• Porto travel guide: what to see and do

    Hey friends! Alexx here again from Finding Alexx and I’m back with a Porto travel guide.

    I did a whirlwind extended weekend Portugal road trip last year from the stunning southern coast all the way up to Porto, so when week #14 of my 52 countries in 52 weeks solo trip took me back to Porto, I was excited to have a full seven days to do a deep dive into the city!

    Porto has a distinct vibe that sets it apart from the ultra chill Algarve coast and the big city of Lisbon. The city centre is packed full

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  • 6 things I learnt from studying abroad


    So why study abroad? It can be expensive, you’ll have to start your social status from the bottom and how will you deal with the FOMO of home? All trivial questions, yes, but as a student who took the plunge and came out the other side, I can safely say it was (bold statement coming) one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
    And what did I learn? Well other than how to stand up for 5 seconds on a surf board, here’s a few life lessons I picked up whilst living it up for a year in Perth, Western
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  • South Africa’s best music festivals!

    In honor of this month’s STA Travel Sounds artist @Jeremyloops hailing all the way from Cape Town, here are some of the best music festivals South Africa has to offer:

    1.ROCKING THE DAISIES

    Image: www.facebook.com/rockingthedaisiesfestival


    Where? Cloof Wine Estate, Darling
    When? 6 – 9 October
    Why? Don your daisy chains and get ready for a MASSIVE party with an equally MASSIVE line up. Cape Town’s biggest festival, full of colorful tents, bohemian hippies, fancy dress and party spirit. Last year’s line-up included The Cat Empire, The Kooks, Milky Chance and our favorite Jeremy Loops. Peace & Love.

    Get your

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  • 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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