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How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

Posted by Abigail Wilson on November 7, 2016 in Travel

When traveling, an emergency can occur at any time. When an emergency involves your pet, it can become a bit more challenging to handle. Before you leave, you must think about the possibility of you needing to get your pet to a veterinarian overseas— but how? What if you lose him and need help finding him, but no one speaks your language? Well, don't worry, because these are all the ways to handle a pet emergency abroad.... Read More ...

5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

Posted by Goats on the Road on October 24, 2016 in Travel

A traveler knows that the purpose of a trip is often to embark on a mission which will allow you to acquire new and unique experiences. Sometimes this means going out of your comfort zone, which can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of travel! Here are 5 completely memorable activities you should consider trying, wherever your next trip takes you.... Read More ...

How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

Posted by Goats on the Road on September 7, 2016 in Travel

Possibly one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of travel is getting to immerse yourself in a foreign language and culture. Not only can learning a new language be a practical tool for getting around (and being able to ask where the restrooms are), but it can open up your world. You’ll be able to have meaningful conversations with locals and connect with people you may have struggled to communicate with prior. There's no better time to learn a new language than when you're traveling internationally. You will be surprised by how much locals will appreciate and respond to your attempts to speak to them in their native language, whether you're already nearly fluent or you're a complete beginner!... Read More ...

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

Posted by Abigail Wilson on September 5, 2016 in Travel

If you're taking your canine companion along with you on a trip, then traveling becomes less about you and more about your pet. You want to keep him safe, happy, and stress-free. You also want to enjoy the trip without worrying about whether or not he's eating toxic food from the sidewalk. Here are a few ways to make your dog as happy as can be while still keeping the trip fun and exciting.... Read More ...

8 Health Insurance Tips for Worldwide Travelers

8 Health Insurance Tips for Worldwide Travelers

Posted by Lauren McNitt on August 31, 2016 in Insurance

Travel medical insurance is a necessity for most world travelers, as many standard medical policies will not cover you when you are abroad. Many travel policies will offer additional benefits, such as medical evacuation or trip interruption coverage.... Read More ...

Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 29, 2016 in Travel

Want to travel abroad but have no idea which phone carrier to take with you? International data is not cheap--especially when traveling to a destination that doesn't offer free WiFi. Here's a quick overview of which phone carriers offer the best deals and what to expect from their data services and fees when you're abroad.... 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What No One Tells You about Long-Term Travel

What No One Tells You about Long-Term Travel

Posted by Emmet Pierce on May 27, 2016 in Travel

Long-term travel gives you time to explore the world at a leisurely pace, but there are downsides to lengthy trips that should be considered carefully before you plan your vacation. A wide variety of things have the potential to go wrong when you're on an extended journey. Here are five to consider:... Read More ...

How to Choose a College or University in the U.S.

How to Choose a College or University in the U.S.

Posted by Emmet Pierce on May 26, 2016 in Study Abroad

Earning a four-year degree in the U.S. may seem impossible for many international students because of the costs involved, but financial planning and careful school selection can help you achieve your goal. StudyUSA.com notes there are more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America from which you can choose. Tokio Marine HCC-MIS Group's Passport to American Education: A Simple Guide to International Student Financial Aid says that many U.S. schools are respected worldwide.... Read More ...

How a College Student Should Prepare to Manage Finances as a Working Adult

How a College Student Should Prepare to Manage Finances as a Working Adult

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on May 25, 2016 in Life Transitions

Graduating from college is an incredible accomplishment and a significant life event. As your academic years will soon be behind you, it is important to get your finances in order so you can start on the path to personal financial success. If you are one of the growing number of students graduating with student debt, getting on track to pay off your loans is a vital first step after graduation. Most student loans give you six months before payments are due, but the sooner you start making these payments, the sooner your hard-earned money will start adding up in your savings account.... Read More ...

How to Plan the Ultimate Buddy Trip

How to Plan the Ultimate Buddy Trip

Posted by Brianna Weidman on May 23, 2016 in Travel

So you’ve decided to embrace one of the most time-honored traditions in golf—the buddy trip. Whether your trip is an annual event or a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the time you’ll spend with friends is invaluable, and the memories you’ll make will last a lifetime. But where should you go, and who should you invite? Planning a buddy trip presents a series of unique challenges that set it apart from a solo excursion or family vacation; you and your friends have different obligations, separate finances, and conflicting schedules. To aid in the planning process, we’ve laid out the most important aspects of buddy-trip planning: the group, dates, and destination.... Read More ...

Does Caffeine Endanger Your Health?

Does Caffeine Endanger Your Health?

Posted by Emmet Pierce on May 20, 2016 in Personal Wellness

From coffee shops to supermarket shelves and vending machines, caffeinated drinks are everywhere. For millions of people, a cup of coffee is the first nourishment they receive each day. Drinking coffee can make a person feel more alert or better able to concentrate, and athletes often look to caffeine to give them a burst of energy and perhaps even a competitive edge. According to a report by Brown University, caffeine is consumed by up to 90 percent of the world's population, mainly through drinks.... Read More ...

How to Start a New Job in a New City

How to Start a New Job in a New City

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on May 18, 2016 in Life Transitions

Moving to a new city is an exciting (and sometimes intimidating) experience. Not only are you starting a new job, but you are uprooting your life and moving to a new home in an often unfamiliar area. You can avoid being overwhelmed by planning out each step of the way and putting together a strategy for what to do when you land in your new hometown. ... Read More ...

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Posted by Andrea Emerson on May 16, 2016 in Travel

Every year, thousands of racing fans flock to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. As the city prepares for the 100th running of the race this May, spectators from all over the world are gearing up for a weekend full of live music, entertainment and, of course, world-class racing. Are you coming? If so, don't limit your experience to the Motor Speedway--although that will be loads of fun. Below are great ways to get out into the city and explore everything Indianapolis has to offer.... Read More ...

Prepping for the Third World

Prepping for the Third World

Posted by Bekah Wright on May 6, 2016 in Travel

Planning a trip outside the United States? Along with scouting online for transportation, accommodations, and sightseeing suggestions, travelers should allot time on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website. Easily navigable, the site's drop-down menus feature vaccination requirements for both types of travelers (i.e. students, missionaries, families traveling with children) and worldwide destinations. Additionally, alerts provide up-to-date reports of countries with outbreaks of diseases, like Zika virus.... Read More ...

7 Tips on Preparing for Graduation

7 Tips on Preparing for Graduation

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on May 4, 2016 in Life Transitions

Graduation is a major step in life. It marks the end of an era of education and the start of a new career or other life adventure. Whether you plan to go to work, graduate school, or take time to travel the globe, follow these tips to get ready for the real world as an adult with a college degree. ... Read More ...

5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Gym Membership

5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Gym Membership

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 29, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Millions of Americans have gym memberships, but with busy schedules it is easy to skip the gym- or not take full advantage of everything you are paying for. According to CNBC, the average gym membership costs $40-$50 per month. If you are paying $600 per year for a gym, do everything you can to make the most out of your membership and get your money's worth.... Read More ...

Advantages of Studying Abroad

Advantages of Studying Abroad

Posted by Andrea Emerson on April 28, 2016 in Study Abroad

Hop on any social media platform and you'll notice how small the world has become, shrinking by the minute. Succeeding in any aspect of life — school, business, relationships, personal development — means you'll have to interact with people, ideas, and values from across the planet. Want to give yourself an advantage (or several)? Below are five ways studying abroad can enrich your life and help you get ahead.... Read More ...

5 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates

5 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 27, 2016 in Life Transitions

After graduating from college, your next big decision is where to start the first chapter of your adult life: Will you move back home with your parents? Stay in the same city or town where you attended university? Or strike out on your own in a new city? Of course, landing your first job or picking a graduate school will figure mightily in these decisions. But also plan on factoring in a host of other considerations, including cost of living, housing options, and outdoor and cultural activities. Here are five cities that offer a compelling case for young graduates:... Read More ...

How to Find a Job Abroad After College

How to Find a Job Abroad After College

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 18, 2016 in Travel

If you're getting ready to graduate from college — and looking to cast an international net for a job — you need to do much more than book a plane ticket to Paris, Buenos Aires, or another city of your dreams. Your to-do list should include determining visa requirements, researching global job markets, drafting a worldly resume, and determining how much it will cost to live in a particular country or region. Here are some resources and tips for realizing your goal of working abroad:... Read More ...

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Posted by Andrea Emerson on April 15, 2016 in Personal Wellness

You've finally made it. Months of saving your vacation days, picking out the right swimwear and meticulously planning your trip have finally paid off. You're almost there. But as excited as you are to embark on a new adventure, a small voice in the back of your head is yakking on about all the calories you're about to eat, the risks and temptations of your destination city, and how hard that first workout will be when you return. Fear not. Though your vacation should be a time to let loose, you don't have to choose between being healthy and having fun. In fact, here are five simple ways to stay healthy that can actually help you get more out of your vacation.... Read More ...

