Whether you’re taking a road trip with friends or flying solo across the country, the world is your classroom. The only desk you need to seek is the front desk of your hotel, and the only homework should be studying the map of your next destination. Traveling forces you out of your comfort zone, exposes you to different cuisines and cultures, and helps you realize how diverse our world truly is. Travel is the epitome of experiential learning, making it one of the many reasons why travel is the best education that money can buy.
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 tips to breeze through long flights. (more…)