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Visa Restrictions and Updates in Thailand

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 4 Comments

Thailand Longboat

All sorts of changes are going on in Thailand at present. Since the unsurprising coup on May 22nd, the new military junta have actually become quite popular for cracking down on a burgeoning litany of vice and lax law enforcement. Everything, it seems, is being cleaned up; from the Phuket…


10 Giveaway Signs That You’re an Expat in London

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 1 Comment

Great Scotland Yard Street, London

It’s no secret that London is one of the greatest cities in the world with so much to offer its locals, so it’s certainly no surprise that people from all over the globe flock in their thousands every year to come and live here.


Top Four Reasons to Add Toronto to Your Vacation List

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 0 Comments

Toronto Yonge-Dundas Square

Today’s Toronto is an intriguing eclectic blend of city, country, high tech, low tech, and downright bohemian influences and activities to experience.


5 Careers To Travel the World and Get Paid at the Same Time

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 3 Comments

5 Careers That Will Allow You to See the Sites and Get Paid at the Same Time

Although many people do it, some do not wish to sit in front of a computer and punch in a time clock every day. Luckily, there are plenty of options for work if you want to get out and see the sites or travel the world. You might think it is too difficult to see the world and get paid at the same time, but it’s all a matter of finding the right job.


12 Reason Volunteers Are The Best People In The World

Feature - Friday, 11 April 2014 - 3 Comments

12 Reason Volunteers Are The Best People In The World

What’s not to love about a group of people who choose to spend their time helping others? National Volunteer Week 2014 started April 6th and is coming to a close. We wanted to give a shout out to all the amazing people that take action and work together to make a difference all while asking nothing in return. Give yourself a pat on the back from GoAbroad; you make the world a better place.


Four Canadian Destinations You Have to See

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 0 Comments

Four Canadian Destinations You Have to See

Oh, Canada! An expansive land mass with beautiful mountains and prairies, Canada has something for everyone. The Shaw Festival and Stratford for theatre lovers; Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise for wildlife and winter sports; the Rocky Mountain train trip just for the scenery; Montreal and Quebec City for that French experience, and so much more. Where to start? In each place, try and find something unusual, not found in the tourist literature. That’s what you’ll remember! Here are four possibilities – two towards the east coast, two on the west:


Nepal’s Kanchenjunga Region: A Place Where Snow Leopards Ramble

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 1 Comment

Snow Leopard in the Snow

For a wild and scenic adventure, trekking in Nepal is tough to beat. This mountainous region features some of the highest peaks in the world, with a wealth of trekking options. Along with the breathtaking Himalayan scenery, you can find everything from tiny isolated villages to tropical jungles. A visit…


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.


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.


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.