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.
The good old student travelers’ coin toss; do I get tickets for that awe-inspiring must-see landmark… or do I get dinner? A funny and charming idea when you’re not actually faced with the reality of it. Pinching pennies while traveling is especially stressful because you often feel you don’t have a home base to fall back on. That’s why we scouted out the best cheap, local spots in Barcelona for chowing, chilling, and chatting. Oooh, alliteration! Can you tell I’m hyped on coffee right now? Let’s start there.
1. Rio de Janeiro
Rio has certainly been a popular destination recently. This past year, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2013 World Youth Day and this upcoming summer they will be hosting many FIFA World Cup games, including the final! In 2016, this destination will also be the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. But the excitement doesn’t end there, with beautiful landscape, laidback beach culture, and of course, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro has landed itself as our number one destination for 2014! Experience a guided adventure through Rio de Janeiro with our tours! Read More
If you’re planning a trip to Europe in the near future, a must-see destination is Spain! This Mediterranean country in southwestern Europe is the perfect combination of people, culture and nightlife to keep anyone entertained for weeks. If you don’t know too much about Spanish history and culture, let me give you a quick overview. The first major inhabitants of Spain were the Romans in the 5th Century AD, but were quickly followed by a Moorish invasion from Northern Africa a few centuries later. As a result, a large part of the Spanish culture, specifically architecture and art, has its roots in the classic Roman and intricate Arabic styles. Most of Spain, especially the south, has many beautiful palaces and monuments epitomizing the grand and ornate Moorish presence. However, the Christian population of Northern Spain eventually took complete control of the Iberian Peninsula by the end of the 15th Century. The change in authority, along with the colonization of the New World, helped bring Spain to the peak of their wealth and power soon after. Recently, Spain has not been doing well economically, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a beautiful and enriching country to explore! Read More