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Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit

It’s springtime and finally acting like it in the tristate area. Spring is always an exciting time of year for students like myself—nicer weather allows us to spend some much needed time outside and also gives us a hint of the upcoming summer fun we plan to have. Speaking of outside time, a recent Science Advances study shows… Continue reading Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit

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Americans Will Need an ETIAS for European Travel, Not a Visa

News broke recently that American citizens along with people from more than 60 countries will soon need a visa to enter Europe’s Schengen Zone, an area compromised of 26 countries. This, however, is a bit misleading. The new clearance is not a visa, but an approval through the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS).… Continue reading Americans Will Need an ETIAS for European Travel, Not a Visa

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Elders Say They Regret Not Traveling; Here’s How to Avoid Regret

I randomly came across a TODAY article in which Americans over 65 gave their best advice for avoiding regrets in life. I was very pleased when I got halfway though the list and saw “not traveling enough” as something to keep in mind. I silently smiled to myself and thought, “Well, I surely believe that… Continue reading Elders Say They Regret Not Traveling; Here’s How to Avoid Regret

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The Six Top Emerging Destinations for Travel

The top lesser-known travel destinations have been announced from each continent (excluding Antarctica). The U.S.-based travel website TravelLemming.com surveyed 31 one of the most influential travel bloggers/vloggers/podcasters—who have a  collective following of 6.5 million followers on social media—to determine the winners. This recognition is part of the 2019 Emerging Destinations Awards sponsored by the site.… Continue reading The Six Top Emerging Destinations for Travel

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Travel Trends You Should Know for 2019

Travelers are bringing new ways to explore into the spotlight, from choosing out-of-the-way islands and towns to planning surprise trips. Pinterest released its fifth annual trends list, which is based on the steadily increasing search of popular categories on the platform. Check out the top 10 travel trends for 2019, as forecast by Pinterest. Run… Continue reading Travel Trends You Should Know for 2019

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10 Last-Minute Travel-Inspired Gifts

The holidays may be in full swing, but your gift shopping may not be—and that’s okay! Check out these travel-inspired, last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers for the wanderlust one in your life, that can be easily purchased at your local mall. Not Your Bag Luggage Tag Give your bag some personality with this sassy luggage… Continue reading 10 Last-Minute Travel-Inspired Gifts

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10 Travel Gifts on Amazon Right Now

It’s time to travel to Amazon to find a present for your jet-setter friend. If you’re pressed for time, let this guide save you some valuable minutes, so all you need to do is click, approve and buy. Travel wallet Store all your travel necessities while keeping them safe with the RFID blocking technology in… Continue reading 10 Travel Gifts on Amazon Right Now

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25 Travel-Themed Gifts Below $25

The holidays are here, and so is shopping time. If you have a frequent traveler in your life, you might want to think about giving them a gift they can really use. Here are 25 travel-themed presents that won’t break the bank.  LifeStraw This gadget is a game changer. The slim, light-weight “straw” removes 99.99%… Continue reading 25 Travel-Themed Gifts Below $25

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A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors

My semester abroad in Australia lasted over a year. I extended my study abroad journey by becoming an AIFS Alumni Ambassador during my senior year of college. At the end of the program, AIFS had ambassadors write letters to the potential new liaisons at our schools. I thought publishing my letter may encourage others to… Continue reading A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors

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How to Budget Your Money While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad, in my biased opinion, is one of the best investments you’ll ever make. That being said, it is an investment that involves large sums of money. Before you leave, you will have your visa, plane ticket(s), tuition, and accommodation paid. However, you will be paying your living expenses as you go, which can… Continue reading How to Budget Your Money While Studying Abroad