The underground rivers at Xcaret in the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. We need to see this!!!!

The underground rivers at Xcaret in the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. We need to see this!!!!

5 things i forgot to think about when i decided to move 8,512 miles away from home

thecollectedwanderer:

1. it doesn’t stop at the decision. okay great, you’re studying abroad, good for you. but you’re gonna have to work hard for the next few months to make it actually happen for yourself. whether you’re cramming in yet another meeting before an exam just to triple check and make sure your credits will transfer or you’re making sure your entire family and social circle have downloaded the viber app, there’s probably just one more thing at the bottom of that mile-long to do list that you’re forgetting about. but guess what? it’s all beyond worth the frenzied struggle. because let’s be real here, you’re studying abroad. talk about hard work paying off.

2. your parents, without a doubt, no exceptions, are going to be at least the slightest bit nervous. you’re moving to a different country by yourself, you crazy adventurous college kid you, and you’re lucky they’re even allowing it. they’re gonna worry and there ain’t a thing you can do about it. except maybe notify them before you jump out of that plane. actually no maybe after would be better.

We love this!

Life lessons learned while studying abroad

What a great article to read!  What were some life lessons you learned while studying abroad?

This pretty much should be printed before any extended backpacking trip!

This pretty much should be printed before any extended backpacking trip!

Initial Impressions: Intro to Italy

Foreign Accent = Bravery?

calmxng:

"Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery.”

YES!  So true.  Don’t ever be scared to have one…

Travel Friday: Take us to beautiful Dubai in the UAE!
Anyone been to this fun city?

Travel Friday: Take us to beautiful Dubai in the UAE!

Anyone been to this fun city?

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime


Here’s Huffington Post’s top 3:

  1. Venice, Italy
  2. Seville, Spain
  3. New York City, USA
Inspiring travel quote of the day.

Inspiring travel quote of the day.

Study Abroad Tips

David just finished up studying abroad and has some great tips to share with our travel community.  David tells us to:

plan for the worst…make photocopies of everything.

See if the city you’re in has a student transportation rate.

Don’t worry about purchasing an international phone or buying an international data package from your current provider.

Pack and weigh your luggage before heading to the airport!

Read more of his excellent advice here: http://bit.ly/UajTph