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Student Travel: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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?
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 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.
How To Spot Bed Bugs While You're Traveling
It's hard to kill bed bugs, though we've got some tips on how to kill bed bugs on the road and at home. Think professional exterminators before spending big bucks trying to kill bed bugs yourself - and try to keep bed bugs from traveling home with you at all. Page 5.
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.
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!
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...
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?
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.
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.
How to Apply for Your First US Passport
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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 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.
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.
The Difference Between Travel Warnings and...
What is the difference between a US government travel warning and a travel alert (public announcement)? Learn what a a travel warning is and what a travel alert is and the difference between the two in terms of your travel plans.
5 Tropical Islands Americans Can Visit Without...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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,
How to Stay Safe from Roofies, the Date Rape Drug
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Handy Guide to the London Tube: Maps,...
How to use London tube tickets, find London tube maps, and find London tube stations and London tube stops.
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.
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!
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.)
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 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.
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.
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 Not to Get Scammed When You Travel
Scams can happen to even the savviest of travelers and there aren't many people who haven't been caught. Here's how to avoid being scammed on the road.
From California? Here's When Your Spring Break Is
Listing the Spring Break 2016 dates for every college and university in California. Find out when your Spring Break is or when to avoid the crowds!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Year-End Holiday and Christmas Airfares and...
The Christmas holidays can be an expensive time to travel; most of the student travel discounts you can find during the rest of the year kinda apply for Christmas travel, though, with a few much lamented exceptions -- no standby tickets from Airtran during Christmas travel periods, for instance). Take heart and check out the holiday student travel discounts you can use for Christmas travel and Christmas airfares.
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.
Amtrak Onboard Personnel
Amtrak personnel are the folks manning the train. Find out who's who on trains. Page 10.
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.
Your Step-by-Step Plan for the Ultimate Ocean...
The Great Ocean Road is an excellent Australian bus tour or road trip, and one of the world's most beautiful drives. Check out a step by step guide with photos for a Great Ocean Road bus tour or road trip, and get tips on where to stop on a Great Ocean Road bus tour or road trip, plus how to find bus tours of Australia's Great Ocean Road.
Important Toilet Talk for World Travelers
Toilets around the world all have the same purpose -- they're just toilets, and they won't kill you, though they may appall you... squat toilets and outhouses are still just toilets. You can't flush toilet paper in some countries' toilets, like Mexico, because of the plumbing, and you don't get toilet paper to begin with in much of the world's public toilets. Your hand and, hopefully, a bucket, are the options.
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 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.
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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Packing for...
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.
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.
Tips to Prevent and Cure Your Motion Sickness
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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 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.
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.
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 Rude! Hand Gestures That Have Different...
Hand gestures can have meanings in other countries and cultures that are not what you think they are -- in fact, a hand gesture familiar and friendly to you could be a dreadful insult elsewhere. So... check out our list of Hand Gestures Around the World, and then add yours!
Top Safety Tips for Female Travelers
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When is Spring Break in Texas? 2016 Dates
Listing the Spring Break 2016 dates for every college and university in Texas. Find out when your Spring Break is or when to avoid the crowds!
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.
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.
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.
Should You Travel Solo? Here Are the Pros and...
Solo travel is a wonderful and fulfilling experience everyone should try once. It can also be very challenging. How do you know if it's right for you?
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.
How to Find a Passport Office Near You
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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.
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.
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!
Glenwood Springs Platform View
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How to Properly Pack a Laptop Backpack With...
Flashpacker is a new buzzword for student travelers and young at heart backpackers, and one defining characteristic of the breed is gadget hauling. We lug laptops onto chicken buses, haul tattered backpacks bulging with travel gadgets into hoity hotels or sketchy hostels, pack cargo pants pockets with global cell phones and we find wifi. Let's walk through getting the best laptop backpack and the flashpacker gear, step by step.
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!
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!
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 Keep Your Money Safe When 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do You Need a Passport to Visit the US Virgin...
Do You Need a Passport to Go to the USVI (U.S. Virgin Islands)?