Everything You Need to Know About Getting an F1 Visa

Everything You Need to Know About Getting an F1 Visa

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 14, 2016 in Study Abroad

International citizens who wish to enter the United States are generally required to obtain a visa. For citizens of foreign countries who wish to study in the U.S., a student visa is mandatory. If you are entering the United States to attend a college or university, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory, or other academic institution (including a language training program), you’ll need to take the following steps to obtain your F1 visa:... Read More ...

How to Find Internships for College Graduates

How to Find Internships for College Graduates

Posted by Lauren McNitt on April 13, 2016 in Life Transitions

Post-college internships are a great way to introduce yourself to full-time work. With an internship, you have the opportunity to gain experience in different areas of your field, get real-world experience before heading on to graduate school, and maybe even land a full-time position at the company where you intern.... Read More ...

How to Travel the World and Still Make Money

How to Travel the World and Still Make Money

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 11, 2016 in Travel

World travel can be an exciting and eye-opening venture, but many people feel that it is too expensive or difficult to be a feasible option. That doesn't have to be the case, however, as there are plenty of opportunities and career options that make world travel a reality for people of all budgets and backgrounds.... Read More ...

11 Tips to Stay Healthy While Unemployed

11 Tips to Stay Healthy While Unemployed

Posted by Lauren McNitt on April 8, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is challenging and it is often even more difficult when you are unemployed. A gym membership may be off the table, and making the McDonald's dollar menu part of your daily routine can be very tempting. So how do you keep working out, eating well, and attending to your mental health with a waning bank account balance and no job?... Read More ...

The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 7, 2016 in Study Abroad

If you are off to study abroad, you are about to embark on an amazing, educational adventure. Before you head to the airport, you'll need to do some serious planning and preparation. This is a big trip to a foreign country, and to avoid overspending while away, you should be sure to pack everything you need.... Read More ...

What Countries Require Health Insurance for Travel Visas?

What Countries Require Health Insurance for Travel Visas?

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 4, 2016 in Travel

International travel is an exciting, educational experience. With an American passport, it is possible to visit many countries around the world without any pre-approved travel visa. However, some countries have added a new requirement stating that tourists and other visitors must have travel medical insurance for the duration of their stay. Here's what you need to know before you hit the road.... Read More ...

10 Health Myths—Debunked!

10 Health Myths—Debunked!

Posted by Cheryl Alkon on April 1, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Some health myths continue to thrive, despite research showing they just aren't true. Here, the truth behind the tall tales: Myth #1: Diet soda supports weight loss Truth: Diet soda is surprisingly bad for you. In a 2015 study of older adults published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the more diet soda people drank, the wider around the waist they were. According to Time magazine, more belly fat can lead to inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.... Read More ...

What to Do for Health Insurance While You're Waiting on Medicare

What to Do for Health Insurance While You're Waiting on Medicare

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 30, 2016 in Life Transitions

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for adults 65 and older, and for some younger Americans who have a qualifying disability. The program was originally designed to take over for health insurance in retirement after employer coverage has ended, but has grown to be the go-to health plan for adults over 65.... Read More ...

3 Tips for Getting the Best Short-Term Insurance

3 Tips for Getting the Best Short-Term Insurance

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 29, 2016 in Insurance

Sometimes, whether because of a move, a job change, or a family event, we need to find a way to fill the gap in health insurance coverage. Living without coverage is a major risk, as an unexpected illness or injury could lead to tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. To ensure you are covered in between major medical insurance plans, short-term medical insurance might be the perfect fit for your needs.... Read More ...

Traveling with Mobile Disabilities: It's All About Planning Ahead

Traveling with Mobile Disabilities: It's All About Planning Ahead

Posted by Emmet Pierce on March 28, 2016 in Travel

Having mobility problems may pose challenges, but it doesn't have to stop you from traveling overseas or visiting the countries you've been longing to see. If you prepare for the obstacles you may encounter, you can successfully visit many popular destinations, said Timothy Holtz, group travel coordinator for Minnesota-based Flying Wheels Travel.... Read More ...

6 Tips for Boosting Personal Wellness without Breaking a Sweat

6 Tips for Boosting Personal Wellness without Breaking a Sweat

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 25, 2016 in Personal Wellness

When people think of getting healthy, one of the first ideas that comes to mind is joining the gym or getting more exercise. While these are important steps in maintaining your physical health, there is much more to wellness than just exercise. Following these tips will help you live a healthier life- even when you can't find time to head to the gym.... Read More ...

Turning 26: How to Buy Your First Health Insurance Policy

Turning 26: How to Buy Your First Health Insurance Policy

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on March 23, 2016 in Life Transitions

Under the Affordable Care Act, your parents are permitted to include their adult children on their health insurance policy until they turn 26. The actual termination date for coverage for adult children will depend on whether you're on a Marketplace — or government-subsidized plan — or covered through private insurance through a parent's employer. If you're about to light 26 candles on your birthday cake, here's what you need to need to know to remain insured:... Read More ...

Is Travel Medical Insurance Right for You?

Is Travel Medical Insurance Right for You?

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on March 22, 2016 in Insurance

Travel medical insurance can provide important peace of mind –– and cover life-saving emergency medical services when you're out of the country. Such insurance can cover everything from a doctor's visit to treat an upset stomach to an evacuation back to the U.S. for emergency care. However, travel medical insurance isn't necessarily for everyone –– you may already be protected by an existing insurance policy, your credit card, or other coverage provided by an airline or vacation operator. Here are six questions to ask before purchasing a travel medical insurance policy:... Read More ...

How To Travel with a Wedding Dress

How To Travel with a Wedding Dress

Posted by Lauren McNitt on March 21, 2016 in Travel

Whether you've decided to have a destination wedding or you're getting married just down the street, it's important that your wedding dress looks perfect on your big day. This guide will provide you with everything you need to know to ensure your dress holds up until the moment you walk down the aisle. How you decide to transport your wedding dress will determine how you want to package it. By plane: TSA does allow wedding dresses to be carried through security, but be sure to call your airline to find out how it recommends packaging your gown. ... Read More ...

5 Ways to Love Your Job

5 Ways to Love Your Job

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 18, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Most full-time jobs require 40 hours per week, or about 2,000 hours per year. That is the equivalent of just over 83 full 24-hour days per year spent at work. If you are going to spend that much time somewhere, you shouldn't just try to find a job to get by- you should find a job you love. Not only will these five tips help you find a job you love, but they might even help you enjoy your existing job a little bit more.... Read More ...

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 17, 2016 in Study Abroad

Few experiences can match the personal growth, cultural insights, and opportunities that studying abroad provides. For this reason, many international students seek out U.S. schools each year. At some point, many of these students set their eyes on a job, whether for the money, the experience, or just to lighten the load of their tuition. There are four ways to work in the U.S. on an F1 (student) visa that won't land you in hot water with the U.S. government: on-campus, off-campus, Curricular Practical Training, and Optional Practical Training.... Read More ...

Moving to a New City After Graduation

Moving to a New City After Graduation

Posted by Brianna Weidman on March 16, 2016 in Life Transitions

Some college students graduate with the same dream they had when they first received their acceptance letters in the mail- to receive a job offer in a faraway state so they can pack up their things and begin their lives somewhere else. Others are perfectly content to remain in their college town, surrounded by friends (and maybe even family), but the reality of the job market forces them to start submitting applications across city and state lines.... Read More ...

How to Navigate Transportation in the U.S.

How to Navigate Transportation in the U.S.

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 14, 2016 in Travel

Getting around in the United States is quite a bit different than in many other countries around the world. While large cities across Europe and Asia have expansive public transportation systems, these systems are fairly rare in the United States. If you are planning a trip to the United States, check out the following tips for easily navigating American cities.... Read More ...

Should You Take a Genetic Test to Learn More About Your Health?

Should You Take a Genetic Test to Learn More About Your Health?

Posted by John Egan on March 11, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Genetic testing has opened a window to some of the most intricate aspects of our health. Today, through testing available at medical offices or even at home, we can get a close-up look at our genes, which the National Human Genome Research Institute describes as the DNA instructions you inherit from your mother and your father. This peek at our genes offers an array of medical insights, assisting medical professionals in diagnosing disease, determining the severity of a disease or pinpointing the likelihood of developing a disease.... Read More ...

How to Work While Studying Abroad in the U.K.

How to Work While Studying Abroad in the U.K.

Posted by Cheryl Alkon on March 10, 2016 in Study Abroad

Thinking about holding down a job while you study abroad in the United Kingdom? New regulations put into place in 2015 may make it harder to do so. Here's what you should know before you apply to schools or programs in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. According to a report by ICEF Monitor, a research firm that focuses on international education, the British government declared in July 2015 that students who are based outside the European Union and enrolled in further education programs can no longer work part time while they are studying.... Read More ...

