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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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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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

5 Ways to Explore Sydney on a Budget

Sydney is currently thriving as a tourism hot-spot for people of all backgrounds! It was just voted as the second most desirable holiday destination in the world to visit. As a student, sometimes finances dictate which places you visit, but you can seek out local expert knowledge! You can explore Sydney on a budget, which offers peace of mind and greater incentive to jet off. In this article, travel website iVenture Card will be unlocking the secrets to cheaper travel. You’ll see the best of Sydney without spending lots on tours, attractions, activities and even a bite to eat.

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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