Top 8 Sites to See in London This Summer

Still looking for summer travel plans? Head on over abroad for a summer in Europe! It seems that everyone wants to experience living abroad for a while, so why not go for the summer? Get some friends, your family, or if you’re brave enough, take on the adventure solo! I’ve compiled a list of my 8 favorite places in London. So if you decide to experience the city for yourself, I would recommend paying some or all of these places a visit; they certainly made my experience unforgettable. (more…)

Spring Break 2015 Goes Outside the Box

What comes to mind when we think of College Spring Break? Typically most people think of sun, sand, booze, and day-long beach parties. That sounds like a pretty enjoyable vacation, but a weeklong break from the stress of exams and papers is a great opportunity to take your travels to the next level. Many students are passing on typical Spring Break trips for far away exotic destinations and experiences with new cultures. (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 spots to party it up during Halloween. (more…)

How to Be Mistaken for a Londoner

Navigating London was something I genuinely loved doing. Getting lost was a thrill to me, and I always had a map handy just in case. However, in order to fit into this elaborate and diverse culture, I realized there was more I had to do. After some time, I got mistaken for a Londoner by tourists who came to the city from all over the world. The moment I opened my mouth and they found out I was American, they would kind of stare at me for a while as I navigated them to their destination without looking at a map. So, if you’d like to exude the confidence of being mistaken for a local, here are 6 things you need to know! (more…)

Adventures from my Study Abroad Trip in Europe

silkeblogI’m pretty sure most of my Facebook contacts are sick of hearing how much I loved Europe. You see, I just came back this January from my study abroad trip in Europe to the wonderful city of Bradford. I attended the University of Bradford in England for one semester (September- January), and it was an unexpected life changing experience. I made amazing friends who are now a big part of my life and met an amazing guy who pretty much knows me better than I do. Lucky me, huh? (more…)

10 Things American Students Encounter in the UK

Studying abroad in another country is unlike any other experience you will ever have. You will encounter things you never had to on a daily basis. From interesting everyday language to decode, to stares you get when people hear your American accent, some things will confuse you and not make sense. Then you’ll realize one day when you’re back home from studying abroad that you said “ta for the biscuits” like a proper Northerner instead of “thanks for the cookies” and will finally be comfortable with things that made absolutely no sense at the beginning of your adventures. Here are 10 things that you will encounter and learn to deal with as you become a Britisher yourself (as told by my favorite band, The Beatles)! (more…)

10 Must-See Destinations for 2014!

1. Rio de Janeiro
riobrazilRio has certainly been a popular destination recently.  This past year, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2013 World Youth Day and this upcoming summer they will be hosting many FIFA World Cup games, including the final!  In 2016, this destination will also be the first South American city  to host the Summer Olympics.  But the excitement doesn’t end there, with beautiful landscape, laidback beach culture, and of course, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro has landed itself as our number one destination for 2014!  Experience a guided adventure through Rio de Janeiro with our tours! (more…)