Roadtrips & Sunsets

Driving through Montana. Peter behind the wheels

Driving through Montana. Peter behind the wheels

“Is it true that Montana has more cows than people”?  Our Chinese friend, Qiong, was testing our knowledge of the state that we were travelling through. We were 5 international students in the car, from all over the world, on a roadtrip across the US. We hadn’t known each other before this trip. Peter, from Austria, had posted a forum for people to join in him on his road trip. The rest of us were people who had jumped in at the chance. Read More

5 Cheap Things To Do When Visiting A New Country

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So you randomly threw a thumbtack at that world map hanging on your wall, and decided to visit the first country it hit. Now that you’re in a place you know almost nothing about, what can you do here? Travel is a journey; a journey to find adventure and culture and depth in the far foreign reaches of our world. I believe that the best way to do this is by experiencing as much of the local culture as you can during your short visit, something that doesn’t require a lot of money. Here’s my checklist of the activities you should do when you go to a country for the first time.

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London on a Budget

60-london-englandIn terms of world cities, it doesn’t get more cosmopolitan than London. It is the world’s most visited city and is home to dozens of famous landmarks, museums, and heritage sites. However, you don’t have to be financially rich in order to enjoy this culturally rich metropolis. By carefully planning your itinerary, you too can enjoy London for less.

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The Staycation: Low on Cost, High on Fun

IMG_0780There’s nothing quite like the feeling of traveling abroad, but what about those days when your bank balance won’t permit a lengthy journey? The answer may lie in a “staycation”, a ridiculous word with a great concept. By budgeting correctly and making smart financial decisions, you too can embark on a staycation and have a fantastic travel experience in your own hometown for a negligible amount of money.

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Fly to Europe Even Cheaper with United Airlines!

Studying abroad in London? Backpacking Italy? Just always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower in person? Making your trip happen is more affordable than you think. Flights to Europe are already cheap through StudentUniverse, and they just got even cheaper! Now you can save more on flights to Europe with United Airlines. For a limited time only, take an additional $20 off one way flights and an additional $40 off round trip flights to Europe on United Airlines with our exclusive promo codes.  Don’t wait to book – this discount is limited and only available until May 31, 2013!  Get your promo codes now and start planning your adventure, only at StudentUniverse. Read More