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5 Tips for Beating Jet Lag

After months of planning and saving, time during international travel can easily be lost to the silent menace known as jet lag. Visiting a country with a significant time difference can mean that a good deal of time might be spent acclimating to a new schedule and routine, which can lead to many wasted hours and missed opportunities while abroad. With no time to spare, these rules will help minimize jet lag and help smooth the transition.

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7 Essentials to Pack Before You Travel

Often the items you need the most are the ones you don’t think about until the end of your trip. No matter how many blogs, YouTube videos, and travel books you read, there’s always something you still wish you had thought of before you left. Pack these 7 travel essentials to help prevent that sense of regret. No matter how trivial these items may seem at the moment, they are all an important aspect of safe, clean, and stress-free travel. Well worth the extra room in your suitcase or backpack!

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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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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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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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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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