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The best music festivals in the U.S.

The USA is a country full of diversity, which is reflected in its music and festival scene. Whether you’re a celebrity-spotting fashionista, into your hard-core punk or like to keep things pretty chill, you’re guaranteed to find it on the USA festival circuit.    The obvious choices…  Coachella  Where: Indio, CaliforniaWhen: 9 – 18 April 20212021 lineup: TBC, but 2019 featured the likes of Childish Gambino, Tame […]

Where to go in Hawaii: a beginner’s guide

Dramatic landscapes, laid back vibes and doing the hula – it could only be Hawaii! This tropical cluster of islands is an all-year round destination with volcanic beaches, epic surf, lush rainforest and extremely friendly locals. Not sure which island to head to or fancy the whole shabang? No worries – It’s pretty easy and […]

10 things you HAVE to do in Oahu

Home to the bustling metropolis of Waikiki, world-class resorts, golden beaches and endless outdoor adventures, Oahu is Hawaii’s most visited island – and for good reason. We’ve pulled together the best things to see, do and eat to help you hit the sand running on your island adventure. 1. Eat shave ice from Matsumoto Shave Ice […]

How to travel Hawaii on a shoestring budget

Ideal temperatures year-round, incredible scenery and beautiful beaches with world-class waves – the islands have something for everyone. It’s no secret that Hawaii is an expensive destination, but on our recent trip we found out the real magic happens away from the big resorts; so keep reading for our top tips on how to experience […]

Europe’s best music festivals

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 […]

Travelling without music would feel like…

Stubbed toes, wine without cheese, and Friends without the theme tune. From Edinburgh to Auckland, our STA Travel staff discuss their favorite festivals, go-to hometown music venues, and road trip guilty pleasures. Tania Gasnier, Head Designer, STA Travel New Zealand The windows are down, no one can hear, I’m on a road trip listening to… […]

The Best U.S. Boardwalks and Piers

Seagulls, waves crashing, fireworks, amusement parks… Ahh the sweet sounds of summer in the great ol’ US of A. From coast to coast you’ll find iconic boardwalks and piers that will bring so much more than sand to your next vacation. Here’s our top picks:  For the East Coast lovers Myrtle Beach  What to do: Whether you’re looking to try a zipline and thrill rides like a […]

10 travel gifts for eco-friendly travelers

Such is the current reusable and recycling revolution, that at home, most of us wouldn’t dream of buying single-use plastic water bottles and throwaway coffee cups, or using plastic straws on nights out. Right? However, while we might be a bunch of enlightened, environmentally-conscious and all-around excellent human beings in our day-to-day life (and our […]

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