Win a Trip to Costa Rica with StudentUniverse and Kaplan!

Daydreaming of white sand beaches and blue, clear waters? Same here. However, a trip like that can be expensive, so StudentUniverse and Kaplan have teamed up to help you out. Beat the winter blues by winning a trip to Costa Rica for you and a friend!

All you have to do to enter the contest is fill out this form – it’s really as easy as that. Three prizes will be awarded and each winner and a friend will win airfare and hotel room stays for 4 nights, totaling $2,200 each in value! How could you NOT enter?! (more…)

Top 6 Reasons to Study Abroad on the Gold Coast

I’m currently 50 days into my semester abroad at Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia. I’ve fallen in love with cities and beaches and the way of life. When people think of culture, it’s usually Europe and Asia that come to mind: the architecture, history, and foreign language. I traveled Europe in my teen years and it has endless opportunities and staggering beauty, but by choosing to start my adventure down under, I’ve been able to experience a beautiful culture on the opposite side of the planet that’s changed my life. (more…)

Adventures from my Study Abroad Trip in Europe

silkeblogI’m pretty sure most of my Facebook contacts are sick of hearing how much I loved Europe. You see, I just came back this January from my study abroad trip in Europe to the wonderful city of Bradford. I attended the University of Bradford in England for one semester (September- January), and it was an unexpected life changing experience. I made amazing friends who are now a big part of my life and met an amazing guy who pretty much knows me better than I do. Lucky me, huh? (more…)

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My Ultimate Travel Playlist

airplane-US_juan-mayenThis was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do – how do you successfully pare down an expansive library of music into a bite size sampling of travel tunes?  Here’s the result – I tried to include a little bit of everything in the hopes that everyone would be able to find at least one song they enjoyed.  All of these songs and artists are played at least once while I am traveling – whether it’s by car, train, plane, or boat.  Enjoy! (more…)

True Beauty off the Beaten Path of Venice, Italy

 

There are a few places in the world you must visit at least once, in your life and Venice, Italy is one of these places. A magical city, completely surrounded by water, filled with the history of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen, sparkling canals, and confusing but authentic tiny calle’s (Venetian roads)…. It’s a must see. Taking the train ride into Venice from other parts of Europe will be unforgettable as you become surrounded by the many different lagoon islands and glistening magical Venetian water.

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