General
By Anna Corbett

6 Totally Awesome USA Festivals Worth Road Tripping For

Fancy something different? Check out this year’s best off-beat festivals in the USA.

General
By Emma Mitra

Where to find our favourite food in Vietnam

Vietnam has so much amazing food – but how do you know where the best places to get it are? Find out what to eat and where to get it, with our handy run down of the best street food in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi.

Worldwide
By Francoise Daines

10 European festivals you need to show your face at

If you’re looking for a traditional European festival that stems from way, way back, that’s jam packed with local music, food, fun, and some weird, wonderful and unique activities, then check out our European cultural festival calendar and get yourself to the next one ASAP.

General
By Guest Blogger

5 Reasons Why 4 Day Weekends Rock!

With the 4 day Easter weekend just around the corner, we though we’d give you a run down on five reasons why four day weekends are simply the best.

General
By Stephanie Mitchell

Soaking Up (or Just Getting Soaked) at Songkran

Songkran is celebrated in most Thai cities, Chiang Mai and Bangkok are the two best places for the super-soaking festivities. We asked two STA Travel staff to give their personal accounts of this crazy, wet and seriously interactive festival.

North America
By Anna Corbett

High Five… Mardi Gras Parties!

Did you know that Mardi Gras originated as a way to celebrate being fat and eating lots? True dat. In the spirit of that, we’re counting down our top Mardi Gras celebrations from around the world.

General
By Anna Corbett

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Horse, with One of These Horsey Adventures!

Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the start of the year of the horse and, depending on which report you choose to believe it’s going to be a year full of victories, health, ‘surprising’ romance (whatever that means), and an excellent year to travel! Not that we need the excuse of course, but if it’s written in the stars who are we to argue! In the spirit of the day, here are 5 fantastic and (vaguely) horse related travel experiences you can enjoy in 2014.

Europe
By Francoise Daines

14 European music festivals you need to know about in 2014

Music festivals are the perfect way to combine a love of music and travel, and no one does it better than us Europeans. So where can you find the best ones Europe has to offer? Here’s 14 must-do European festivals in 2014. Which ones grab your attention?

General
By Lisa Crowther

5 tips to help you celebrate Australia Day

This Sunday 26th January is Australia Day, A national holiday in Aus, time to celebrate our brothers and sisters Down Under, and the only reason to party in January – here’s how to do it the Aussie way.

General
By Stephanie Mitchell

13 Bizarre World Festivals for your Diary in 2014

The world is full of bizarre festivals, from street tomato fights to days dedicated to the male genitalia (yes really). So if you want to discover more of the world’s wackiness, fill up your 2014 calendar with our pick of the world’s most bizarre festivals…