You’ve just gotten off the plane and you’re in a new country, ready for a fabulous vacation! You can already imagine the awesome people you’re going to meet, the food you’re about to indulge in, maybe a few late nights and some unforgettable stories (#wanderlust). Waiting by the luggage carousel, you’re eagerly anticipating your suitcase on that carousel…time passes and the bags from your flight stop coming. An awful realization hits your jetlagged mind: my bag is missing! We know. Lost luggage is the WORST.
TSA approved lock or high-security lock? Should you put your valuables in that safe in the hotel room? These are questions we ask ourselves every time we’re getting ready for a trip. Keep reading to find out how to keep luggage safe throughout your travels.
No laptops, no Kindles, no tablets, no cameras. Oh my!
Yes, this is actually happening. All affected airlines will have to comply by March 25,, 2017. Don’t panic just yet because we’ve got all the deets. Here’s everything you need to know:
Planning your study abroad? You’ll read lots of guides to help you figure out what to bring (like this study abroad checklist); but before you even start on your packing list, there’s one huge item to check off. Hint: it’s crucial to the abroad part of studying abroad. You need to get your passport.
Vacation provides a much-needed reprieve from the daily grind, yet the process of vacation planning can be a stressful endeavor. Not only are there many arrangements to be made, but the costs for things like hotels, flights, rental cars, and other expenses can be overwhelming. Use these strategies to plan a budget-friendly, sanity-saving vacation.
If you’re an international student coming to the United States on an F1 visa, you probably have a bank or debit card that you use for your daily expenses. But there are several times when you’ll also want and need actual credit — your debit card, even with a credit card logo, is technically just cash. Unlike a bank or debit card, only a proper U.S. credit card offers these six short- and long-term advantages when used responsibly:
You may remember that Denae was the winner of our Snap Gap contest. Today is the day she head’s out on her 90 day, 10 country adventure to 4 continents. So, we asked, “how do you fit 90 days of your life around the world into something you can carry?” Here’s your how to, how to pack for a Gap Year. Read More
Traveling to another country can be intimidating, especially if you don’t speak the language. Below are five Rookie Notes that I’ve learned while living in China and traveling throughout Europe and Northern Africa for how to survive abroad when you don’t speak the language. Cheers to traveling in country like a champ, even if you don’t speak the language.
As one of the largest countries in the world, America stands out in terms of land mass, varied terrain and its number of national parks. There are 59 national parks in the United States, spread across twenty-seven states and two American territories. The Wrangel-St. Elias national park alone is larger than the nine smallest states in the country individually. Read More