WSA’s mission is to foster fun, respectful, in-depth and unforgettable travel experiences for budget backpackers and students. We empower travelers to become immersed in the cities they visit by experiencing cultures as a local, rather than merely observing them.
Andy Steves designed the concept for Weekend Student Adventures in his college dorm room after studying abroad in Rome during the Spring of 2008. Growing up traveling with his father, Rick Steves, Andy knew how to get around and enjoyed helping his friends with their traveling plans. Through this experience, he saw an opportunity to create fun, no-nonsense, affordable, and memorable weekend trips. WSA was launched in 2010 after Andy graduated from Notre Dame, and today has grown to a team of amazing local guides and over 4,500 happy customers!