Psst… Do you want in on a little secret? Good, because some of the most interesting places in Barcelona are often not cited in typical travel guides and like many cities it has a few hidden hush-hush aspects that need to come out. We have compiled a list of undercover facts and off-the-tourist-trail attractions that
Here at STA Travel we pride ourselves on the fact we “know because we go”, so instead of giving you a generic post about spending in Australia we thought we’d hand it over to Rachael, who can give you the lowdown on how much you should spend in Australia in one month– drawing on her
Coorg, often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’, is a stunning hill station in Karnataka endowed with mystic hills and aromatic coffee estates. Madikeri being the headquarters, is also one of the top places to experience Coorg Tourism. This mesmerizing hill station is blessed with several tourist attractions in the form of waterfalls, viewpoints,
Photo courtesy of Sophia Richards Guest Post Contributed By: Sophia Richards See your host country through a local’s eye! Avoid exploiting and objectifying a country for its rare cultural practices and tourist destinations by catching unique perspectives when you stray from tourist populated areas. Avoid walking around with your camera You will want to capture
One of the most amazing and thrilling places in the world to live and travel is Hong Kong. Hong Kong city is so fast moving that many people have compared it with New York. Some also say that a minute in New York is a second in Hong Kong, so just imagine the pace of
Get ready to say goodbye to packing stress, and say hello to a featherweight backpack, full of stuff you actually need. We asked our Facebook community to tell us which items they absolutely couldn’t live without when traveling. And along with some tips of our own, voilà! we give you — in no particular order — our top packing list essentials.
Once you decide to take a gap year and travel abroad, the first thing that would surely strike you is the budget. So here’s a list of the most budget-friendly destinations that are absolutely perfect choices for backpackers and gap year travelers who are bitten by the wanderlust bug! Budget Friendly Destinations For Gap
Avery is a senior at Vanderbilt University and a Student Ambassador here at STA Travel. She is passionate about all things travel – and dessert – and her favorite destination to explore is Europe, so she shared her best European adventures to give us some serious travel envy (and inspo for our next vacay!).
Once a year, the country comes to the town of Sydney and the city folk get to experience some country life. Even though, many people think of the Easter time show to be of a children’s playground, full of expensive voyages and screaming youngsters, there is another side to the Sydney show far more suited
When studying abroad in Greece what should you look forward to most… is it the beaches? Is it the language? Is it the ruins? While we’re a fan of all of those, let’s be honest with ourselves. We travel to Greece for… THE FOOD. Anyone headed to Greece knows that delicious eating is definitely expected,
Romance at the heart of Europe Since emerging from behind the Iron Curtain, Budapest has become one of Europe’s best-loved short-break destinations. And with good reason. The city has been called the ‘Paris of the East’, and romance is all around. Through the middle runs the Danube, lights from illuminated bridges dancing at its surface.
It was 1973 and I was 19. I had a great first job as an editorial assistant on Nova magazine, a flat I shared in Chelsea with three friends and a cat for £10 a week each and – joy of joys – a boyfriend, Philip. When he suggested a weekend away in a hotel,
I turn and twist, holding my breath hard, the weight of tumbling water forcing me downwards and deafening me: I feel like a sock in a washing machine. A 100ft high waterfall thunders on to the surface above me and I’m pushed at speed along the river at the bottom of a steep canyon, surfacing
East to west, north to south, we plot the finest, most memorable routes around the US to tackle by road. 1. Wild West A big drive in big country – this circular, 2,400-mile itinerary from Los Angeles takes in landscapes and cities familiar as backdrops to a multitude of Westerns, including Anaheim, Orange County’s largest
Britain is fringed by almost 8,000 miles of natural coastline, from sandy shores and rugged headlands, to wind-swept dunes and cliff-top paths. With so much to explore, we’ve rounded up some of the best hotels, restaurants-with-rooms and b&bs by the coast, including the top places to stay for easy access to coastal paths, private beaches, Michelin-starred
Moira Ashley wins this week’s travel writing competition for her account of a unique perspective on life in a South African township. A skinny figure in an orange vest and straw trilby hurries towards me, hand outstretched. “Lenny’s my name, guiding’s my game. English? What’s your team? Mine’s Liverpool. ’Scuse me a minute.” He gabbles
Expert guide to Mumbai Overview Hotels Attractions Restaurants Nightlife Shopping Epicentre of the Indian fashion industry, Mumbai is the best place on the subcontinent to pick up contemporary Indian designer wear and accessories. There’s a wealth of creative design shops, where Indian motifs are given a new twist by local creatives. More traditional arts and
Kanagawa is a coastal prefecture in Japan, located within a short distance of Tokyo. The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama. Kanagawa Prefecture is also home to Kamakura and Hakone, two other highly popular day trip destinations that you can easily reach from Tokyo. Kanagawa has a lot to offer for visitors to the region, such as
Solo travel is trending, there’s no doubt about it. In fact, one in four people say they’ll travel solo in the next year, and why not? No fighting over what you want to do, no one telling you that it’s not a good idea to stuff your face with a McDonalds in Bangkok at 2am
I’m Reema, STA Travel Ambassador, avid budgeter and outdoorsy backpacker. I’m a fan of globetrotting the world as a solo female traveler, so I’ve put together my ultimate packing list for anyone who is going off on a solo female adventure… Solo travel teaches you a lot about perseverance, independence, different cultures, and the world!