Returning from the Mission Field

Returning from the Mission Field

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 9, 2016 in Life Transitions

Going on a mission trip to a foreign country can be an amazing and rewarding experience. In addition to religious work, missions are a great way to help those in need around the world by offering community building, medical, and other support. Returning home from a lengthy trip in a less-developed region can be a big shock. Follow these steps to make your transition home smooth and comfortable.... Read More ...

If Liam Neeson Isn't Your Dad, You Need Crisis Response Coverage

If Liam Neeson Isn't Your Dad, You Need Crisis Response Coverage

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 8, 2016 in Insurance

Imagine you're strolling along the travel destination of your dreams. Someone motions you to check out a great restaurant or the Instagram-worthy scenery around the corner. Before you know it, you've been kidnapped, to be let go after your captor has sucked your bank account dry. It's what's known as an express kidnapping and it's far more common than you'd think. In fact, express kidnappings are on the rise, because unlike classic, elaborate kidnappings, they require just a single delinquent with a weapon, no planning, and go largely underreported.... Read More ...

Airbnb Best Bets for 2016

Airbnb Best Bets for 2016

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 7, 2016 in Travel

Chances are someone (or several someones) you know has booked an Airbnb rental. And if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, we're guessing you're at least intrigued by the community-sourced hospitality company. And with good reason: to date, more than 60 million guests have booked one of Airbnb's 2+ million listings — apartments, castles, villas, yurts, lighthouses and more — in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Even the skeptics among us have to admit Airbnb has earned an impressive crowd of fans.... Read More ...

3 Ways to Find Out If Your Drinking Water is Safe

3 Ways to Find Out If Your Drinking Water is Safe

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 4, 2016 in Personal Wellness

With recent scares about water safety in Flint, Michigan, people around the United States want to make sure their drinking water is safe, both in their own homes and abroad. Water contamination can be an issue anywhere in the world, and knowing the signs to look out for and how to test for water safety can save you from serious illnesses and carcinogens.... Read More ...

Passport to Study Abroad: CIEE Program

Passport to Study Abroad: CIEE Program

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on March 3, 2016 in Study Abroad

CIEE: The Council on International Educational Exchange is providing funding through 2020 for the cost of processing 10,000 student passports. The program is part of CIEE's $20 million Generation Study Abroad Initiative, which seeks to address the biggest obstacles to participating in study abroad, identified by the group as cost, curriculum, and culture. Research shows that those who get to study abroad reap significant short-and long-term benefits from the experience, recording higher grade point averages and garnering more interest from prospective employers.... Read More ...

Travel Insurance vs. Travel Medical Insurance: Is There a Difference?

Travel Insurance vs. Travel Medical Insurance: Is There a Difference?

Posted by Brianna Weidman on March 1, 2016 in Insurance

Purchasing an insurance policy is one of the most important things travelers can do to protect themselves from the health, safety, and financial risks that accompany international travel. But when it comes to travel insurance, it’s often difficult to figure out exactly what you’re getting- or even what it is that you actually need. In this article, we break down the two types of insurance you may be considering: travel insurance and travel medical insurance. Is there a difference between the two? The answer is usually yes.... Read More ...

How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on February 29, 2016 in Travel

Despite some recent high-profile attacks and political uncertainties in many parts of the world, it's rare for a vacation to be directly impacted by terrorism. What's more, you can take pro-active steps to ensure you have a safe experience and are prepared for a worst-case scenario. To safeguard your trip, take these seven precautions:... Read More ...

How to Build a Personal Wellness Program Specific to YOU!

How to Build a Personal Wellness Program Specific to YOU!

Posted by Andrea Emerson on February 26, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Raise your hand if you want to improve your health, but don't know where to start or how to stick with it long enough to see real, sustainable results. Is that you? We hear ya. Listen, improving your health is a great goal, and we've all heard stories of people who underwent amazing health transformations. And yet, the approach that worked for the gal or guy down the street (or in that magazine article you read) won't necessarily work for you.... Read More ...

6 Best Places to Retire

6 Best Places to Retire

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on February 24, 2016 in Life Transitions

Retirement is a big part of the American Dream. However, with the decline of defined benefit pension plans, affording a comfortable retirement can be a challenge. Money savvy individuals are finding that moving to a less expensive location can stretch those retirement dollars further. Enjoy this list of the 6 best retirement destinations to spend your golden years—and your budget!... Read More ...

What is Catastrophic Insurance?

What is Catastrophic Insurance?

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on February 23, 2016 in Insurance

When you shop for health insurance, you will come across many different types of policies designed to match your financial and healthcare needs. Some policies have a higher monthly premium and a lower out-of-pocket cost when you visit the doctor. Others have a low premium but very high out-of-pocket cost for regular care. One such health plan that has a lower premium and a higher deductible is a catastrophic health plan. Here's what you need to know about catastrophic insurance plans.... Read More ...

Here's Why You Should Be Nuts About Almonds

Here's Why You Should Be Nuts About Almonds

Posted by John Egan on February 19, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Step aside, peanuts and walnuts. Almonds now are the most popular nut in the U.S. Why? Because the health benefits of adding almonds to our diets are nuts. For example, a new study from the University of Florida found that an almond-rich diet is healthier than an almond-less diet. A 1-ounce serving of almonds — about 23 nuts — provides 164 calories and, according to the Institute of Food Technologists, is packed with protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals.... Read More ...

3 Best Short-Term Insurance Providers

3 Best Short-Term Insurance Providers

Posted by Abigail Pratt on February 16, 2016 in Insurance

When you decide to buy a short-term medical insurance policy, it's important to find a reliable carrier that can provide coverage that meets your personal needs. The purpose of short-term medical insurance is to get you through gaps in coverage that may occur due to certain life circumstances, such as retirement or the loss of a full-time job. If you find yourself temporarily without insurance or waiting for your ACA-compliant coverage to take effect, a short-term policy may be the right solution for you.... Read More ...

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on February 15, 2016 in Travel

As winter drags on, people's thoughts naturally turn to spring travel. For many destinations, March through May is the shoulder season, which means you can find cheap travel deals before prices heat up in the peak summer travel months or the upcoming holiday season. Whether you're looking for a beach spot, big city getaway or a foreign destination, you will find a range of options available to you, from all-inclusive resorts to DIY adventures. Here are eight tips and considerations for maximizing your fun quotient- and your budget:... Read More ...

Drinking Alcohol: How Much is Too Much?

Drinking Alcohol: How Much is Too Much?

Posted by Emmet Pierce on February 12, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Enjoying a glass of wine, beer, or distilled liquor can be harmless for adults who monitor their intake, but drinking in excess can lead to a variety of physical and mental health problems. Because alcohol is a drug, it's important to moderate your consumption so you don't develop a dependency that leads to illness. If you become dependent on alcohol to relax or cope with daily stress, drinking less can become difficult.... Read More ...

Coping with Unemployment After College

Coping with Unemployment After College

Posted by Ashley Norman on February 10, 2016 in Life Transitions

So you've recently graduated. You're thinking, gone are the days when you're forced to speak in front of the class, write 200-page papers, and stay up all night to study for tests (well, maybe you're never had to write a 200-page paper, but nonetheless, distinguishing between MLA format and AP style are no longer your concern). You are free to jump right into the career your major has prepared you for. WRONG! The chance of you getting a job related to your major [immediately after college] is the same chance as you being selected as tribute in The Hunger Games.... Read More ...

Coffee Brews Numerous Health Benefits

Coffee Brews Numerous Health Benefits

Posted by John Egan on February 5, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Every day, it seems, another new study touts the health virtues of coffee. For instance, a recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology reports that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of death by decreasing inflammation, improving lung function, decreasing sensitivity to insulin and fighting depression. Meanwhile, a recent study in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation shows that among nonsmokers, drinking one to five cups of coffee a day is linked to a lower risk of death from type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, and neurological diseases.... Read More ...

Five Tips for Choosing the Perfect Spring Break Vacation Spot

Five Tips for Choosing the Perfect Spring Break Vacation Spot

Posted by Lauren McNitt on February 1, 2016 in Travel

When you have just one week to travel, whether because of work, school or your budget, you want to make the most of it. Here are five tips for choosing the perfect spring break destination. 1. Consider travel time: With just one week, you want to spend as little time en route to your destination as possible. Do you know all the direct flights out of your airport? An app like Skyscanner can help you narrow down a destination based on direct flight options and flight duration. Also consider how much you can truly fit into one week.... Read More ...

Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Posted by Ashley Norman on January 25, 2016 in Travel

Have you ever thought about leaving your 9 to 5 to take off and explore the world with your significant other? In the United States, there are very limited opportunities for couples wanting to work side by side, but there are many opportunities overseas designed specifically for couples wishing to work together.... Read More ...

