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5 Travel Accessories You Can Leave Behind
There's no shortage of packing list articles on the Internet today, with the majority of these articles focusing on everything that you should bring. How about what you should leave behind?
2015 College Spring Break Dates
We've compiled a list of 2015 Spring Break dates for every college and university in the USA. Find out when yours is and plan your spring vacation!
5 Gorgeous Places Americans Can Visit Without a...
You don't need a US passport to leave the United States. Here are five beautiful destinations you can visit without needing your American passport.
How to Make Calls with International Country...
International calling codes, or country codes, are digits that must be dialed to reach a telephone number in another country. Learn how to dial an international call with country code and find country codes and city codes.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Passport?
Before you even apply, you need to know how long it takes to get a passport so that you can rush one if need be... once you find out, you can move on with the application and, here, check on the application's status. First, though, get the answer...
Things You Can Do With Unspent Currency
8 thing you can do with leftover currency, whether it's selling them online, donating them to charity, or displaying them in your house as a souvenir.
How To Spot Bed Bugs While You're Traveling
What bed bugs look like, how to find bed bugs or spot bed bugs presence in hostels and hotels, where bed bugs live, and how to know if a bed bug has been sleeping in your bed. Check out a bed bug picture, too. Page 4.
What Every World Traveler Should Know About...
What is the definition of exchange rate? What is an exchange rate? What is the definition of exchange rate as it applies to travel? What is the current foreign exchange rate? How can I find the exchange rate when I travel? How much is my money worth with the exchange rate?
When Is Spring Break in Florida?
Depending on whether you're a Florida college student, a party-seeker, or someone who wants to avoid Spring Break like the plague, the answer could differ.
How to Check Your US Passport Application Status
Being able to check your US passport application status has never been so important -- without this crucial document, US citizens can no longer return to the US from Mexico, Canada Bermuda and most of the Caribbean by air in the wake of new travel rules imposed by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Learn how to check your US application passport status by phone or online.
Why Every Traveler Needs to Pack Light
One of the earliest lessons every traveler learns is the importance of packing light. We show why it's important and offer tips for reducing what you travel with.
How to Pack for Airport Security
Strict airport rules across Europe, the UK and the US can mean packing headaches for air travelers when packing for airport security. Carry on rules forbidding liquids and gels is by far the most problematic of the airport rules facing travelers these days, and packing with a little foresight helps. Let's walk through how to cope.
How to Apply for Your First US Passport
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The Savvy Traveler's Guide to Hiding Money...
Learn how to hide money while traveling -- check out money belts and socks with secret pockets that hide travel money, sew your own theft-proof pockets in pants or (yes) underwear for hiding travel money and get a few travel money tips, too.
Why You Should Travel by Freighter
Boat travel is a charming alternative to long haul flying. A little known and cheap boat travel option, freighter travel, is popular with student travelers and adventurers of all ilk. And with Easy Cruise ships bobbing up in world ports,
Getting There in a Hurry: How to Rush Your...
Getting a passport after you apply can take anywhere from one day to ten weeks. Getting it in four weeks or less is usually considered a rush. You don't need to pay an expediting service to rush a passport in two weeks or less. There are two ways to rush passports - learn how to do it yourself either way for nothing!
What's the Drinking Age for Countries around...
As a student traveler, you may be under 21, which is the legal drinking age in the US. Guess what? Alcohol drinking ages around the world are far more reasonable -- most drinking ages worldwide are at maximum 18, if not less, which makes sense for legal drinking ages. Check out a brief rundown of legal drinking ages around the world.
How to Avoid Overseas Roaming Charges
You can't use your cell phone overseas without paying huge roaming charges for overseas use. You need an unlocked GSM phone and a SIM card. What's a SIM card and a GSM phone? And where can you buy SIM cards and GSM phones? Find out. Page 3.
What Documents Do You Need to Visit Mexico?
Mexico travel documents -- Mexico travel documents do you need? Do you need a passport to visit Mexico? That answer and all about Mexico travel documents like id, Mexico tourist cards and links to news on the new PASS passport substitute for Mexico and Canada.
6 Ways to Save Money While Traveling
A comprehensive guide on how to save to save money while traveling, covering accommodation, transport, sightseeing, food, and travel discounts.
