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


Being a Lone Romantic in Italy

If you ever want to feel like you jumped out of 2016 and landed on a dusty page of an ancient fairytale where you feel guilty for using your iPhone in a place of such exquisite beauty, Italy is the place for you, the lone romantic!

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Amsterdam on Foot

There’s an intriguing charm about Amsterdam’s reflective canals and winding stone lanes. The sounds of the city are enchanting; ringing bike bells, local chatter, and music flowing out of open cafes. In fact, it’s so intriguing that it’s easier than usual to lose yourself among streets that are seemingly identical and wind up on the other side of the city in about 25 minutes. We say this because that’s exactly what happened to us (more than once) in this unique town.

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Second Year Running as Best Youth Travel Agent

Throughout the month of August, we rallied our users to vote for StudentUniverse as “Best Youth Travel Agent” – an award given out annually by The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation at their annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC). WYSTC is a top event worldwide for stakeholders operating in the youth, student and educational travel industry to gather and discuss topics and trends affecting youth and student travel. Read More


3 places worth visiting in Central Vietnam apart from Hoi An

Vietnam is a popular destination for many backpackers and Gap Year travelers. In fact, many are known to rent or buy a motorbike from Hanoi or Ho Chi Ming city and ride north or south exploring the entire country. Some favourite destinations include Halong Bay, Sapa, Cat Ba Island, Hoi An, Mekong Delta and Nha Trang. Many travelers, however, bypass central Vietnam quickly and only really stopping in Hoi An. Having spent 16 days in central Vietnam, I could say that I didn’t even have enough time to see everything! So open your mind and prepare to add these three towns onto your itinerary. Read More

Making Friends While Traveling Solo

It’s no secret that traveling solo can be exhilarating, confidence-building, and downright fun–but that doesn’t mean you won’t also want to pick up some friends along the way.

Reaching out to complete strangers can be intimidating, trust me–I know. But remember: there are other solo travelers out there who want to find a friend just as much as you do. Read More