20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

Posted by Lauren McNitt on January 22, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Have you already broken those New Year resolutions? Or do you find you're always making health-related goals, and need some new ideas for good New Year's resolutions for 2016? Here are 20 non-health related New Year's goals that can help you have a better year.... Read More ...

Why Soda is So Bad for Your Health- and How You Can Kick Your Habit for Good

Why Soda is So Bad for Your Health- and How You Can Kick Your Habit for Good

Posted by Brianna Weidman on January 15, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Did you know that just one can of regular soda is over 100% of your recommended daily intake of sugar? By now, you’re probably aware of the growing pile of research disparaging your soda habit- after all, most of us know that the frequent consumption of soda has been linked to weight gain and high blood pressure. But the sweet, refreshing taste of soda (and the sugar rush it provides) can be hard to give up. Read on to discover just how these sugary beverages affect your body in the long run- and how you can kick your habit for good.... Read More ...

4 Tips for Global Travelers on a Budget

4 Tips for Global Travelers on a Budget

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on January 11, 2016 in Travel

Traveling the world can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Unfortunately, many people believe that they're unable to travel due to the high costs that accompany plane tickets, hotels, and excursions. Travel does not have to be cost prohibitive, however. Here are some tips to save money on your next international trip.... Read More ...

The Best Ways to Make Studying in the U.S. Affordable

The Best Ways to Make Studying in the U.S. Affordable

Posted by Brianna Weidman on January 8, 2016 in Study Abroad

It’s easy to dismiss your dream of pursuing a college education in the United States- after all, the prospect of traveling to the U.S. for an international study program can seem financially daunting, if not downright impossible. But a strategy that combines financial aid, scholarships, and/or loans with personal savings and realistic decision-making is a solid approach that can make your dreams come true. With careful planning and the following tips, you can find ways to cut the cost of your college education in America.... Read More ...

5 Tips to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

5 Tips to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

Posted by Cheryl Alkon on January 1, 2016 in Personal Wellness

As the champagne fizzles out and the confetti is swept away, we welcome the new year as a fresh start. It's prime time for many of us to make New Year's resolutions to try to become better versions of ourselves.... Read More ...

Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Posted by Brianna Weidman on December 31, 2015 in Travel

From overcrowded airports and flight cancellations to lost luggage and baggage fees, the hassles of holiday-season plane travel can appear endless. The last thing you want to worry about when traveling for the holidays is being struck with a bout of jet lag after successfully arriving at your destination. Read on to discover just what jet lag actually is- and how you can prevent it.... Read More ...

6 Tips for Meeting People While Studying Abroad

6 Tips for Meeting People While Studying Abroad

Posted by Brianna Weidman on September 1, 2015 in Study Abroad

The value of studying abroad is undeniable; these once-in-a-lifetime programs provide opportunities for educational and personal growth, intercultural development, and professional advancement- all while immersing you in a foreign culture!... Read More ...

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Posted by Brianna Weidman on August 31, 2015 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad offers a unique opportunity for college students to broaden their horizons and get a glimpse into the inner workings of the global community. For most, the once-in-a-lifetime experience of studying abroad and engaging with a foreign culture is both valuable and enriching. This unique experience will provide you with a world-class education in global human relations, while also expanding your international network- thereby putting you a step ahead in the career process.... Read More ...

Work Travel

Work Travel

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on August 6, 2015 in Travel

Was your last business travel experience so hectic that it hurt your performance throughout the trip? Business travel experiences don’t have to be this way; they can be fun and successful when you approach them with the right strategies.... Read More ...

Tips for Visiting the USA

Tips for Visiting the USA

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on June 11, 2015 in Travel

The United States is home to many amazing landmarks, both man-made and natural. Have you always dreamed of taking the quintessential road trip out West? Perhaps you want to pay homage to important sites of the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Or maybe the American Revolution in the Northeast has always captivated you. Whichever... Read More ...

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Posted by Cynthia Roush on May 7, 2015 in Travel

If you want to see as much of the world as you can, you may be worried about juggling kids and travel in the future—or you may be facing that conundrum already. Traveling is sometimes thought of as an activity for the young and childless, but many travel bloggers, including Feather+Flip, are proving... Read More ...

Planning for International Travel: Infographic

Planning for International Travel: Infographic

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 7, 2015 in Travel

Planning to travel internationally? Check out this infographic, which showcases 12 of the best countries to visit and helps you plan your trip to one of these popular places, including information on when to visit, when to book, top cities, travel tips, and more!... Read More ...

How To Travel with Cats

How To Travel with Cats

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 5, 2015 in Travel

Almost everyone enjoys traveling, but no one enjoys leaving his or her cats at home. Traveling with cats can be a little complicated. However, if you take the time, do your research, and understand what you are getting into, then you do not have to leave your little friend at home. As you begin this ... Read More ...

How To Fly With Cameras l Video

How To Fly With Cameras l Video

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 28, 2015 in Travel

Steven, avid photographer, recently met with us to share his tips on how to fly with cameras and camera equipment.... Read More ...

How To Fly With Kids

How To Fly With Kids

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 28, 2015 in Travel

Tina, a mother of two toddlers, recently met with us to share her tips on how to fly with kids.... Read More ...

Guide to Transportation in the U.S.

Guide to Transportation in the U.S.

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on April 23, 2015 in Travel

Transportation is different all over the world. From streets filled with cars to streets filled with bicycles, every city has its own way to travel. In the U.S. the main forms of transportation change depending where you are in the country.... Read More ...

Five Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer

Five Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 22, 2015 in Personal Wellness

During the hot summer months you need to stay cool, especially if you’re going to spend any significant time outdoors. You will face the hot weather at some point, even if you plan to spend the majority of your time indoors with air conditioning. Here are five ways to stay cool in the summer.... Read More ...

Single Suitcase Solutions: 6 Ways to Lighten Your Load

Single Suitcase Solutions: 6 Ways to Lighten Your Load

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2015 in Travel

You may have seen the movies in which a high-maintenance character arrives with a dozen pieces of luggage for an overnight trip. In reality, carrying that much baggage can be a hindrance, especially when you have only a few days to enjoy your trip.... Read More ...

Alternative Oktoberfest Celebrations

Alternative Oktoberfest Celebrations

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2015 in Travel

Traveling to Munich in Bavaria, Germany, might not be in the cards for you this year, but you can still celebrate one of the most famous German holidays right here in the United States. After all, we have a long history of enjoying the best holidays from nations around the world, and Oktoberfest is one... Read More ...

The 2015 Masters Tournament: Your Guide to Augusta

The 2015 Masters Tournament: Your Guide to Augusta

Posted by Ashlee Taylor on March 19, 2015 in Travel

If you’re traveling to the Masters this year, you need to know where to stay, where to grab something great to eat, and what else there is to do while you’re there. Augusta is a great city full of history and culture, and you won’t want to miss these top attractions.... Read More ...

Expatriate Tax Basics for U.S. Citizens

Expatriate Tax Basics for U.S. Citizens

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 1, 2015 in Travel

The United States is one of the few countries that tax a citizen on their worldwide income, regardless of where the income comes from. Finding accurate, easy-to-understand expatriate tax information is difficult. U.S. citizens will need to file taxes no matter if they reside in Italy, Singapore, or China. Read up on some things that... Read More ...

Dog Sledding in Sweden

Dog Sledding in Sweden

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Set yourself apart from the pack and sign up for a dog sledding trip to Sweden. Your inner adventurer will be fulfilled by mushing through an action-packed getaway in Sweden’s rugged Lapland region. Learn to “mush” with your own team of huskies through forests of pines. ... Read More ...

Coming to the U.S. for a Masters Program

Coming to the U.S. for a Masters Program

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 23, 2015 in Study Abroad

Many decisions accompany the choice to get a graduate degree. One decision is picking the university to complete your master’s program. There are many graduate programs throughout the world, but many people decide to go to the United States. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll want to receive a quality education from a respected university.... Read More ...

Benefit From Your Kids During Family Vacation

Benefit From Your Kids During Family Vacation

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on February 10, 2015 in Travel

Kids don’t always want to do what adults want to do on family vacations, and adults are not always interested in what kids want to do. Finding the middle ground can help both side of the issue learn more about themselves individually and as a family. Learn from each other While your kids may have ... Read More ...

All You Need to Know About Orienteering

All You Need to Know About Orienteering

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 5, 2015 in Travel

Orienteering is a wilderness navigation race using a map and a compass. Courses can span large areas of diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Participants must use their supplied topographical map and compass to reach specified areas called controls. While many people practice foot orienteering, there are several different types of orienteering, including canoe, car, bike,... Read More ...