Stash Your Cash in a Money Belt: What Every...
Hide travel money safely in money belts. You can buy regular belts that are really money belts or cloth money pouches, also called money belts, that are worn under your clothes. Read all about money belts and compare money belt prices.
Do You Need a Passport to Visit Mexico, Canada,...
For what countries are a passport required for travel? Do I need a passport to go to Mexico? To Canada? You need a passport for all of them by air, though you can still travel to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean by land or sea without a passport. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, among other island areas, are US territories and no passport is required for travel between them and the US. Learn what you do need for travel by land and sea. Page 2.
Must-Have Travel Gear for Backpacking Southeast...
Packing tips and advice for travelers in Southeast Asia, covering what type of backpack to bring, the best clothes for the climate and essential travel technology.
How to Stay Safe from Roofies, the Date Rape Drug
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How to Use Student Airfare Finders and Travel...
Student airfare - looking for discount student airfare on the internet? Cheap student airfares websites are here. Some are true student travel agencies; others simply offer ways to find discount student airfare.
4-Step Guide to Calculating Gas Mileage for a...
A US road trip sounds like a cheap way to travel. Is it? Calculate gas mileage and find current gas prices to figure out the cost of a car trip-- learn how to use a gas mileage calculator.
What to Know about Hostels before You Go
Hostels, or backpackers, are the places for student travelers and backpackers. Learn about hostels, booking hostels, how hostels work, see best hostels lists and photos, and read hostel reviews.
Amtrak Baggage Check, Carry On and Security Rules
Amtrak security allows different numbers and sizes of carry on bags and checked bags depending on your ticket. Oversized baggage items, like snowboards, have to be checked at the station. Learn about allowed checked baggage on Amtrak trains and Amtrak security rules. Page 6.
Amtrak Tickets
After checking out the route map to ensure the train goes where you want to get, you can buy Amtrak tickets online, at a train station, or from the conductor. Learn how and where to buy Amtrak tickets, and see some pix of what the station, the train, and the trip will be like. Page 2.
How to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling
Tips and advice on how to reduce your risk of being mugged while you're traveling, from dummy wallets to clothing with concealed pockets.
Do You Need a Mexico Tourist Card (and How Do...
Mexico tourist cards - what is a Mexico tourist card? How and where do you get Mexico tourist cards? Learn what Mexico tourist cards are, who needs one and how to get Mexico tourist cards.
Your Handy Guide to the London Tube: Maps,...
You may want to check out a London tube map online before you go, but you needn't download tube maps to carry across the pond -- free London tube maps are easy to find at any train station, and you'll find maps on station walls. And the system is so easy to use that after a week of riding, you won't even need a London tube map!
Destination Ideas for Spring Break 2015
Deciding where to go for Spring Break can be a tricky decision. We make it easier for you by weighing up the different options: skiing, partying, volunteering or traveling abroad.
Tips to Prevent and Cure Your Motion Sickness
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Do You Need a Passport to Visit the US Virgin...
Do You Need a Passport to Go to the USVI (U.S. Virgin Islands)?
Don't Leave Home Without These US Travel Maps
US maps - free online or hard copies. US state and territory maps, scenic maps, attractions and sightseeing maps, and info (time zones, capitals, physical maps, city and highway maps). Fun United States maps: scenic, attractions and sightseeing.
Finding Your Amtrak Train at the Station
Just like airports, every Amtrak station is different. Finding your way is a snap, though. Learn how to find your Amtrak train station, your train and platform and about boarding your Amtrak train. Page 7.
Amtrak Family Bedroom Sleeper
Amtrak family bedrooms are sleepers that can hold six people and don't have bathrooms. Learn about family bedrooms and other Amtrak sleepers and see a picture of an Amtrak family bedroom. Page 5.
From California? Here's When Your Spring Break Is
Listing the Spring Break 2015 dates for every college and university in California. Find out when your Spring Break is or when to avoid the crowds!
Amtrak Superliner Sleeper and Coach Seat...
Picture of Amtrak Superliner sleeper compartment in the California Zephyr and description of Amtrak sleeper compartments on Superliner trains (see more Amtrak seat options below the picture). Page 3.
