You’re young, you’re restless, and you have the world at your fingertips. You spend several months out of the year cooped up in a dormitory, but you want to learn more about the world. Your aunts and uncles at every family gathering talk about how they regret not traveling when they were young, and you don’t want to be like them. You want to take the first leap, but you’re not sure how to get started.

Well, it’s your lucky day, because I’m here to help you out!

If you’ve never traveled on your own before, there are a lot of ways to start. Choosing a travel type is your first means of beginning the process. If you’re looking for an educational program or a place to spend one of your semesters at school, look into a study abroad program. Want to make money or save on travel expenses? Consider working abroad or volunteering. Have you been wanting to get out there and explore on your own? Try backpacking/budget travel, or maybe even solo travel. And for the truly adventurous at heart, you could consider some alternative means of travel. While you’re at it, check out how to finance your trip, and what scholarships and contests are available to you.

There are also a lot of discounts and sales available to you exclusively through this site. By signing up for my newsletter, you can reap the benefits of these travel discounts, for everything from backpacks to hostels! Sign up and enjoy the benefits.

Lastly, check out what I bring on my travels for tips on what gear, technology, and research you should have your hands on before you take off.

The world is your oyster! Live it up while you have the chance.

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Why Travel In College?

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