New Zealand's South Island

Top 5 Things to Do in New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand is an incredibly beautiful country and Auckland is an incredibly amazing city. However, once you leave the city life of the North Island and head south, you’ll soon find yourself questioning why you spent so much time in the city.  New Zealand’s South Island is easily rated the more beautiful of the two islands. Read More


How to Save Money While Studying Abroad in Italy

Italy is a beautiful country and I’m sure you’ve seen how beautiful it is in pamphlets, movies or TV shows, or maybe even a friend or family member has told you about its beauty. It’s possible to experience the beauty of Italy when you’re studying abroad on a budget.

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Free Things to do in Paris for Students

When most people imagine Paris they think fine dining, luxurious shopping and beautiful artwork. Usually, this translates to spending an amount equal to every paycheck you’ve ever earned. While the city of Paris does in fact have all of these things, it’s easy to experience the Parisian life without breaking the bank. There are plenty of free things to do in Paris, the city of love. What’s not to love about that?

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How To See Baños, Ecuador in Three Days

A trip to Baños is necessary for anyone looking to dive headfirst into Ecuador’s lush natural scenery. Known as both “The Adventure Capital of Ecuador” and the “Gateway To The Amazon”, Baños allows travelers to immerse themselves in the mystical beauty of nature while warming up to the welcoming local culture. Easily reachable by bus from the capital city of Quito, Baños represents a perfect destination for budget travelers who want to experience adventure, and here is how to make the most of this vibrant city in only a few days.

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Fuel Prices Drop

Airfare Discounts on the Rise as Fuel Prices Drop

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.

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How to See Oxford, England for Less Than £100

Whether you fantasize about Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia and sharing a pint at The Eagle and the Child, romanticize the idea of studying in the hallowed halls of one of the world’s oldest and most revered universities, or are lured by punting and picnics along the River Cherwell, a trip to England is rarely complete without visiting the Dreaming Spires of Oxford—trust me, I remember the excitement of my first visit! Read More

Jetset Around South America on a Backpacker’s Budget

South America is the newest destination for backpackers who want a different experience than the traditional European route. With some of the best natural wonders and authentic cultures in the world, you’ll want to experience this up-and-coming continent firsthand. One of the biggest perks of traveling to South America is that it’s affordable! Check out our itinerary for a cheap way to explore Peru and Colombia on a backpacker’s budget, plus save an extra $30 off intra-Latin flights. Read More