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!”Read More
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.Read More
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, it’s prime time to start thinking about all the traveling you’re going to be doing next year. Need spring break plans? Ready to start planning your dream trip for the summer? Have a few extra vacay days and could use a weekend escape? We’ve got a destination for every kind of traveler.
We’re going to have deals on every single flight over the Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend (November 23-26). If you’re not sure yet where to go, we’ve got 7 destinations that need to jump up to the top of your bucket list. Read More
It’s that time of the year: time for turkey, stuffing and our best flight deals of the year! For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ll be offering tons of deals way above our normal discounts. Looking to book a trip for the holidays or already thinking about spring break or next summer? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are going to have our best sales of the year, so get ready! Read More
“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.” – Heinz Stucke
No pun intended. It was something similar to the idea expressed in the line above that made me click the link on the StudentUniverse website and apply for a 9-day trip cycling in Taiwan. Even though I thought it sounded like a great opportunity, I have to admit that I was far from even dreaming I would win. I didn’t even know where Taiwan was on the map! My sister convinced me to do it.
Winning the Contest
I had just gotten to the gym when I got the email from StudentUniverse saying, “You’re going to Taiwan!” It was a complete shock. I turned to my mother and said I was setting off for a new adventure in less than six months. I won the Fly N’ Bike Taiwan contest and would be cycling in Taiwan.
I could not believe it when I received the email that I had won StudentUniverse’s Fly N’ Bike Taiwan contest. Without any hesitation, I accepted! Six months later, I hopped on a thirteen hour flight headed for Taiwan. I had done very little research about the country. Friends told me what to eat while I was there, and that was about all I knew upon arrival! I had no concept of what the cycling would entail. Every moment was a surprise! I experienced a constant sensory overload that I’ve never experienced anywhere else in the world.