Travelers’s Guide to Hitchhiking

Young travellerWhen it comes to traveling, did you know you can actually travel at no cost to you? Instead of booking a flight and flying or even driving out yourself, if you are the loner type, you can actually hitchhike and find a place to stay at no cost to you. It can actually be safe to hitchhike and you will be saving money at the same time. Here are some ways to travel at no cost by hitchhiking and ways to find a place to stay without paying a dime out of pocket.

(more…)

5 Great Places to Visit in Dresden

Zwinger in Dresden

I have to be honest–Dresden and Leipzig were not cities that were on my radar to visit. In fact, I’d only heard of these two places in passing. I’m not entirely familiar with the history of Germany, which is probably something I need to look into. I mean, I know about the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification and all that jazz, but as far as the nitty, gritty nuances, nada. Zip. Zilch. Definitely looking into books I can read when I get back home. (more…)

Tips on Visiting German Castles

neuschwansteinWell we did it!  My current travel companion and I made it to Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) and were rewarded with this stunning view of Schloss Neuschwanstein.  The castle is located in Southern Germany in the Schwangau region of the country and is nestled among the hills at the foot of the Alps.  After taking a morning tour of Schloss Hohenschwangau (the summer residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria), we made the trek up to Neuschwanstein on foot.  The frustrations that might surface when walking up such a steep incline in the summer heat are quickly abated by the surrounding views of the Bavarian landscape.

(more…)

The Benefits of Being a Student in Germany

iStock_000020706142Medium

No tuition fees

Germany is famous for granting the students, native and foreign the right to free undergraduate education. However, as an exchange student, especially if you come from one of the developed countries in EU, there is an application process.  Once the university has selected you, you must pay the mandatory fees each semester.  Fees include: Enrollment/Confirmation fee, Semester Contribution fee, and Administrative fees. (more…)

Top Apps for Travelers

social mediaWith technological advancements, our phones have made traveling progressively easier. After browsing the web and asking travelers what works for them, we were able to bring you the top 10 travel apps. Feel free to suggest more helpful apps in the comment box below! (more…)

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. (more…)

Happy Hour Sale May 16th!

Looking to experience the adventure of a lifetime? For one day only StudentUniverse is offering an additional 25% off four select tours. Check the Happy Hour Salepage starting at 10am (EST) on May 16, 2013 for the revealing and your chance to book. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation or immersion in a local culture, these tours are sure to exceed all expectations.  You only live once so take advantage of the opportunity to see the world from a new perspective while you can! (more…)