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Ben Lloyd Jamming with Cahir O'Dougherty

Ben Lloyd, from the Sleeping Souls, sits down with GoAbroad to chat about his preferred and most valued apps, as well as his travel experiences and interests.

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How to Survive Airport Security

Feature - Tuesday, 4 March 2014 - 1 Comment

Delay at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus

We’ve all experienced the stressful and overwhelming ordeal of going through airport security. However, there are some simple adjustments travelers can make to help ease the process.

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5 Must See Destinations in Europe This Summer

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 3 March 2014 - 2 Comments

Cyclades Islands, Greece

Europe is one of the most popular destinations in the world for travelers, particularly for students, and for good reason. But with so much to do and so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. We’re here to help; check our top five suggestions for must see locations in Europe this Summer!

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Returning to our Roots to Build the Future: Ecotourism in Colombia

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 0 Comments

Sasaima, Colombia

A newly-released documentary called Gringo Trails is taking a stab at critiquing the consequences of unfettered tourism. Breathtaking panoramas of unsullied beauty are juxtaposed with depressing scapes of littering and careless consumption by privileged touristas. Economic disparities between tourists coming from a heritage of privilege and the people who live in the regions travelled are only perpetuating the exploitation of areas throughout, specifically, the global south.

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6 Once-In-A-Lifetime Vacations National Geographic Says You Should Take

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 0 Comments

National Geographic Inspired Vacations

Have you ever flipped through a National Geographic magazine, looking at breath-taking photos and wishing, “I wish I could go there.” Well, you’re not the only one who wistfully reads the magazine, dreaming of exotic vacations and serene views. Luckily, National Geographic has composed a list of interesting places to visit all throughout the world, and even offer these vacations fully planned for travelers.

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Putting the Service into Study Abroad

Girl's Guide to Study Abroad - Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - 1 Comment

Rachel Halder with Hand Woven Peruvian Bracelets

The images our minds conjure when hearing the term “studying abroad” are often picturesque scenes of canal cruising in Amsterdam, club hopping in Barcelona, riding high on a red double-decker through London, or exuberant hiking through the lush, mountainous terrain of the El Yunque in Puerto Rico. These experiences are enriching and highly recommended by yours truly, yet there’s an important (and dare I see needed?) component to study abroad that is often over-looked: Service.

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Be Mine: Love Stories, Myths, and Legends from Around the World

Feature - Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 1 Comment

Valentine's Day Wreath

Can you feel the love? If not, don’t worry, you’ve still got a day ;) To make this year’s Valentine’s Day more meaningful, we bring you a look at four myths and legends about love from different cultures around the world. These stories have inspired plays, movies, and poetry and are still told today. Which one will have you saying, ‘Be Mine?’

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4 Things to Know Before Traveling Abroad With Your Cellphone

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 3 Comments

4 Things to Know Before Traveling Abroad With Your Cellphone

Some travelers want to leave life behind and be unreachable while on vacation. But for many, traveling with a cellphone is practical and convenient, and can provide added security in unfamiliar territory, as well as making it easier to reach cab companies, airlines and the like.

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Kalinaw: French Flavor in the Tropics

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 0 Comments

Kalinaw Resort - Restaurant By Night

I am floating, spread eagle, in the infinity pool of Kalinaw Resort in General Luna on the small Siargao Island on the eastern outskirts of the Philippines. Seven o’clock on a cool, indolent Saturday morning in June is evidently a very good time to be here.

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Everything You Need to Know About Spring 2014 Celebrations

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 10 February 2014 - 0 Comments

St. Patrick's Festival 2008 Dublin Ireland, Irish Flag

To help cut through the incredible amount of information out there, we’ve put together our best tips for two Spring holidays celebrated by millions every year across the continent: St. Paddy’s in Dublin and Easter in Rome. Armed with this knowledge, you’re bound to have a life changing weekend, and en even more memorable time overseas!

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