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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?
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.
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 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 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.
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?
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...
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!
How to Apply for Your First US Passport
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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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
5 Ways to Save Space With Toiletries When...
One of the easiest ways to save space when traveling is with your toiletries. Tips include traveling with solid shampoo and relying on hotel essentials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips to Prevent and Cure Your Motion Sickness
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Do You Need a Passport to Visit the US Virgin...
Do You Need a Passport to Go to the USVI (U.S. Virgin Islands)?
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...
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.
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 to Find a Passport Office Near You
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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!
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....
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.
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.
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.
Amtrak Onboard Personnel
Amtrak personnel are the folks manning the train. Find out who's who on trains. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use Seat Guru to Do a Little Airplane Recon...
SeatGuru.com shows you airplane seat maps online so you can find whether your airplane seat is over a wing or next to a lavatory. If you dislike your seat assignment after checking your placement with Seat Guru, call the airline and request a seat change. To find your seat, find your plane.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Unlock an iPhone for International Travel
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Why Overpacking Sucks
Overpacking sucks. It's bad for your back, it's bad for your wallet, and it can make or break a trip. Here's why you should rethink your packing list.
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.
Top 10 Graduation Gifts for Travelers
Graduation gift time! If your favorite graduate is planning travel after graduation, finding a graduation gift becomes truly fun. Traveling graduates need some basics as graduation gifts, and a few premium graduation gifts for travelers will really make your graduate's world go 'round. Read on for the top 10 graduation gift ideas for travelers -- tuck everything into a great travel bag for a complete graduation gift.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Glenwood Springs Platform View
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Safety Tips for Female Travelers
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
What Happens if Everything Gets Stolen While...
It's every traveler's worst nightmare: having everything stolen abroad. Here's what to do if you ever find yourself in this situation.
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.
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.
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.
Your Step-by-Step Plan for the Ultimate Ocean...
Tons o' tour bus companies ply the Great Ocean Road, and most offer the same basics: a friendly driver (you're in Australia -- everyone's friendly), pick-up and drop-off by the tour mini-bus (probably 21 passenger), morning tea break and any entrance fees, like to Otway National Park. See more about what to expect how to reserve a Great Ocean Road bus tour.
How Rude! Hand Gestures That Have Different...
Pointing Finger: Rude Gesture in Any Country or Culture. Page 2.
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 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.
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.
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.
Why You Should Always Use a VPN While Traveling
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
Tips for Planning Your US Road Trip
How to have great road trips - get or ready a car for a road trip, learn about food on road trips, get US maps or Mexico maps, understand AAA, see gas claculators, and view some US road trip photos.
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).
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.
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
8 Things to Do Before You Travel by Air
Air travel has gotten more challenging, and preparing for air travel is key. Getting ready for air travel will make the experience more pleasant - be ready for air travel by having the right travel documents like an itinerary and eticket, choosing an airplane seat assignment, packing for airport security, and avoiding lost luggage.
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.
British Money Pictures
British Money - Pictures of British Money
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
101 Life-Changing Travel Experiences for Your...
101 travel experiences to add to your bucket list, from all 7 continents. Whether you're looking for places to go or things to do, here's the ultimate list!
Here's What You Can Expect to Pay for a Hostel...
Expect to spend $8-$35 on a single bed. For your money, you'll get a bunk and shared bathroom unless you're going flashpacker style in a more expensive single room, which may have its own bath and will cost up to $75. If a hostel costs more than that, it ain't a hostel -- it's a B and B for your grandparents. The new and very nice boutique hostels are proving an exception: still hostels, def on the spendy side, but very upscale. Learn more about what hostels cost...
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.
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.
The One Reason Why You Should Travel With an...
We recommend using local SIM cards as you travel because it'll save you money, simple as that. We take a look at other options too, and describe why these may not be best for the student traveler.
Important Travel Documents You Need as a...
Travel Documents - what travel documents will I need for student travel? Learn which travel documents you may need for student travel -- passport, tourism and work visa, id, travel immunizations record and international driver's license. Let's look at all the travel document details.
How to Rent a Car as a Student
Which car rental companies will rent to students aged under 25? We list the main companies and share what their young driver surcharges are.
Do Hostels Have Age Limits? If So, What's Up...
Hostels with age limits do exist, but they're more likely to be party palaces than the perfect place to rest a weary head. If a hostel does have age limits, it's likely to be on the lower end -- e.g. no one under 18. At the upper end, you'll find that some rules do declare those over 30 proibido. Are there geezers in hostel halls? You bet. Kids? Check. You just need to know whether you care (try not to).
What to Know About Copyrighted Images
What Is a Copyrighted Image? What Does Copyright Mean in Image Use?
Travel Abroad and Do Good with i-to-i Volunteer...
Got your break planned yet? If you're thinking you'd like to make a difference with your time, think about taking a break with an i-to-i volunteer vacation. US college students are increasingly seeking out short-term meaningful experiences by lending a helping hand, according to i-to-i volunteer vacation reports.
How to Find Memorial Day Concerts and Music...
How to Find Memorial Day Concerts and Music Festivals in the US - A road trip is a fine fashion in which to kick off the US summer fun, and what better way to get summer's motor running than by heading to Memorial Day concerts or music festival in the US? Great way to get the travel jones -- to get going, you'll need to find Memorial Day concerts and music festivals in the US. Check out these resources...
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.
What Every Traveler Should Know About European...
If time is of the essence on your next trip through Europe, night trains are a great option so you don't have to to travel during the day.
What is a Visa?
Student travelers - understand what a visa is and how having one affects your travel plans.
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.
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.

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