A List of Funded Travel Opportunities For Young People: Apply NOW! (Last Updated: July 2019)

A huge thread of amazing travel opportunities in all fields, for young people! Science, international relations, education, study abroad, and more. The average application age range is 16 to 30. As a kid, I used to spend hours looking for loose change on my dad's office floor. I started my CONTINUE READING

How Travel Programs Can Make You A Chronic Career Changer (Sojourner, 24) – YTN

The Young Traveler's Network series showcases candid interviews of young people worldwide and the inspiring stories of how they navigate their lives and travels. From studying abroad to becoming an expat in some of the most remote corners of the world, these young travelers share their stories to educate, inspire, and CONTINUE READING

Real Life Mario Kart Racing in Tokyo! Everything You Need to Know Before You Start Your Engines

If you're heading to Tokyo for more than 24 hours, MariCar go-kart racing is one thing I insist you do. This is one of those rare bucket list items that you think you'll enjoy, but is actually even better than you imagined! (Updated July 12, 2o19) Where are the CONTINUE READING

Study Abroad Scholarships: How I Won $40,000 and How You Can Too!

Education abroad and study abroad scholarships are two elements of university life that are misunderstood, underutilized, and shrouded in mystery. Luckily, I've decoded the puzzle of applying to and successfully winning this form of financial aid, and to this day have racked up $69,264 in total, of which $41,027 in study abroad scholarships being CONTINUE READING

The Top 40 Active Facebook Travel Groups to Join in 2019

Facebook groups are incredible forums for connecting with others in your local community or around the globe. Being in the travel niche especially I've found Facebook groups great places to ask locals questions, meet up with friends when I'm traveling solo, vent about travel mishaps, and generally have a good CONTINUE READING

How to Take More College Trips When You’re A Broke & Busy Student

I took countless college trips and visited 10+ new countries as a full-time undergraduate student. Each trip was at least one week, and I paid for it all myself. No parents, no inheritance, I didn't drop out, and I had no sugar daddy. 8 countries? How did I have the CONTINUE READING

The Unknown, Underrated Street Art of Richmond, VA (Photo Essay!)

Popular destinations for street art include cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Pittsburgh—but there's something about Richmond and it's murals that have a unique aesthetic. Here, the murals are as common as windows and doors, adorning every available surface possible and make the city feel welcoming and energized. Richmond is CONTINUE READING

16 Travel and Study Abroad Scholarships for Kids in Grade K-12

The following scholarships are either travel-related contests, study abroad scholarships, or grants for travel given to students from grades K-12. It's a common idea that you must be a high school or college student to study abroad or travel as a student. One of the main objectives of my blog is CONTINUE READING