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The snow begins to fall, each snow flake as unique as each Guild House in Brussels city center. Everyone around is unable to put their camera down. Narrow streets hold the smell of fresh, Nutella-covered waffles and Stella Artois on tap. The vertical stripes of black, yellow, and red are proudly flown from each business and window seal. Some are accompanied by the EU flag. Others are paired with flags declaring frites and bières. Each home is warmly lit, with windows adorned by garland, poinsettias, and string lights. Familiar Christmas melodies drift upward with the smoke from chimneys. Multi-lingual voices from the crowds turn intoRead More →

5 Small Towns in France that Changed my Life Pauillac

Place. More than just a location on a map. Some places become a part of who we are. There are five small towns in France that have become a part of my personal geography. As travelers, this is what we seek. Somewhere that impacts the way we see everything else. And everywhere else. Here are five small towns in France that changed my life: 1. Moragne-sur-Gironde This beautiful city is located in the Charente-Maritime department of southwestern France, and is just along the Gironde estuary. There are two parts of town. The old city is on the cliff and includes the traditional architecture of southwestern France, and has manyRead More →

Vienna, Austria is an amazing European travel destination for its history, art, music, and progressive culture. But how to do you get around?! Unfortunately, Google Maps doesn’t give navigation directions for public transportation in Vienna(as of January 2017). However, the maps app does show a map of the public transportation lines and names of stops (which is a plus)! Here’s a step by step guide on how to use cheap, convenient public transportation in Vienna known as “Wiener Linien” How to buy your tickets for Transportation in Vienna: Find a ticket station to buy your pass The 24, 48, and 72 hour passes are very convenient! ApproachRead More →

how to conquer your travel resolutions

Making a travel resolution is a huge step towards achieving your dreams. But how can you keep a travel resolution? GET INSPIRED – Follow travelers There are so many ways to follow travelers, travel bloggers, and travel photographers! They will inspire your travel resolution. Here are my favorites:  Bloggers– subscribe by email! Two Monkeys Travel Group Just a Pack Curly Girl Abroad Me! Instagram @Living_europe @saltinourhair @everchanginghorizon Me! (@thestudenttravelerblog) Pinterest Finduslost NoMoneyWillTravel Wandershare Me! (@studenttravels) Educate Yourself – learn about your dream trip Once you know where your travel resolution will be taking you, then you can bring it into reach. First of all, you’ve gotRead More →

If you could triple the length of your stay for FREE, would you? Did you know that hostels around the world are willing to give you a free place to stay, sometimes even a stipend, for a few days of work a week? That is why you should consider hostel jobs to extend your travels without extending your wallet! How Hostel Jobs Work: Hours per Week/Days Off The hostels will tell you how many hours a week you are required to work and how many days you have off. Use this to decide between different hostel jobs in the same city! Minimum – Maximum StaysRead More →

Do you want to travel for college credit? Yes! But you don’t want to pay huge study abroad fees to attend classes instead of exploring the world! Here’s how to travel for college credit and never attend a class or pay for tuition while abroad! Travel in a Country with a Different Language By exploring a country who has a different language than your own, you will pick up on the language so much quicker than if you were sitting in a class room! Study Abroad requires that you pay tuition in addition to housing and other fees, which can stack up quickly! By simplyRead More →