Over the past twenty-two years(?!) I’ve been venturing throughout the world, I’ve traveled using different means. Sometimes I’ve gone on my own and wandered around a city aimlessly, letting the natural course of life take me to wherever I am meant to be. Sometimes I travel with companions and use the suggestions hostels or hotels give to find what are the most worthy attractions to view. Other times I’ve done tour guided trips, where everything is planned and all I have to do is show up with whatever I think I’ll need for the day. There are so many reasons why tour guided travels are the best idea, and yet as I’ve learned the traveling trade, there are reasons why solo traveling may sometimes be the best idea.
Here are the pros & cons of using the tour guided travels.
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I had never been to Germany before my trip a few weeks ago. What was worse was that I had done minimum research when planning what I hoped to accomplish over the two days I spent in the city. Also, I was on a budget. My money has been running low due to a recent deposit on an apartment and this meant that the money I had once hoped to spend in Berlin was running low.
Here are the top free attractions I discovered during my wanderings through the historic city of Berlin.
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Netflix is a way of life. There is not a person who does not know what Netflix is and this online movie/television hub has created the concept of ‘binge’ watching, where the viewer watches as many episodes as possible in the fastest time possible. As we come close to finishing the third month of 2017, it’s time to reflect the best binge-worthy shows of the year.
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There are dozens of low-cost airlines out there: Flybe, Wizz Air, Aer Lingus and Jet2 just to name a few. When moving to Europe, however, the two most common and well-known airlines are easyJet and Ryanair. These are the far most popular airlines and every individual coming to London, whether to study or to find permanent accommodations, will often refer you to easyJet or Ryanair before any other cheap airline. This blog post is here to help you decide which airline is the best for your travel needs.
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What do you do when you still crave the country you left behind?
I studied abroad for a semester back in 2015 and fell in love. I fell in love with a city, a boy and a way of life. Within six months of leaving London I was no longer in love with the boy but still craving the way of life I had once experienced. I wanted to be exploring London in a rainstorm, hop on flights throughout Europe and get coffee at little places. There are few ways to go back to a foreign city in order to live there for extended periods of time and I decided that getting my master’s degree abroad was the way to do it. I graduated in May of 2016 with an undergraduate degree and my pockets full of cash, ready to explore my new life. It was a hard and thought-out decision but it is a decision I believe is the right one. I lost a lot, was scared at first, but have gained an experience (as well as an almost completed degree!).
Here are the reasons I decided to travel to Europe to get my master’s.
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To Pack or Not To Pack: That Is The Question
When packing for any length of a trip, whether that is a weekend getaway or a four-month excursion abroad, is the major source of stress when trying to pack. You don’t want to take too much, like that shirt you wore once three years ago, or too little, because shopping can get expensive. You don’t want to forget anything, like toothpaste, but don’t want to bring something that’s useless, like a hair straightener. There’s also the weight limit that airports have if you’re checking in bags and you don’t want to pay an extra fee (like I often do) for an overweight bag filled with things you’ll never use. Clothing depends on the whether, so focusing on that is pointless in this article, but I will admit that I rarely say ‘I wish I had packed more clothes’. More often than not I wish I had packed less because I end up wearing the same five things instead of the random pieces I bring ‘in case I might need it’.
Here is a brief list of the things that I NEED to bring when traveling anywhere.
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We’re all looking for jobs, internships or oppertunities. That’s simply a fact. We want to find our dream job so that going to work every morning isn’t such a pain. When searching for my recently found internship, I used almost every app and website to help with the search. I, of course, applied directly to some internships via their websites and the adverts they posted, but I also found that applying to third-party sites helped.
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