Visa vs. Passport: What’s the Difference?

When planning a trip abroad, there are certain necessities travelers must attain before departure. The most important of these are travel documents. Every traveler should be aware of whether they need a passport or a visa, yet, many of us fall short of knowing what exactly the difference is between the two. 

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Jada C. Comment
How To Live Like A Local In A Foreign Country

The beauty of traveling to a foreign country is that you get to experience a completely foreign culture and be exposed to a whole new perspective. You will find that the best way to heighten and immerse yourself in these experiences, is by learning to live like a local. After all, when you experience a country as a tourist, you are only experiencing the country on a skin-deep level. But when you start to live in a country as one of the locals, you get a glimpse into the country’s very heart and soul. There are certain activities and preparations that you can partake in beforehand, and others that you can put into practice during your travels, which will help you learn to live like a local.

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Victoria E.
Workaway.info, The Travel Website That’s Modernizing Going Abroad

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to France and receiving free food and accommodation, like tasty French meals and a personal bedroom with ensuite shower-room, all in exchange for helping a French family simply take care of their home and children? Well look no further, because of your dream, and many others similar to it, can be a reality all thanks to Workaway.info, an online website working to not just make you a tourist, but a cultured traveler by pairing you and locals in a new kind of way to experience the world. 

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Jada C.
How To Make a Suitable Travel Budget

When planning for your overseas or domestic trip, it can be easy to only focus on the fun details, and ignore the boring and difficult ones. However, one detail that cannot be ignored is travel budgeting. Having a suitable travel budget is going to have a big impact on how smoothly your trip goes and will assure that you actually have the money to do all the things you want to do at your destination. Luckily, creating a suitable travel budget for your trip is a lot more simple and practical than you might have originally thought. Just grab a pen and paper, or open up an Excel spreadsheet, and follow these simple guidelines to creating your own travel budget.

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Europe’s Cheapest Airline, Ryanair

In the summer of 2016, I traveled over 4,000 miles, from Atlanta to Florence, to study abroad for six weeks. During this time, I, of course, hoped to travel to other neighboring countries and explore as much of the world as possible. Yet, I found this to be a bit stressful as I began to discover traveling costs. Traveling within Europe is normally affordable once you find your way into the continent, but after paying for my flight and trip, I was on a tight budget. 

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Jada C.
2 Programs That Help You Get Abroad

When the reality of having to start chipping away at student loans sets in after graduation, it may seem like your travel dreams have to be put on the backburner.  However, the truth is that there really is no better time than now to take advantage of the under-known and time sensitive student visas, particularly for those of us in the 18-30 age group.  I was surprised to find that for many destinations, there are specific opportunities that have been set up with the exact purpose of serving the money-pinched student.

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How To Fund Your Journey

Whether you were too busy concentrating on your studies to get a job or weren’t able to save enough money from your regular job, you don’t have to let the issue of not having enough money stop you from traveling. In fact, lots of people are increasingly turning to working while they travel, to fund their journeys. Most people that have earned money by working during their holidays describe it as a great way to interact with the locals and make friends,  as well as being an honest and practical way to earn money.

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5 Tips to Less Stress While Traveling

We’ve all done it before: made the mad dash through the airport, recreating the scene from Home Alone, rushing to make the flight. Right as you sit down in your seat, gearing up for take off, you realize you forgot something. While it may not have been a child, it’s probably still important. Almost instantaneously, the headaches start to take over and your relaxing trip doesn’t seem so carefree anymore. To help minimize the chances of finding yourself in a situation similar to the one above, pay attention to the following tips on how to stress less while traveling.

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Katherine W.
How To Dress Appropriately For Any Travel Occasion

Whether you are a seasoned traveler, or about to head out on your first solitary expedition, it can help put your mind to ease to know that you have picked clothes that are appropriate for whatever travel occasion you may find yourself in. With the help of this article, you will learn the best way to dress for any travel situation, whether it is something as simple as arriving at the airport, and traveling on an airplane, to something as culturally complex as visiting sacred sites, and attending cultural festivals.

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Going The Extra Mile

I happened to be in London last Spring and being the adventurous, outdoorsy person I like to think I am, I opted to look for any hiking trails that would take me outside the city. London is a wonderful city filled with culture and history, but I’m willing to admit, it’s lacking in the mountainous adventure department. My quest for hiking trails took me to Wales, but what I found interesting about my research was that “hike” didn’t yield the results I thought it would.

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Which Travel Books Actually Help?

The last thing someone wants to do before a trip is walk into a bookstore and stare at the countless supply of travel books claiming to be the best one for their destination. Trying to pick out a guidebook to help you at your destination should not become a bigger headache than it needs to be. Here are some books that will rise above the others and be your companion during your travels.

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Katherine W.
Essential Travel Safety Apps For Wherever You Go

The most important rule of traveling, especially when you’re alone, is making sure you’re safety is a priority. If you’re a frequent traveler, having to worry about putting something else in your suitcase is probably the last thing you want. Luckily, there are apps for your mobile device designed to keep you safe, while letting others know where you are if you ever feel uncomfortable. Listed below are the top three apps that, in my opinion, have the best features. All three apps are available for Android and iOS devices and work both internationally and domestically.
 

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Why You Should Be An Exchange Student

Have you ever been interested in being an exchange student? Maybe you are, but you just don’t know that much about it. If that’s the case, then you are not the only one. Despite the fact that most universities offer student exchange programs, it always seems as if they are swept under the rug, and that no one really knows that much about them. It’s important to learn more about what exactly makes up a student exchange program, and the reasons as to why you should embark upon one.

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Three Cheers for Gap Years

In the United States, people are generally encouraged and sometimes expected to move directly from high school to university, and from university to establishing their career. However, this is not the case everywhere, and in many countries, taking a gap year is the norm. It is seen as a way to allow students to step back from the stress of the academic world and gain some experience and perspective before making life-changing decisions about their futures. 

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