How to Pack Right and Pack Light for Travel
Hopping continents while hauling mounds of luggage is a gigantic drag. Want to breeze through countries instead of sweating along the sidewalk? Pack light, pack smart: a short packing tutorial.
The Latest in TSA Airport Security Rules and...
Airport security rules are a travel drag: get through airport security and get to the fun part (travel!) faster by kowing what the airport security rules are in advance. Backscatter machine sending images of your naked body to TSA agents? Treading the athlete's foot trail shoeless? All that fun and more awaits at airport security; get current airport rules and the TSA's latest, and be prepared -- it will make it easier!
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Hostels
Hostel FAQ: A hostel is the way to stay on student travel and backpacking adventures, and a FAQ is a Frequently Asked Question. Let's get the answers to the top ten frequently asked hostel questions in a hostel FAQ.
Amtrak Viewliner Sleeper and Amtrak Sleeper...
Amtrak Viewliner roomettes, or sleepers, have toilets and sinks plus two seats and two beds - check out a description and picture of an Amtrak Viewliner sleeping compartment. Page 4.
Do You Need a Passport to Visit Puerto Rico?
Do You Need a Passport to Go to Puerto Rico? Nope. No passport need for this pretty Caribbean island if you're a citizen of the USA: it's a United States possession. What's that mean? Get the whole skinny....
How Can You Get a Passport without a US Birth...
You must have certain materials to get a passport, usually including a birth certificate. Find out here how to get a passport without a birth certificate.
5 Lies to Tell When Traveling
Sometimes the best way to stay safe when traveling is to lie. Here's what lies to tell to prevent yourself being scammed, taken advantage of, and harassed.
Use This Online Currency Converter for Your...
Best online currency converter; convert American dollars to every currency in the world. Use a currency converter in travel planning - convert dollars to Euros, pesos, francs, lira and more and vice versa.
Everything You Need to Know about Traveling...
Student travelers will find an ATM or debit card the most indispensable asset you can bring along on your international journey. It functions like a credit card, which you must have for making reservations, and if you lose your cash and/or traveler's checks, it will be your lifesaver. - you can use it in payphones and get fairly favorable exchange rates at ATM machines. Don't leave home without it!
On a Budget? Save Big on Your Road Trip with...
Learn how to save money on road trips with the top 5 money saving road trip tips. Save cents on food and lodging and get the best gas prices, and learn gas saving techniques, with the top 5 money saving road trip tips.
4 Great Options for Cheap Bus Travel in the US
Buses: if you're like most, you don't have wheels at school -- and with gas prices in the stratosphere last summer and plane fares not far behind this winter, you may be looking for less pricey ways to get around the US. How about the bus? Yeah, seriously -- and there are a few alternatives to Greyhound these days (and Greyhound's actually a good, comfortable, cheap travel option). So what's the scoop on cheap buses in the US? Read up on Boltbus, Megabus, Chinatown buses and more.
The 4 Best Florida Spring Breaks: Have Some...
Everything student travelers could want to know about spring break in Florida - spring break in Daytona Beach, Panama City and the Florida Keys are thoroughly covered, with links to primers on spring break 101.
How to Find a Passport Office Near You
Passport Office - Find a Passport Office Near You - How to Find a Passport Office
How to Get Student Discounts for Greyhound Busses
Get Greyhound bus student travel and shipping discounts and a Student Advantage Card that gives you global deals on your favorite stuff.
Master List of College Student Volunteer...
Looking for some volunteer opportunities? We are, too -- always -- and we're putting together a master list of volunteer opportunities especially suited to students. The list is evolving -- check it out now for partner volunteer organizations and specific charitable volunteer organizations offering actionable volunteer opportunities.
Tipping on Amtrak Trains
Tipping on trains is far from compulsory, but if you want to tip, here's a guide to tipping on trains -- how much to tip the attendant, porter, dining car attendant and all about tipping on trains. Page 11.
Amtrak Conductor Checking Tickets
Once aboard your Amtrak train, the conductor will check your tickets. Learn more about who wants to see your Amtrak ticket and when. Page 8.
Amtrak Observation Cars, Dining Cars and Amtrak...
Amtrak offers food in a cafe or dining car on most long haul trains, as well as observation cars or sightseer lounges and places to buy booze. Learn more and see pictures of an Amtrak observation car. Page 9.
