cycling around taiwan

Cycling in Taiwan: The Ride of a Lifetime

My senior year has been a ride, literally and figuratively. In October, amidst the onslaught of Spanish lit essays and midterms, I was given the opportunity to travel to Taiwan and tour the island… on a bicycle. It’s still hard to believe that it happened.

I remember exactly where I was when I found out that I had won. It was a beautiful, sunny Carolina day, and I was chilling on the quad in front of Wilson Library. As I skimmed my emails, one subject-line popped out at me: 

“You’re going to Taiwan!”

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taiwan fly and bike

An Unexpected Adventure: Biking in Taiwan

Just a few months ago, in the most unexpected way, I won a trip to cycle around Taiwan for a week. At first I thought it was a prank, but as I looked into it more, I realized that it was a real trip. I was unbelievably excited to spend a whole week biking in Taiwan! A few months after finding out that I had won, I was on a plane and headed across the ocean to Taiwan.

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national pizza day

Where to Find the Best Pizza in the US

February 9th is National Pizza Day, so if you’re craving pizza today (or any day, really), you should just go for it. But where to go, exactly? With the help of our Instagram followers, we rounded up some of the best places for pizza in the country—and the world! Keep scrolling and then get eating. Read More

weekend getaways

Top 10 Destinations for Three-Day Weekend Getaways

Three-day weekend coming up? Need a break and have some vacay days you could use? Sometimes all you need to get a weekend trip on the books is a little inspiration—which is exactly what we’ve got for ya. Whether you live in the Northeast, the Southwest or somewhere in between, we’ve rounded up 10 of our top destinations for three-day weekend getaways. Grab some friends or go solo—where are you off to next?

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10 Trending European Spring Break Destinations 2019

Don’t count out Europe as an option for 2019 spring break! Whether it’s in a big city like London or Paris, or a small destination like Dublin or Amsterdam, Europe’s beautiful sightseeing, epic dancing and parties, and amazing food delivers an incredible spring break.  Here are some of the top trending destinations on StudentUniverse for 2019 spring break. Read More

Pros and Cons of Flying Basic Economy

As a college student looking to save a buck, the cheapest option is usually the best option. This mindset makes total sense — you want to gain the most experiences with the least cost. Airline tickets are often the biggest expense of the trip, but unfortunately, that’s just on top of accommodations, food and nightlife that go along with a trip. In response to this, many airlines have begun offering basic economy (BE) tickets.

These tickets are essentially the “no frills” option that’s easier on your wallet. While this may seem like the best option to most students, it is important to know exactly what you’re buying before you book the ticket. We break down restrictions and guidelines with the pros and cons of basic economy tickets so you can be sure you’re getting the ticket that’s right for you.

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