Backpacking Sri Lanka: The Best 4 Cities to Visit

Sri Lanka is never a country we imagined ourselves visiting, but somehow we found ourselves making plans to go to a place we knew nothing about. When we got there we found a beautiful country that truly caters to backpackers and tourists. From street food to beautiful temples to daily hiking trails, we were blown away by what the country had to offer us. 

If you’re keen to visit and backpack Sri Lanka but have no idea where to begin planning, we’ve got you covered. There is a designated backpackers loop in Sri Lanka between the months of November and April. When you follow it, you’re guaranteed to see familiar faces throughout the country; you might even end up travelling with them!. Some people do the loop backwards for the novelty, but we would recommend taking the regular route so that you’ll get all the hiking and traveling out of the way and end with a couple of relaxing beach days.

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13 Places to Visit Before You Turn 30

Traveling while you’re young means having the energy to power through time differences and jet lag, having a healthy back to sleep on those uncomfortable hostel beds and most importantly, not having those thirty something responsibilities, like a mortgage, to worry about. There are so many wonders of the world to see and places to visit before you turn 30. Take full advantage of the freedom of your twenties by seeing the world, before those thirties creep up on you.

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Top 15 Cheapest Places to Travel in Your 20s

If you are looking for the best and cheapest places to travel and explore while you’re young, look no further. These locations from around the world are perfect for 20-somethings to visit without breaking the bank. It has never been this easy to travel on a budget!

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How to Travel the US Without a Visa

Traveling to the United States was always something I wanted to do. Ever since I was little, I envisioned myself setting foot in New York City, pretending I was the kid from Home Alone. After years of day dreaming, I finally learned that I could travel the US without a visa, which changed EVERYTHING.

After months of preparation and meticulous planning, my route was all mapped out. I was set to land in New York City and would spend the next 90 days making my way around the country. Whether I was staying in hostels or couch surfing, travelling by plane or train, I was certain that this trip would be the greatest adventure of my life.

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Top Things to Do in Ghana

If you want to adventure over to Africa, your first stop should be Ghana. With amazing wildlife, National Parks and unique culture, it is a must-see. We’ll let you in on the best things to do in Ghana and places to visit while you’re there.  Read More

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Spring Break Bingo Contest Winner

It was once said by my favorite author, Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Ever since I was a child I wanted to explore this world to see what’s out there. Luckily, thanks to StudentUniverse, I won a life-changing free spring break trip from the Spring Break Bingo Contest!  Read More

5 Essential Travel Items for Personal Safety

Traveling to a new place is fun and exhilarating, but it can also raise some concerns, especially for solo travelers. While you hope your trip will go off without a hitch, it’s smart to be prepared for any situation. We’ll let you in on our top travel safety tips and explore the best items to ensure your personal safety while traveling! So as you stuff your suitcase with way too many clothes, don’t forget to pack these personal safety items to protect yourself in an emergency.

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Travel Hacks: How to Score Cheap Flights for Students

Operating on a student budget means succumbing to the pop-tarts, popcorn, and ramen diet every once in awhile (yeah, mom, I lied about eating my vegetables). You’re no stranger to scrimping, scraping, and saving every single one of those student coupon books, or taking advantage of flashing that perfectly laminated student I.D. around to save a buck here and there— so, why should travel be any different? It shouldn’t! So save that money and spend it on something else because we’re here to help you get some cheap international flights. Read More

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#MyChinaExperience Contest Winners

StudentUniverse teamed up with Cathay Pacific Airways to make the #MyChinaExperience contest possible! The rules? If you’ve been to China, tell us about your experience. If you haven’t been, tell us what you would do on your free trip to China. After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to choose just one winner which was nearly impossible with the amount of touching entries we received.
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