General
By Lisa Crowther

Shakedown, Bangkok

Bangkok is probably the world biggest, most bustling traveller hub. It would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the craziness but luckily, we’ve created this handy city guide to help you make the most of your stay. Here’s our shakedown of Bangkok.

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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.

Australasia
By Lisa Crowther

10 top tips for securing a job on your working holiday in Australia

With thousands of young people heading for the shores of Australia every year to embark on a working holiday, the thought of joining them can seem daunting. Here are 10 things you can do to help you along in your quest to bag the job you want on your working holiday in Australia.

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By Guest Blogger

Shakedown, New York

New York is the best city on the planet. There, we said it. Having spent 2 years living, breathing and eating (mainly eating) my way round New York City, Our Air Product Exec Tom offers his top tips on how to get the most out of your time in the city that never sleeps.

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By Lisa Crowther

3 Music Students, 14 Days Round the World, 1 Goal – to Unite the World with Music. Introducing Their Incredible Journey

On Sunday 9th February, 3 London based music student set off on a round the world trip with no budget, no set plans of where to stay or what to do, but a whole heap of excitement and one clear goal – to connect the world via music in 14 days. Now we need your help to create an unforgettable itinerary.

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By Guest Blogger

High Five… Taiwan!

A beautiful island off the coast of China, just north of the Philippines Taiwan maybe small but it is hugely blessed with breathtaking scenery, rich culture, and is full of adventures. We love Taiwan, and think it deserves a great big High Five – here are our favourite things to do there.

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By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: How Can I Improve my Chances of Getting A Working Holiday Visa For Canada?

This week, our Expert Lucy is here to answer an interesting question from James, about his plans to work in North America. With so much to choose from, what will the experts suggest? Have your say!

Africa
By Lisa Crowther

The Top 5 Ways to Spot the Big 5 in South Africa

South Africa is a wonderland, a part of the world that won’t fail to surprise and astound you time and time again. There are a huge selection of overland trips to help you get up close and personal with the Big Five in South Africa, here are our pick of the top 5 overland trips to spot the Big 5.

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By Lisa Crowther

A Dummy’s Guide to Working in New Zealand

o you want to grab hold of your life and give it a thorough shake? Then consider a working holiday, more specifically, consider a working holiday in New Zealand. We’ve produced this handy guide to help you with those frequently asked questions about working holidays in New Zealand, to help get you on your way to your own adventure.

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By Anna Corbett

19 Essential Christmas Gifts for Travellers

Struggling with ideas for Christmas presents? Here are 19 great ideas for gifts for travellers – you’re welcome.