After 20 years of traveling with his dad, travel writer Rick Steves, exploring Europe independently and studying abroad during college, Andy is now pursuing his passion by helping students learn more about foreign cultures. His company, Weekend Student Adventures, allows students to dive into a culture, scrape their knees a bit, and make lifelong memories while visiting the most popular destination in Europe. Visit www.wsaeurope.com to learn more about his weekend student adventures!
Alright, so you want to check out the City of Lights. The sparkling Eiffel Tower, the smell of the fresh croissants, and the sounds of the Sunday markets are vivid in your imagination. Its beauty is no secret, but heads up, it’s a serious metropolis with honking taxis and people as snappy as a New(…)
Traveling cheaply doesn’t have to mean traveling poorly. In fact, I’ve found that oftentimes the less I spend, the closer to the ground I travel and the more integrated I can become into the culture I’m visiting. Here’s a few tips I use constantly to keep my budget under. Some, of course, will be no-brainers(…)
I grew up sneaking peeks at MTV until I left home for college. My mother just didn’t let me watch it growing up, so I was always curious. Any taboos that I developed during this time cemented my personal definition of nightlife as ageless glamor, expensive drinks, VIP lines and bottle service, bikini-clad hostesses, sparklers-in-hand,(…)
As more and more people catch the European travel bug, it’s become a trend to push your boundaries and head further East. Prague was once the unknown frontier turned popular tourist destination, but now, Eastern European destinations such as Istanbul are the new kids in town. I had to go. Istanbul turned out to be(…)