• Europe’s best music festivals | STA Travel Blog

    From seasoned stalwarts to circuit newcomers, Europe hosts some of the most noteworthy festivals on the planet. With Europe’s 2020 festival season sadly cancelling due the impact of COVID-19 and many tickets rolling over to 2021, next year’s festivals are fast becoming the world’s most popular waitlist.

    Here are some of our festival favourites to get on your radar for future years. (Ducks to avoid being hit by paper cups for not being able to mention more of them).

    Pray for raves not second waves, people!

    Sziget

    Where: Budapest, Hungary
    When: August 2021, exact dates TBC
    2021 lineup: TBC, but

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  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Australia from home

    We’re going out. Outback.

    This week, we’re taking our lockdown daydreams all the way Down Under. Travel Australia with 360° virtual tours, an interactive scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with everyone’s favourite nonagenarian (David Attenborough), and – to keep your spirits up – a Whitsunday Island Iced Tea.

    No passport required, just passion. (And Wi-Fi). #PauseTheAdventure

    Dive with David

    There’s only one thing that could improve a virtual dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and that’s having Sir David as your dive buddy. Learn about life beneath the waves from the world’s greatest storyteller on this interactive journey

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  • Six places in Thailand that are seriously zen

    There’s more to Thailand than buzzing cities, crazy-beautiful beaches and even crazier parties. Like sunrise Shavasanas with fellow yogis, broadening your mind whilst learning all about Buddhism, and finding your own slice of pristine sand with nobody else for miles.

    So if you’re wanting to emerge from the other side of your Thailand escape feeling healed, rather than hungover, here are six places offering unique experiences for those who want something more mindful, than mental…

    Railay

    The vibe: Railay is a jaw-dropping peninsula stretching out past the popular city of Krabi, but it feels more like a remote island

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  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Thailand from home

    Fake it ‘til you make it there.

    Homeboys and girls, sawasdee! This week we’re cyber couch surfing all the way over to Southeast Asia and the heart-stopping smiles of Thailand. Explore with live beach streams, Pad Thai cook alongs and beachside cocktail making classes. (There’s a quarantini joke in there somewhere, but someone got stuck into the cocktail lessons a bit too early and literally… lockdown rules/airport rules, right?).

    No passport required, just passion. (And Wi-Fi). #PauseTheAdventure

    Hit the beach

    It’s said that if you clock watch, time goes slower. Hopefully us stalking this live Koh Samui beach stream won’t

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  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Japan from home

    Fake it ‘til you make it there.

    The 2020 Olympics may have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still run rings around Japan – virtually at least. Go full stream ahead with 360° tours, a live feed of Nagano’s famous snow monkeys, and your own Japanese ‘on-nomidrinking party.

    No passport required, just passion. (And Wi-Fi). #PauseTheAdventure

    Do a full 360

    From the late-night dance floors of Tokyo to the early-morning Buddhist prayers of Kyoto, take a 360° virtual tour around Japan with this 3-minute VR movie. If you don’t have

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