Asia
By Henry Wilkinson

How volunteering with elephants turned into a dream job

Ever been caught staring out the window, wondering about taking a break and just going travelling? We’ve all been there, especially in those long Monday…

Asia
By Alexx Hayward

Episode 1: How I’m travelling 52 countries in 52 weeks

52 weeks and 52 countries, travelling around the world at random on the cheapest ticket every Tuesday? Some call it crazy. We call it ex-STA…

Asia
By Jo Ramsay

Travelling in Japan: The Ultimate Guide

So you’re going to Japan. Cool… take us with you? At STA Travel, our motto is ‘we know because we go’. Or in my case,…

Asia
By Hannah Jeffery

On your Radar: Taiwan

Beaches, national parks, and LGBTQ rights! Here’s some of the reasons you should add Taiwan to your Asia list…

Asia
By Kim Durbridge

10 reasons why you should stop what you’re doing and go to Sri Lanka

Due to its shape and location in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is often called ‘the teardrop of India’. But we’re certain this affectionate nickname…

Asia
By Claudia Posada

10 things that surprised me the most about Thailand

Whether you decide to attend Thailand’s annual Monkey Buffet Festival, or explore abandoned airplanes in Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard, this corner of the earth never fails…

Asia
By Rachael Porter

Travelling the world with locked-in syndrome

When Mia was 21 she suffered a severe stroke which paralysed her from the neck down (aka ‘locked-in syndrome’). A passionate traveller, Mia didn’t want to let her situation stop her from experiencing the world and everything in it, and has launched a campaign for travellers with disabilities, to show them you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

Asia
By Rachael Porter

Top places to visit in Bali

A serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the 9 to 5. A way to blow off some steam after a hefty period of university deadlines and exams. A new and interesting culture. An island getaway. Bali offers all these things, and more.

Asia
By Guest Blogger

North Thailand vs south Thailand: which is best for you?

Ellie Quinn, influencer and travel blogger at The Wandering Quinn, is back from her trip to Thailand. We sent her on two Contiki tours to experience the different sides of island life, from soaking up the culture in the north to relaxing in tropical paradise in the south.

Asia
By Claudia Posada

STA Travel’s ideal southeast Asia itineraries

Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam… here’s how to see the best of Southeast Asia in three, four, six or eight or more weeks!