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Travel Tips, Observations & Thoughts

Enjoy all sorts of our travel tips, ideas, suggestions and travel hacks we've picked up over the years.

Recent Entries:

  • The Truth about “Tindering” in Europe

    Posted by admin on March 28, 2016.

    Back home in the states, where Tinder is centered around dating and hookups, the app may raise a few eyebrows. But in Europe, it's a popular and easy way to connect with locals and fellow students abroad. Our WSA Intern (studying in Madrid) took a leap into the Tinder pool, and found results …

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  • 5 Tricks to Finding the Best Places to Eat in Europe

    Posted by admin on March 14, 2016.

    ​By Marina Shea, WSA Intern

    Guide books are great, but if all the tourists have them then everyone will be flocking to those restaurants. Here are some tips to finding the most authentic and cost-efficient eateries around Europe.


    1.     ASK LOCALS

    Your hostel might have some good …

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    Tags: march 2016 // foodies // intern blogs

  • Top 8 Ways to Eat like a Local while Abroad

    Posted by admin on March 11, 2016.

    Some useful hacks for foodies to avoid getting stuck in a tourist trap when travelling.

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  • Best Ways to Meet Friends Abroad

    Posted by admin on March 9, 2016.

    By Aditi Kay, WSA guest writer/backpacker



    It’s always a challenge to make friends, especially when you’re in a new country and probably speak little to none of the language. But today, making connnections can actually be easier than you think, particularly in Europe where the …

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  • 5 Essential Steps to Study Abroad the Right Way

    Posted by admin on February 25, 2016.

    By Dom Stanford, WSA Intern
    Birmingham, UK (Studying abroad in Paris since September)


    These tips aren't the first things you’d think of when starting your semester/year abroad, but they are just as crucial.


    1. Find a boulangerie/bakery where you can pick up baguettes, pizzas, quiches, …

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Bethany Welsh

Happy Backpackers


WSA Rome was a perfect option for my spring break time in Europe.  I was able to see some awesome places that I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. It was at a reasonable cost and everything was planned out to a tee. I didn't have to worry about the stress involved with planning out...

Bethany Welsh ~ Cork, Ireland, Spring 2012

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