Travel Hacks: Real Tips on How to Pack Light

This past summer I spent two months in Europe. Before I left, I couldn’t decide on what to bring or how much to bring. Then I checked the prices of checking luggage for each of my 13 flight. I decided I would challenge myself. I would bring everything I needed in a carry-on suitcase and a small backpack. This made day trips, boarding flights and getting my luggage from point A to point B so much easier. Continue reading Travel Hacks: Real Tips on How to Pack Light

Salzburg Beyond “The Sound of Music”

Though the hills and mountaintops of Salzburg, Austria, captivate the hearts of its people and the millions of tourists who visit them, those hills are not alive with the sound of music with which most Americans are familiar. Yes, some external scenes of “The Sound of Music” were shot on location in Salzburg. No, the townspeople do no recreate the movie’s infamous songs while biking around the city doing day-to-day activities. Continue reading Salzburg Beyond “The Sound of Music”

Eight Tips for Powering Through New York City

By Brooke Bajgrowicz I had always wanted to go to New York City, so when given the opportunity over spring break, of course I took it. Taking on the Big Apple makes you feel like you can take on the world – it makes you feel powerful. So from a first-time New York tourist to you, here are eight pieces of advice for facing one … Continue reading Eight Tips for Powering Through New York City