We have good news: With oil prices plunging and airline competition increasing, this is the ideal time to book that flight you’ve been thinking about. The large fuel prices drop means airlines now have more leeway to drop prices for consumers. Fuel prices haven’t been this low since 2004 so airlines are taking advantage of the flexibility in consumer prices. Airfares have dropped about 14-15% lower this year in comparison to past years.
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.
Ballin’ on a budget but still want a quality, unique place to stay? We have picked 9 best hostels around the world that will give you more than just a bed. These special accommodations will give you a taste of history, art and music without breaking the bank. (more…)
It’s time to book your flights to Asia! Whether you’re flying to China to visit your family, Japan to experience hot springs, or to the silver beaches of Thailand to escape your Winter blues, StudentUniverse has the best deals on flights. Unsure of when to book? Don’t worry, we’ve forecasted the cheapest time to book your flight based on trends we’ve seen. (more…)
The number one barrier we hear about traveling to Japan is it’s expensive. In fact it’s really the only negative we hear about traveling to Japan. From the Golden Temple Kinkaku-ji to Mount Fuji to cherry blossoms in spring, Japan has a variety of colorful and captivating sites. Also, let’s not forget sushi!
Have you read a survey lately that listed your city as one of the most expensive in the U.S.? I cry every year when Boston tops the list so I feel you. It’s these same surveys that list Tokyo the most expensive city in the world with Osaka a close second. (more…)
Stockholm, Sweden has never been known to be an affordable vacation spot. While it may not be the most expensive Scandinavian city, there are few European countries that can compete with Sweden’s prices. Luckily, from tours to galleries, Stockholm offers plenty of free things to fill up your itinerary. (more…)
Whether you fantasize about Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia and sharing a pint at The Eagle and the Child, romanticize the idea of studying in the hallowed halls of one of the world’s oldest and most revered universities, or are lured by punting and picnics along the River Cherwell, a trip to England is rarely complete without visiting the Dreaming Spires of Oxford—trust me, I remember the excitement of my first visit! (more…)
When it comes to saving money on travel, timing can be everything.
While travelers often look for cheap flights, one aspect of the overall price of travel that is often overlooked is the value of the traveler’s currency in the countries they are visiting. (more…)