Travel Confessions: Shannon Hansen on working in the UK & Europe

Student Flights customer Shannon Hansen made the most of her gap year – starting off in Germany visiting family, then on to London where she worked for three months for a hospitality agency, arranged through The Working Holiday Club (WHC) Jumpstart London package. Then, the WHC live-in pub program called and Shannon answered, moving to Devon in the southwest of England where she spent three … Continue reading

The dos and don’ts of Cancun

Mexico’s capital of cool: White sandy beaches, glitzy hotels, all-night parties and a healthy dose of Mexican culture, Cancun has it all. It’s no wonder students from all over North America descend on the playas of Cancun to cut loose for Spring Break every year. Hello cheap cerveza for under 18s! Before you head for this slice of paradise in the Yucatan Peninsula, grab your … Continue reading

7 things you can buy in Asia for $1

It’s cheap to get to and around, close to home and chock-full of culture – it’s no wonder Asia is always a popular choice for people looking for discount airfares and a budget vacation where you definitely get more bang for your Aussie buck. If you’ve been hoarding gold coins for a holiday, there’s plenty of ways you can make your dollar stretch further in … Continue reading

How to travel mindfully

Travel for the experiences. Connect with locals. Contribute to the local economy in a positive way. Respect the environment. Leave only footprints behind. For a mutually rewarding experience where you get to combine an overseas vacay with the opportunity to give back to a local community, volunteering and ecotourism is an increasing popular way to holiday around the world. Whether you go for a gap … Continue reading

The best Europe experiences for 2015

Whether you’re a total newbie to the continent or you’ve been round the block a few times already, one thing’s for sure, Europe will always continue to fascinate with mind-blowing landscapes, unforgettable experiences, culture and history. We’ve put together our top list of unmissable Europe experiences for 2015 that will take you beyond the typical European selfie spots and leave you with a lifetime of inspiring … Continue reading

48 hours or 4 days in Hong Kong

Whether you’re on a layover or having a holiday, there’s plenty to see and do (and eat!) in Hong Kong. With our great double your stay packages in Hong Kong (and other great destinations in Asia), you can afford to linger longer in Honkers. Here’s our tips on the must-dos in the city state. If you’ve only got 48 hours:   Get on the water Do the … Continue reading

Have a bloc party in Eastern Europe

You may remember Student Flights National Marketing Executive Pamela Olah from such musings as her Croatia sailing trip blog? On the same trip our intrepid exec also did Eastern Europe with Busabout on their Classic Rhapsody Trek through the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and down to Croatia and shares the highlights of her nine-day Eastern European adventure with us. Of Eastern Europe heritage, I’ve always been fascinated with … Continue reading

World’s best budget glamping destinations

For some happy  campers, pitching a tent in the open, drinking around a campfire and sleeping under the stars is one of those life-affirming experiences. For others, getting back to nature is an experience that just affirms they don’t do camping – 3-day music festival or not. Enter glamping; the accommodation portmanteau where your tent/yurt/treehouse/tipi comes with high thread-count sheets (at least!) and flushable toilets. … Continue reading

Top 5 Malaysia beach and island hangs

Wild jungle treks, to-die-for tropical islands, street food that will rock your world, off-the-grid tribal communities, and diving that will impress the biggest scuba snobs. If you haven’t discovered Malaysia yet, you’re in for a treat, and some major savings on flights, stays and getaways this month! Amy Dalgleish tells us how to escape the crowds and get out of KL to find your own little … Continue reading

What travel consultants always take with them

Our Student Flights consultants live, dream and breathe travel and have collectively been from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between, so it’s fair to say they know a little something something about packing light and what essentials are always allocated precious space in their carry-on. Other than the obvious (passport, tickets, visas, travel insurance) and an open mind, we asked our travel experts to … Continue reading