Once in your lifetime, you will encounter a place that perfectly embodies who you are, a place as vibrant and diverse as you. This is your #happyplace, and for me, my #happyplace is located in the beautiful city of Guangzhou, China. Perhaps I’m biased, since Guangzhou is also my hometown and the place where I lived until I was four, but the reasons why I love this city so much have very little to do with nostalgia and much to do with the unforgettable cultural experiences I’ve been lucky enough to take part in. If you’ve never heard of Guangzhou, that’s perfectly natural; although it’s the third-largest city in China, it’s mostly eschewed the overseas fame that cities like Beijing and Shanghai have embraced. For that reason, I find Guangzhou to be the perfect blend of east and west, a city rooted in tradition but on the cusp of the future. Let me introduce you to my #happyplace.
When it comes to traveling, some people simply can’t afford it. However, they still want to travel. Who wouldn’t? Traveling to different places is a lot of fun and you can learn about the different cultures. Although you might not have much money or no money at all, you can still travel at no cost or at a much lower cost than you would have thought. There are websites that will help you plan your free or low cost trip around the world or country. Read More
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. Read More
In terms of world cities, it doesn’t get more cosmopolitan than London. It is the world’s most visited city and is home to dozens of famous landmarks, museums, and heritage sites. However, you don’t have to be financially rich in order to enjoy this culturally rich metropolis. By carefully planning your itinerary, you too can enjoy London for less.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of traveling abroad, but what about those days when your bank balance won’t permit a lengthy journey? The answer may lie in a “staycation”, a ridiculous word with a great concept. By budgeting correctly and making smart financial decisions, you too can embark on a staycation and have a fantastic travel experience in your own hometown for a negligible amount of money.