Prepare for the Unexpected While Traveling in Southeast Asia

Prepare for the Unexpected While Traveling in Southeast Asia

Posted by Abigail Pratt on February 4, 2015 in Travel

What the countless travel blogs on the web fail to highlight are the unexpected illnesses, injuries, or trip interruptions you need to know how to protect yourself against before traveling. The unexpected awaits you in any destination and in Southeast Asia, the unexpected takes on different forms in every one of its countries.... Read More ...

Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Posted by Abigail Pratt on January 30, 2015 in Travel

With the help of the internet, finding a job locally and nationally has been made extraordinarily easy. The same can be applied to finding a job abroad by using the similar research methodologies on internet platforms as you would in your home country. The search for your new job overseas starts with exploring the following six resources to cross the finish line into a new country with your signed work contract in hand.... Read More ...

What To Do When Unemployed

What To Do When Unemployed

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 22, 2015 in Life Transitions

If you find yourself unemployed, you should not give up or beat yourself up too much. In fact, you should take the opportunity that unemployment provides you and make the most of it. Here are some additional tips that can really help you along the way... Read More ...

Top 5 Questions to Ask About Short Term Medical Insurance

Top 5 Questions to Ask About Short Term Medical Insurance

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 8, 2015 in Insurance

You’re in a period of transition – job loss, aging out of your parents’ policy, and so on – and you’re considering the purchase of short term medical (STM) insurance. You know STM is for the gaps when you’re between long-term coverage alternatives, but you still need more information. Here are the top 5 questions... Read More ...

Summer Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on December 19, 2014 in Study Abroad

So, you’ve decided to study abroad. Good for you! The next decision to be made is when and where you’ll go. For some students, the benefits of studying during the regular academic year make sense. However, every student, like every study abroad experience, is unique, and you have to find the right program. If you are interested in studying abroad, but cannot go during the academic year, consider studying abroad during the summer.... Read More ...

Jobs On the Rise for College Graduates

Jobs On the Rise for College Graduates

Posted by Randee Portteus on December 9, 2014 in Life Transitions

One of the hardest parts about searching for jobs for recent graduates is making sure you find a position that you enjoy and one that will provide you with enough income to cover your expenses. You should realize that not every major or degree prepares you for jobs on the rise or jobs that are going to make you enough money. For example, some of the lowest-paying jobs in the United States are in the fields that involve fine arts, drama, music, philosophy, and social work.... Read More ...

Preparing for Your First Job Interview

Preparing for Your First Job Interview

Posted by Ryan Love on December 9, 2014 in Life Transitions

As you prepare for graduation, you are no doubt preoccupied with finding a job or some type of employment for your post-graduate life. For some students, the job-search process begins before graduation, while others choose to wait until after graduation. No matter what you are planning to do or when you think you might start this process, there are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind as you look for and apply to jobs.... Read More ...

Advice for Recent Graduates

Advice for Recent Graduates

Posted by Randee Portteus on December 4, 2014 in Life Transitions

Graduating college is a wonderful accomplishment, and you should be proud of everything you have achieved. However, graduation also usually brings along feelings of frustration, annoyance, and a measure of anxiety. While you are going to be excited, you will most likely also feel nervous about the next steps of your life. As a soon-to-be graduate, you are probably trying to plan ahead while completing a mountain of final papers and projects. As a recent graduate, you are no doubt navigating questions that arise as you transition out of school. Where do I find a job? Where should I live after I graduate? When do I start paying off my student loans, and how can I?... Read More ...

Beginner Backpacking Trips

Beginner Backpacking Trips

Posted by Abigail Pratt on November 6, 2014 in Travel

You are no doubt getting excited about your first backpacking trip, or you are at the very least daydreaming about taking a backpacking trip. Either way, it is important to know about the do’s and don’ts of backpacking and how to get started planning that trip. When you begin planning a beginner backpacking trip or begin to consider taking a backpacking trip, you are undoubtedly going to be excited. However, it is important to remember that there are a lot of things to take into consideration and plenty of things you will need to think about.... Read More ...

Rainy Day Activities in November

Rainy Day Activities in November

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on November 2, 2014 in Personal Wellness

November rain is a time of the year that’s hard to look forward to. The bright, flavorful leaves of Fall disappear. It can get dark, gloomy, or snowy if you are a lucky Northerner. Although rain may keep many inside during the month of November, there are many rainy day activities you can propose to your friends and family to keep you sane and entertained. ... Read More ...

Reading List: 8 of the Best Travel Books

Reading List: 8 of the Best Travel Books

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on October 6, 2014 in Travel

Reading while traveling is one of the best ways to entertain yourself. Learn a little more about the world by diving into some of the following travel narratives. You’ll get caught up and may be inspired to plan some new adventures after reading any one of the best travel books of all time. This book... Read More ...

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning Infographic

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning Infographic

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on September 18, 2014 in Study Abroad

Students preparing to study abroad must complete several steps in the months leading up to their departure. The following infographic illustrates a timeline with the general breakdown of the steps you should follow to ensure the process moves smoothly. Keep in mind... Read More ...

Planning for International Travel

Planning for International Travel

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on September 10, 2014 in Travel

Brazil may have taken center stage as a travel destination in hosting the World Cup, but it’s just one of the many places international travelers will visit this year. Our new Planning for International Travel infographic showcases 12 of the best countries to visit and helps you plan a trip... Read More ...

Explorer Travel

Explorer Travel

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on August 11, 2014 in Travel

The adventure traveler doesn’t stay in five-star hotels, dine in restaurants requiring a tie and jacket, or hire a chauffeur deliver him to destination hotspots. The adventure traveler plans for a vacation filled with adrenaline-pumping activities, once-in-a-lifetime challenges and scenic vistas. Proper attire, from waterproof boots to impact-resistant sunglasses, is a necessity. In addition, the adventure traveler must prepare prior to the trip by making various lists, packing documents and other potentially life-saving items such as a first-aid kit, rain poncho and quality compass.... Read More ...

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on July 23, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to people who travel for business, there are lots of stereotypes and myths. Just because you are a business traveler, it does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort or style for cost and lesser quality (or spend lots of company money for no good reason!). We are going to break down myths surrounding people who travel for business and try to explain how you can break them during your travels.... Read More ...

How to Sit By the Best Stranger on a Long-Distance Train

How to Sit By the Best Stranger on a Long-Distance Train

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on April 14, 2014 in Travel

Plenty of articles already exist about the types of people you want to avoid on a train. The crying baby, the guy with the small bladder, the hygienically challenged – take your pick. But rather than focus on the people you should stay away from during your ride, consider finding... Read More ...

5 Places to Turn When Job Searching

5 Places to Turn When Job Searching

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 10, 2014 in Life Transitions

Unemployment can be demoralizing. It’s sometimes hard to make the effort to look for a new job. You feel like Sisyphus, pushing the same boulder up the same mountain day after day only to see it roll back down. But the most important part... Read More ...

7 Tips for Overcoming Language Barriers While Traveling

7 Tips for Overcoming Language Barriers While Traveling

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

Traveling around the world can be some of life’s greatest experiences. By visiting new countries and sampling different types of foods and cultures, you gain a greater understanding of our collective global consciousness. In the course of your adventures, it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to occasionally feel intimidated by language and communication barriers. To... Read More ...

7 Tricks to Flying More Comfortably

7 Tricks to Flying More Comfortably

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

We’ve all been on those long flights that never seem to end. You’re crammed between other travelers and there’s too much noise for your liking. You just can’t seem to get any sleep – or even get comfortable – and you arrive home yawning or rubbing your sore neck. With those unpleasant experiences in mind,... Read More ...

How to Prepare for Travel to High-Risk Destinations

How to Prepare for Travel to High-Risk Destinations

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

Travel is an awesome way to meet new people and experience other cultures. Meeting locals in faraway places can give us lasting memories and a new perspective of our own lives. While many destinations are safe and most people aren’t going to take advantage of you, it’s always smart to take safety precautions abroad... Read More ...

College Graduate Tips: What to Wear and When to Wear It

College Graduate Tips: What to Wear and When to Wear It

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Life Transitions

Congratulations, college graduate, it’s time to transition into the workforce. You have a stack of resumes hot off the printer and maybe you have even purchased some short-term medical insurance to make sure you are covered until you find that dream job. But have you looked in your closet lately? Many people, especially recent college graduates, frequently have no idea how to dress in a professional situation.... Read More ...

5 Questions to Be Prepared for in Your Next Interview

5 Questions to Be Prepared for in Your Next Interview

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Life Transitions

During your time out of work, you’ve done everything right that you can think of: polishing up your resume, reaching out to your old business contacts, you may have even gotten yourself some short-term medical insurance so that you had coverage during your time off. Nice work! Now you’ve landed an interview for a job. After doing some research and practicing your interview skills in the mirror, you’re feeling calm, cool and ready.... Read More ...

