Jetset Around South America on a Backpacker’s Budget

South America is the newest destination for backpackers who want a different experience than the traditional European route. With some of the best natural wonders and authentic cultures in the world, you’ll want to experience this up-and-coming continent firsthand. One of the biggest perks of traveling to South America is that it’s affordable! Check out […]


Top 5 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated by millions of people across the United States, but how many of them actually know what the celebration is all about? While we understand the importance of overindulging on tortilla chips and guacamole, sipping on frozen margaritas, and wearing your best sombrero, the holiday officially commemorates Mexico’s unexpected victory over […]


How To See Paris in a Day

Thinking of stopping over in Paris for a day as part of a European exploration or backpacking adventure? Maybe you’re studying nearby in France and are thinking of making a day trip to Paris? While it is impossible to cover all of Paris in one day, this post will help guide you through the highlights […]


Jetset Around Europe on a Backpacker’s Budget

Backpacking through Europe has its advantages: the ability to travel light, to travel to a number of different destinations, and most importantly, to travel on a budget. However inexpensive, traveling by train or bus can burn up a lot of your precious travel time. So, what if we told you that it was possible to […]


The 7 National Parks You Need to Visit

Sometimes it is easy to forget how much natural beauty exists in the U.S. So in honor of National Park Week (April 18-24), we’ve put together a list of the 7 National Parks we think you need to see. National Park Week is America’s biggest celebration of national heritage. It’s all about exploring amazing places, […]


Where do Study Abroad Students Spend Their Weekends?

Many college students make the decision to go abroad, oftentimes choosing programs in popular destinations throughout Europe. And what’s better than studying in Europe? You have the option to spend a weekend in another country or city, just a quick train or plane ride away. Wondering what the most desired destinations are for weekend getaways? […]


5 Things to Do in Lima That Won’t Break the Bank

Situated right on the Pacific Coast, Lima is a beachy, metropolitan city in Peru that holds onto its traditional Incan roots. Its fun, lively atmosphere, beautiful views and rich culture make Lima an ideal destination for young travelers. The city’s greatest perk is its affordability. With plenty to do outside, there are a number of […]


Summer 2015 Checklist

School’s out for summer! (Well, almost). Summer is the perfect time to explore the world with extra free time, not having to worry about classes or assignments, and warmer weather to get you outdoors. You’ll want to spend some time thinking about what you’d like to accomplish this summer, whether that be traveling to a […]


Buenos Aires on a Student Budget

What do you get when you mix the beautiful architecture of Europe with the rich cultural traditions of Latin America? You get Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires, known as the Paris of the South, is a treasure chest of the most iconic features of France, Italy and South America: neoclassical architecture, intricate sculptures, lively tango […]