Deals by Individual International Airlines
International airlines offer great airfare discounts on their web sites - rather than hunt for the deals, find the individual airlines' discount offer pages here.
Driving in Australia: Answers to 7 Frequently...
Driving in Australia FAQ - answers to frequently asked questions about driving in Australia for backpackers, like how old you have to be to drive in Australia, rent a car, rent a campervan or motorhome, where you can buy a backpacker car in Australia, and more about driving in Australia for backpackers.
Top 4 Currency Calculators for International...
Currency calculators are worth their weight in pesos or francs, especially if your travel is taking you to different countries. It's hard enough to learn the currency of one country! Use these to convert American dollars to the local currency and make money easy.
Pictures of Amtrak Trains and Trips
Amtrak trains and Amtrak pictures -- see some Amtrak pictures from a coast to coast Amtrak train trip, and judge for yourself whether you can do the Amtrak train travel thing after checking out some pictures of Amtrak trains, sleepers, seats, stations and the folks who ride the US rails. Enjoy the Amtrak pictures, travelers. (And learn how to get a student discount on Amtrak trains, too.)
How to Get Cheap Standby Flights for Students...
Airtran offers standby flights called Airtran U (student standby flight tickets formerly called X Fares) - a student airfare discount program - to young people 18-24 years old. Learn about Airtran standby flights at Airtran airline, and know you can even get frequent flyer credit for these standby tickets.
Amtrak Onboard Personnel
Amtrak personnel are the folks manning the train. Find out who's who on trains. Page 10.
Want to Go Backpacking in Europe? Read This First
Want to go backpacking in Europe? Welcome to a great backpacking Europe FAQ, designed to answer key questions before you go backpacking in Europe -- what to pack, where to go, backpacking Europe budget, how to get there, where to stay and how to do backpacking Europe on the cheap. No ramen noodles. Unless you want 'em.
All About American Passports
A passport is an easily recognized travel document that identifies you and authorizes travel. You generally need a passport to enter and return to the US from any other countries (learn more about that, too). The passport itself is a small booklet containing your photo, name, residence in the United States, and plenty of blank pages awaiting stamps; your passport will usually be stamped with an official seal as you enter or leave other countries, and a passport is generally valid for ten years.
The One Must-Have Travel Accessory for Backpack...
Packing cubes are something every traveler should consider bring with them when they travel -- they help keep your backpack organized and save you time and energy.
Amtrak Routes
Amtrak Routes - a screenshot of the coast to coast Amtrak routes map from New York to California, with an inset map of the Amtrak route over the Sierra Nevada range. Learn more about finding Amtrak routes below the picture, and get the latest news on passes...
Can you Drink the Tap Water in Europe?
A list of which cities in Europe have safe drinking water. Find out where you should avoid drinking the water and where is perfectly fine.
Which Airports Have Full-Body Scanners at...
Which airports have full body scanners? Across the US, 65 airports now have xray full body scanners, at airports security (they don't really use xrays, but yeah, those). Here's a list of the US airports that have full body scanners so you can know before you go whether the TSA wants to see you naked.
Luggage Lost? Do This Next
Lost luggage sometimes can't be helped, and lost luggage, like first time concert-goers, usually returns somewhat changed. Learn how to try and avoid lost luggage and what to do about wayward bags, especially if an airline has lost the luggage.
Your Complete Guide to Laid Back Travel in...
The tiny town of Tulum, Mexico, is two hours south and light years from crazy Cancun. Tulum is a four hour haul north of the Belize border -- Xcalek is on the route but shhh -- no one knows about Xcalak yet. Learn about Tulum -- why you should go, where Tulum is, how to get there, where to stay, where to eat and more.
A Traveling Girl's Guide to Clothing in Muslim...
Suggestions for how women travelers should dress in Islamic nations, with a focus on India, Pakistan and Thailand.
What Travelers Should Know About TSA Security...
The TSA has installed backscatter, or body imaging X-ray, or millimeter wave machines at 65 airports across the US as of October, 2010. Learn what backscatter body imaging machines at airports are and see an actual image of a passenger's body as seen by the TSA from a backscatter body imaging machine at an airport - this is the picture shown in a TSA scanner. Learn how millimeter wave technology in TSA body imaging machines works, and see which airports have these TSA scanners.