Using Social Media to Find a Job

Using Social Media to Find a Job

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Life Transitions

The ritual of circling help wanted ads in the classifieds section of your local paper is quickly becoming extinct, and the paper resume has been placed on the “endangered species” list. Many recent graduates are finding that, if they are not using social media to find a job, opportunities are sliding by.... Read More ...

Keys to Traveling Abroad with Atlas Travel Insurance

Keys to Traveling Abroad with Atlas Travel Insurance

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

One great opportunity in life is to be able to travel. It gives you a chance to explore distant countries and learn about their histories and cultures. Before you hop on that next plane, consider these Atlas Travel® Insurance keys to traveling abroad:... Read More ...

How to Backpack Around the World

How to Backpack Around the World

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Traveling can be expensive, especially when going abroad. How are you supposed to see the world if you cannot afford renting space in a hotel or resort? The answer is simple if you know how to backpack around the world. Sadly, not many people know of these cost-effective and exciting travel techniques.... Read More ...

Finding the Right Medical Mission Trips for You

Finding the Right Medical Mission Trips for You

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to medical missions trips, there is literally a world of opportunity out there. Surprisingly enough, you don’t necessarily need to be a doctor to travel the world and serve. Whether you’re an accomplished physician, a student in nursing school, or someone with zero medical training, there are plenty of organizations (religious and otherwise)... Read More ...

Mission Trip: Preparing for your Church Group Mission Trip

Mission Trip: Preparing for your Church Group Mission Trip

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Whether you are embarking on your first mission trip or fourth, your trip may only be as successful as the amount of preparatory work you put into planning and organizing. We recently spoke with a former youth pastor and veteran of many international mission trips. He shared these tips on preparing for a group mission trip:... Read More ...

Packing the Perfect Travel Makeup Kit

Packing the Perfect Travel Makeup Kit

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

When packing for a trip, it’s not uncommon to forget a few things. Your makeup doesn’t have to be one of them. The tips below will help you pack the perfect travel makeup kit.... Read More ...

Say What? Phrases Every International Traveler Should Know

Say What? Phrases Every International Traveler Should Know

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Traveling the world is undoubtedly fun and exciting, but it also can be a little problematic at times. Knowing what, how and when to say a phrase in a foreign language is necessary for avoiding problems, conflicts or hazardous situations that may not be possible to resolve in English. Provided below is a list of five phrases every international traveler should know when they venture abroad.... Read More ...

Tips For Traveling Internationally With Kids

Tips For Traveling Internationally With Kids

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

One of the best gifts that can be given to children is the opportunity to travel abroad and experience different cultures. Foreign travel affords people of all ages with a view of wider horizons and offers the chance to better understand the conditions and issues that affect the rest of the world. Here are some tips for traveling internationally with kids.... Read More ...

Tips for Traveling Light

Tips for Traveling Light

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Sometimes, travel is anything but relaxing. Many business trips and super-quick vacations entail a fair amount of travel after you arrive at your destination, so finding a good list of tips for traveling light is the key to a smooth travel experience. The last thing you want to do is haul around heavy luggage,... Read More ...

Tips on Packing for Travel

Tips on Packing for Travel

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Some people like to pack no more than the bare necessities when they travel. Others like to leave nothing to chance, bringing everything they can carry in case they need it. The best option is somewhere in the middle. When packing for travel, it is important to consider the destination, what it has to offer and then decide what amount of gear is optimal.... Read More ...

 Picture Perfect Vacation: 5 Tips for Better Vacation Photos

Picture Perfect Vacation: 5 Tips for Better Vacation Photos

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Were your vacation photos a little blurry, out of focus, and not so memorable? If so, brush up on your photography skills before taking off on your next adventure. Though your photographs may never grace the pages of a travel magazine, you can get better vacation photos by following these five tips.... Read More ...

 Top Sites for Travel Information

Top Sites for Travel Information

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on March 28, 2014 in Travel

You have blocked the calendar, picked the destination, and purchased the trip. The next step is to learn about where you are going and figure out your daily itinerary. The following sites are great places to kick start your travel information research.... Read More ...

Travel on Thanksgiving

Travel on Thanksgiving

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 28, 2014 in Travel

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you have probably started thinking about travel plans. Travel on Thanksgiving can be a major hassle for anyone involved. Long lines at the airport, bad traffic, and bad weather can lead to a ruined holiday. However, with these travel on Thanksgiving tips, you will find your holiday traveling much... Read More ...

Travel Tips for Europe

Travel Tips for Europe

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Whenever you are considering a trip to a new place, it’s always a good idea to do research before you leave home. With that in mind, you are on the hunt for some good travel tips for Europe, and you know that there is a lot of learning ahead of you before you can travel with some idea of what you are doing. We thought we would lend a hand by compiling our own list of easy travel tips for Europe that might help make your European tour more enjoyable and just a little easier to manage.... Read More ...

Traveling Abroad: Four Cultural Customs to Remember

Traveling Abroad: Four Cultural Customs to Remember

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Many a traveler has accidentally committed a faux pas after neglecting to respect an important custom or practice of a particular place or group of people. Respecting traditions abroad shows respect to the people of the country you are visiting. Listed below are four cultural customs from around the world.... Read More ...

The Benefits of Traveling Spain by Train

The Benefits of Traveling Spain by Train

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

The United Nations World Trade Organization Tourism Highlights study says that Spain is the fourth most popular nation in the world for international tourist arrivals. If you are looking for a way to spice up your travel and try something new, you may want to consider traveling Spain by train on your next vacation.... Read More ...

Five Tips for Life After Graduation

Five Tips for Life After Graduation

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

The period of time following college graduation is often characterized by uncertainty.  On one hand, you’ve accomplished something both incredibly enlightening and rewarding. On the other hand, no college course has definitively provided an answer to the inquiry “What am I going to do with my life?” While you most likely have some idea of... Read More ...

The Importance of Business Networking

The Importance of Business Networking

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

While completing my undergraduate degree at a private four-year college, there was one piece of advice that was reiterated time and again- There is one crucial, yet often overlooked, element that deserves careful attention when preparing to take on my first job: business networking. Most elite jobs are no longer listed in newspapers or even... Read More ...

Tips from a Career Counselor

Tips from a Career Counselor

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

I’ll never forget the tap on the shoulder from the woman in H.R. She asked me my name, so she could make sure she was delivering the news to the right person. Twenty minutes later I was driving home without a job and without a plan. Shortly after that, I was in the office of... Read More ...

Top Job Search Sites

Top Job Search Sites

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

Monster has been around longer than many other job search sites and is also one of the largest. Monster provides a trusted name for people looking for jobs online. On Monster, you can either search for jobs or put up a for-hire ad and upload a résumé. After signing up with Monster, you can upload... Read More ...

Scholarship Programs for International Students

Scholarship Programs for International Students

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

There are plenty of universities and organizations that provide scholarship programs for international students. Whether you are looking to study in the U.S. or on the opposite end of the world, each program is different and provides a unique experience for each individual looking for a well-rounded educational and cultural learning experience. Many universities provide... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad in England

How to Study Abroad in England

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

England is consistently one of the top places for study abroad students to extend their travels and studies for many reasons. One of the top reasons to study abroad in England is that it is an English speaking area, and saves students the hassle of a language barrier. Once you have made you last final... Read More ...

10 Tips for Experiencing the Culture While Studying Abroad

10 Tips for Experiencing the Culture While Studying Abroad

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is not always easy. Language barriers can leave foreign students feeling isolated on occasions, and home sickness is common among young travelers. Studying abroad can be made easier and more enjoyable if students do not think of themselves as visitors, but instead immerse themselves in a region’s culture. Provided below are 10 tips for experiencing the culture while studying abroad.... Read More ...

Study Abroad in Spain

Study Abroad in Spain

Posted by Ryan Love on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting time for any student who takes advantage of the opportunity to learn and travel in a different country. However, one of the most difficult decisions you have to make before studying abroad is deciding where you actually want to go. Many students choose to study in countries like England and... Read More ...

Surviving the Holidays in the U.S. for International Students

Surviving the Holidays in the U.S. for International Students

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

The months before Christmas in the United States can be intimidating for someone not familiar with the colors, music, festivity, and shopping that surround this widely-celebrated holiday. While you might celebrate Christmas—or a different holiday—already, recognizing holidays in the U.S. begins as early as November and continues into January. You need to prepare for just... Read More ...

Study Business Abroad

Study Business Abroad

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

In today’s economic market and job climate, it really helps to have a little something extra on your resume. In fact, many employers look for potential hires that not only have relevant experience, but who can also provide a competitive advantage. Whether you are currently studying business, management, or international business, going to study business abroad will not only improve your resume, but also provide a wonderful educational and cultural experience. Studying business and management abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance your skills and gain practical and applicable experiences on an international level.... Read More ...

