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Traveler Newbies Guide to Couchsurfing

Throwing your couch into the ocean, standing on it, and riding the waves until your couch sinks is one of the most thrilling activities ever! CouchSurfing.com, while perhaps not quite as thrilling or edgy as couch-surfing, actually provides a great alternative to AirBnB and other more traditional forms of lodging.   Couchsurfing is free and […]

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Budget Travel: How to See the World on the Cheap

“For my next vacation, I’m staying in a pristine palace that I booked through my travel agent. I’m going to be dining on caviar in between massages on the Caribbean coast. A private tour guide will be chauffeuring me through the entire island so I can become more cultured.” If this is what you think you need to sound like […]

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Traveling the World: Five Things You’ll Learn

I’m sure you’ve all heard that traveling changes you. But how? Because you get to see different countries? You get to try different food? While these are definitely true, traveling also changes how you think- and it changes you without you even realizing it. Slowly, you’ll start to think about people and your home differently. […]

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How to Prepare for Studying Abroad

My entire room was a colorful combination of every single one of my clothing items. How am I going to possibly pack all of this? I was leaving for four months tomorrow, and I hadn’t packed anything. I grabbed a few shirts and stuffed them into an already stuffed suitcase. When am I ever going […]

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10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is full of colorful buildings, thousands of bikers, and a wild nightlife. If you’re visiting Copenhagen and want to experience the city as a local, there are tons of unique things to do that may help you figure out why Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world. Be sure to check out […]

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A Guide to Tamarindo, Costa Rica

I stepped off of the bus that I had been on for the past 2 hours and looked around. I felt like I had walked onto the board game Candyland. It was 8 at night, but everything was so colorful. Lights flashed from every shop on the street that wasn’t more than a floor high. […]

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My First Couchsurfing Experience

I stared at my computer screen for a few moments- my jaw dropped, becoming way too friendly with my neck, and my eyes started trying to escape their sockets. Couchsurfing? I thought. What? How is that safe? This was before I had my first Couchsurfing experience. Don’t judge a book by its cover, right? I first […]

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What I Spent in One Week While Backpacking in Costa Rica

After spending a week in Costa Rica, I’ve learned that it’s extremely beautiful, with its wide range of Pacific Coast beaches, day long hikes, and hidden waterfalls. With that being said, I’ve also learned that it can be pretty cheap- and also very expensive (I felt like I was in NY with some of the […]

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Berlin on a College Student’s Budget

I visited Berlin on an extreme budget. There’s so much to see, so much I want to do and eat, I thought on the plane ride down to Berlin from Copenhagen. How can I pull this off? I managed to spend around $195 during the 60 hours that I was there. I spent the most […]

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Captured Curiosity in Berlin

My first time traveling solo was in Berlin. Although it wasn’t for more than 15 hours (my friend had to take a later flight than me) it was still a very unique experience, and one that made me decide I want to travel solo again in the near future.  I wasn’t scared. I was excited. Apprehensive. I […]

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