Category | Travel

Demystifying Adventure Travel

Posted on 29 September 2008

The term adventure travel gets tossed around so much these days, it’s in danger of becoming a cliche. But what exactly is it? Luckily, you don’t have to go careening down a 540-foot drop on snow skis, brave the oxygen-deprived elevations of Nepal’s Mt. Everest or risk your life rafting the roughest passage of the [...]

Places You Need To Go Now

Posted on 28 September 2008

You’ll always have the Eiffel Tower in Paris and London’s Buckingham Palace. But these days it’s harder than ever to find places untouched by civilization. From the jungles of Thailand to the Amazon rain forest and other places threatened by political, economic, cultural or environmental degradation, we’ve compiled a list of must-visit places. Hong Kong. [...]

Last-Minute Travel Tips

Posted on 27 September 2008

Perhaps the city smog is clogging your brain, or you came home to find your roommate sleeping in your bed again, or the fuzz finally found those plants you’ve been cultivating behind the old graveyard. Either way, last-minute travel for the unprepared can be a costly endeavor. As you know, airfares increase exponentially the closer [...]

Alternative Airlines

Posted on 26 September 2008

I hate the smell of planes. That stale, air-sickness-and-polyester-seat-cover perfume always puts me in a foul mood. The only thing that puts me in a worse mood is smelling that while crammed into a middle seat between (choose two) a fat man with hygiene issues, a mother with a wailing infant, or an obnoxious preteen [...]

Courier Travel : Want cheap seats ?

Posted on 25 September 2008

“Forget student discount airfare,” said my friend Holly. “Courier travel is where it’s at.” In terms of pricing, courier travel beats any student or youth discounts hands down. New York to Hong Kong for less than $200 round-trip sounds pretty close to unbeatable. The concept behind courier travel is fairly simple. Shipping companies have found [...]

Budget Travel Basics

Posted on 24 September 2008

In some ways, there’s no better time to travel than right after graduation. You’re free of academic deadlines, and you haven’t yet acquired the kinds of responsibilities that will keep you from travel later in your life. The disadvantage, of course, is that money is tight. You’re in luck – a lot of student travel [...]

Surfing Safari

Posted on 23 September 2008

Everything is on the Web; and everything on the Web, we’re led to believe, is of better quality, more impressive and cheaper. I don’t really care about the first two things – but I do like things cheap. So do you. And if I have to fly fifth class in someone’s luggage on a cargo [...]

Canyon Fever

Posted on 22 September 2008

After pitching our tent in a clearing, I fell asleep under the star-filled Arizona sky. The next morning, I spotted a coyote off in the distance. Not thinking too clearly, I grabbed my camera and followed him. As I snapped a picture, the coyote heard the click. Deciding that I was worth a closer look, [...]

Road Trip Tips

Posted on 21 September 2008

If you’re looking for a fun experience for your first summer after college, hop in a car and look no further than the open road. Start from virtually anywhere in the country, drive in any direction for several days, and you’ll begin to experience the great diversity of this country’s cultures and landscapes. I have [...]

Don’t Forget Your Passport

Posted on 20 September 2008

You booked the cheap ticket, packed your bags and brought plenty of film. So make sure you see more of the country you’re visiting than the airport customs office by pulling together all of your paperwork before you leave. Passports If you’re a U.S. citizen, you’ll need a valid passport for travel abroad. Only a [...]