Traveling is the best way to experience the world, learn about different cultures, and gain a deeper understanding of how people relate to each other. This is why students should prioritize travel, either local or international, as there are some things you can learn while traveling that you won’t experience fully while sitting in a classroom. However, students who use wheelchairs or other equipment for independence are often hesitant about traveling, since some destinations aren’t wheelchair accessible. But with a bit of research, you can certainly find places that are wheelchair-friendly. The biggest cities in the world are some of the most wheelchair accessible places you can visit! Check out these disability-friendly cities to visit this year.
Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed while stuck studying in the library and seen it lined with images of friends studying abroad in New South Wales, Australia, lounging on perfect beaches and taking selfies with kangaroos? That’s the worst.
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.
Lovers of the environment are often faced with a dilemma: you love traveling and want to see as much of the Earth as possible, but that takes fuel. Luckily, some airline companies have the same worries in mind, and are actively striving to be more environmentally conscious.
The transition from college to the real world is a difficult time for many post-grads. Between figuring out how to file taxes, paying rent and cooking nutritional food, adulting can be a whirlwind of lifestyle changes. Switching to the 9-5 lifestyle leaves little time for those usual college activities such as mid-day naps, midnight pizza—and sadly, travel. During college there was ample time to travel however, the real world reality is that most entry-level jobs have two weeks vacation time. Two weeks make college winter break seem like forever.
With millions of people traveling by plane to see loved ones this holiday season, sold out flights, long security lines and delays may cause heightened anxiety and frustration for travelers headed home. While some of this is unavoidable, some headaches can be avoided by choosing your airport wisely. In some cases, smaller regional airports may be easier to navigate than large, international hubs and of course, travel as far in advance of the holiday as possible to avoid the height of the crowds (and save money)!