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Are you a current or prospective college student with a dream?
Sometimes practical life preparations and seizing the day can seem to clash — you aim to earn an education and launch a career, yet you want to travel the world and see new things. Is it possible to do both? Of course!
When it comes to seeing the world while studying, so many options are open to you. If you’re enrolled in college and prefer a physical program, planning to study abroad is an amazing academic travel experience. If you’re more of a free spirit and prefer to live by your own schedule, however, earning an online degree might be the perfect choice.
Mayan Mexico is a hub for culture, history, and flavour. The Mayan people settled along what is now known as Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, and parts of modern-day Guatemala. At one point in time, there were approximately 2 million Maya. Today, this part of Mexico and Central America hosts many visitors wanting a relaxing vacation. But with so many amazing places to go, how will you decide? This article will give you the inside scoop on where to go on an expedition through Mayan Mexico, including beaches, ruins, restaurants, and other must-stops along the way!
Spain is a beautiful country that lies in the southwestern part of Europe, along the Iberian Peninsula. With a lively culture, friendly locals, stunning architecture, and plenty of beaches to spend your days at– it’s easy to see why many put Spain on their bucket list. Also, not to be missed is the amazing traditional food you can eat here. On a trip to Spain, you’ll taste some of the world’s top cuisines, which your tastes buds will thank you for! Each region has its own flavours and signature dishes. Here are some of the foods you must try while on an expedition through Spain!
Traveling to Japan can be a full-on cuinsinal experience if you want it to be! Kyoto is home to delicious tea, hot soba, and many more dishes that you will definitely want to write home about! So you have the opportunity to try all the best foods and drinks the country has to offer, we’ve compiled a list of the top culinary delights to try when planning a trip to Japan.
We’ve discovered a hidden Italian gem! Often overlooked by tourists on the Rome-Florence-Venice route throughout Italy, Bologna is easily one of the most underrated and affordable cities. The relaxed atmosphere will put you at ease as you explore the beautiful historic center, rich food culture, high-quality museums, and intricate architecture. Without further ado, here are the eight of the top things to do in Bologna.
Home to an abundant number of plant, fish, bird, and mammal species, the Brazilian Amazon is a top destination for jungle tourism in South America. Luckily for you, we have narrowed down the large region to the top seven places to visit while exploring the Brazilian Amazon.
From trending hashtags on social media to headline news in publications like The New York Times and BBC, the terrifying headlines are everywhere: the Amazon Rainforest is on fire. So what is exactly happening? And, perhaps even more pressing, what can we as individuals and travelers do to help?
We are here to walk you through it! Continue reading for the breakdown of the Amazon Rainforest fire updates, as well as nine things you can do to help.
Right along the equator in the Pacific Ocean is a group of volcanic islands: the Galápagos Islands. The diversity of plant and animal life has made these islands a dream destination for wildlife viewers. For those who are able to reach this remote archipelago, you’ll see some of the most incredible birds, reptiles, flora, and fauna in the world. Here are just some of the types of wildlife you’d see on an expedition to the Galápagos!
If you’re planning a trip to Spain, it’s time to kick things into high gear. This is a beautiful European destination known for its rich culture, gorgeous beaches, and amazing food. With so many new, inexpensive options for traveling, you have the option to stick to a strict budget or go all-out with luxury during your trip to Spain.