New to Travel? Don't Make These Six Packing...
Everyone makes mistakes while traveling but some mistakes can be easily avoided. Learn how to avoid making mistakes when it comes to packing.
View From the Train Window
You've boarded, you've eaten, you've explored the Amtrak train -- time to sit back and relax and watch the world go by. That's what riding trains is all about. Page 12.
How to Properly Pack a Laptop Backpack With...
The last travel must-have for your laptop backpack is a set of luggage locks to keep its contents safe -- you're carrying some spendy tech gear. The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) allows baggage screeners to clip luggage locks, sift through stuff and send a bag on unlocked. Let's not have that.
Where to Get Travel Sized Tubes for Air Travel
Travel sized tubes are a bonus packing item, especially when packing for airport security rules. Using samples ofliquids and gels helps - here's where to get small travel sized tubes of liquids and gels toiletries like soap and shampoo - find sample packets of food and drugs, too.
5 Fabulous London Shopping Spots for Women
Top 5 places for London shopping for women - faves for London shopping are Top Shop, H&M, Mango and Zara in Soho are all great for bargain fashion London shopping, with cool Carnaby Street stores nearby. Get locations and descriptions of the top 5 cheap London shopping spots for women, and some ideas on London street markets, too. Love that London shopping.
What Every Traveler Should Know About Driving...
Driving in Mexico - border crossings, Mexican car insurance, driving rules of the road in Mexico, bringing items into and out of Mexico, Mexico and US Customs and renting a car in Mexico and more on driving in Mexico. Driving in Mexico is a snap --don't be afraid of driving in Mexico!
Your Step-by-Step Plan for the Ultimate Ocean...
Check out the Great Ocean Road map: an Australian Great Ocean Road tour is generally considered to run from Torquay (east) to Warrnambool (west) or Port Fairy. If you're taking a tour bus down the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne (east on the Great Ocean Road map above), you're likely to stop along the way at these should-sees (noted on the Great Ocean Road map)...
When is Spring Break? The 2016 Edition
We've compiled a list of 2016 Spring Break dates for every college and university in the USA. Find out when yours is and plan your spring vacation!
The Only International Electrical Adapter You...
This international electrical adapter with surge protector has four kinds of international electrical plugs built into one small box, with each set of plugs being good for a different part of the world. Great adaptor!
How to Buy a European Night Train Ticket
You can buy night train tickets for night train routes in Europe as individual tickets or you can add a night train trip to a Eurail pass. Reserving a night train costs extra -- all reservations on European trains cost a few dollars extra but guarantee you a seat. You can also reserve a sleeper. Find out more about night trains and buy night train tickets direct.
Things Nobody Tells You About Backpacking Europe
These are the things that nobody warns you about when backpacking Europe, from how to save money on meals to what types of travelers you'll run into.
How Rude! Hand Gestures That Have Different...
Pointing Finger: Rude Gesture in Any Country or Culture. Page 2.
Should You Book Your Hostels in Advance?
One of the most frequently asked questions by new travelers is whether they should be booking their accommodation in advance. We take a look at the benefits and downsides of doing so.
Everything You Didn't Know about Getting and...
Air etickets are a great boon for student travelers who may not have a travel snail mail address. Use an internet cafe to print your eticket yourself and wing your way to your next destination with minimum hassle. Why you should use e-tickets, how to get etickets and what you need to use etickets at the airport.
How Much Does Freighter Travel Cost?
Student traveler setting sail for international study, work or play? Read answers to frequently asked questions about traveling the seven seas by freighter.
5 Fantastic Reasons to Travel After Graduation
Chances are good that your parents didn't travel after high school (and maybe don't know why you should, either). And after you graduate from college, it's implied that you'll go straight to work for the rest of your young-enough-to-travel life. UK students, on the other hand, take a gap year, or a year of traveling or life without school before or after college. You should, too. Why? A million reasons you'll never regret... here are just five:
How to Unlock an iPhone for International Travel
How to Unlock an iPhone for Travel - How to Unlock an iPhone
A Traveler's Guide to Birkenstock Walking Shoes...
A walker's favorites the world over. Ask student travelers what they won't give up, and Birkenstock wearers will list their shoes before backpacks.
