2018 July

27 Jul: What’s a Travel Grant, and How Do I Get One?

The ability to travel opens your eyes to worlds apart from your own. While this type of experience is invaluable, it does cost money — sometimes, a lot of money. That’s where a travel grant comes in. This type of allowance provides the funds you need to get yourself around the world and back again. What Is a Travel Grant? In general, federal or state governments — as well as educational institutions — can provide you with a grant. As far as travel goes, though, they’re most often awarded by the latter. Students who propose to travel to a far-flung destination…

12 Jul: 8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Set Out On My First Solo Adventure

Your backpack is packed. Your budget is set. Your mom has told you repeatedly to remember to stay in touch. And you’re filled with nervous anticipation for your first solo trip! Maybe your friends were busy, completely broke, or simply not interested in traveling. Or maybe a solo adventure has always been something you’ve dreamed of and you finally worked up the courage to do it. Whatever the reason, you’re about to take off on what is bound to be a life-changing adventure! If you’ve never traveled solo before, here are a few things I wish I’d known before I…