What Breakfast Will Teach You About Locals

  • 2016-04-13

Don't eat breakfast at your hotel. Fight the urge to try the freshly cooked food prepared by the in-house chefs and step outside of the hotel. Not only are your taste buds going to thank you for it, your ...

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Insider’s Guide to Santa Cruz, California

  • 2016-02-19

As a self-proclaimed city girl, I have always preferred skyscrapers to seashores. I got from point A to point B by car or by cab. I had so much anxiety over the possibility of stepping on grass because of how &...

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Amazing Travel Memoirs That Should Be on Your Backpacking Reading List

  • 2016-01-13

So much of traveling is spent...well...traveling and between planes, trains, and automobiles we are often left scrambling for a way to pass the time. The long-term traveler knows there is no better backpacking buddy than a good book ...

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Rome: 7 Things to Know Before You Go

  • 2015-12-05

Most people who are considering visiting Rome will have a preconception of how the city is. They may imagine it to be a noisy, hot – yet exceedingly enjoyable – open air museum and they’d not be entirely ...

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International Student Experience: The American Dream?

  • 2015-11-07

Up until the age of 12, I lived in the Philippines and attended a private, all-girl Catholic school called St. Paul. Unarguably dogmatic, St. Paul instilled virtues like uniformity and compliance. Additionally, having spent 7 years of my life with the same ...

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8 Incredible Cultural Activities to Try in Europe

  • 2015-10-17

Europe is a mosaic of cultures. Each country shines with its own personality, its own history, and its own cultural traditions. This makes for a hugely exciting continent with endless possibilities, but it also means that it can be tricky ...

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Is Study Abroad Really for Me?

  • 2015-09-26

If you’re looking for help deciding whether or not to study abroad—especially online—well…good luck. A quick Google search for “why study abroad,” will turn up a litany of results ranging ...

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Journeying Along the Mighty Mekong River

  • 2015-09-05

Recognized as the 12th longest river in the world and the 7th longest in all of Asia, the Mighty Mekong River is just a starting point for a wonderful Southeast Asia trip. It runs through China, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Thailand, ...

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