Best Backpacking Trips – Top 6 Routes

Backpacking has become increasingly popular among young travelers, and for good reason. It gives you the freedom to visit a handful of countries in a short amount of time, it encourages light packing (say goodbye to lugging around that roller bag), and it’s sure to land you in some amazing places that you might not… Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico

When you think of a warm getaway, some of the first destinations that come to mind are Cancun, Miami, Panama City Beach, South Padre Island, and Punta Cana. Break free from these mainstream cities and see why Puerto Rico offers an unbeatable experience for a vacation that’s outside-the-box. 1. Beautiful beaches With over 270 miles… Read More

Top Destinations for Winter Break

Everyone has their own ideal destination for winter break. Whether your winter break involves soaking up the sun, shredding the waves or mountains, or just relaxing by a fire or pool StudentUniverse has discounted flights to get you to these hot destinations. London, United Kingdom: London is home to some of the most recognizable sights… Read More

Top 5 Places to Spend Halloween

With “All Hallows’ Eve” finally here, most of you have probably already made your plans for tonight, or hit one of the countless Halloween parties held this past Saturday around the world. Either way, if you’re a fan of Halloween and are already planning for next year, here’s a list of five of the best… Read More

4 Affordable Destinations for Winter Travel [VIDEO]

Transcript Did you know that the winter is one of the best times to take a trip when you’re on a budget? Of course, it depends where you’re going. For certain locations, though, the upcoming off-peak season happens to offer surprisingly affordable travel opportunities. In case you’re wondering which destinations won’t break the bank, The… Read More

8 Hidden Gems of Central & South America

We know that not everyone is itching to see the well-known landmarks, but would rather seek out the less-than-typical spots. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite hidden gems throughout Central & South America. After you check out these places, we know you’ll have a tough time deciding which to visit first. 1. Jericoacoara –… Read More

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Top 20 Instagram Worthy Destinations

The struggle to hit triple digit likes on your photo is real. By posting pics from these Instagram-worthy destinations all over the world you won’t have to worry! These adventures are guaranteed to make all of your followers jealous.

Bocas del Toro – Finding Paradise

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To initiate the start of my blogging career, I wanted to begin with something fresh and familiar to me that concerns my most recent travels to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama this past 2013 Summer. I just recently had a friend ask me about what I recommend she do with her three extra days between flying into Costa Rica and flying out of Panama City. She had mentioned wanting to visit a place called Bocas del Toro, a popular island in the VERY northeast corner of Panama. A place that definitely offers a little chunk of paradise if you go searching for it.

Bocas del Toro is an island on the Panama coast that thrives off of tourism. It is one of the most interesting places I’ve visited because of its mix of inhabitants from all over the world, its major strip where all of the nightlife happens, and the awesome day tours you can do to other keys or cities. It is definitely a little melting pot of culture in itself, having a huge caribeño influence and with tourists that turned into locals by never leaving after they fell in love with its unique atmosphere. They run on a currency called balboa (which is also the name of their trademark beer!) that is actually equal to the american dollar in this tourist-dense area of the country.  But don’t worry! If you’re traveling on a backpacker’s budget like I was, you can surely afford a couple days there while seeing some gorgeous beaches that look like your average dream vacation of tropical paradise.

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Honduras is my #happyplace

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Honduras is often criminally overlooked by tourists to Central America in favour of its slightly flashier neighbours to the south. Yet its abundance of cultural experiences and its budget-friendly tourism atmosphere mean Honduras is also one of the best places for student travellers to visit any time of the year. Here is a quick guide to some of the best Honduras has to offer, from ancient Mayan ruins to cosmopolitan cities to beautiful beaches.

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