• 6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

    6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

    Posted by Goats on the Road on: August 23, 2016 in Travel

    Road trips are prime time for epic travel, as they allow you to see things along the way you would’ve never imagined before you set out. But planning a road trip can be hard when trying to find the right balance between carefully planning an itinerary that makes sense and simultaneously allowing enough time for unplanned ventures to naturally unfold along the way. There’s some element of adventure to setting off on the open road, so here are a few tips that will help you to enhance that thrill while also ensuring that you don’t go too far into uncharted territory.... Read More

  • How to Survive Missing Meds and Lost Checked Luggage

    How to Survive Missing Meds and Lost Checked Luggage

    Posted by Bekah Wright on: August 22, 2016 in Travel

    Ireland is lovely and I'm having a great time here. There's been a small snafu, however. Not only has my luggage gone missing, but so have some vital medications. Here's what happened: A country sojourn was scheduled on my itinerary. A flight from Dublin to a small-town airport went off without a hitch. I spent time in a castle and amongst acres and acres of stunning green landscape. Needless to say, the beauty of it all put me in a very relaxed mood. All too soon, it was time to return to the city (not that that's a bad thing, mind you).... Read More

  • 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Australia

    10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Australia

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: August 19, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Deciding where to study abroad can be a difficult decision. If you want to be close to multiple oceans, amazing hiking trails, and high-tech cities, then Australia may be a great choice for you. This island continent doesn't lack in extraordinary traits and its quality of education ranks high across the globe. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should study in Australia.... Read More

  • 12 Travel Insurance Coverages That Might Surprise You

    12 Travel Insurance Coverages That Might Surprise You

    Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on: August 17, 2016 in Insurance

    Travel medical insurance is an effective way to protect yourself in the event of a health emergency, whether you need treatment at your destination or if you must be medically evacuated to receive medically necessary care. Travel medical insurance also typically covers trip interruptions, travel delays, and/or lost luggage. But did you know that a travel medical policy can also offer some unexpected benefits? From pet return to emergency dental- and even terrorism coverage- this international insurance is a great way to cover an emergency issue that may arise while you are away from home.... Read More

  • How to Make the Most Out of a Hostel Stay

    How to Make the Most Out of a Hostel Stay

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: August 16, 2016 in Travel

    Staying in a fancy hotel is all well and good, but it doesn't provide you the same opportunities as a hostel when it comes to socializing with others. Hostels are great for meeting new people and discovering local sites with those who know the layout, and there are numerous hostels that offer quality rooms with low prices--well, that's the whole point, actually. Hostels are the cheapest and most authentic way to travel abroad on a budget, but if you're used to conventional hotels, you might need a few pointers before your first stay in a hostel. Here are 9 tips on how to make the most out of your hostel experience.... Read More

  • Guide to Traveling Internationally With Your Pet

    Guide to Traveling Internationally With Your Pet

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: August 15, 2016 in Travel

    Travelling internationally is a dream come true to many, but what happens to your pet when you leave? Perhaps you decide to take Sparky with you on a cross-Atlantic flight to Italy but have no idea how. No one wants to leave behind man's best friend. Or what about Fluffy, your Persian cat who tears up the curtains if you leave her for too long? In order to help you with this dilemma, we compiled this detailed travel guide on how to make your experience a breeze while maintaining your pet's sanity.... Read More

  • Studying Abroad: The Harsh Realities and How to Conquer Them

    Studying Abroad: The Harsh Realities and How to Conquer Them

    Posted by Emmet Pierce on: August 12, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Studying abroad can be the opportunity of a lifetime, but before you attend school outside of your home country, you should be aware of some of the challenges you could face. You may leave home with high expectations, but the reality is that everyone has to deal with problems, even when they're exploring life in another country. It's helpful to prepare for the issues that may confront you.... Read More

  • How Brexit Can Affect Travel, Study Abroad to Great Britain

    How Brexit Can Affect Travel, Study Abroad to Great Britain

    Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on: August 10, 2016 in Travel