Top Safety Tips for Female Travelers
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Use Seat Guru to Do a Little Airplane Recon...
You've bought your airline ticket - next question: just where is your airplane seat? And why should you find out? When you make an airline reservation, a seat is assigned to you; you'll often have the option to choose your seat. Let's walk through airplane seat choices step by step.
Denver Platform View
Amtrak trains stop at major stations long enough for you to hop off and stretch your legs -- these are also smoke breaks for those who must. Learn more about the stations where you can stroll the platform. Page 13.
Top 10 Rome Hostels for Student Travelers
Travelers like Rome hostels like the Yellow Hostel, Alessandro Palace, Pensione Ottaviano, Pop Inn Hostel, BellaRoma Hostel, Friends Hostel, M & J Place, Italy Inn, Youth Station Hostel and Hotel and Hostel Des Artistes in Rome.
Top 5 Cheap and Unique Places to Stay in Tulum,...
Tulum cabanas and the best Tulum hotels for student travelers, and a cool hostel in Tulum, too. Two hours south of Cancun on the Mayan Riviera, Tulum offers beach camping and sand or concrete floor cabanas. Find Tulum cabanas, hostels, and budget hotels in Tulum (it's a town, not just a Mayan ruin).
Put Online Travel Aggregators to Work to Find...
Aggregators are multiple travel search engines in one place. Use aggregators, like Kayak or Booking Buddy, to compare travel prices for sites like Expedia, Orbitz, CheapSeats and more of the top search engines.
Are You Prepared for Your First Backpacking...
Setting out to see the world for the first time can be a daunting prospect. These five tricks will help you feel more prepared for your trip abroad.
5 Spring Break Destinations for Students on a...
How to do Spring Break on a budget: Where to go, where to stay, what to eat and how to get there. Spring Break doesn't have to be expensive!
View From the Heartland
The view from a semi-deserted train station in America's heartland at the witching hour is actually pretty cool and worth staying up for. Page 14.
How to Find the Cheapest Flights
With 100s of websites dedicated to finding the cheapest flights how do you know which one is best? Here's how to save hundreds of dollars on airfare.
How to Land Some Serious Student Travel Discounts
If you're between 12-26, the travel industry considers you a student traveler and you are eligible for student travel discounts. Travel companies from Rail Europe to Greyhound offer student travel discounts. Let's find the student travel discounts available and learn how to take advantage of student travel discounts.
The One Thing That's Better Than Packing Cubes
Vacuumed sealed space bags are perfect for travel! They keep your clothes organized while freeing up double the amount of space in your backpack.
Your Basic Introduction to Wifi While Traveling
Wifi - what is wifi? Find the definition of wifi and learn why travelers care what wifi is, and where to find wifi hotspots.
Winter Park Platform View
The Winter Park train station is where you'll disembark, skis and all, from Colorado's Ski Train, or a beautiful station stop and break on a long Amtrak trip. Learn more. Page 15.
Gas Mileage Calculator - Figure Out Your Miles...
Use this gas mileage calculator to figure out your miles per gallon -- MPG -- and how much gas prices will really cost you on a road trip. Just what kind of dent will those pesky gas prices make on your fun? Use the gas mileage calculator and gas prices to figure out how much it will cost before you go --- and find the cheapest gas prices, too.
Glenwood Springs Platform View
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When is Spring Break in California?
When is spring break in California? You want to know when spring break in California is because you (1) want be on a California beach when the action is hottest, or (2) want to avoid it like the plague, or (3) want to know when spring break in California is for California colleges. The answer differs depending on the question, of course. So, get the dates to answer,
What Travelers Should Know About Malaria
Malaria, a creepy insect-borne disease found in warm areas, is a very real travel worry if you're heading to a country where malaria is prevalent, like many countries in Africa. Check out a malaria map from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to learn whether malaria is an issue in countries to which you will be traveling. Learn about malaria symptoms, malaria prevention, including malaria pills, and treatment.
Which Hostel Booking Website Should You Use?
We look at which hostel booking website is best. Who shows the cheapest rates, and which site has the best availability? HostelBookers or HostelWorld?
How to Get Faster Internet Speeds While Traveling
Trying to stay connected while traveling can be one of the biggest frustrations for a traveler. We offer tips for speeding up your Wi-Fi connection.
