Top Travel Headlines This Week: Selfie Sticks, Best Student Cities 2015, Thailand Tourism Viral Video

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. (more…)

The Top 10 Things You Have To Do To Fully Embrace Travel

We talk a lot about travel and how important it is. You might say that we’re enthusiasts. It’s our business and it’s what we love. We believe that traveling can change people and that those changes are almost always positive. It’s a unique way to grow as a person and your time in college is the perfect opportunity to have those experiences. That said, the true magic of travel comes from embracing it fully, from taking each moment for what it’s worth and taking the time to notice the world revealing itself around you. We have compiled some thoughts on what you have to do to get the most out of your travel experiences. So, here’s what you have to do: (more…)

Travel without Tourists: Four Underrated European Destinations

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An unfortunate part of being a tourist in Europe is the fact that you are one tourist amongst a crowd of hundreds of thousands of others, who usually seem to have identical itineraries to yours. When tourism takes over so much of a city, you lose the honesty and reality of the city’s culture. The following list of cities offers some suggestions of places to give you an authentic and diverse taste of European culture. (more…)