How to See Bangkok on a Budget

Some major cities are impossible to tackle when on a tight budget.  Between the cost of transportation, accommodation and, most importantly, food, you might find yourself having to cut certain ventures short due to a lack of funding. I am here to tell you that Bangkok, Thailand is not like most major cities. You can experience Bangkok on a budget – and this is how to do it. Read More

Best Travel Guides by Continent

So you’re traveling somewhere new. How do you get around? Where’s the best place to get fried dumplings? Why does everyone take a nap at 3:00 pm? We’ve got the best travel guides to help answer all of these questions, and help you navigate your next adventure.

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Backpacking Like a Boss on a College Budget

I’ll save you the obvious list of backpacking on the cheap tips that includes staying in hostels, picking countries that are cheap to backpack in and getting groceries instead of eating out for every meal. There are ways to enjoy a deeper immersion in the culture, have a stress-free night’s sleep on a bed (or couch) that isn’t yours, and even try enough local cuisine to feel more like a tourist than a ready-to-get-down-and-dirty-and-starve-for-2-months-as-a-sacrifice-to-see-the-world backpacker. Care to find out? Here’s how.

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A Q+A With Our 2015 Globetrotter of the Year: Jillian Krisinger

Every year we take some time to sit down with our user who visits the most countries that year, our “Globetrotter of the Year,” to hear more about their adventures.  Last year it was Oscar Garcia, who visited 18 countries (via 13 flights and 4 trains) as part of a 91 day trip. This year it was Jillian Krisinger, who visited 15 countries with StudentUniverse as part of three trips in 2015. 

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Cyber Monday Travel Deals of 2015 at StudentUniverse

Did you hold off on making travel purchases on Black Friday because you wanted to see what was coming for you on Cyber Monday? Welp, you’re in luck. We have some pretty awesome deals for you today. Looking to book your travel for spring break, a last minute study abroad flight, or even a quick weekend getaway somewhere across the United States? Purchase now with extra Cyber Monday travel deals so large, the world just got a lot smaller.

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Best Museums in London: All Free!

Study abroad is well under way, autumn travel plans booked, and you’re probably looking for the perfect dash of culture or afternoon filler for a day or two in London.  The good news is, despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, there are fantastic and free activities all throughout the city!  A few of the best museums in London are listed for you! Read More