Visiting Mexico on a Budget? Essential Tips and...
Mexico travel budget: how much money should you budget for Mexico travel? How much does Mexico travel cost as a student traveler? Mexico travel is not as cheap as you might think, but still a bargain for student travelers. See a bare-bones Mexico student travel budget.
Should You Buy a Eurail Pass?
How Eurail passes work, like how travel days work on Eurail passes, how night trains with Eurail passes work, how Eurail passes and reservations work, how to validate Eurail passes and how to buy Eurail passes. Find student discounts on Eurail passes, too.
How to Get an International Work Permit or Visa
Working abroad requires a work visa issued by the country in which you're working. If you've arranged an internship on your own or found your own international student job, you'll need to know how to get an international work visa.
How to Get Discounted European Rail Passes for...
Under 26? You're eligible for European rail passes at a student discount. Check out the best of what's on offer in rail passes from Rail Europe & Railpass.
7 Ways to Get Cheaper BoltBus Tickets
The Boltbus is one of the best ways to explore the US, and you can also find tickets for cheap. Here are some tips for saving money on Boltbus.
The Contents of my Backpack
Deciding what to travel with can be a daunting task, which isn't helped by the thousands of packing lists online. Here's a list of what we travel with.
The Immunizations You Will Need for Your...
Questions and answers about pre-travel vaccinations: Which countries require immunization, how to prove you've had your shots, etc.
5 Fun and Free Things to Do in Paris as a...
Find the free things to do in Paris that won't cost you a Euro, like visiting a famous grave, the Paris Plage, in a list of top free things to do in Paris meant just for student travelers.
Your Resource for Online, Paper, and GPS Mexico...
Mexico maps, online or hard copies, and Mexico GPS maps. Mexico road maps, Mexico state maps, Baja Mexico maps, Gulf of Mexico and Mexico city maps, Cancun maps, Cozumel maps, Mexico road atlases. Get Mexico maps before you travel.
How to Find Exchange Student and Study Abroad...
Exchange student programs: Want to be an exchange student? Find a list of and links to exchange student programs here.
All About Youth and Student Travel Discount Cards
Several youth and student travel discount cards for youth and student travelers exist, generally for travelers under 26 (sometimes under 22) years old. Some youth and student travel discount cards offer hostel discounts or specific travel discounts; some offer travel plus entertainment or goods discounts. Check out several youth and student travel discount cards here.
Tips for Riding London Doubledecker Buses
London bus maps are posted at bus stops all over central London. Unlike in some US cities, London bus stops are well kept and the London bus maps are (1) there and (2) readable. Naturally, it's nice to know where you're going, though -- learn where to find London bus maps.
Why You Really Need to Use a VPN
It is vital that you travel with a VPN to protect your data when connecting to unsecured networks. If you're going traveling, you need to use one.
Top-Loading or Front-Loading: Which Backpack is...
Choosing a front-loading or top-loading backpack is one of the most important decisions you can make when buying a backpack. We break down the pros and cons of each.
Fun Spring Break Destinations You Can Visit...
Passport rules requiring passports for air travel home from Mexico and the Caribbean, excepting US territories, dictate that you can't fly to the Bahamas, Jamaica or Mexico (but you can drive) for spring break without a passport. And it takes up to two months to get a passport, though you can rush one in less time. What's that leave in the way of cool spring break destinations? A lot, because lots of other college students didn't get passports in time for spring break, either. Suss it out.
How to Find Cheap European Airfare
European airlines offer big airfare discounts if you look. Before you buy a student airfare for European puddle jumping, check out the many budget airlines offering super cheap one way European airfare - how about a $2.28 airfare from London to Rome? Add taxes and fees and you're looking at a European airfare of $40.00 or less.
Best Spring Break Spots, for Partying or...
If you're looking for spring break ideas, it might be because you mainly wanna know where to go -- and we've got a list of the hot spots, all right. Lots o' other spring break ideas to consider, too -- would you like to volunteer? Looking for gays gone wild? Want to head for snow instead of sand? Read on for all those spring break ideas and more.
How to Get Your International Student Identity...
An ISIC card is a great boon for student travelers looking for airfare and shopping discounts. ISIC cards will also provide sickness and accident insurance for student travelers, low cost phone calls and more. These instructions show you how to buy an ISIC card.
