Halley WhitworthHighpoint, VIC
I have been with STA Travel for...2 years
My most recent holiday was...Thailand, more specifically I was based in the beautiful town of Krabi.
My Favourite destination is...Bruges (Belgium) I loved the amazing canals surrounding the city, the food and the culture makes it the perfect European city.
I love travel because...you can explore the awesome natural wonders that this world has to offer, while experiencing a variety of cultures and making friends from all walks of life.
My perfect round the world trip...Australia-New Zealand-LA-Las Vegas-New York-London-Munich-Dubai-Koh Samui-Australia I would head to our neighbouring country New Zealand to the capital, climb the Sky tower then head to Waitomo for some black water rafting through the caves. A few days to the Bay of Islands before heading onto the United States would be amazing. I would stop in Los Angeles for a few days to do some celebrity spotting in Hollywood, soak up some rays and enjoy some cocktails in Venice beach before of course spending a day at Disneyland. Next stop would be a few days partying in Vegas before heading to New York to see the sights and enjoy a Hot Dog in Central Park. Watch a Broadway show would have to be on the itinerary and heading to Yankee stadium to watch a baseball game would tick that off the bucket list. Europe would be next on my agenda, with a pub crawl through the Monopoly board in London, then on the Eurostar to Paris to see the Eiffel tower. Then up to Bruges to the amazing markets and culture, head through Amsterdam and end in a beer hall in Munich for a few steins. On my way home I would stop by Dubai for some amazing shopping, then a few relaxing days in Koh Sumui before returning back home.
The most interesting travel Itinerary I’ve organised was...Alice Springs to Darwin then onto Singapore, Kathmandu, Seoul, Beijing, London, Ulaanbaatar, Sao Paolo, Florianopolis to Brisbane. What an itinerary!
My best culinary experience was...taking a Thai cooking class in Phuket to learn the local way of Thai cooking cuisine.
I can’t travel without...thongs/ flip-flops.
My hot tip Travel Tip...a multiflex pass before you leave. This will help you save $$$ when you make that last minute decision to extend your trip as your having too much fun.
Stephanie JonesAcland St, Melbourne, VIC
I have been with STA Travel for...10 Years
My most recent holiday was...Camping & a safari in kenya
My Favourite destination was...PERU,KENYA AND CZECH REPUBLIC.
I love travel because...It allows you to be free and simply live without being restricted or tied down to anything. It's empowering and life changing!
My perfect round the world trip...Australia/Queenstown/CookIslands/San Francisco/Vancouver/Scotland/Czech Republic/Japan/Australia.
The most interesting Itinerary i have organised was...Sydney to Togo,sailing on a Mercy volunteer ship to the Canary Islands, up to Morocco for a break, down to Uganda for the Gorillas, down to Tanzania for some volunteering and beach break, up to Dubai for some shopping and home via New York !
My best culinary experience was...Traditional kebabs in Qatar from a hole in the wall. Fresh Turkish bread, amazing dips and fresh salad. Blink and you'll miss it, but you'll never forget it.
I can't travel without...researching thoroughly the destination before i travel.
My hot tip Travel Tip...getting as much booked in advance as possible. There is nothing like getting of a 26hr flight with broken sleep and time differences to wipe you out!
Pascal RheinbergerWilliam St,Perth WA
I have been with STA Travel for...9 Years.
My most recent holiday was...I went to Vietnam and travelled from Hanoi to Saigon with G Adventures! My favourite destination is...at's a hard one as I travelled a fair bit. I would say the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu would be on par.
I love travel because...I believe that travel enriches our lives and makes us better people. I love getting to known different cultures and discovering new places.
My perfect round the world trip...touching every continent in the World.
The most interesting travel itinerary I've organised was...Flight to Jo'burg, Kruger Nat'l Park tour, than on to Rio for Carnival, than on to Cuzco, Ecuador to volunteer for a project called ‘Cuzco kids”, flights to Cuba/Mexico/America, than to Europe to travel around and catch the Vodkatrain from St Petersburg to Beijing and come home to Perth via the Philippines!
My best culinary experience was...Cooking class in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hands down the best food I have had while I was in Thailand
I can't travel without...My camera, thongs and the right plug adaptor.
My hot travel tip is...Travel with patience and an open mind and you will have a ball
Best travel memory is...There are so many but one of the best memories would be attending a funeral in Jamaica that was more a celebration of life.
Ivan MickulcicCanberra Centre, ACT
I have been with STA Travel for...3 Months (5 years travel industry experience)
My most recent holiday was...CHINA!
My Favourite destination is...Bora Bora, Tahiti
I love travel because...Every new city brings new experiences, fabulous new people and FOOD!
My perfect round the world trip...Peru, Cancun, New York, London, Madrid, Bangkok and HOME! Adventure, Beaches, Cities and FUN!
The most interesting Itinerary I've organised was...the fabulous Silk Road ? China to Europe via the middle east overland! Beijing, Urumqi, Almaty, Tashkent, Samarkand, Moscow! (China, Kazakstan, Uzbejistan, Russia)
My best culinary experience was...Eating an entire Peking Duck in Beijing, China, at a local house.
