Round the World with Chris Arnold: Dubai stopover

On the last leg of his whirlwind round-the-world trip, Student Flights client/videographer/graduate Chris Arnold touches down in the Middle East for a 48-hour stopover in Dubai. The architecture appreciator ascended the famous Burj Khalifa, hit the sand dunes in the desert and even managed to get some zzzs to help him get back in the right time zone. Not a bad effort for someone who’s … Continue reading

Travel Confessions: Volunteer Rebecca Drury in Cambodia & India

Ever seen those ads on TV for children’s charities and wondered what you could do to help? Queensland-based primary school teacher Rebecca Drury decided to head to Asia to find out. She took time off from her day job to volunteer in Cambodia with Real Gap Experience through Student Flights, and also teach English in India on a 4-month Asia trip that took in Vietnam, … Continue reading

5 adventure activities to try in New Zealand

If you’re looking for a holiday you’ll never forget, New Zealand is the destination for you. Our near neighbour across the way is more than just the land of Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia and any of the many other fantasy flicks shot here that you care to mention. The twin Kiwi islands are brimming with adventure spots, no matter if you … Continue reading

Top 3 Easter break destinations

Easter is just a few bunny hops away and if you’re anything like us, you’ve taken the three days off between Easter Monday and Anzac Day to score a luxurious 10-day break. We’re taking full advantage of this public holiday calendar bonanza to eat our hot cross buns somewhere that isn’t home. But the question remains, where? Here’s our top 3 Easter break destinations close … Continue reading

Where to go and where to avoid during the World Cup in Brazil

We’ve previously detailed where to go in our World Cup Survival Guide, now here’s our take on places to stay and spots to avoid when visiting Brazil for the world game. The 2014 FIFA World Cup promises to be one of the most exciting for years with the passionate support of host nation Brazil sure to deliver a memorable atmosphere for fans and players alike. … Continue reading

Staff Picks hotel review: Hard Rock Hotel Bali

Planning an epic trip to Bali? Want to know where to go to be in the midst of all the action from shopping to nightclubs to beaches with heaps of onsite bonuses included in your hotel stay? Let us introduce you to Staff Picks – staff-approved hotels to ensure you have the best stay possible in the most amazing places with plenty of cool freebies … Continue reading

Eating all the foods: California edition

A recent three-week stint in the USA really meant one thing – eating my way around the West Coast like nobody’s business. What’s that saying? A moment on the lips, forever on the hips? Not in the name of research and nothing the gym can’t fix when you get home, my friend! The country of excess and extremes, the US is not known for doing … Continue reading

Student Flights’ top 10 Aussie experiences for the royals

The British royals are coming! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and son, a.k.a. Kate, Will and baby George, touch down on Wednesday, April 16 and embark on a heavily orchestrated tour of the country that includes stops in Sydney, Brisbane, Uluru and Canberra. In honour of their arrival, the Student Flights team has put together a list of the top 10 true blue Aussie … Continue reading

10 trips to get you out of your comfort zone

How many ways can you go around the world? And to how many places? Some of our Student Flights travel consultants have been to over 60 countries (and counting!).  Some consultants have even been to Antarctica and some are busy ticking off all the states in America. If you’ve trodden the well-worn route to London, holidayed in Bali several times with the fam, or have … Continue reading

Round the World with Chris Arnold: European leg

Everyone’s favourite whirlwind traveller, Chris Arnold, gives us the lowdown on his European adventure that saw him visit 11 cities in 8 different countries in less than 18 days during his 5-week round-the-world trip. Chris gets off the beaten track in the Netherlands and takes the obligatory selfie in front of some of Europe’s best landmarks (nice hair for a backpacker, btw). So, we know … Continue reading