Do Travel Boycotts Work The Way You Think

By: Jordan Butcher Do you think travel boycotts are good? Do they hurt or help the economy? Do they get your point across? The most recent case of a travel boycott has been in North Carolina when they passed their anti-LGBT law. Because of the recently passed anti-LGBT laws, NCAA’s March Madness pulled seven championship…

I Tried Three Different Language Learning Apps

By: Katie Robertson Traveling to foreign countries that speak a different language can be stressful; worrying about simple day-to-day actions because of a language barrier is one of the biggest stressors experienced when traveling abroad. I spent hours learning a language on three of the most popular language learning apps in the app store. Why?…

Ryan is Your New Favorite Name

  Let me be the first to admit: I hate flying. I will pick taking a train almost every time over having to fly. There’s less waiting around, no long security checkpoints, and there’s an abundance of legroom. But when you’re traveling abroad flying is your most wallet-friendly way of traveling. Companies like RyanAir, easyJet and AirAsia make flying…

Save The Planet & Money While You Travel

By: Jordan Butcher Have you ever thought about traveling the world? What about saving the planet? What if you could do both? Last week, I was scrolling through Facebook and stumbled upon a video about a company called Earthwatch. Basically you can visit just about any country with a scientist (or a few) to help…

These Places Speak Surprising Languages

By: Katie Robertson   Planning on traveling to any of the following places? The language you’re brushing up on might be the wrong one! Welsh in Patagonia, Argentina -You might find it interesting that traveling to Patagonia on the southern tip of Argentina might mean studying Welsh. Near the beginning of the 1800’s, Welsh settlers…

So You’re a Broke College Student and Want to Travel Abroad

Ahh, college. The land of the free-flowing booze, ordering delivery at 2 a.m. on a Saturday night and the sea of students dreaming of studying abroad. Never fear, dreamers, I’m here to give you some advice as a fellow college student whose saved thousands in just a year and a half in order to go…