A cool breeze greeted me as I walked out of the airport in Richmond, VA, the place I called home for six years before moving to Texas for college. As school and classes started getting more and more stressful, a taste of Virginia fall was exactly what I needed. The real reason I headed home […]

After speaking with many of my fellow students, colleagues, and friends, I’ve learned a lot about peoples’ preconceived notions regarding traveling, especially traveling while in college and traveling alone. The truth is, it’s really not that difficult or scary. Here are some of the main concerns I’ve heard, and what you can do to overcome […]

Hey readers! Hope you’re having a happy Monday. I know I sure am, despite preparing for an exam tomorrow and a few assignments due later this week. I’m gearing up for a trip to Austin this Friday and couldn’t be more excited. I’m also in the middle of planning a couple trips all over the […]

When I was in London during my very first solo trip, I decided to hop on the Eurostar and go to Paris for a day. While I’d love to go to Paris and stay longer, this was certainly a great first look into the city.  The first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful, […]

I’m all about long-term travel; last summer I spent three months abroad. But during the school year, us college students have classes all week and don’t really have the opportunity to travel for more than a few days at a time. It’s the same idea with those who work full-time or have obligations during the […]

Imagine a place where culture, history, and tradition mix together. Now add religion and mystery and you have the Man Mo Temple of Hong Kong. This historic temple is a traditional Chinese edifice that mixes practices of Buddhism and Daoism. Tourists are free to enter and local college students are there to welcome guests and […]

For my high school graduation present, my mother used her savings and put me on a plane to London to stay with an uncle I’d never met before. At first, I was scared to death of the prospect of traveling alone. I’d never traveled anywhere by myself and I felt that London was a giant […]