Bocas del Toro – Finding Paradise

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To initiate the start of my blogging career, I wanted to begin with something fresh and familiar to me that concerns my most recent travels to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama this past 2013 Summer. I just recently had a friend ask me about what I recommend she do with her three extra days between flying into Costa Rica and flying out of Panama City. She had mentioned wanting to visit a place called Bocas del Toro, a popular island in the VERY northeast corner of Panama. A place that definitely offers a little chunk of paradise if you go searching for it. Read More

Isla Formosa – Exploring Taiwan

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Isla Formosa: What happens when you leave Taiwan’s “concrete jungle” for the real thing

Taiwan’s west coast is lined with seemingly inescapable, crammed, dirty city. But the country was not formerly called Isla Formosa (Beautiful Island) for nothing! Central and eastern Taiwan host a lush wonderland of mountainous beauty. A couple tourist favorites and Taiwan must-sees are Taroko National Park and Sun Moon Lake. They are fairly simple (but not necessarily quick!) to get to and definitely worth the trip. Read More

Cinque Terre: Portovenere To Levanto and Everything in Between – Infinity

Are you an adventurer? Do you love islands, mountains, caves, beaches, forests, and the sea? Do you want to see some of the most beautiful, diverse landscapes in Italy? Well if you answered yes to any of the above, it’s safe to say you will fall in love with Cinque Terre, Italy located in the northwest, picturesque Ligurian region of the country. Read More

Exploring Peru!

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Very soon after my flight landed in Peru, I quickly realized there is no other country in the world that can compare. It’s a magical country bursting with life and a place that offers up diverse culture, fascinating history and mouth-watering cuisine. It’s diverse eco-systems give you endless opportunity for adventure. All the way from it’s glacial peaks in the Andes, to the surf spots on the Pacific, Peru really does have it all. Here are my top 5 places to visit in Peru:

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Taipei Travel Guide

Taipei claims to be the heart of Asia and truly is the heart of Taiwanese culture. It is a bustling, international city and a great place for foreigners to visit and explore. Planning to visit Taipei? It is by far the easiest city for getting around in Taiwan, thanks to the MRT subway system, and is quite accommodating to English-speakers. There is plenty of things to do in Taipei, but I’ll use this post to highlight some of the top destinations.
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Have you tried the new StudentUniverse app?

As a student, I am the first one to admit that my cell phone may be physically attached to my person… between emails, text messages, and Facebook/Instagram, it’s tough to put it down.  With the StudentUniverse app, I am continued to be impressed by my phone and the travel agency!  I am thrilled to be able to inquire about flight prices when I’m on the go.  Whether it’s a quick quote for a flight from Logan to BWI or planning a trip abroad to Italy with friends – the app makes travel research quick and easy! Read More

Twenty in Paris: Happy Holidays

It’s the holiday season here in the USA which got me thinking about what our friends in France are doing this time of year. Many of the major holidays that we celebrate in the USA are also celebrated in France. How they are celebrated and when is a different story. Let’s take a look at some differences in the ways holidays are celebrated in France and the United States. Read More

5 Ways to Fund Your Overseas Education

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Studying overseas is a great way to enhance your academic experience while increasing cultural awareness and tolerance. Studying abroad will help you develop a deeper understanding of the world, and will contribute to career marketability, as well as personal growth. Employers seek employees with good communication skills and cross-cultural competence—both of which are fostered through studying abroad. However, whether you are an international student studying in the United States or a US student studying abroad, studying in a country other than your own is expensive. The following are some ways to help you fund your overseas education. Read More

Twenty in Paris: 5 Quick, Affordable and Fun Day Trips Near Paris

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Studying abroad in Paris will afford you the opportunity to visit the sites, museums and beauty that makes Paris, well, Paris. But sometimes it’s good to take a break from visiting the City of Lights to explore the other culturally and historically rich areas right around Paris. Let’s take a look at 5 quick, affordable and fun day trips near Paris. Read More