    On June 23, a majority of British voters approved a referendum authorizing their country's exit from the European Union— hence the name Brexit. However, the separation will not happen right away; Great Britain has two years to complete the exit after the government triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. (The article states that any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.) British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she doesn't intend to invoke Article 50 until 2017, meaning the earliest Brexit would happen is 2019.... Read More

  • Top 5 Reasons to Study in Poland

    Top 5 Reasons to Study in Poland

    Posted by Chris Norris on: August 8, 2016 in Study Abroad

    When many students plan their trips to study abroad, Poland is often a forgotten destination. This should not be the case! With all the country has to offer, from an academic to a touristic standpoint, it really deserves a top spot in the minds of students everywhere. In case you are still not convinced, here is a list of the top 5 reasons to study in Poland!... Read More

  • How to Eat Like an Italian in Italy

    How to Eat Like an Italian in Italy

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: August 3, 2016 in Travel

    At home, you have the occasional sit down dinner with the family. When you move out or move off to college, a meal typically consists of eating out or grabbing fast food to go. These days, families and friends rarely take the time to really enjoy a meal and spend time with their loved ones. In Italy, however, dinner is a tradition. It takes hours, consisting of several courses and a lot of wine (for the adults, of course). Dinner is served late and is usually followed by a fantastic night's sleep. Here is your guide to dining in Italy as the Italians do.... Read More

  • Top Worldwide Travel Destinations to Play Pokemon Go

    Top Worldwide Travel Destinations to Play Pokemon Go

    Posted by Emmet Pierce on: August 1, 2016 in Travel

    Combining travel with fun, many tourists are playing Pokémon GO, a smartphone game that uses global positioning systems to help players track down make-believe characters in real-life locations. The game has created a whole new reason to travel. Pokémon GO isn't something you can play while sitting at home. The app enables you to capture virtual creatures on your smartphone screen as you see the world. Your phone will vibrate to let you know when you're closing in on various Pokémon, which you can then attempt to catch with a poké ball. National Geographic describes the game as a city guide that encourages exploration. It also fosters social interaction. In areas where Pokémon Go is popular, some players hold meet-ups and chase the virtual creatures in groups.... Read More

  • Dealing with Culture Shock

    Dealing with Culture Shock

    Posted by Kelli Vorndran on: July 28, 2016 in Travel

    Culture shock is a normal reaction to experience as you adjust to a new culture abroad. However, you don't want to let it ruin your trip! Use this infographic to learn more about the signs and symptoms of culture shock, and how you can quickly cope and get back to enjoying your travels!... Read More

  • 5 Dogs More Adventurous Than You

    5 Dogs More Adventurous Than You

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: July 27, 2016 in Travel

    Most pet lovers have dreamed about going on amazing adventures with their dog. It makes the travel experience that much better if you're not constantly worried about how your dog is doing back home. Each of these five dogs and their owners host a travel blog documenting their journeys together. Some advocate the travel of small dogs while others are committed to helping foreign communities. Either way, these five  have proven to be some of the most daring and brave canines out there.... Read More

  • 8 Ways to Stay Safe While Taking Public Transportation in a Foreign Country

    8 Ways to Stay Safe While Taking Public Transportation in a Foreign Country

    Posted by Alex Torres on: July 26, 2016 in Travel

    Traveling abroad can be an extremely exciting opportunity, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of sampling new cuisines, exploring different cultures, and visiting world-famous landmarks. But no matter where you travel, it’s important to take personal safety into consideration. For those who use public transportation while exploring foreign countries, this is especially true. Traveling via bus, train, or metro is a convenient and cost-effective way to get around, but encountering crime is still a possibility.... Read More

  • How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

    How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

    Posted by Emmet Pierce on: July 25, 2016 in Travel

    Traveling the globe can be the adventure of a lifetime, but sooner or later travelers are bound to run into some language barriers. It isn't always feasible for international travelers and students to learn the language of every country they visit, but there are strategies they can use to make sure they're understood. Here are some communication tips to make your overseas journeys more enjoyable.... Read More

