Top 7 bars in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Finding a place to drink is never hard when you’re in one of Brazil‘s best cities for nightlife: Sao Paulo. But like all cities, Sao Paulo has a few bars that stand out from the rest, offering an atmosphere and experience that keeps people coming back. Here are our seven favourite places to wet your whistle while out on a crawl in Sao Paulo. Sao … Continue reading

How to get your Halloween on at Universal Studios Japan

Halloween may be just one night a year, but at Universal Studios Japan, they’ve extended the spine-tingling thrills for 59 days with the Universal Surprise Halloween event, from September 11 to November 8.  As one of only two Universal Studios theme parks in Asia (the other is in Singapore), Universal Studios Japan in Osaka brings an oriental flavour to the US-themed fun park, which is … Continue reading

Giving is contagious at Burning Man

Third time’s a charm, or so the saying goes. Burning Man devotees Rus Kuznetsov and Alla Kostenko headed back to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for their third visit to Burning Man, the annual festival/social experiment of temporary community and radical self-expression. The duo, authors of the travel blog Our Home World, delve deeper with groovy photos that highlight how outrageous this festival can get … “On our … Continue reading

10 questions with Lauren and Khy on Eastern Europe with Busabout

What does summer in Eastern Europe look like? If you’re imaging medieval castles, a church made from human bones, pumping underground nightlife, old towns and squares filled with markets, cycling along cobblestone streets stopping off for ice-cream, a national park filled with endless waterfalls, and exploring medieval walled cities – you’d be spot on. Student Flights teamed up with Busabout to send Instagram duo, Lauren (@ … Continue reading

Summer festivals in San Francisco

Mark Twain famously said: “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” It is a common tourist faux pas to think June, July and August are going to be warm in the city. It is usually the season of mists, unexpected chills and tourists shivering in shorts and T-shirts, our expert Lucie Young says. What it lacks in warm weather, however, is … Continue reading

Never Have I Ever partied with Frenchy in LA

So you enter a photo competition with Australia’s largest youth travel retailer (that’s us!) and you win! Fast forward a few weeks and you’re on a plane to LA to party it up with Aussie comedian Frenchy. We asked our Never Have I Ever competition winners, Perth locals Jasha and his mate Steve, to recap on their Los Angeles adventure with Frenchy… Photo evidence… Awesome … Continue reading

Top 10 bars in Madrid

Spain’s capital city knows how to throw a party but some of the establishments around town are simply better party animals than others, knowing when to keep it chill or turn it up to 11. Whether you’re searching for a cocktail, cool underground scene or a rowdy local hangout, we’ve got a selection of bars in Madrid you don’t want to skip. Fatigas del Querer A … Continue reading

Rude travel phrasebooks: How to curse like a local

We’ve shown you how to eat like a local, hit the beach like a local and find the best locals’ boozers. Now, should your holiday fail to be the sanctum of relaxation and tranquillity you’d planned, you can even curse like a native. Arm yourself with the expressions you really need when temperatures (and tempers) rise abroad with these colourful phrases – in French, German, Italian … Continue reading

Bonnaroo leaves you sweaty, elated & chanting for more

We had done it. The tent, canopy, airbed, tables and eskies were all set up. After travelling from Savannah, Georgia to Manchester, Tennessee on Wednesday afternoon, we had finally finished setting up camp. Unfortunately, the light streaming across the sky wasn’t Wednesday’s sunset. It was Thursday’s sunrise. Six hours of driving, five hours of waiting in vehicle queues to get into the festival camping grounds … Continue reading

Nights out in Belgrade

It’s Friday night in Belgrade and the city – discordant, concrete and rain-soaked – isn’t looking its best. Entering Opservatorijum, however, is like stepping into a peaceful bubble. The tiny white-walled art gallery and bar is resonating with ambient electronic music from a DJ behind a laptop. Solo guests listen silently inside, seated in an almost trance-like state. It feels like an unlikely start to an … Continue reading