Millions of people come to New York each year to view its amazing attractions. The Statue of Liberty and Times Square are some of the most popular places in the city, but solely focusing on them detracts from the feel of the real city. While on my trip to NYC, I made sure to not only visit the distinct, tourist locations, but to also see New York off the beaten path and to try to see city as a local would. Read More
With the fall semester about to begin, you may be preparing to study abroad in Europe or travel through Europe on your next adventure. You may want to explore the many countries Europe has to offer by car. Before you hit the roads on your European road trip, be sure to study up on the unique driving rules each country has. It can be overwhelming driving through an unknown country, so use this European Driving Guide, from our friends at Jennings Motor Group, to help ensure you’re safe and in the know. Read More
It’s common to believe that flying in economy class will make your wallet happy, but your legs angry. It seems that every year, the legroom in economy class becomes smaller and smaller. We have found the best economy class airline seats for travelers. These airlines were ranked on seat pitch, seat width, and the in-seat entertainment options.
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?“
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… Read More
Did you know that filling a prescription is not the same everywhere? Studying abroad with medications can be tricky but it doesn’t have to be out of reach. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of medication and overseas travel.
Filling a prescription in the United States is different than filling one overseas due to different name brands and laws. Many of the companies that we have in the USA do not exist or sell overseas. As a result, you need to know the generic name of your medication and dose amount when traveling / living abroad as you may not find your prescription by name brand. Once you have the medication’s generic name, you’ll need to find out if it’s allowed in the host country. For example, in many countries, amphetamines and narcotics are illegal, even if you have a prescription. This means that if you are found to have these items on you, you could face criminal charges. This is something that you want to be cautious of every time you travel. If your host country permits your prescription but you plan on traveling outside of that country, do a quick online search to confirm if your medication is allowed to go to where you’re traveling. Visit the US Department of State’s website at travel.state.gov and the country’s consulate website for more information. Read More
At some point during middle school, family vaca’s just weren’t cutting it anymore. Unless you were lucky enough to bring a friend along, more time with mom and dad was just lame. But our empty pockets and thirst for adventure as college students should have you rethinking your prepubescent notions.
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
So you randomly threw a thumbtack at that world map hanging on your wall, and decided to visit the first country it hit. Now that you’re in a place you know almost nothing about, what can you do here? Travel is a journey; a journey to find adventure and culture and depth in the far foreign reaches of our world. I believe that the best way to do this is by experiencing as much of the local culture as you can during your short visit, something that doesn’t require a lot of money. Here’s my checklist of the activities you should do when you go to a country for the first time.