How to See Edinburgh, Scotland for Less Than $100

Last Fall I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Bradford, England.

While I was there, I was able to explore many places in the UK.  Although I loved Bradford, Edinburgh caught my eye and became my favorite destination.  Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is the seventh most populous city in the UK and it attracts over one million visitors a year. It is the birthplace of many attractions that tell the story of how Scotland began. JK Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter novels, actually wrote her first novel in a café located in Edinburgh. If you’re an avid reader like I am, you know how exciting it is to see a place where such great inspiration was born. (more…)

Top 10 Backpacking Cities in Central & South America

We know students are on a budget when they travel, but that doesn’t mean your trip has to be boring! We’ve put together a list of our favorite cities for backpacking in Central and South America, along with the top things to see in each destination. You can spend under $50 USD a day in each of these cities on a hostel, two public transportation rides, one attraction, three meals and three beers.

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5 Best Destinations for Women in 2015

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start booking your next adventure! While women can travel anywhere in the world—with the right research and planning—there are some destinations where you’ll feel comfortable from the get-go. Whether you’re traveling solo or planning a girls’ getaway, here are 5 destinations that you’ll want to check out: (more…)

A Night Under the Stars in the Sahara Desert

A few months ago, the winner of our Morocco trip (Alexis) went on the trip of a lifetime, and she was kind enough to document her experiences (including some great pictures!) to share with all of us.

Below is one of the posts she put together on her experiences in Morocco, about her time in the Sahara Desert. To follow all of her posts on this trip, and her worldwide travels, visit: The Young, Broke Traveler. (more…)