Rules for a German Sauna

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As Americans, when we hear the word “sauna” we generally think of those small, wooden rooms attached to the locker room of our local gym, with barely enough space to fit three of your closest friends, and where a swimsuit and a towel are required.  I don’t know about anyone else, but saunas in the States generally cultivate feelings of claustrophobia and are reminiscent of fish markets and fraternity bathrooms.  I tend to avoid them at all costs. Read More

Boston: Must-sees & Activities #happyplace

7-29-2013 3-01-42 PMBoston is a walking city!  Unless there is a blizzard or it is ridiculously humid outside nobody should be using public transport.  It is also a great city for students – both local and international alike.  Most sites and attractions offer student discounts while some shops will also give a discount to ISIC cardholders (see ISIC for details).
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Roadtrips & Sunsets

Driving through Montana. Peter behind the wheels

Driving through Montana. Peter behind the wheels

“Is it true that Montana has more cows than people”?  Our Chinese friend, Qiong, was testing our knowledge of the state that we were travelling through. We were 5 international students in the car, from all over the world, on a roadtrip across the US. We hadn’t known each other before this trip. Peter, from Austria, had posted a forum for people to join in him on his road trip. The rest of us were people who had jumped in at the chance. Read More

London on a Budget

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In terms of world cities, it doesn’t get more cosmopolitan than London. It is the world’s most visited city and is home to dozens of famous landmarks, museums, and heritage sites. However, you don’t have to be financially rich in order to enjoy this culturally rich metropolis. By carefully planning your itinerary, you too can enjoy London for less.
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The Staycation: Low on Cost, High on Fun

IMG_0780There’s nothing quite like the feeling of traveling abroad, but what about those days when your bank balance won’t permit a lengthy journey? The answer may lie in a “staycation”, a ridiculous word with a great concept. By budgeting correctly and making smart financial decisions, you too can embark on a staycation and have a fantastic travel experience in your own hometown for a negligible amount of money.
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Travelers’s Guide to Hitchhiking

Young travellerWhen it comes to traveling, did you know you can actually travel at no cost to you? Instead of booking a flight and flying or even driving out yourself, if you are the loner type, you can actually hitchhike and find a place to stay at no cost to you. It can actually be safe to hitchhike and you will be saving money at the same time. Here are some ways to travel at no cost by hitchhiking and ways to find a place to stay without paying a dime out of pocket.

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Tips on Visiting German Castles

neuschwansteinWell we did it!  My current travel companion and I made it to Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) and were rewarded with this stunning view of Schloss Neuschwanstein.  The castle is located in Southern Germany in the Schwangau region of the country and is nestled among the hills at the foot of the Alps.  After taking a morning tour of Schloss Hohenschwangau (the summer residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria), we made the trek up to Neuschwanstein on foot.  The frustrations that might surface when walking up such a steep incline in the summer heat are quickly abated by the surrounding views of the Bavarian landscape.

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