What I Wish I Knew Before Volunteering at an Orphanage

Volunteer trips are becoming more popular nowadays as more people want to do meaningful travel rather than just ticking countries off the bucket list. Right when I finished school, I knew I wanted my travel plans to mean something! So before I started university, I decided to try volunteering at an orphanage in Cambodia for a month. While the experience was definitely rewarding and eye-opening, there are just a few things I wish I knew beforehand.

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Travel The World Now, Not Later

It’s fairly easy to fall into the motions of daily life. Getting up, going to work, having a drink with friends, going to bed and doing it all over again. For the past year, we’ve been acclimating to our new jobs and learning how to be independent in a new city. Call it millennial angst, or post-college blues, but there was always a tugging feeling pulling us to look for more. For an entire year, our lives felt monotonous. We took every opportunity to escape from our daily routines hoping to satisfy our hunger for excitement. Are you looking for an adventure to shake things up? We think we may have figured out how you can travel the world! 

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5 Ways to Explore Sydney on a Budget

Sydney is currently thriving as a tourism hot-spot for people of all backgrounds! It was just voted as the second most desirable holiday destination in the world to visit. As a student, sometimes finances dictate which places you visit, but you can seek out local expert knowledge! You can explore Sydney on a budget, which offers peace of mind and greater incentive to jet off. In this article, travel website iVenture Card will be unlocking the secrets to cheaper travel. You’ll see the best of Sydney without spending lots on tours, attractions, activities and even a bite to eat.

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Best Fall Travel Deals: Leisure & Holiday Travel 2017

Fall is in full swing… do you know what that means? Off-season prices! Fall travel is the perfect way to remedy your travel bug by embracing the discounted flight and hotel prices of the off-season. Whether you’re looking to add another stamp to your passport or travel domestically and explore the U.S., the fall season is the perfect time to book your next adventure. 

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How to Travel the US Without a Visa

Traveling to the United States was always something I wanted to do. Ever since I was little, I envisioned myself setting foot in New York City, pretending I was the kid from Home Alone. After years of day dreaming, I finally learned that I could travel the US without a visa, which changed EVERYTHING.

After months of preparation and meticulous planning, my route was all mapped out. I was set to land in New York City and would spend the next 90 days making my way around the country. Whether I was staying in hostels or couch surfing, travelling by plane or train, I was certain that this trip would be the greatest adventure of my life.

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Top 4 Ways to Make Friends Abroad

Between exploring exciting places, trying new cuisines and navigating a foreign culture, becoming more independent while studying abroad is practically a given. However, despite this newfound independence, it’s crucial to remember the people you meet while studying abroad will impact you just as much as the countries you travel to. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that will help you make friends abroad (without draining your bank account) and even turn some of them into new travel buddies!

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Top Things to Do in Ghana

If you want to adventure over to Africa, your first stop should be Ghana. With amazing wildlife, National Parks and unique culture, it is a must-see. We’ll let you in on the best things to do in Ghana and places to visit while you’re there.  Read More

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Spring Break Bingo Contest Winner

It was once said by my favorite author, Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Ever since I was a child I wanted to explore this world to see what’s out there. Luckily, thanks to StudentUniverse, I won a life-changing free spring break trip from the Spring Break Bingo Contest!  Read More

5 Essential Travel Items for Personal Safety

Traveling to a new place is fun and exhilarating, but it can also raise some concerns, especially for solo travelers. While you hope your trip will go off without a hitch, it’s smart to be prepared for any situation. We’ll let you in on our top travel safety tips and explore the best items to ensure your personal safety while traveling! So as you stuff your suitcase with way too many clothes, don’t forget to pack these personal safety items to protect yourself in an emergency.

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