General
By Lisa Crowther

Exactly How Wet Is Thailand in the Rainy Season?

Yes, some months of the year are wetter than others in Thailand, but exactly how wet is the rainy season? Should you avoid going during the monsoon season? I’ve asked our ever helpful Twitter community to share their experiences of ‘rainy’ Thailand.

Australasia
By Lisa Crowther

Happy 1st Birthday To The Blog! Here are our best bits…

It’s happy 1st birthday to the STA Travel blog this month, and what a year it’s been! Join us as we take a look back through some of the best posts from the past 12 months.

Polar
By Lisa Crowther

The secret’s out! We reveal the cheapest days to fly.

Knowing the best times to book flights is a bit of a mind field, one minute they appear as one price, the next they could be hundreds of pounds more expensive. To help you get the best deal your next flight expert Ali Dale has decided to share her top tips on when’s the cheapest time to fly

General
By Lisa Crowther

All aboard! When is the best time to take the Trans Siberian Railway?

It’s one of the most exciting travel experiences out there, a journey across the beautiful and interesting terrain known as Siberia. The different seasons of the year delivery a very different trip altogether. So when is the best time to go? We’ve asked our most experienced staffers their opinion.

General
By Lisa Crowther

What’s the best way to start a new life in Australia?

We caught up with traveller Luke to find out how he settled in to his new life in Australia as part of his working holiday and what advice he has for making the transition to your new life as easy, and fun, as possible.

General
By Lisa Crowther

Why Does Yasmin Love Life As An STA Travel Apprentice?

Yasmin bagged the job of her dreams the days she was accepted for a position as an STA Travel apprentice. Now she’s here to tell us how she got her job and why she loves it so much.

General
By Lisa Crowther

My Australia: Northern Territory

Our My Australia blog series continues with travel blogger Isabelle on why she loved her time at Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory.

General
By Ant Stone

My Australia: South Australia

They say absence makes the heart grows fonder, so when young Aussie, Chris Richardson wrote into the STA Travel Blog with a tale to tell of South Australia, we listened with intent.

Polar
By Lisa Crowther

What is Life Like as an STA Travel Apprentice?

Meet Rachel Carribine, one of this years STA Travel apprentices chosen for their passion for putting together perfect trips just for you. Find out how they landed their job and why they love it right here.

Australasia
By Lisa Crowther

My Australia: Western Australia

Western Australia is one of the jewels in Australia’s metophorical crown. It’s easy to get absorbed into the relaxed atmosphere and want to stay forever. Traveller, and big WA fan, David Heath tells us why he loves it so much…