Asia
By Katrina Holmes

Your Hop-on Hop-off Guide Across South-East Asia

Over recent years, South-East Asia has become a blooming tourist hot-spot. Westerners come looking for an idyllic retreat and seek Thai’s chilltastic beaches made famous…

Asia
By Henry Wilkinson

5 scrum-tious foodie places you must try in Japan

Rugby fever has taken over, and its biggest tournament is being hosted in one of the fastest-growing travel destinations in the world, Japan. One of the…

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 Jo Ramsay

Travelling in Japan: The Ultimate Guide

So you’re travelling in 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

5 reasons why you should go to Taiwan today

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.