Upscale Hostels: Featured in the New York Times, Book on StudentUniverse

For many travelers, it’s finding good, affordable accommodations that can make it difficult to see as much of the world as they would like. While hostels are often significantly cheaper than other accommodation options, the thought of staying in them scares some travelers into spending way more than they need to for a good night’s sleep. Other travelers think that hostels are only for poor college students with rooms that are so basic they are the equivalent of a jail cell. Read More

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5 Ways to Save Money in Australia

Australians are by far the most internationally well-traveled people I have ever come across through my own travels. This is because it’s literally cheaper for them to travel overseas for holiday than in their own country. Studying abroad for a semester in Gold Coast was by far the best four months of my life – I beached daily, went to new places every weekend, and I loved hanging out with the locals. However, all of this fun came at a price, and it was a hefty one – even the Aussies hate this. Here is a list of key methods to get more bang for your buck, and to save money in Australia as a college student. Read More

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Debunking the Myth: Japan’s Not so Pricey After All

The number one barrier we hear about traveling to Japan is it’s expensive. In fact it’s really the only negative we hear about traveling to Japan. From the Golden Temple Kinkaku-ji to Mount Fuji to cherry blossoms in spring, Japan has a variety of colorful and captivating sites. Also, let’s not forget sushi!
Have you read a survey lately that listed your city as one of the most expensive in the U.S.? I cry every year when Boston tops the list so I feel you. It’s these same surveys that list Tokyo the most expensive city in the world with Osaka a close second. Read More

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Visit Dusseldorf: Germany’s Hidden Gem

Europe is jam-packed with places to see and things to do. With 51 countries to explore it can be tough to choose what city to visit next– we know. But visiting the German city of Dusseldorf is one you do not want to miss!

Dusseldorf is at the center of the Rhine Ruhr area, a bustling network of 53 connected cities–the EU’s third largest market in volume and spending. The city is an international award-winner for its innovative public parks and gardens and ranks #6 on the global list of cities with the highest quality of living. A biker’s paradise, there are 450 miles of bicycle trails all over the Ruhr region. Read More

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Working In Ireland Just Got Moher Exciting!

Does the idea of living and working in Ireland set you into an immediate daydream? We know the feeling. But it doesn’t have to be a dream. You can intensify your resume and your work experience with an unforgettable opportunity working abroad in Ireland this year. Not only will you gain work experience, but you get to travel abroad and check another destination off of your bucket list while earning an income and real life perspective by living in a new country. Read More

How To See Oslo, Norway on a Budget

How To See Oslo, Norway on a Budget

Oslo, the beautiful, historic capital of Norway, is known to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe. And not take-the-bus-instead-of-a-cab expensive, rather walk-everywhere-because-you-can’t-afford-transportation expensive.

But not to worry — this doesn’t mean anyone on a budget can’t explore this Scandinavian tourist hub. There are plenty of ways to beat the high prices, if you do a little homework.

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8 Ways to Experience Stockholm For Free

Stockholm, Sweden has never been known to be an affordable vacation spot. While it may not be the most expensive Scandinavian city, there are few European countries that can compete with Sweden’s prices. Luckily, from tours to galleries, Stockholm offers plenty of free things to fill up your itinerary. Read More

How to Study Abroad in Paris On A Budget

As a foreign student in Paris, I was able to get reimbursed hundreds of dollars for my flight home to the US, avoid bank transfer and conversion fees and get paid to eat free French meals. How did I do it? It all comes down to a three-step approach: Read More