Are you one of those people who prides themselves on being able to stomach atomic hot foods? Do you think Tabasco is for beginners? Well, get your taste buds ready—and bring some tissues to the table when eating in India.
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.
Brazilians have a phrase to describe the most beautiful, amazing things in the world – Lindo maravilhoso! Which sounds just about right considering the natural wonders and the festive traditions this country hosts. With the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has recently been in the spotlight. Even if you will not be attending the Olympics, this South American gem has a lot to offer for the avid traveler. From sunny beaches to the affectionate culture, check out our five reasons to visit Brazil:
During last year’s StudentUniverse holiday party, I was the lucky winner of a pair of Delta tickets to any destination in Asia. Did I cry tears of joy? You bet. Was I overwhelmed by the number of options I had? Definitely. As I discussed my options with family, friends, and colleagues it became clear that Thailand was the obvious choice.
Globetrotters, we hope you had some great adventures in 2015 and are starting to plan some new ones for 2016!
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If you’re heading off on a backpacking trip for the first time, it can be tough to think any further ahead than the first round of drinking games with your brand new hostel mates, interspersed with trips to all those major landmarks you’ve always wanted to get a photo in front of. There are a lot of Travelgram worthy destinations, and backpacking just makes them that much easier to get to.