Firstly, we ask ourselves a question: Can I afford it? I can confidently claim that everyone can. Obviously, everything depends on what you expect from your trip. Is it a five star hotel, hostel or a bed in someone’s house for free through the couchsurfing. Are you up to for an adventure or are you travelling for leisure and relaxation? Ask yourself these questions and then book your tickets to your dream destination(s).
When I was a student I thought visiting USA, Australia, Thailand or South America is in my dreams and I will only be able to afford it when I am over 30 and I am getting paid accordingly. Then I graduated, got a job and I bought a trip to see one of my dream countries in three months. The reason was that I have spend only £500 for a return flight. That is why I dedicated the whole topic to STA Travel which basically let my dream come true.
This is a world’s largest travel organisation for students and young people (under 26s) selling everything from plane tickets to trip packages, as well as booking hotels for you. They are also giving a lot of good advice in their website, through live chat or by phone. Even though STA Travel offer their best prices for under 26s, their actual prices are still very competitive. So even though you have passed their age limit, I suggest still requesting the quote with them since it is a really good chance you will get away paying like only £30 more for the same trip as the youngsters.
Tips on how to get the best out of STA Travel
- Follow the deals. Do not be afraid to subscribe with them. They do not flood you with emails. STA Travel will only notify you whenever they have exceptional deals or sale.
- Do not hesitate before you order. If you are already planning on your trip, do not wait long (1-2 days max) before you make a decision to order. STA Travel truly offer the best deals and for this reason they sell out really quickly. (eg. I decided to book plane tickets with them one day, next day they were gone, so I had to adjust my destination and plans a little bit – I still got the best price)
- Visit STA Travel branch. Even if you book over their website or over the phone you may still visit their office. It is worthwhile to talk to the travel agents since they usually have travelled a lot and have a lot of good tips to give you. You can also use their live chat for this purpose. However, if you decide to pop in to their local office I would advise to choose off-peak time since then you will get a better service.
- Make a use of STA Travel website. It has lots of relevant info in place so surf around to get to know your destination.