I can't travel without...my iPad,
My hot tip Travel Tip...ALWAYS pack spare clothes on a flight. Nothing dries at altitude!
Hamish NaickerPenrith Westfield, NSW
I have been with STA Travel for...4 months with STA Travel, however i have been in the industry for 3.5yrs.
My most recent holiday was...Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand... now that I'm thinking about it... I want to go back!
My Favourite destination was...Here are my "equal favourite[s]" India, Japan, Cambodia
I love travel because...It educates, it humbles, it excites.
My perfect round the world trip...In 20 or so years, my plan is to take 2 years off, and re-live all the best experiences I have had around the world. I'm hoping that within 20 years i'll have figured out how to pay for such an epic trip?!
The most interesting Itinerary travel I've organised was...I still remember when I first met one of my clients. He told me his budget, [quite significant], told me he wanted to get away and his time frame...and told me to "surprise him"...So I did! In a nutshell it was an adventure/ relax/ adventure/ relax/ adventure etc... Round the world trip! He told me the reason he booked with me, though he approached lot of agents, was not the price, but the originality.
My best culinary experience was...I have a top 3...can't choose:
1.Beating snakes heart/blood/rice wine shot in Vietnam. Not for the taste, just for the fact that I did it [could feel it beating down by throat]
2.Fish Head Curry in Singapore...seriously...don't knock it till you have tried it...AMAZING!
3.Fugu in Japan, only had a little bit but our tongue started tingling and we freaked out and though we were going to die...apparently this is meant to happen haha...You choose..
I can't' travel without...my laptop! Has hours of entertainment, you know...for those looooong bus/trip/plane trips!
My hot tip Travel Tip...always take a power board...for the everyday man on the go...how much does it suck when you have to share an outlet or find one in the first place!!?...and for bigger emergency...always carry tissues...you never know what you may need them for...
Nick AgnewWestfield Bondi, Sydney NSW
I have been with STA Travel for...7 great years
My most recent holiday was...Sailing around the Maldives and 3 great weeks around Europe!
My Favourite destination was...Buenos Aires - The Paris of Latin America~!~~!
I love travel because...A combination of enjoying local cuisines, sharing a drink with locals and the adventures that come along with it especially in new destinations!
My perfect round the world trip...Starting in South America, back to Buenos Aires a bit of Rio action and Columbia too, New York to soak up a bit of baseball, basketball and of course few drinks with the local, Europe including Eastern Europe and then finishing off in China to see the Great Wall (and some duck pancakes!)
The most interesting Itinerary I’ve organised was...There have been THOUSANDS. Most recently I sold someone Sydney – Moscow // Beijing – Hong Kong – Bangkok – Nairobi// Cape Town – Sao Paolo // Quito – San Jose// Mexico – Lax – Home! I was so jealous – I did manage to save them $1200 as well!
My best culinary experience was...EATING GUINEA PIG
I can’t’ travel without...MY GIRLFRIEND! and of course travel insurance!
My hot tip Travel Tip...Always pay that little bit more for the more for the more flexible/ shorter connections tickets / better airlines.
Alex VealeRundle st, SA
I've been with STA Travel for...2.5ish years.
My most recent holiday was...Africa, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, climing Kilimanjaro, Rwanda, DR Congo, Uganda.
My favourite destination is...Colombia - vibrant cities, amazing music, lots of rum, and spectacular diving!
I love travel because...There's always something new to learn, and an unexpected experience waiting just around the corner.
My perfect round the world trip...Through French Polynesia to Easter Island, on to Chile and through South America. Hop up to Cuba, on to Canada. Continue to Europe via Iceland, and complete the last stretch overland via the Silk Road, passing through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan & China. Easy!
The most interesting travel itinerary I've organised was...A dangerous little trip for a client going to Afghanistan, then through India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
My best culinary experience was...Portuguese influenced delights with an Asian twist in Macau.
I can't travel without...literature.
Best travel memory is...Climbing the Seven Pillars of Wisdom in the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum.
Steven EbbageIndooroopilly, QLD
I have been with STA Travel for...Just over one and half years.
My most recent holiday was...2 weeks in Europe on a Contiki from London to Rome with stops in Paris, Lucerne and Rome.
My Favourite destination was...Croatia. I went here last summer and I absolutely loved Dubrovnik!
I love travel because...I learn so much about other cultures and see the places I have always dreamed of visiting.
My perfect round the world trip...Australia-South East Asia-Europe-Africa-South America-Australia.
The most interesting Itinerary travel I’ve organised was...A trip starting in Thailand and spent a month or so there and then headed over to Turkey to travel around Europe and then home through South America.
My best culinary experience was...Pizza in Rome. So fresh and tasty!
I can’t travel without...Antibiotics and baby wipes
My hot tip Travel Tip...Make sure you sample the local beer everywhere you go!