6 Ways Writing Can Change Your Travel Experience

Traveling the world is not that simple. Many of us wish it, but few of us actually accomplish it. It is out of the ordinary for a person to have a fixed job and be able to explore the world at the same time. Most people desire security, and they prefer having a nine to five instead of backpacking. And that is completely understandable. What most people don’t think about is that there is actually a way to do both: work and travel. Doesn’t that sound perfect? Writing is the missing link between the two. Travel writing is the perfect way to earn money as you travel.

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How to make international flights suck less

How to Make International Student Flights Suck Less

As an American student studying abroad in Australia, I need to be able to handle those 16-hour flights like Beyoncé (minus the private jet). I’ve had my fair share of long flights, so I’ve had plenty of chances to figure out what works and what definitely does NOT (floppy hats are a no-go). Here are my… Read More

5 Winter Trips for Volunteering & Exploring Abroad

happy and diverse volunteer groupNot only does volunteering provide you with the chance to give back to others, it can offer tangible skills that help mold you into an attractive job candidate.

TimeBank reported on reed.co.uk research that included 3,000 UK employers and employees in 2009. Among the research, “24 percent of employees said that volunteering helped them achieve a promotion, and 14 percent said that volunteering had helped them achieve a higher salary.”

Interested in enhancing your skills, achieving a promotion or increasing your salary through volunteering? Don’t have the time to spend an entire semester abroad? Research a short-term volunteer abroad trip for this winter. These five trips showcase diverse locations and service projects. Read More

Finding the Best Accredited Online Colleges

Online education has been extends in the field of instructional technology, higher education leadership and developing a more effective learning and training experience in almost every circumstance. Online is an excellent option for the students who want to pursue a carrier or continuing education with a minimum education expenses. Here is an infographic trying to gives some ideas about the importance of accreditation and how to find out a proper online school is accredited by reputable organizations. Read More


Taipei Travel Guide


Taipei claims to be the heart of Asia and truly is the heart of Taiwanese culture. It is a bustling, international city and a great place for foreigners to visit and explore. It is by far the easiest city for getting around in Taiwan, thanks to the MRT subway system, and is quite accommodating to English-speakers. There is plenty to do and see in Taipei, but I’ll use this post to highlight some of the top destinations.
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Happy Halloween!

Tricks, treats, and about twelve pumpkin spice lattes later… Halloween is finally here!  What better way to celebrate than checking out some of the funny, scary and even strange pumpkin designs that are circulating Pinterest on this spooky day!? All images courtesy of Pinterest.

Alaska is my #happyplace

Remote, pristine and awe-inspiring, the landscape throughout Alaska is well worth a visit. From the sprawling Denali National Park to the beautiful southern coast spotted with islands, Alaska is the perfect place to get back to nature. The United State’s largest and least densely populated state, Alaska offers hundreds of spectacular sites to get your… Read More

StudentUniverse launches a Mandarin version of their website!

StudentUniverse中文版新鲜出炉! StudentUniverse launches a Mandarin version of their website! StudentUniverse.com的中国用户越来越多了,大家的鼎力支持加速了中文网站的建设。现在它已经正式上线了!以后购票、省钱就更轻松,更方便了!下面教大家如何从英文版切换到中文版! Our goal is to make it easier for students to book and save on travel. We’re constantly working on improving the user experience, and this is one large step we’ve taken to help improve the experience for our rapidly growing Chinese audience. Here are the… Read More

4 Great Movies about Travel (And Trips Inspired By the Films)


Watching a movie about travel offers you the experience of going somewhere new, without having to worry about the airline losing your luggage, converting currency, or grappling with awkward language barriers. However, sometimes watching a movie about traveling can be so inspiring that the next thing you know, you are booking a flight online. This list of movies includes the types of films that may cause this type of reaction; watch at your own risk. Read More