  • 11 Most Affordable U.S. Colleges for International Students

    11 Most Affordable U.S. Colleges for International Students

    Posted by Lauren McNitt on: July 22, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Universities throughout the United States accept international students every year for graduate and undergraduate programs, but education at American universities is often very expensive, and the financial aid options can be hard to navigate. Here is a list of affordable colleges for international students, including options in the eastern, western, middle, and southern U.S. These colleges range from large to small and include technical institutions and liberal arts.... Read More

  • How to Survive Getting Sick at Sea

    How to Survive Getting Sick at Sea

    Posted by Bekah Wright on: July 20, 2016 in Travel

    Dear Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group: A while back, I went on my first cruise. It was a lovely experience except… I got sick. Not seasick, mind you, but flu sick. I stuck it out for a day before realizing some type of medication might be in order. A visit to the ship's doctor fixed me right up. What caught me by surprise, though, was the hefty bill I received.... Read More

  • Staying Healthy While You Travel

    Staying Healthy While You Travel

    Posted by Goats on the Road on: July 18, 2016 in Travel

    At its best, travel is a fun and often unpredictable whirlwind.  But to really enjoy your time on the road, you’ll want to be feeling healthy and strong.  You’re putting your body through a lot of challenges, from eating new foods to changing up your normal routine. However, there’s nothing so complicated about staying healthy while you’re on the road. ... Read More

  • What Questions Should I Ask When Buying Study Abroad Insurance?

    What Questions Should I Ask When Buying Study Abroad Insurance?

    Posted by Emmet Pierce on: July 15, 2016 in Study Abroad

    If you plan to study outside your home country, you'll need to purchase an international student health insurance plan to make sure you have access to quality medical care while abroad. Your goal should be to find insurance coverage that gives you access to excellent healthcare at a price that matches your budget. Here are 10 questions to ask before you begin shopping:... Read More

  • 4 Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip

    4 Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip

    Posted by Goats on the Road on: July 11, 2016 in Travel

    With all of the information available on the internet, the way we travel is undoubtedly changing- especially since many people have replaced a traditional guidebook with their smartphone. Whether you decide to use a SIM card or not, there are several apps out there that can greatly improve the way you travel. Be sure to download these before you take off on your next trip!... Read More

  • How to Survive an Insect-Filled Vacation Abroad

    How to Survive an Insect-Filled Vacation Abroad

    Posted by Bekah Wright on: July 7, 2016 in Travel

    There's something about yurts that intrigue me. So when I had the chance to stay in one while traveling in Malaysia, I jumped at the chance. As for the insect coil that's lit at bedtime, I thought it was merely for ambiance. Then, sometime in the middle of the night, I awoke, feeling as if my body was on fire. I was being eaten alive by insects. Literally.... Read More

  • How to Create a Realistic Study Abroad Budget

    How to Create a Realistic Study Abroad Budget

    Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on: June 23, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Study abroad is a popular way to broaden your education while gaining a first-hand perspective on the world. The experience also comes with a price that may be higher than the cost of your primary college or university. Here are seven tips for creating a realistic study abroad budget that will help you cover the basics, as well as travel:... Read More

  • Health Concerns for Study Abroad Students

    Health Concerns for Study Abroad Students

    Posted by Emmet Pierce on: June 16, 2016 in Study Abroad

    When you're planning to study abroad, it's very important to consider the potential health issues you could encounter as a visiting student. The Center for Global Education's Student Study Abroad Safety Handbook suggests that you take time to learn about precautions you can take to avoid illnesses, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes travel advisories on its website for countries around the world. The U.S. Department of State also provides information on its Students Abroad website.... Read More

  • How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

    How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

    Posted by Bekah Wright on: June 13, 2016 in Travel

    Me again. Funny how incidents, er, questions for you keep popping up. Which brings me to a recent trip to Thailand… I'd been dreaming about this visit for many years. The primary goal: to hang out at an elephant sanctuary. Said sanctuary wasn't the first stop on the itinerary. The initial destination was Bangkok, with one day devoted to touring the city.... Read More

  • Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

    Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

    Posted by Joe Laing on: June 6, 2016 in Travel

    Visitors to America have so many choices for exciting vacation destinations that it’s sometimes difficult to know which ones represent the “real America.” To help you plan an authentic American experience, here are our picks for the top 10 places to visit on your Great American Road Trip.... Read More