Your #happyplace is easy to understand as a destination that you travel to that makes you happy. However, the definition extends further. Your #happyplace is much more than a physical location. It’s a state of mind. The feeling you get is just as important to your #happyplace as the physical Read more…
What is your #happyplace destination? Simply put, it’s a place that you travel to that makes you happy. When you travel there, you feel something special. It may inspire and excite you. It may make you want to do something great. Or it may put you at ease and make you feel at home. Perhaps it’s because of an amazing sight that you’ve never seen anywhere else. Or it could be the people that seem so happy and live life in a way that you admire. Maybe it’s an activity or something you can do in that place that makes you feel happy. (more…)
Many travel to South America to find their #happyplace. For some, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the peaks of Machu Picchu. For others, it’s a trip home to mother’s cooking. You can learn the dance of love in Argentina or party hard in Brazil, known for the celebration of Carnival and bikini-filled beaches. You can visit ancient cities in Peru or experience modern development in Brazil. And don’t forget to eat! The local cuisine varies by country, region, and even city, so be sure to eat local and experience it all! (more…)
Being busy in college is like drinking coffee at a coffee shop. Everyone does it. Except for those few weirdos drinking a smoothie in the corner. How is a young student, off to make their own decisions for the first time, expected to choose amongst classes, clubs, teams, exercise, jobs, Read more…
Much like how carefully planning an itinerary will help reduce the costs of travel, carefully planning meals will help reduce living expenses while in college. You can find many excellent meal plans on the Internet that feature inexpensive and healthy recipes (I particularly enjoy the ones from Clean Eating magazine which change weekly), but the best way to find a meal plan tailored to your tastes is to make one yourself. Spending half an hour each week to outline what you will eat for the next few days can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
Sweden is becoming one of the fastest growing countries for study abroad. Unlike other more tried-and-true study abroad locations like the UK and Australia, Sweden offers the foreign experience without the stress of having to know the language right when you get there. Most programs offer college-level or even graduate-level courses in English in addition to giving their students the opportunity to study the Swedish language. However, should a student come to their study abroad program with an advanced knowledge of Swedish in place, they are usually able to take courses along with native Swedish speakers. (more…)
Picking up your life for an extended stay abroad can be scary and, at times, traveling can feel extremely lonely. Once you fight your way through the bouts of homesickness and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) of friends’ shenanigans at home, studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! Whether it’s a master’s program in London or a summer class in Buenos Aires, here are five reasons why you should definitely take the leap to study abroad: (more…)