• Japan: the Ultimate Travel Guide

    So you’re going to Japan. Cool… take us with you?
    At STA Travel, our motto is ‘we know because we go’. Or in my case, we lived there. I’m Jo, and I lived in Japan for just over one year working as an English teacher in a small, mountaintop middle school in Hyogo prefecture. My students and fellow teachers not only taught me how to survive, but also where the best little-known adventure spots were hidden. Now it’s my pleasure to pass on the wisdom so you can be the savviest gaikokujin (foreigner) walking out of the airport.

    Besides unwaveringly

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  • How much do you need to travel Australia for 1 month?

    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 own experiences.

    I worked and travelled in Australia for exactly 2 years – I literally left one day before my visa ended because I loved it so much, so I’d like to think I know a fair amount about the place. If you’re off there

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  • Celebrities join Department of Tourism’s call for every Filipino to Save Our Spots in new video

    Manila, Philippines — Continuing the movement for responsible tourism and sustainability, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched a new video in the “Save Our Spots (SOS)” campaign featuring an ensemble cast of Filipino celebrities who have personally dedicated themselves to advocating for the protection and preservation of the Philippines’ natural wonders and cultural heritage sites.

    Marc Nelson
    Antoinette Taus
    Antoinette Taus

    Celebrities Angie Mead King, Erwan Heussaff, Nico Bolzico, Solenn Heussaff, Andi Eigenmann, Dimples Romana, Piolo Pascual, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Joyce Pring-Triviño, Matteo Guidicelli, Antoinette Taus, Marc Nelson, Iza Calzado, Kim Atienza, Ria Atayde, and Luis Manzano have all rallied together with

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  • Big names to hit the South African music scene

    South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and musical influences. It’s home to some of the world’s most unique festivals like Afrika Burn (where you basically just set everything on fire), awesome venues like Orbit in Johannesburg and unique talent such as Die Antwood. The world’s biggest names in music flock to South Africa to perform, as it’s a country full of energy; from the majestic heights of Table Mountain to the wild plains of Kruger National Park, it’s a place where epic experiences are waiting at your fingertips. Many artists choose to visit South Africa not just to

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  • The Top 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Ultimate List of Best Amsterdam Boutique Hotels

    Amsterdam, the capital of the Kingdom of Netherlands, is the country’s most populous city. From its being a fishing village during the 13th-century to being referred to as the “Venice of the North,” Amsterdam has gone a long way. This city is well known for its numerous universities, forty museums, abundance in theatres, grand canals, picturesque bridges that connect the city’s 90 islands, and local cuisine.

    Best Boutique Hotels in Amsterdam

    Today, Amsterdam is known as one of the top financial centers in Europe and is dubbed as an alpha-world according to

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