South America is the newest destination for backpackers who want a different experience than the traditional European route. With some of the best natural wonders and authentic cultures in the world, you’ll want to experience this up-and-coming continent firsthand. One of the biggest perks of traveling to South America is that it’s affordable! Check out our itinerary for a cheap way to explore Peru and Colombia on a backpacker’s budget, plus save an extra $30 off intra-Latin flights. (more…)
Backpacking has become increasingly popular among young travelers, and for good reason. It gives you the freedom to visit a handful of countries in a short amount of time, it encourages light packing (say goodbye to lugging around that roller bag), and it’s sure to land you in some amazing places that you might not have seen otherwise. And on top of all that, backpacking is one of the most inexpensive ways to see the world. (more…)
Last Fall I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Bradford, England.
While I was there, I was able to explore many places in the UK. Although I loved Bradford, Edinburgh caught my eye and became my favorite destination. Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is the seventh most populous city in the UK and it attracts over one million visitors a year. It is the birthplace of many attractions that tell the story of how Scotland began. JK Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter novels, actually wrote her first novel in a café located in Edinburgh. If you’re an avid reader like I am, you know how exciting it is to see a place where such great inspiration was born. (more…)
91 days, 18 countries, 13 flights, 4 trains, numerous buses, 12 forms of currency, and just one backpack. These numbers give just a quick glimpse into the life of Oscar Garcia, our 2014 Globetrotter of the Year. Oscar traveled to more countries with StudentUniverse than any other traveler in 2014. (more…)
We know students are on a budget when they travel, but that doesn’t mean your trip has to be boring! We’ve put together a list of our favorite cities for backpacking in Central and South America, along with the top things to see in each destination. You can spend under $50 USD a day in each of these cities on a hostel, two public transportation rides, one attraction, three meals and three beers.
Not all adventures need take place in the summertime, just as not all trips need to be to tropical climes. Sometimes it can be cool (no pun intended) to visit a new place in the wintertime. When you think about it, it makes sense: You get to avoid the rush of tourists that travel in warmer weather; you have more beautiful cities to yourself; you get a potentially new perspective on your surroundings when you travel in winter. (more…)
Book early and save more
The information below is data collected by StudentUniverse in 2014 that shows the average booking price trend between June and December in 2013. It’s obvious that from July through mid-October, is the best time to buy flights departing in December from the US to India. Once November hits, the prices start to increase due to decreasing availability. Therefore, booking early helps customers save more on flights. (more…)
Hello Summer! I hope you all are excited for Summer as much as I am. All those finals had me stressing like no other! Time for rest, no worries, and much traveling. If you like adventure like me, what better way then to go to Europe. Better yet, backpacking.
Here are 5 tips to get you started on your trip. (more…)