Bargain Student Travel Ideas to be Home for the...
Thanksgiving can be an expensive time to travel; take heart if your travel plans involve flying home or elsewhere around the holiday -- use some smart tools to plan your travel and it may be a breeze. And you don't *have* to fly -- driving, busing or taking the train can be cheaper and easier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
When is Spring Break in Florida? 2016 Dates
Listing the Spring Break dates for every college and university in Florida. Find out when Spring Break is so you can plan your getaway or vacation!
Get a Discounted Student Amtrak Ticket with...
Student travel via rail: get a train travel deal on almost any Amtrak train with your ISIC card. Check the Amtrak schedule and grab an Amtrak train travel deal - 15% off your student Amtrak ticket. See America with a train travel vacation and an ISIC card!
Which Hostel Booking Website Should You Use?
We look at which hostel booking website is best for travelers. Who has the cheapest rates and best availability? Should you use HostelBookers or HostelWorld?
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.
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.
Cheap Mexican Airlines with Bargain Airfare
Cheap Mexico airlines hopped on the budget airline flight path in 2005, with Avolar, Azteca, Click, Interjet, vivaAerobus, or viva Aerobus, and Volaris on board the cheap Mexico airline wagon by 2006. More budget Mexico airlines will probably be on the way as Mexico privatizes Mexico airline AeroMexico.
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.
Super Spring Break Ski Trips in the US and Canada
Ski resorts are number 10 on the list of top Spring Break 2012 destinations -- check out a list of the top Colorado ski resorts for spring break ski trips, plus some ideas for spring break ski trips to Whistler, Jackson Hole, Heavenly, Big Sky, Big Mountain, other Rocky Mountain ski resorts. I have lived in, partied in or skied all but one of these ski resorts -- and I promise it's all good.
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:
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?
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.
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.
What to Know About Copyrighted Images
What Is a Copyrighted Image? What Does Copyright Mean in Image Use?
Tips For Staying Safe as a Solo Female Traveler
How to stay safe on the road as a solo female traveler. Find out what to wear, where to stay, what to do and how to have fun while doing so.
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.
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!
What is a Visa?
Student travelers - understand what a visa is and how having one affects your travel plans.
It's Surprisingly Easy to Meet People as a Solo...
Solo travel can be a daunting prospect. We offer tips on how to make friends and form connections with your fellow travelers. It's surprisingly easy!
The History Behind Colombia's Walled City of...
Cartagena Walls and Walled City History - Cartagena Walls and Fortresses and Pirate History
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.
Tips for Riding London Doubledecker Buses
Oyster card and hop on a double decker bus -- matters not where you go because you're along for the ride.
5 Tips for Overcoming Loneliness While Traveling
Loneliness while traveling can affect everyone on the road. Here are some surefire ways to overcome it while not letting it ruin your trip. Promise.
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.
Don't Go Abroad Without These European Country...
Maps of all European countries and many cities - online, interactive maps and ability to order real maps of Europe from Michelin.
How to Unlock an iPhone for International Travel
How to Unlock an iPhone for Travel - How to Unlock an iPhone
A Backpacker's Guide to Visiting Colombia
Colombia Travel: Visiting Colombia for Backpackers
When Your Family Doesn't Support Your Travel...
What do you do if your friends and family don't want you to travel? We outline the steps to take to help unsupportive relatives accept your dreams.
5 Simple Hacks for Packing Light on Your Next...
Packing light is the golden rule of travel, so why don't more travelers do it? We show you five quick and easy ways to limit what you take on the road.
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.
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.
Do You Know the Three Mistakes Every Student...
Everyone makes mistakes. However, some are more avoidable than others. Avoid making these three mistakes and have a safer, happier travel experience..
Don't Board a Plane Without These Hand Luggage...
Flying isn't glamorous but there are a few steps you can take to make it enjoyable. From entertainment tools to things to help you sleep, here are your hand luggage essentials.
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.
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. Here are the pros and cons of each.
How Much Gas For My Trip?
