gap year

10 Things You Should Do on a Gap Year

It might seem disingenuous to try and offer a definitive list of what you should do on a gap year, as the whole point of backpacking is to see the world your way. Still, you need some kind of plan before you jet off, right? Read More

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

Uncovered: 3 Secret European Beaches Only the Locals Know

Cold, wet and miserable are just some of the descriptions of winter weather. Often, in the midst of this dreary season, our minds are flooded with dreams of laying on the beach or basking in the sun. However, once the time comes, we often find ourselves lingering over the same old question: WHERE DO WE GO?  Read More

A view of New York City as the sun begins to set.

New York Off the Beaten Path

Millions of people come to New York each year to view its amazing attractions. The Statue of Liberty and Times Square are some of the most popular places in the city, but solely focusing on them detracts from the feel of the real city. While on my trip to NYC, I made sure to not only visit the distinct, tourist locations, but to also see New York off the beaten path and to try to see city as a local would. Read More

5 Hidden Northern Italian Towns to Keep on Your Radar

Northern Italy’s tourism is dominated by Venice in the east and Milan in the west, with people occasionally paying a visit to Verona in between. Often overlooked due to the popularity of southern Italy with Puglia, Amalfi Coast, and of course, Sicily, or the central Tuscany region, there are plenty of towns worth visiting in northern Italy. So why not ditch the crowded south and escape to the cool north?

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10 Things to Do in Bali, Indonesia

Have you ever wanted to take a tropical vacation to a far away land? Beautiful beaches, surf towns with a laid back vibe, vibrant local culture, exotic new foods, all on a student’s budget? Well, Bali is right for you. Here are 10 things to do in Bali, Indonesia…. 1. Climb a Volcano (Mt Batur/Mt… Read More