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At STA Travel we know because we go! Our team has travelled all over the world, from Abu Dhabi to Zagreb, Zanzibar to Ushuaia and everywhere in between. We know our stuff, and we'd love to share some tips, tricks and travel stories from our favourite adventures around the globe. Check out our blogs below and if we've inspired you to start a new adventure give us a call, email us or pop in-store to talk to a Travel Expert today! We've just got going but check back regularly for new updates and exciting adventures from the STA Travel team.

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Top 5 beaches

Top beach destinations as voted by you

Back in April we collected votes from our Facebook fans on the world's best beach destinations. From Cambodia to Costa Rica, Brazil to Bondi and plenty more in between we managed to create our top five must visit hot spots to get your fix of sun, sand and surf...
Check out the top 5 beaches

Phuket Adventures

Check out what we got up to in Phuket

Check out our tips for your adventure in Phuket, Thailand! We've got some handy info about shopping the streets of Patong, riding a quadbike up to the Big Buddha and tanning up on the beach of Koh Samui... View more

In search of Iguassu Falls

A whirlwind trip of Brazil and Argentina

Lush surrounds, colourful neighbourhoods, passionate locals, sexy dance moves and tasty cocktails – Latin America should be a must on anyone's bucketlist. Hayley from head office went on a whirlwind trip of a lifetime last year to Brazil and Argentina with G Adventures. See what she got up to!

Fiji beach escape

Cruising the Fiji islands

STA Travel Expert Mandy from Queen St was lucky enough to hit up Fiji for a week of island hopping! With traditional welcomes, water activities and tropical cocktails, Mandy's week was absolute South Pacific bliss. See what she got up to

Undiscovered beaches

Our fave coastal hideaways

You’ve all heard of Venice Beach, Mykonos, Byron Bay and Cancun, but what about somewhere to go when you don’t want to be surrounded by thousands of families with young children, spring breakers or backpackers galore? Don’t stress, we’ve found some stunning hidden gems for you! Check out our top picks

Beach festivals

Beach all day and party all night!

Beach bum by day and party animal by night? Do you prefer your live music with a side of sun, sand and surf? We’ve found festivals around the world which give you the best of both daytime activities and night time festivities. Check out our top five picks

Southern California beaches

California, here we come!

Cali's called the Golden State for a reason; if you’re looking for beach babes, waves, sun and sand you WON’T be disappointed! If you’re heading to the US of A do yourself a favour and spend a week in SoCal for a relaxing tanning session or to explore some hidden gems.
Check out our California hotspots

Bangkok shopping tips

Markets, malls and more!

Thailand's bustling metropolis has malls, night markets and promenades offering everything you could ever want, from cheap goodies to luxury fashion. It's easy to get overwhelmed, so Marketing Manager Sarah has some tips for your Bangkok adventure. Bangkok shopping guide

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