird facts about Commonwealth countries

The Commonwealth games have come and gone for another 4 years and what a show it was (the dancing teacakes specifically – we’re still hungry)….

Asia
By Anna Corbett

12 Weird and Wonderful Drinks from around the world

12 brews that you’ll have to travel to try…though after reading this you may think again! Find out more…