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  • Gap Year Series: How to Volunteer Abroad

    Β My Instagram feed is full of them: beautiful photos of friends traveling around the globe. But what if you want to go beyond the filtered images of beautiful cities, picture perfect…

  • Canada’s Best National Parks

    Now that I live in the Pacific Northwest,Β British Columbia is a quick 45 minute drive away. My boyfriend and I have been taking advantage of this by going to Canucks games,…

  • Hostel Hacks: What to Pack

    Hostels are a great way to keep costs down when traveling. If you can handle the inconveniences (and lack of privacy) that come with dorm life, you can save some serious…

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    Seven Affordable Gap Year Ideas

    Gap years for both adults and teens seem to be more popular then ever. Just take a look at Malia Obama who deferred her admission to Harvard to spend a year…

  • What to Know Before You Visit Croatia

    I always wanted to visit Croatia but my trip this summer wasn’t quite what I expected. While I really liked Croatia, especially my visit to Zagreb, I just didn’t fall in…

  • Four Reasons You Should Visit Slovenia

    After a lackluster four days in Vienna, I decided to steer away fromΒ the standard Western European tourist trail. I wasn’t sure where to go next and spent way too long mulling…

  • Is Vienna Overrated?

    When I wasn’t having the greatest time in Vienna, I tried to figure out why by running a simple Google search: “Is Vienna overrated?” Not surprisingly, this question had been widely…