Five Ways to Love Your Job

Five Ways to Love Your Job

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Personal Wellness

Do you dread going to work each morning? Or, are you excited to face the challenges that a new day at the office brings? There is something very fulfilling about being able to honestly say that you love your job. In order to reach this often sought, yet rarely obtained sense of nirvana, implement the following tips: ... Read More ...

Backpacking Tips and Destinations

Backpacking Tips and Destinations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Where do your trips take you? If you’re more likely to be found rushing down river rapids or climbing bridges than taking guided tours to museums and cafes, you may fall into a special category of traveler: the adventure backpacker.... Read More ...

Best Places to Stay in St. John

Best Places to Stay in St. John

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on March 27, 2014 in Travel

First things first, why go to St. John? I’ve been to my fair share of Caribbean destinations, but St. John wins out every time. I’ve been to Aruba twice, the Cayman Islands, and Mexico, but nothing comes as close to paradise as St. John, USVI. St. John has it all: clear blue water, white sandy... Read More ...

Checklist For International Travel

Checklist For International Travel

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

International travel is extremely exciting. Whether you are traveling for pleasure or business, you are most likely excited and nervous. You might be excited about the opportunities and experiences ahead of you, or you might be nervous about the experiences ahead of you. We do not always know what lies in front of us, especially ... Read More ...

City Living and Traveling: Indianapolis

City Living and Traveling: Indianapolis

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Convenience is one major benefit of living in a bigger city like Indianapolis. Shops, convenient stores, and grocers can be found a couple blocks from each other in downtown Indy.  This enables individuals to step out of their front door, turn the corner, and get the ingredients for that amazing balsamic-glazed salmon recipe featured during ... Read More ...

Contract Work Abroad: 5 Cultural Awareness Tips

Contract Work Abroad: 5 Cultural Awareness Tips

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

It’s no secret that creating the most efficient working environment for you and your colleagues takes time and effort. One effective way to improve your experience if you plan to start contract work abroad is by employing a bit of cultural awareness. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you integrate into your new workspace and surroundings if you decide to take up contract work abroad.... Read More ...

Cultural Awareness Tips for Working Abroad

Cultural Awareness Tips for Working Abroad

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Working abroad can be not only a great occupational opportunity, but also a great way to learn about the cultures of other countries. But in order to have a successful overseas working experience, expats must prepare for the possibility of culture shock, or just the challenges that can sometimes accompany living in a new place.... Read More ...

7 Fool-Proof Trip Planning Tools

7 Fool-Proof Trip Planning Tools

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Writer and travel expert Jeanne Ammermuller fills us in on her top 7 tools for easy, headache-free trip planning. , I talked about my approach to planning—finding all of the places I want to visit and putting them on sortable index cards. But how do you find those gems? Who do you trust? And where... Read More ...

Finding Discounts and Deals on Hotels

Finding Discounts and Deals on Hotels

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Staying in a hotel can be one of the most expensive components of your trip, especially if you don’t know how to take advantage of the many discounts and deals that are out there. Here are some suggestions on how to find the best deals for your hotel stay... Read More ...

Live Local -- It's the Only Way to Travel

Live Local -- It's the Only Way to Travel

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Photo courtesy of Trey Ratcliff. A new service was recently launched in Berlin where travelers can hook up with a local to tour the city and learn how to imbed themselves into the local culture of the German capital. This struck me as one of the greatest travel, and business, ideas I had heard of... Read More ...

How to Have Fun While Planning a Trip

How to Have Fun While Planning a Trip

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Writer and travel expert Jeanne Ammermuller enlightens us on how planning a trip can be just as fun as the trip itself–if you do it the right way. I planned my first trip in 1982 as a college student heading to a semester abroad. In a pre-internet world, I relied on two resources: and a... Read More ...

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Mission trips are a great way for young adults to have unique experiences in foreign countries while working toward something that matters. Many teenagers go on these trips and have life-changing adventures. So you want to go on a mission trip? But where to start? There’s a few things to consider when thinking about a mission trip.... Read More ...

Packing Tips for Travel

Packing Tips for Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Very few people actually enjoy packing. In fact, most leave that horrible task to the last minute, which can add unwanted stress. Packing tips for travel are all over the Internet, and often these packing tips will provide you will valuable knowledge, but sometimes you have to look at multiple sites to get all the ... Read More ...

How To Overcome A Fear Of Flying

How To Overcome A Fear Of Flying

Posted by Derrick Braziel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

I still remember my first time flying like it was yesterday. I had several questions rushing through my head. What would it be like? Does it hurt when your ears pop? Here are several tips to help you, or anyone you know, deal with their fear of flying.... Read More ...

The 5 Best Holiday Travel Blogs

The 5 Best Holiday Travel Blogs

Posted by Daniel Giffin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is bearing down on us at full speed. If you’re traveling this year and want some advice on what not to do or where to go, you may want to consult some experts. Here are five of the best holiday travel blogs from travelers with holiday travel experience.... Read More ...

How To Pack Your Suitcase

How To Pack Your Suitcase

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Instead of resorting to the theatrics of cramming everything in and sitting on the suitcase top to close it up, try using some of these handy tips and tricks for how to pack your suitcase.... Read More ...

Safety and Security During Summer Olympics 2012 in London

Safety and Security During Summer Olympics 2012 in London

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The Olympics take safety and security very seriously. De-Neita Peoples, a student currently studying abroad in London during the 2012 summer Olympics, gives us the inside scoop about the latest news on  security for the Olympics.... Read More ...

The 6 Most Annoying Travelers in the World

The 6 Most Annoying Travelers in the World

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

“Because I travel a lot, I get to sit and watch people,” says Chuck Gose. “As you go through the airport, through security, getting on the plane, getting off the plane, there are little annoying things people do throughout the entire process.” Want to avoid making the list? Don’t be any of these people the next time you fly.... Read More ...

How to “Taste” Napa Valley Without Breaking the Bank

How to “Taste” Napa Valley Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

California’s Napa Valley is known for world-class wines. But the problem is, many wineries charge world-class prices, too. For example, top wineries like Opus One and Far Niente charge $40 – $50 per tasting. Fortunately, there are several ways to save hundreds of dollars (or more) during your time in Napa. As a California native,... Read More ...

The Best Vegetarian Holiday Meals from Around the World

The Best Vegetarian Holiday Meals from Around the World

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

It’s not easy being vegetarian, or feeding a vegetarian, during the holidays. Almost every dish has meat or some animal byproduct. But instead of having just one plate at the Thanksgiving table with a Boca burger, try something new. Here are a few meal ideas to get you started. In India, the holidays Dusshera, which... Read More ...

Tips for Backpacking Abroad

Tips for Backpacking Abroad

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

You are all set to embark upon a thrilling Asian backpacking adventure. You have your tickets and you can’t wait to traverse the exotic terrains of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and India. Before you set out on your trip, there is a lot of preparation to do at home. As important as it is that you ... Read More ...

Packing Your Backpack for South America

Packing Your Backpack for South America

Posted by Derrick Braziel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

South America is a popular destination for backpackers, and when you consider that the continent is overflowing with rainforests, archeological remains, beautiful scenery, and vibrant cities, it is no surprise. With so much to see and do, adventurous tourists have plenty of unique activities and cultural experiences to choose from. However, preparing for a trip—especially... Read More ...

Planning A Destination Wedding

Planning A Destination Wedding

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Planning a trip to the United States can be very exciting, although the visitor visa process can be daunting. There are a few things that are slightly different when obtaining a visitor visa for U.S. from India, so be sure to read through this process carefully to make sure you follow the directions correctly. ... Read More ...

Sochi Travel Cheat Sheet

Sochi Travel Cheat Sheet

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The Olympics in Sochi, Russia, provide a great opportunity to see one of the most interesting and fun cities in Russia. While you’re there, not only will you be able to enjoy the Olympic Games, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy many experiences unique to Sochi. There’s still time to make last-minute... Read More ...

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Your bags are packed, flights are booked, and you are ready for vacation. But, before you leave home and start enjoying yourself, have you thought about preparing your home for vacation? You may not have considered it before, but you really do need to take time to prepare your house for your absence.  Below are... Read More ...

Visa Requirements for U.S.A.

Visa Requirements for U.S.A.

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a visitor visa to the United States can be a tricky and confusing process. With these handy tips however, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. While every country’s process is a little different, there are some basic steps that are the same.... Read More ...

Visitor Visa Documents For USA

Visitor Visa Documents For USA

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a visitor visa can be an extremely stressful process: there are rules, restrictions, and regulations regarding almost every step. One area that can be particularly confusing is what documentation you need to bring to your interview. There are two types of documents, the required documents and then the recommended or supporting documents. It can be confusing, but it isn’t as confusing once you know the difference between the two types.... Read More ...

