Thailand, Hawaii, Spain: what do these countries have in common? Beaches. Yes, beaches. These areas appeal to those young, bikini ridden travelers who want nothing more than to have a drink while hanging on the beach as well as experience countries and cultures through local nightlife. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying the sand sifting through your toes and having a little fun, traveling can be a much more rewarding experience if you diminish your tunnel vision mindset and explore those areas of the world that are less visited: one of these places being Kraków, Poland.
We have good news: With oil prices plunging and airline competition increasing, this is the ideal time to book that flight you’ve been thinking about. The large fuel prices drop means airlines now have more leeway to drop prices for consumers. Fuel prices haven’t been this low since 2004 so airlines are taking advantage of the flexibility in consumer prices. Airfares have dropped about 14-15% lower this year in comparison to past years.
I’ll save you the obvious list of backpacking on the cheap tips that includes staying in hostels, picking countries that are cheap to backpack in and getting groceries instead of eating out for every meal. There are ways to enjoy a deeper immersion in the culture, have a stress-free night’s sleep on a bed (or couch) that isn’t yours, and even try enough local cuisine to feel more like a tourist than a ready-to-get-down-and-dirty-and-starve-for-2-months-as-a-sacrifice-to-see-the-world backpacker. Care to find out? Here’s how.
Every year we take some time to sit down with our user who visits the most countries that year, our “Globetrotter of the Year,” to hear more about their adventures. Last year it was Oscar Garcia, who visited 18 countries (via 13 flights and 4 trains) as part of a 91 day trip. This year it was Jillian Krisinger, who visited 15 countries with StudentUniverse as part of three trips in 2015.
There’s no doubt that studying abroad is an exciting, life changing experience, but it can also be quite complicated. Before you can jet off on your adventures there are some big decisions that need to be made. This is a guide with tips and advice to help you with the most important of these decisions, including:
Brazilians have a phrase to describe the most beautiful, amazing things in the world – Lindo maravilhoso! Which sounds just about right considering the natural wonders and the festive traditions this country hosts. With the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has recently been in the spotlight. Even if you will not be attending the Olympics, this South American gem has a lot to offer for the avid traveler. From sunny beaches to the affectionate culture, check out our five reasons to visit Brazil:
During last year’s StudentUniverse holiday party, I was the lucky winner of a pair of Delta tickets to any destination in Asia. Did I cry tears of joy? You bet. Was I overwhelmed by the number of options I had? Definitely. As I discussed my options with family, friends, and colleagues it became clear that Thailand was the obvious choice.
Most of us set resolutions for ourselves as we go into every year. I’m sure you’ve seen the overwhelming amount of “new year, new me” memes. While most resolutions are simple life changes like becoming more active with a gym membership or finally cleaning out your overflowing closet (I’ll get to it eventually), there’s a resolution that’s becoming increasingly popular: to travel more. Here are some reasons why traveling more should be on your resolution list.