The 10 Hottest Spring Break Party Destinations
Looking for the hottest Spring Break destinations to get your party on? Look no further! We're sharing 10 of the wildest spots with you.
Eurostar Train FAQs You Should Read Before You...
The Eurostar is the train running from Brussels and Paris to London and back under the English channel. Eurostar travel requires a separate ticket from any Eurail pass you may have, but some Eurail passes will give you student discount Eurostar tickets. Learn more about the Eurostar and Eurostar tickets.
Best Ways to Spend Alternative Spring Break
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Should you Wear Jeans While Traveling?
We weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of packing jeans in your backpack when traveling. Are they too bulky? Are they worth it for the comfort?
When is Spring Break in Texas? 2015 Dates
Listing the Spring Break 2015 dates for every college and university in Texas. Find out when your Spring Break is or when to avoid the crowds!
How to Get Huge Discounts on Amtrak Tickets as...
Amtrak is offering high school juniors and seniors a half off discounted train ticket for a parent or companion when the student travels by Amtrak train to tour prospective college campuses. Get the promotional code.
New Zealand: North or South Island?
As a student, it can be hard to know where in New Zealand is going to be best for your budget. In this post we share the top destinations in the North and South Island to help you decide on the best itinerary for you.
Travel and Do Good with Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer work opportunity: two week trips to help build affordable homes internationally with Habitat for Humanity. Take a volunteer vacation, help with affordable home construction and meet the community.
How to Avoid Being Scammed While Traveling
Scams can happen to even the savviest of travelers, and there aren't many people who haven't been caught at least once. Here's are some tips to avoid being scammed on the road.
Delaying the Real World Travel Grant for...
Not planning an educational path leading to a cubicle? May not even go to school? Planning to travel the world in search of meaningful adventure? 21-29 years old and a US citizen? Need $3500? You need to apply for the Delaying the Real World travel grant.
A Student Traveler's Guide to London: From...
London Travel - student guide to London travel, and beginner's guide to London travel for student travelers, with in-depth first time and expert London travel tips.
Where to Find Awesome Student Airfare Deals
Student airfares and student airfare deals abound, considering the small number of student travel agencies offering student airfares and deals in existence. Most student airfares are negotiated through SATA (Student Air Travel Association) and are for full time students or youth under 26. Check out this week's current student airfare deals available here.
Your Guide to a South Beach Spring Break
South Beach for spring break this year is turning into a happening thing -- continuing last year's trend, Miami has been more of a hot spot than it's been for many many moons, too. Some of South Beach's spring break popularity this year is thanks to everyone's cents-savings efforts (staying in the US means you can drive, which can possibly be a bit cheaper than flying), but it's partly because this little part of southern Florida is just exceedingly cool.
Student Universe and Kayak Offer Discounted...
Popular student airline ticket finder Student Universe has partnered with discounted airfare aggregator Kayak to offer student airline tickets in an easily searchable way -- makes it easy to do one stop shopping for the best discounted airfares for students available. So, how's that work?
How to Find International Student Work in Ireland
International student work search? Work abroad in bonny Ireland in a part time or summer job, perfect for student travelers, or find professional job opportunties for working students in Ireland.
Backpack Reviews for Travelers and Hikers
Backpack reviews from real backpackers and professionals. Big brands like Kelty and North Face, along with some lesser-known brands, plus tips and advice.
What to Expect in a Hostel Bathroom
Expect shared bathrooms in hostels, though private hostel rooms may have en suite (in the room) bathrooms. Hostel bathrooms usually start the day clean, but you may be sharing with double digit numbers of folks who do not share your bathroom habits, hygiene practices (whatever they may be), nor bathroom cleanliness standards. Almost always true: the toilet will be semi sloppy and the shower temperature unpredictable. Do bring flip flops to maintain healthy feet in spite of the shower.
8 Things You Learn as a First-Time Traveler
Listing the eight things you learn as a first time traveler, from the realisation that you need little to survive to the belief that everything will work out.
Top 10 Gifts for Your Student Traveler or...
Got a student traveler or backpacker on your gift list? Check out these travel gift ideas that may spark your imagination.
What is a Visa?
Student travelers - understand what a visa is and how having one affects your travel plans.

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