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I'm a college student and I will be studying abroad in Paris spring 2014. A few of my friends will also be studying abroad the same time (London, Germany, Ireland, Italy) and we are hoping travel once our programs are all finished. Mine will end in late May and I would like to stay for at least 2 weeks and travel as much as possible. Now, we will be very VERY poor after living abroad for 5 months already, but this summer (actually within the next couple of weeks) we are all meeting up to plan the trip and start budgeting. Anybody have any routes/destinations/trips/ideas/deals/mustsees that they would like to share???? We want to have fun, but we have to be pretty cheap about it.
Thank you! Looking forward to hearing from you !
My next challenge in life is to drive from Canada to South America, but it seems the Darién Gap prevents people with the same goal a major hurdle.
I would like to know if there is a car ferry from Panama past this gap.
My questions are, is there a ferry? Where does it leave from? Where does it go? and how much is it for a 4WD or van?
I'm sure I'm not the first to try this so how do people get around this gap?
I'm not much of a traveler and am looking to do something exciting and go somewhere new after I graduate college next month, but I'm not really sure where I want to go. I want to go somewhere where I can do outdoorsy exciting adventures; hiking, kayaking, beaches, wildlife. I would love to go somewhere really far away in Africa or southeast Asia (I am from east coast USA) but because of my budget (would like to keep it under 1000 including ticket...I would only be going for a short while, like a week, because I've never been anywhere by myself so I don't want to go too long and be anxious the whole time) I am thinking somewhere Central/South America.
Does anyone have any suggestions of places to visit that would be good for having outdoor adventures, are not insanely expensive, and would be safe especially for a young woman by herself?
Thanks in advance.
I was considering on a trip from portland oregon to somewhere in colorado. My plan is just to rough it and hitch hike from city to city. Ive never done anything like this and im not sure if its even possible. I want to be able to fish in Idaho, Montana, and colorado. I will have about 4 weeks time. I planned on a pack full of camping essentials. Is this possible to do? Do you get rides easily hitchhiking? How dangerous is it traveling like this?
Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for a trip the beginning of Oct for 2 - 3 weeks, for myself and my partner. We will just be finished a few hectic years of work and study so we are looking for a combination of a relaxing few days by the beach and an adventure! Ive done the backpacking thing around S America so we were thinking may be Thailand or Cuba but not sure about visiting at this time of year etc.? We are from Europe so looking for something further afield as we would never have more than a week usually. We are open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance.
I've been interested in cooking holidays for a long time and I think it's a different way to spend your holidays. This year I would like to visit Spain and I want to find a cooking course for July. I've seen an area in Valencia which they call "The Valencian Tuscany" where they have cooking holidays. Anyone knows the area? Is it inland? Is it beautiful? How's food and wine there?
hi there fellow travelers! me and a couple of friends were looking to find an online group deal to travel to Holland and Belgium this sumer and came up to this http://www.letsmeet-in.com
we don't mind traveling with others and on the contrary we thought this to be a good idea! does anyone knows this site and when it's gonna be launched?? do you think that we might have any trouble in terms of safety? site doesn't have any info on that...could anyone suggest something similar?? cheers!
I am a 19 year old student at the University of Washington in Seattle Washington. For quite a while I have been contemplating taking a year off from school and traveling around Europe. I am in the early planning stage and I have set my departure for September of this year. I have traveled around a lot with my family ever since I could remember however I have never done a trip on this magnitude nor planned for one. Nevertheless I am determined to do this. So far I have decided that A. i want this trip to be as cheap as possible, I am fully prepared to camp and stay in hostels to save as much money as I can. B. I want to set up a basic itinerary for this trip and just let the wind carry me in the meantime, and C. I would like to pick a couple of infamous cities in Europe(i.e. Prague, Barcelona, Paris, etc) and stay in their general location for a couple of weeks, maybe three and discove... more »
Hi! I am planning my first solo trip this june and in need of advice. i have traveled internationally, but never alone. i get lost in my own neighborhood and so i am a bit nervous to not have a partner or a tour guide to take me around. i have two months to travel and i was thinking of italy. i want to live in the country and be able to experience the culture rather than rush through the city highlights. Since i am very nervous about just going and getting lost, i was thinking of enrolling in a language course thru a university so that at least i have people i can count on to help me get settled and give me advice. i am thinking of taking my courses through Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy. they have 4 campuses in milan, siena, florence and rome. has anyone ever heard of this school or any experiences to share? also, after my four weeks, i will be on my own. i will end my courses ... more »
Can anyone recommend a good online website/tool for planning a holiday? Things like mapping a route, putting in comments, activities, etc.
Hi, I've been trying to get in contact with Alliance Abroad to learn more about this program, but I'm not making any progress (they must be on vacation or something). Are there any other "work abroad" programs you know of? This one sounds great, because I'd provide conversational English, but I don't need a TEFL. I'd like it to cover the following criteria:
- Don't have to get payed, but I don't want to pay a bunch of money
- I'd like to volunteer
- 2 to 3 months
- I'd like to learn a new language while I'm there
Has anyone visited the Sultans of Science and witnessed the contribution of Islamic community to the modern society?
I am a New Zealander living in Australia and planning a working holiday to Canada in October for the winter season.
I am a 22yr old female.
I am doing this alone.
Is there anybody else that is doing this or has done this?
If so what do I need to do?
Places I have to go? Things I have got to do?
I'm a 17 year old girl from the US and I'm traveling alone to Scotland this coming end of july/start of August. I've traveled internationally before but never on my own. I'm good at being independent, but I'm not super confident on what to do or not do on my journey. It would be awesome if you could answer a couple of the following questions, or just jot down a quick tip!
1.) Is it important for me to book trains and other transportation ahead of time, as I'll be in Scotland during peak tourist season? Or can I just sort of go as I please?
2.) Similar question as 1, but with hostels. Do hostels fill up super quickly everyday, or could I find one the day I need it?
3.) I have very limited experience with hostels, but know the general gist of things. Any tips or important nuggets of advice? Are most hostel-stayers pretty friendly?
4.) What are the best things to do while tra... more »
I am an Australian currently living in Paris - 23yrs, female. I have two weeks holiday over Easter, very keen to get out of the city and have a look at some nature, would like to walk for a week or so, find some wilderness, conquer a mountain, etc. I have been considering one of the Mare a Mare walks in Corsica. The question is: would I be totally insane to attempt it as a solo female? I have been doing my research, read the accounts of Art Simon and Rob Freeman - by these and other accounts it seems like the thing could be fairly straight forward - challenging, but not dangerous... on the other hand, I have spoken to French and Italian friends here in Paris who inform me that residents of Corsica do not like strangers. I have decent spoken French but am still very much a foreigner. Also u... more »
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