A trip to Baños is necessary for anyone looking to dive headfirst into Ecuador’s lush natural scenery. Known as both “The Adventure Capital of Ecuador” and the “Gateway To The Amazon”, Baños allows travelers to immerse themselves in the mystical beauty of nature while warming up to the welcoming local culture. Easily reachable by bus from the capital city of Quito, Baños represents a perfect destination for budget travelers who want to experience adventure, and here is how to make the most of this vibrant city in only a few days.
The good old student travelers’ coin toss; do I get tickets for that awe-inspiring must-see landmark… or do I get dinner? A funny and charming idea when you’re not actually faced with the reality of it. Pinching pennies while traveling is especially stressful because you often feel you don’t have a home base to fall back on. That’s why we scouted out the best cheap, local spots in Barcelona for chowing, chilling, and chatting. Oooh, alliteration! Can you tell I’m hyped on coffee right now? Let’s start there.
There’s an intriguing charm about Amsterdam’s reflective canals and winding stone lanes. The sounds of the city are enchanting; ringing bike bells, local chatter, and music flowing out of open cafes. In fact, it’s so intriguing that it’s easier than usual to lose yourself among streets that are seemingly identical and wind up on the other side of the city in about 25 minutes. We say this because that’s exactly what happened to us (more than once) in this unique town.
We all think of Paris as a bustling and romantic city of twinkling lights, magnificent historical architecture, and baked goods to die for. And it is. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Versailles, and walks along the Seine are all wonders to behold, but what about the Paris food spots that no one talks about? We did a little digging and found some fun and charming low-key spots from cafes to night clubs that won’t be bursting with tourists. Here are a few of our fav hush-hush little gems. Don’t tell anyone we told you.
London is currently one of the trendiest European destinations. Our current StudentUniverse travelers, Misako and Lucy, just finished their hipster, Instagram-worthy trip. Thanks to their advice, check out the 10 Things the average millennial hipster should know about London to have an epic trip! Read More