We teamed up with online food ordering service, EatStreet, on a photo contest to send one lucky winner to Chicago with $500 of EatStreet food credit to spend on pizza, subs, sushi and more delicious noms! After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to make the tough decision of choosing a winner. You all sent so many wonderful photos from your adventures around the world!
It seems like just yesterday Denae was packing for her 90 day Snap Gap trip. Now she has already traveled throughout Japan as she begins her journey all over the world. See where she believe is the best place for a day trip from Tokyo. Come back to our travel blog in the future for more updates from Denae.
As we traverse through the realm of college, we often find our lives masked behind mountains of debt. Between student loans, vehicle payments, and rent, the cost of life seems to leave little room for us to travel and experience our youth. This issue raises the question,
“Should you travel while you are in debt?“
Rome. There is virtually no one who hasn’t heard of the glory of the Roman Empire, a civilization that conquered a vast stretch of land from Europe to North Africa. The only thing that’s as fierce as their thirst for expansion was their love for entertainment, and nearly everywhere they conquered you will find grand scale amphitheatres built to entertain the citizens of Rome that settled there. In most cases, these circular structures are the tallest and most grandeur building in the city. The enclosed, usually oval, area in the middle is called arena, the word derived from the Latin word harena, a type of fine sand they put on the ground to soak up the blood from gladiator fights on the arena floor.
As we get ready to turn the page on a new calendar year, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the top five most popular posts on our student blog in 2014.
These were our most-read posts this year, so if you haven’t had a chance to read them, now would be a good time to get caught up! They may give you some great tips to consider if you are heading abroad in Europe this Spring, preparing for an overnight layover or planning a road trip for 2015. Read More
Smile for the Selfie Stick
It is likely that every camera phone out there has a few “selfies” on it, but for travelers, selfies aren’t always the best option for photo taking. When travelers are taking wide angle photos of picturesque landscapes or large group photos, their arm can’t reach far enough to capture it all in a traditional “selfie” and in some countries, travelers may not be comfortable handing their iPhone to a stranger to take the photo for them. Enter selfie sticks (which came out earlier this year) for travelers that capture their vacation memories on their smartphone or tablet. Read More