It’s Not All Sun & Sand: How the $320B Student Travel Market Does Spring Break

Spring Break dates back to 1935, when 300 collegiate swimmers descended on Fort Lauderdale to participate in a competition. Since then, roughly 1.5 million students have been taking a break each March to explore, volunteer or unwind — and they spend over $1 billion each year doing so. When we took a look at our booking data, some interesting trends emerged about when students leave for Spring Break, how they research and book their travel, the types of trips they are going on and where they are headed. (more…)

How to See Edinburgh, Scotland for Less Than $100

Last Fall I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Bradford, England.

While I was there, I was able to explore many places in the UK.  Although I loved Bradford, Edinburgh caught my eye and became my favorite destination.  Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is the seventh most populous city in the UK and it attracts over one million visitors a year. It is the birthplace of many attractions that tell the story of how Scotland began. JK Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter novels, actually wrote her first novel in a café located in Edinburgh. If you’re an avid reader like I am, you know how exciting it is to see a place where such great inspiration was born. (more…)

Top 8 Sites to See in London This Summer

Still looking for summer travel plans? Head on over abroad for a summer in Europe! It seems that everyone wants to experience living abroad for a while, so why not go for the summer? Get some friends, your family, or if you’re brave enough, take on the adventure solo! I’ve compiled a list of my 8 favorite places in London. So if you decide to experience the city for yourself, I would recommend paying some or all of these places a visit; they certainly made my experience unforgettable. (more…)

Peru: The Lowdown

The Food

The year-round temperate climate in Peru produces some of the ripest fruit you will ever taste. To fuel up for a full day of exploring, you can start by ordering some decadently rich espresso. If you are looking to try some delicious local dishes, you should consider the lomo saltado or some fresh ceviche. (more…)