The Best Times to Travel to China

From hiking the Great Wall to exploring the city of Shanghai to seeing pandas in Chengdu, there are so many reasons to travel to China. If you get the chance, you should travel to China – but when? Generally speaking, fall and spring are the best times to travel to China because of milder weather. Though it varies by region, there are a few general things to keep in mind when planning your trip.

Read More

Top Backpacking Destinations in Southeast Asia

Whether it’s a quick weekend trip to a new city in the US, or an international excursion, we’ve noticed an increase in students who have acted upon their feelings of wanderlust. If you’re ready to answer the sweet siren song of travel but are concerned about your budget, consider backpacking Southeast Asia. How long and where you go is up to you. Some people try a quick two week trek while others opt for a slower four month adventure. Either way, Southeast Asia has exactly what you’re looking for. As backpacking has grown in popularity, many countries in Southeast Asia have responded to the rising demand of tourism. We spent about three months traveling throughout Southeast Asia and were able to make it to six countries. The amount of activities to do paired with the affordability makes Southeast Asia a top backpacker destination. Read More

pubs-in-london-featured

5 Best Pubs in London for Students

Being a student in a global city like London can really take its toll on your bank account. We all know a major part of life for most students in the capital is frequenting the coolest pubs in London that can be found. But, how can you do this without your heart sinking the morning after a night out when you peek at your bank account? Well, have no fear, here are London’s top student bars that will provide the backdrop for a great night, and also have some cheap deals on drinks to save you that all important sterling.

Read More

solo-travel-featured

Nine Truths About Solo Travel

After reading countless blogs, following all the travel inspo Instagram accounts and watching vloggers tour the world on their own, I wanted nothing more than to experience what it was like to travel somewhere completely foreign and completely alone. Solo travel was calling my name.

Read More

What to Do When Your Luggage Goes Missing

You’ve just gotten off the plane and you’re in a new country, ready for a fabulous vacation! You can already imagine the awesome people you’re going to meet, the food you’re about to indulge in, maybe a few late nights and some unforgettable stories (#wanderlust). Waiting by the luggage carousel, you’re eagerly anticipating your suitcase on that carousel…time passes and the bags from your flight stop coming. An awful realization hits your jetlagged mind: my bag is missing! We know. Lost luggage is the WORST. 

Read More

Study Abroad Budget Guide

Okay so you’re going to study abroad. Congrats! Usually your college will deal with all the expenses between tuition, housing and meals while you’re abroad so you don’t have to worry about that. But there is A LOT more to prepare your wallet for when you’re headed to a new country.

Read More

The 5 Best Cities in China for Students and Young Travelers

So you want to visit China? That’s a bold decision, so congratulations! You made a good choice. I have lived in China for almost ten years (Beijing and Shanghai to be exact), and in my personal experience, not all cities are great places to visit. There are several reasons for it: some towns are touristy, others are polluted and chaotic. Some cities are not a great place to learn Mandarin from the locals, and others don’t have exciting nightlife, or delicious food to eat, among other things. To make sure you avoid these, I have compiled my favorite cities in China for students and young travelers. Read More