cycling around taiwan

Cycling in Taiwan: The Ride of a Lifetime

My senior year has been a ride, literally and figuratively. In October, amidst the onslaught of Spanish lit essays and midterms, I was given the opportunity to travel to Taiwan and tour the island… on a bicycle. It’s still hard to believe that it happened.

I remember exactly where I was when I found out that I had won. It was a beautiful, sunny Carolina day, and I was chilling on the quad in front of Wilson Library. As I skimmed my emails, one subject-line popped out at me: 

“You’re going to Taiwan!”

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taiwan fly and bike

An Unexpected Adventure: Biking in Taiwan

Just a few months ago, in the most unexpected way, I won a trip to cycle around Taiwan for a week. At first I thought it was a prank, but as I looked into it more, I realized that it was a real trip. I was unbelievably excited to spend a whole week biking in Taiwan! A few months after finding out that I had won, I was on a plane and headed across the ocean to Taiwan.

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spring break short trips

Top 8 Best Mini Spring Break Trips in the US

The quintessential spring break trip usually involves a week of relaxing, swimming and partying by the beach. But what if you need something shorter? Whether you have studying to catch up on, are spending part of your spring break visiting family or friends or are just trying to plan a spring break on a budget, there’s no shortage of awesome mini-spring break trips you can take in just 3-4 days.

​With a mix of big cities, small towns and outdoor adventures, these spring break spots will give you plenty to do for a few days without totally overwhelming you. We’ve got ideas for short spring break trips coming right up.

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alternative spring break ideas

Top 5 Alternative Spring Break Ideas

It’s the middle of winter and you are already dreaming of warm beaches and palm trees. Not to mention you really want to show off that new bathing suit that you got for Christmas. But while the majority of students are heading off to Panama City Beach or Cancun, why not take the road less traveled and go on an alternative spring break? Spring break destinations are only as limited as you think they are. Really, there’s no end to great places you can go and do. Why not volunteer somewhere exotic, like Islandmorada, FL, or take a kayaking adventure through canyon rivers?  Read More

Explore Europe Via Interrail Travel

Every year, more and more graduates are opting to go Interrailing instead of committing to a full gap year of air travel. This is because Interrailing is a liberating experience.

It allows you to see all the wonders that Europe beholds for a fraction of the cost of regular travelling. If you want to explore the beautiful European cities, but are working with a small budget, Interrailing could be perfect for you. Read More