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Awesome picture of Columbia, SC where lots of UGA students will be traveling for the football game tomorrow!

This is my first blog edit, so bear with me! I am going to try to make it as cohesive as possible. I am hoping to keep with the same themes throughout each of my blog posts, but we’ll see how successful that is. In this post, you’ll see:
1. Long term travel
2. Travel in the U.S.
3. Backpacking
4. General travel tip
5. Wildcard: Moving


1. Long term travel:
I know tons of people read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and absolutely hated it, but I fell in LOVE. Just the idea of traveling to three foreign countries (and alone!) made me respect and envy Gilbert. Chris Gray Faust, former travel editor at USA Today‘, encourages the idea to take time off and travel the world. In the article posted on Chris Around the World, she also posts a link to Meet, Plan, Go, a company dedicated to helping people plan trips around the world. There are even Meet, Plan, Go advisors in Atlanta!

2. Travel in the U.S.
For many people (especially me, being a broke college student) money really gets in the way of traveling—especially when we start talking crossing seas! This blog entry by As We Travel highlights four cities right here in the U.S. (three are probably drivable from Athens,) that they consider must sees!

3. Backpacking:

What’s the one thing every college student wants to do the day they graduate? Delay the inevitable cubicle-ridden-real-world by striking out to Europe to backpack for a year. But how possible is that when you have zero money? Art of  Backpacking tells this awesome story about how he saved $15,000 over a year so that he could break free of the corporate world and set out on a backpacking trip of a lifetime.

4. General travel tip:
Nothing sucks more than when you’re in a foreign place with a camera hanging from your neck and your fanny pack strapped to your waist when a local walks by and scoffs at you. foXnoMad gives great tips about how to blend in with your surroundings and get the most out of your travels.

5. Moving:
This is more along the lines of permanent travel—the kind where you don’t return to your starting point. As a senior at the University, moving is on the forefront of my friends’ minds and mine. Where will be go after college and what will be do with all the junk we’ve stored up since our days in the dorms.  This article from Money Under 30 gives some excellent tips on how to make moving easier.


Written by Lauren Allen

September 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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