Education in Europe

Education in Europe

So you want to go to Europe to study? It’s not as simple as you might think. This isn’t backpacking across Europe. A serious and effective study abroad semester or year means mostly staying in one place and taking advantage of educational and cultural resources that...
Letter to my Backpack

Letter to my Backpack

Dear Blue, I’ve heard them say that dog is man’s best friend. Well, I never had a dog. I’ve had only you, dear old friend, you who are so old I cannot even remember where I found you. It was you who patiently waited as I packed and unpacked, and packed you up again...
Europe on a budget

Europe on a budget

When you hear the words “budget travel,” do you cringe and think, “Oh no, sleeping in noisy, dirty hostels and eating on a dollar a day?” Well, not quite—although that may be fun for some. Here are some ideas on how you can save major cash as you traipse through...