Best swashbuckling places to be a pirate

Hey mateys – do you speak fluent buccaneer? If phrases like “Avast me hearties”, “Shiver me timbers” and “Walk the plank” are part of your everyday lingo, you’ll no doubt already be across the fact that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So for landlubbers and scurvy wenches and everyone else in between; grab your galley crew, sing some sea shanties and raise … Continue reading

How to have a Frozen good time in Norway

Unless you’ve been living under an avalanche, you’ve probably heard about the Disney box office behemoth that is Frozen, which, judging by the turnout at the recent Comic-Con events, is transfixing little and big girls (and boys) around the world with its icy fairytale.     Set in the fictional town of Arendelle and inspired by parts of Norway, the animated flick has prompted a … Continue reading

Cook Islands adventures

Student Flights National Marketing Executive Sharna took in all the sun, sand and snorkelling she could possibly fit in on her amazing trip to the Cook Islands. Located north of New Zealand and just a six-hour non-stop flight from Sydney, the Cook Islands is made up of just 15 small islands with tropical temps all year round. Here are Sharna’s tips on how to make the … Continue reading

5 bucket list experiences to try in South America

South America is on the to-do list for many for the sheer scale of ancient sights, natural wonders and captivating cultures available in this vast and varied continent. The good news is, you don’t have to be an adventurer to head to South America and feel like a pioneer venturing to a new frontier. Whether you opt for a guided tour or decide to DIY, … Continue reading

Staff Picks hotel review: Patong Beach Hotel

It’s all about location, location on a Thailand beach vacay and it really doesn’t get much better than a hotel right on the sand with the sea in your sights. If you want the lowdown on the best places to stay and par-tay in Phuket, you really need to know about our Staff Picks hotels. Located in only the best locations with stylish, comfy surrounds … Continue reading

Travel Confessions: Stuart Burvill on his London gap year

After spending six months touring through the UK and Europe, Student Flights customer and recent uni graduate Stuart Burvill jet-set to London with the help of our London Jumpstart Pack. He worked in London for three months then set off for Barcelona by way of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Brighton. Here, Stuart tells us about getting settled in London, travelling around Europe and his gap … Continue reading

What I learnt about cruising

You may have noticed we’ve got a lil’ adventure sale going on this month, but if the idea of getting all hot and sweaty makes you feel, well, hot and sweaty, here’s a holiday idea that might float your boat. A cruise. Now I know you may be thinking that a cruise is the domain for the newlywed and nearly dead and that the idea … Continue reading

Staff Picks hotel review: BelAire Bangkok

The right hotel room can make or break your vacay. What you want is a great base with all the mod cons right in the middle of all the partying/shopping/entertainment action and close to transport if you want to go further afield – right? Well, you’re in luck. Our Staff Picks hotels have been personally vetted by our very own consultants to give it the … Continue reading

5 South Pacific adventures to try

If you’re looking for an adventurous holiday that’s not too far from home, the South Pacific islands have plenty to offer. With whale watching, volcanoes, cave exploration, isolated swimming trenches and world-class surf breaks on offer, there’s no need to look further afield for your holiday – Vanuatu’s only 2.5 hours’ flying time from Brisbane! Ready to go? Check out our 5 South Pacific adventures … Continue reading

10 signs you’ve done a working holiday in London

It’s practically a rite of passage. Finish school or uni, save up enough cash, book a one-way ticket to London, and take advantage of the two-year working holiday maker scheme (or Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa) before you turn 30 that allows you to study, live and work in Britain for up to 24 months. If you’re lucky enough to have a grandparent who … Continue reading