Traveling with Kids

Traveling with Kids

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling with kids can be a pretty stressful situation, and if you have decided to fly during your next trip or vacation, it can be even worse. Let’s face it: kids gets can get cranky, tired, and loud, especially when confined to a small space like an airplane. As a parent traveling with kids, it... Read More ...

Traveling with Your Toddler on an Airplane

Traveling with Your Toddler on an Airplane

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling with your toddler on an airplane is no small task. Being confined to their seat and not having all of the toys at the ready can leave any child frustrated and grumpy. Not to mention, the people around you probably will not enjoy it if your child is screaming and crying the entire time.... Read More ...

Where to Travel in October

Where to Travel in October

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Autumn leaves are frequently looked over when you are traveling through your home town. In order to truly appreciate the beauty of fall and all of the colors that come with it, taking a holiday trip may help you see the wonders of the world with a different perspective. Here are some ideas on where ... Read More ...

Where to Travel in November

Where to Travel in November

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

November is one of the best fall months of the year to travel. Whether you are looking to take your family somewhere for Thanksgiving or simply looking for a weekend retreat, there are plenty of places for you to visit. Many people prefer to take trips over the summer or extended winter breaks, so traveling... Read More ...

Where to Travel in March

Where to Travel in March

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling in March may seem like an odd time to vacation, but in reality there are many unique events that make it a great time to go, especially if the weather in your area is getting you down. From festivals to nature spectacles, as well as off-season bargains, a March vacation can be the experience... Read More ...

Three Reasons Why You Should Buy Travel Medical Insurance

Three Reasons Why You Should Buy Travel Medical Insurance

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Insurance

So, you’ve decided to travel abroad. The only problem is you have no idea where you want to go. There are so many places you have wanted to visit, things you wanted to see, cultures you have wanted to experience and people you have wanted to meet.... Read More ...

Tips for Internship Success: Turn An Internship Into a Full-Time Position

Tips for Internship Success: Turn An Internship Into a Full-Time Position

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 26, 2014 in Life Transitions

You did it! You’ve graduated college and the world is yours for the taking. Well…it would be if this was the 90s; but this is 2012 and the job market and economy are struggling. When it comes to your job search, it’s likely that you won’t be in the corner office right away.... Read More ...

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on March 26, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to people who travel for business, there are lots of stereotypes and myths. Just because you are a business traveler, it does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort or style for cost and lesser quality (or spend lots of company money for no good reason!).... Read More ...

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The streets of London are sure to be filled with sports fans from around the world during the Summer Olympic Games of 2012. To help you from getting lost on the streets during the London Olympics, we have put together this short guide for getting around town:... Read More ...

The Top Tools for Travel Groups

The Top Tools for Travel Groups

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Planning a trip for just one person can be a challenge;  however, organizing a trip for travel groups is a considerable undertaking. Besides the organization and logistics, each individual has their preferences – which airline to fly and seat selection, the time of day to travel, taking guided tours rather than planning your own schedule.... Read More ...

Tips for Flying

Tips for Flying

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You are all set to embark upon your next trip! You have purchased your tickets and your bags are packed. There is just one more obstacle to conquer before you can relax on the beach or explore a foreign land: the flight.... Read More ...

Tips for Traveling to Switzerland

Tips for Traveling to Switzerland

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

These tips for traveling to Switzerland can help you navigate the culture and customs that will be around you. From booking your tickets to deciding where to stay, this article can help you make the most out of your trip. Here are some tips for traveling to Switzerland.... Read More ...

Tips to Travel Europe on a Budget

Tips to Travel Europe on a Budget

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Traveling can be expensive, and no one likes that. If you are smart about the way you travel, then you can actually save money, which allows you to travel more often or for longer periods of time.... Read More ...

Planning the Perfect Family Vacations with Toddlers

Planning the Perfect Family Vacations with Toddlers

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Nothing rejuvenates quite like a vacation. The chance to get away from the everyday, relax your mind, and unplug can reinvigorate and refresh your spirit. The opportunity to successfully do so, however, can be a challenge when you have little ones in tow.... Read More ...

U.S. Visitor Visa Application Tips

U.S. Visitor Visa Application Tips

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a United States visitor visa can be a long and difficult process. Wading through all of the forms and fees only to be rewarded with an intense interview can seem very scary. However, with the help of these handy tips and tricks, you could be breezing through it in no time.... Read More ...

First-Time Traveler’s Tips

First-Time Traveler’s Tips

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 24, 2014 in Travel

International travel can be overwhelming, especially for someone who has never been to a foreign country. You have inevitably read numerous posts and articles containing all kinds of traveler’s tips for where you are going, and while it never hurts to be prepared for your trip, you might find yourself overwhelmed.... Read More ...

Dealing With Being Laid Off: One Man’s Story

Dealing With Being Laid Off: One Man’s Story

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 26, 2014 in Life Transitions

Dealing with being laid off is one of life’s great Catch-22 situations. When you’re working, you often want nothing more than time off to travel, spend time with your family, fix up the house, or just decompress. When you lose your job you have nothing but time but may not be able to justify traveling or... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad

How to Study Abroad

Posted by Cynthia Roush on February 6, 2014 in Study Abroad

Making the decision to study abroad at any age must be done carefully. There is a lot you must consider before you actually leave home and embark on this great opportunity. Where will you go and when? How will you pay for it? Where will you live while you are there? Why do you want to go? The truth is, there is a process to studying abroad. It is not as simple as applying to a program and leaving home. In fact, depending on the program, it could take a few months for you to be fully prepared to leave home and begin your adventure.... Read More ...

Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International Students

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on January 29, 2014 in Study Abroad

One of the most difficult parts of studying abroad is coming up with the money. Besides program tuition, students must factor in airfare, any additional travel plans to get to their destination, food, souvenirs, travel to neighboring cities and countries, fees for clubs or other activities, and miscellaneous costs. Often this high cost of a study abroad trip deters many students. However, the benefits of the experience have the potential to far outweigh the costs.... Read More ...

Finding a Career After College

Finding a Career After College

Posted by Cynthia Roush on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

Preparing to graduate from college can be an extremely stressful time of your life. With senior projects, presentations, and examinations looming over your head, you might not have had the opportunity to really think about your future career very much. You may not have had the chance to seriously consider what you want to do next in life, with adulthood quickly approaching. However, finding a career after college doesn’t have to be so stressful.... Read More ...

Finding a Job After College

Finding a Job After College

Posted by Cynthia Roush on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

As you are preparing to graduate, one of the biggest questions on your mind (unless you have a job lined up already) is probably, “How do I find a job after college?” As a student, you might think that finding a job is going to be easy and you will have plenty of time to search after graduation. However, the truth about life after college, for most graduates, is that finding a rewarding job in the current economy is difficult and will require you to invest a lot of time into searching for and applying to various jobs.... Read More ...

Finding a Job with No Experience

Finding a Job with No Experience

Posted by Jarred Juett on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

As you prepare to graduate college, or if you are a recent college graduate, you might be wondering, “How am I going to get a job?” As someone who most likely does not have a lot of work experience in your desired field, the entire process of finding a job may be new to you. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed, and you may feel a lot of pressure to find that perfect job right after graduating. Whether that pressure comes from yourself or someone close to you, it can make this time needlessly stressful.... Read More ...

Finding a Place to Live After Graduation

Finding a Place to Live After Graduation

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

You may have just spent the last four years in dorm rooms. Or maybe you lived off-campus with a friend or two in an apartment. Or maybe you commuted to school. In any case, with graduation approaching, it is time to start thinking about your living situation. You may have already found a place to live, or you have decided you will move back home with your parents. But maybe you have not found somewhere to live yet, and you do not know the first thing about searching for an apartment. This process can be both intimidating and overwhelming.... Read More ...

How Do I Find A Job After College: Internships

How Do I Find A Job After College: Internships

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on January 24, 2014 in Life Transitions

You’ve just graduated college. You did everything right: went to class, studied hard, made good grades, participated in student organizations, and had a summer internship. But you are still wondering, “How do I find a job after college?” The truth is that the answer to the question is slightly difficult. Because of the current job market, landing a job right after college can be pretty difficult. In fact, some recent graduates are making the decision to spend time right after school participating in internships, whether they have interned before or not. Gaining real-world work experiences, like those provided through an internship, really does go a long way when it comes to landing your first job.... Read More ...

Entry-Level Jobs for Graduates

Entry-Level Jobs for Graduates

Posted by Jarred Juett on January 23, 2014 in Life Transitions

The reality of the job world for many recent graduates is a difficult one to accept. Gone are the days when easily transitioning from college to a job was the norm. Now, many recent graduates find themselves underemployed or taking work that has little to do with the degree they earned. Many students daydream about their ideal job and, because they are enthusiastic and ambitious, they want to begin that dream job right away, right after graduating.... Read More ...