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National Geographic Travel

The Top 30 College Moguls in the US You Need to Know About in 2015

In the age-old words of she who is most wise…<p><b>Who runs the world? GIRLS.</b><p><b>Well, it looks like Queen Bey is spot on when you look at a recent</b> …

25 Books That Will Blow Your Mind, According to Amazon

The best books have the potential to stick with you long after you’ve finished them. Some can even affect how you look at the world.<p>We’ve put …


7 Times Student Activists Forged Change

0 of 0<p>On Monday Timothy Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, resigned following a wave of student protests about how the school handled …

University of Missouri

A backpacker's guide to the most affordable cities in Europe

Europe is full of amazing countries that don't cost an arm and a leg to explore.<p>Online travel company Simply Holiday Deals has put together a list of the continent's cheapest cities for travelers based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015, which calculates the average price of hostels, …

European Travel

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …


Learning to Love Loneliness: Tips for Traveling Solo at 25

<i>*This post was originally published on Cool Gear's The Cool Down.</i><p>Three months ago, I decided to risk it all for the sake of travel. I had hit a rut -- that "quarter life crisis" slump, which is apparently a thing. I hated my lack of self confidence, the nagging heartbreaks that happen post-college, …


Here's Where Budget Travelers Actually Go On Vacation

Trips that won't break the bank.

Blue Ridge Mountains

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …


30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

European Travel

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …


19 epic adventures to have in Chile before you die

1. Drive from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in a combi.<p>This journey spans 1200 kilometers. There are a few great routes you can take. This first …

South America

22 Signs You Go to Carnegie Mellon

As a Carnegie Mellon University student, my favorite school pride chant has to be this Kiltie Band original from football season: “Carnegie Mellon, …


10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …


The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their …

College & University

7 Best Pittsburgh-Area Places You Should Try for Doughnuts

Bad road layouts coupled with inconsiderate drivers and poorly timed stop lights cause traffic headaches all over the city. We sought an expert's …

Sidney Crosby

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime



Pittsburgh: 'It's Better Than You Thought'

Since 2000, the tech boom has attracted droves of young, educated people to Pittsburgh. Now, many newcomers consider the city to be a bikeable and walkable paradise. This short documentary considers how it became cyclist-friendly, as well as how those changes strengthened local communities. …


4 Types of Trips That Make Traveling Solo Easy


Amazing Travel Experiences to Have on Every Continent

By College Tourist; Author: Tori Danforth, University of South Florida<p><b>If you're stuck trying to pick a destination for your next trip have no fear! We're going on a journey around the world!</b><p>As any world traveler or study abroad student knows, preparing for an upcoming trip can be quite time …

South America

The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?<p>If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you know there's nothing more liberating than lacing up your hiking boots and taking on a challenging trail in the height of …


19 Campsites You Need To Visit Before You Die

America the beautiful.

The World's 5 Best Extreme Hotels

If your idea of an unforgettable vacation includes igloos, yak hair tents or underground cave dwellings, you may want to consider reserving a room at one of these extreme hotels from around the world. Located in one-of-a-kind destinations from the Arctic Circle to a remote Patagonian rainforest, …

Northern Lights

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

Travel Industry

Choose Your Own Adventure: Machu Picchu

When I decided to visit <b>Machu Picchu</b>, I was so focused on getting to Peru that I kept delaying another important decision: Which route would I take to access the sacred site?<p>Should I walk along the well-worn paths of the Inca Trail? What about following in the footsteps of <i>chaski</i> messengers on the …

Find Cheap Flights For Students On These Top Sites

Travel can be tough to afford when you're a college student strapped for cash. But plenty of websites offer stellar student travel deals, if you know where to look. The best part? Many of them will continue after graduation, offering anyone in their "youth" age ranges a deal. So study up! There are …