The Best Times to Travel to China

From hiking the Great Wall to exploring the city of Shanghai to seeing pandas in Chengdu, there are so many reasons to travel to China. If you get the chance, you should travel to China – but when? Generally speaking, fall and spring are the best times to travel to China because of milder weather. Though it varies by region, there are a few general things to keep in mind when planning your trip.

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Top Backpacking Destinations in Southeast Asia

Whether it’s a quick weekend trip to a new city in the US, or an international excursion, we’ve noticed an increase in students who have acted upon their feelings of wanderlust. If you’re ready to answer the sweet siren song of travel but are concerned about your budget, consider backpacking Southeast Asia. How long and where you go is up to you. Some people try a quick two week trek while others opt for a slower four month adventure. Either way, Southeast Asia has exactly what you’re looking for. As backpacking has grown in popularity, many countries in Southeast Asia have responded to the rising demand of tourism. We spent about three months traveling throughout Southeast Asia and were able to make it to six countries. The amount of activities to do paired with the affordability makes Southeast Asia a top backpacker destination. Read More

What to Do When Your Luggage Goes Missing

You’ve just gotten off the plane and you’re in a new country, ready for a fabulous vacation! You can already imagine the awesome people you’re going to meet, the food you’re about to indulge in, maybe a few late nights and some unforgettable stories (#wanderlust). Waiting by the luggage carousel, you’re eagerly anticipating your suitcase on that carousel…time passes and the bags from your flight stop coming. An awful realization hits your jetlagged mind: my bag is missing! We know. Lost luggage is the WORST. 

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The 5 Best Cities in China for Students and Young Travelers

So you want to visit China? That’s a bold decision, so congratulations! You made a good choice. I have lived in China for almost ten years (Beijing and Shanghai to be exact), and in my personal experience, not all cities are great places to visit. There are several reasons for it: some towns are touristy, others are polluted and chaotic. Some cities are not a great place to learn Mandarin from the locals, and others don’t have exciting nightlife, or delicious food to eat, among other things. To make sure you avoid these, I have compiled my favorite cities in China for students and young travelers. Read More

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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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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Student Deals Guide

By now you may already know that StudentUniverse goes big for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Between the two days, we will be offering 16 discounts on top of the already discounted fares for students and youth sold on our site. The flight discounts will be for up to an additional $200/off. While some deals will run for the full 8am- 12am ET promotion period on November 24 and November 27, redemptions will be limited so sign up now to get first dibs on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! Read More