Yearly Archives: 2014

What to Pack for the Times Square Ball Drop

If your travel group intends to hold on until midnight on the East Coast then you’d better pack for cold weather! The annual New Years Eve ball drop in New York City’s Times Square is a tradition that has been organized since 1907 and it doesn’t stop for frosty temperatures!   1. The first thing…
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All Free NYC

If your student travel group is like most of us, budgeting on the road is important! One of the most expensive cities on the U.S. map is the ritzy, glitzy, billion dollar Big Apple. But in your favor is the sheer size of a city brimming with competitors and entrepreneurs all scrambling to make your…
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8 Ingenious Stocking Stuffers for Travel-Junkies

With Christmas right around the corner it's time for one of two things: panic, or confidence. For those of you with big question marks next to the names left to check off of your shopping lists, we've compiled a guide that is extraordinarily handy for not only the travelers in your circle, but for yourself…
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The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

While many think fine-dining and taking the kids out to eat just can't go hand-in-hand, Chicago has proved us wrong with a smattering of delicious restaurants that haven't forgotten about the sometimes-picky eating habits of the little ones. Here are ten great restaurants that kids and adults will both love in the Windy City. Big…
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America’s Best Ferris Wheels

What is it about Ferris wheels that make them so timeless? Something about their size, their beauty and their historical significance makes them so much more than just another ride at the amusement park. Ferris wheels take you above the world, letting you view everything below you in a way that could make any view…
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World’s Tallest Roller Coaster Coming to Orlando

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gK5MWQ__Ns#t=214   As if Orlando wasn't already a perfect destination for thrill seekers and roller coaster enthusiasts, Skyplex has just recently announced its plans to build the world's tallest roller coaster -- and they released an absolutely stomach-dropping mock-up video to go with it.   Skyplex is also a new creation -- planned to open…
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Backpacks Vs. Suitcases

One of the most largely contested topics in the travel world is one that may seem petty, but can really make a big difference in your trip. Many people prefer the safety, largeness and sturdiness of a traditional travel suitcase, while others opt for the more easy to carry, less burdensome travel backpack. We'll lay…
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Wild Ziplines You Must Try

The zipline fad has quickly grown in the past ten years, and with good reason. How else can you experience the feeling of flying over volcanoes, mountains, canyons, rivers, lakes and treetops? If you're ready to take your passion for ziplining to the next level, try one of these extreme attractions throughout the United States.…
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8 Ways to Battle Homesickness

It’s perfectly normal to start missing home a bit during travel, whether you’re gone for a semester abroad, or just away for a week. If you’re looking for ways to move past your homesickness and just enjoy your trip, here are a few tips! 1. Be active. The easiest way to forget your woes is…
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Tall Tales in The U.S.

Have you ever played that game "telephone," where one person whispers something in another's ear, and by the time it makes its way around the circle, the story is usually way different? That's sort of how tall tales are created. While some may prove to be totally true, others are of course completely fabricated to…
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