Travel mistakes are just a part of the game; they’re part of the (sometimes frustrating) fun of travel. While we all make them and we’ve all done things we feel silly about while traveling, there are a few travel mistakes you can avoid with the proper knowledge.
Growing up in Arizona, learning Spanish was something that every kid did. We started language classes pretty early on, around 2nd grade, and most of us continued learning Spanish until halfway through high school. On top of that, I went to a Waldorf school kindergarten through 6th grade, and seeing as Waldorf was founded in Germany, we were also taught German.
Before I left for my very first trip abroad as an adult, I remember scouring the web for travel quotes. These travel quotes ended up inspiring me each and everyday as I encouraged my wanderlust to flourish and explored the world as a brand new traveler.
Reverse culture shock is a very real thing when returning from study abroad or being abroad for an extended period of time.
After becoming accustomed to a way-of-life other than your own, it becomes familiar in an exciting and exotic way.
I will preface this article by saying that I am speaking generally and not everyone within certain cultures will think the same way. Through travel and time living abroad in Italy, I have experienced how people perceive me and treat me as an American on their soil; these have been my overall impressions:[...]
It was August of 2013 that I first laid eyes upon my now-boyfriend.
When I applied for my study abroad program Italy, my last intention was to get a boyfriend, let alone find love. It was actually quite the opposite. I wanted to have a typical college experience and be irresponsible for a semester.
Studying abroad or spending time abroad is life changing to say the least. It’s one of those experiences that shakes your inner being and changes you as a person. There are some ways you can get even more out of this experience, and one of those is staying with a host family.