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8 Things to See and Do in Croatia


3 different climates, 10 nature parks, 8 national parks, countless beaches, excellent food & wine, and 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites - where are you? Croatia!

8 Things to See and Do in Croatia

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The Perfect San Francisco Long Weekend Itinerary

Are you heading to San Francisco soon? Well, you’re going to love it. San Francisco is one of those cities that’s friendly, compact and really easy to get around if you only have a few days, making it the perfect destination for a long weekend. 

There are plenty of well-priced hotels in San Francisco, meaning you can see the city on foot or via the cable cars without having to travel a long way into the center from the suburbs.

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Traveling on an Extremely Tight Budget with a Group

Travelling is always more fun with a group of friends. You have more people to share the amazing experience with and get support to ensure things go smoothly. But travelling with your friends can sometimes add to the costs, especially when you’re with more than just three people. So, how to keep the costs down when you’re already on a tight student budget? Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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An Unusual Way to Explore Barcelona

Barcelona – this seaside town has much to offer visitors, from delicious food to Gaudi’s famous buildings. But as with any large city, how do you fit it all in? One way we love is discovering the city by bike! There are many locations for bike rentals in Barcelona, so wherever you are staying, you can hop on a bike and explore. There are bike paths, and the city is used to having plenty of bike traffic (as always, follow local traffic rules).

Your Guide to the London Tube

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Feb 13, 2017 / 0 comments

The ins and outs of getting around on the London Tube

Prior to studying abroad in London, I spoke with a friend about things I needed to know about London. The first thing he said was to get familiar with the tube. He also gave me a map so I could start studying. Before you leave for London, I would highly recommend getting familiar with the map. The tube will most likely be a part of your daily life. I’ve put together some information on the tube to help you get started! 

The Right Hostel Makes A Difference

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Feb 03, 2017 / 0 comments

A few months ago, my friends and I went to Uruguay - and we had a blast! I have stayed in my fair share of hostels over the years, but the excitement of traveling always gets to me and I always forget these crucial steps when picking out and staying in a hostel or an airbnb.

Disclaimer: I vehemently prefer airbnbs

The Right Hostel Makes A Difference


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Why Bushman Outfitters Needs to be Your Travel Clothing HQ

If you’re anything like me, you have a closet stuffed full of travel clothes – but few that you actually take with you, let alone wear often while you’re not traveling. Why? It’s rare to find clothes that you want to wear at home – and while traveling. 

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A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography

Do you love to take photos when you travel? Do you wonder about how to take great photos - both in terms of technique and how to tell a story? It's hard to find advice from an expert (unlike travel guides, right?) that combine photography and storytelling. Enter David Noyes, and his excellent new book, The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography. 

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6 Tips to Make your Visit to the USA Better

You’ve got a travel bug to see the USA – welcome! There is plenty to think about when visiting the US – visas, money, accommodations, weather, culture, and more.

Here are 6 of our best tips to make your visit better. 

6 Tips to Make your Visit to the USA Better

Three Museums in Boston For Families With Young Kids

by Jodi Grundig / Jan 18, 2017 / 0 comments

One of the oldest cities in America and home to many important historical events, Boston, MA should be on every American family’s vacation wish list.