A Female Traveler’s Guide to Having a Positive Couchsurfing Experience

One big reason I’ve been able to travel so much as a broke college student is because of Couchsurfing. It has kept my travel costs low by reducing my accommodation costs to nothing. It has also been a great way for me to meet new people and make new friends from all over the world, many of which I still keep in touch with to this day. Read More …

Top 5 Things to Do in San Francisco, USA

A couple of weekends ago, I had the fortune of arriving in San Francisco on the first day of nice weather the city’s seen since 2017 started. I had visited San Francisco once with my family back when I was in high school, but it’s never the same visiting a city as an adult with adult friends rather than parents. One thing I always note in the Read More …

Our Favorite Resources for Cheap Student Travel

Travel is one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences for a student. It is oftentimes the best form of education as it equips the student with knowledge and experiences that are not taught in lecture halls and classrooms. It opens up students’ minds to different cultures and people and broadens their awareness and knowledge of global issues. However, being a student (especially in the United Read More …

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Airbnb (Plus $40 Coupon Code)

Although Airbnb has been around for a few years, many people are still hesitant to try it due to concerns with safety, cleanliness, and the overall experience of living in someone else’s home. However, most of these concerns are unfounded. For example, a portion of your rental fee goes directly to cleaning, so cleanliness is typically not an issue with these properties. Also, Airbnb provides ratings for each of Read More …

How I Traveled to NYC for a Weekend with $20 USD

This is perhaps one of our most highly requested posts yet. I had mentioned in an earlier post that I would frequently travel to New York City (NYC) from Boston with $20 USD or less, including all transportation, accommodation, and food, and received an influx of messages asking how it is possible to spend so little money in one of the  most expensive cities in Read More …

35 Free Things to Do in Chicago

As one of the largest cities in one of the most expensive countries in the world, Chicago is probably not the first city that comes to mind when planning a budget trip. However, if you know where to go, there’s a lot you can see and do without spending a penny. From cultural museums to beautiful parks, Chicago has something fun for everyone. Here are 35 Read More …

Guide to Taking a Day Trip to Virgin Gorda (BVI) From St. Thomas (USVI)

On our trip to the Virgin Islands this past December, we decided to stay in the Red Hook area of St. Thomas. Red Hook is one of the most popular marinas on the island, so there were plenty of ships leaving from the port at Red Hook to go to other islands. There are numerous islands around St. Thomas that are a short boat ride Read More …

2017 Best Packable Travel Daypack Review: NeatPack (Plus Promo Code for 10% Discount)

We’re all about traveling light, but with that comes certain challenges. One of the biggest challenges is having to pack another bag inside our 20L travel backpack for day trips and other excursions once we arrive in our destination. Last year we discovered the Tortuga Packable Daypack, which provided us with ample storage for everything we needed for a day, and it packed up nicely Read More …

How You Can Help Refugees Right Now

Donald J. Trump’s ban on Muslims from a list of seven countries from entering the United States is no longer an issue of politics but rather an issue of basic human rights. Regardless of your political views, I hope you can agree that denying people their right to legally enter the country to visit their children, see their dying parent for the last time, or Read More …

24 Hours in Krakow

After my stops in Budapest and Vienna, the third stop on my five-countries-in-five-days trip was Krakow, Poland. We arrived at the Krakow train station at around 8 AM after an overnight train ride. First, we exchanged some of our euros for Polish currency, the Zloty. I would highly recommend doing this, as most of the Eastern European countries that I visited accept only their national currency Read More …