Summertime is road trip time! Before you get summer's motor running, get a good grip on just how much
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.
5 Unusual Travel Items You'd Never Think to Pack
A detailed list of five unusual items that have proven to be the most useful while I've been traveling. Don't forget to pack these essentials on your trip!
5 Reasons to Travel After Graduation
Why everyone needs to travel after graduation: it's the perfect time. A time when you have no responsibilities, no ties, and plenty of time to explore.
New Year's Eve Parties Worldwide
Find international New Years Eve parties worldwide for backpackers and student travelers, like Hogmanay in Edinburgh or New Years Eve parties in Berlin clubs, Las Vegas (yeah, not the greatest), New York, Singapore, Sydney, Rome, Rio and Amsterdam.
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.
How to Travel Mexico by Bus: From Reservations...
Mexico bus reservations are easy, though they seem tricky if (1) you don't speak / read Spanish and (2) because Mexico buses may not have websites or accept reservations. Know this: Mexico first class buses are usually not full, and you're very likely to be able to get on a bus by showing up at the station; if you're hoping to get on a second class bus, show up at the station an hour or so early and you'll likely get lucky. Can't make a reservation online on a Mexico bus? In that case...
How to Keep Your Backpack Alive for Longer
How to prolong the life of your backpack, from buying protective covers to keeping your straps tied together; not overstuffing your bag to cleaning it regularly.
Should You Book Your Hostels in Advance?
Should you book all of your accommodation in advance? The short answer is no, but the longer answer is more detailed. We take a look at the pros and cons.
2016 dates for Spring Break in Florida
Listing the Spring Break 2016 dates for every college and university in Florida. Find out when your Spring Break is or when to avoid the crowds!
Best Gift Guides for Your Student Traveler
Best student travel gift guide - a guide to the best travel gifts guides 2008. Check out user reviews and compare prices while you get ideas for the student traveler on your holiday gift list: Best Men's Travel Gear - Great Guys' Student Travel Gift Ideas, Best Women's Travel Gear - Great Women's Student Travel Gift Ideas, Guide to Student Travel Gifts Under $25, Student Travel Stocking Stuffers - Guide to Small Gifts and Premium Student Travel Gift Guide - Travel Gifts Over $100.
How to Keep Your Stuff Safe in a Hostel
While hostels are generally very safe for backpacks, thefts can occasionally occur. Here's how to minimize the risk of having your valuables stolen from a dorm room.
Get Travel Exclusive Discounts with a Student...
The Student Advantage Card provides student travel, retail and entertainment discounts for an annual $20 membership fee. Read more...
How to Go Camping in Mexico
Camping in Mexico out of a backpack or a car, RV or tent? Find campsites here, as well as Mexican travel safety tips.
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.
How to Find Bargain Asian Airfare
Air to Asia and in and around Asia has long been a budget buy -- no frills is nothing new for air in Asia. Check out a source for budget airlines in Asia, including Oasis Air.
Best Ways to Spend Alternative Spring Break
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A List of Budget Airlines for Every Country
A comprehensive list of every budget airline in the world. Check here if you're looking for cheap flights that aren't included in flight aggregation websites.
Best 8 Travel Websites for Finding Cheap...
Lots of travel websites can be seriously helpful in saving you bucks on cheap travel deals, and not just the obvious biggies like student airfare sellers (though, yeah, those are serious biggies). Places like Priceline can be as important to planning travel and grabbing cheap deals as can be traditionally cheapo backpacker travel standbys like hostels. Here's a three parter with few of our faves in the travel websites cheap travel deals department, starting with how to get there:
All About Mexican Bus Travel: Where, When and,...
Buses in Mexico -- does Mexico have buses? Where do Mexico buses go? Where can I get a Mexico bus schedule? Where can I catch Mexico buses? How much does it cost to ride a Mexico bus? Get answers to these and other FAQ about Mexico buses.
7 Things You Can Do to Ease Travel Anxiety
Travel anxiety can make or break a trip. After four years of travel with an anxiety disorder, here's what I've learned about how to overcome anxiety.

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