Packs Light Travel Opps Listing: Seek Risk, Seize Opportunity, See the World! (Last Updated: October 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

Have Friends All Over the World But Very Small Birthday Parties? I Feel You.

Group chat that has a minimum of 50 new messages at all times. An assumed invite to every dinner date, movie, mall-trip, and hangout session. Being intuitively associated with 8 other people when one of your names are said aloud. You and your friends receiving, “Hey, where’s (insert one of CONTINUE READING

How to Get a Last-Minute Bump to A Better Seat on Your Next Flight (Do NOT Ask the Flight Attendant!)

As an avid traveler and travel blogger, I am always in the air. This year alone I've been on 22 flights—2 international, the rest domestic. Out of those 22 flights, I was upgraded on 7. That's almost 1/3! Not bad. Extended leg room, window seats, empty rows to myself, exit CONTINUE READING

An Expat’s Dubai Dress Code: What Can Women Wear in Dubai in 2019?

Dubai, UAE is one of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring, and modern cities in the world. But despite being the modern international hub that as it is, Dubai is still a majority-Muslim country, and the culture still reflects that. One of the most common questions I had even before I moved here CONTINUE READING

How to Reach the Social Media Generation—Tips from an ACTUAL Gen Z!

If you clicked on this article you're aware of the emerging market of Generation Z and you're seeking more information on us. The Piper Jaffray report estimates Gen Z (born between 1995-2010) contributes about $830 billion to U.S. retail sales each year, making this group an important one for brands CONTINUE READING

7 Reasons Why You Should NOT Study Abroad in a Western Country

Let me preface this by saying I have nothing against Western countries—I'm a U.S. citizen and I am very aware of the privilege that gives me to travel, let alone to have preferences on where I want to go. However, I said what I said. I've never had a burning CONTINUE READING

Debunking 8 Common Travel Grant & Scholarship Myths (You CAN Win!)

I remember volunteering at my university's Scholarship Office booth during the annual Study Abroad Fair, and adamantly trying to convince people to apply for international grants scholarships. The keyword here being convince. The dominating thought in my mind was, why would anyone not want free money? And second of all, CONTINUE READING

The Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Living in Washington, D.C.

I've lived in the DMV for the past 8 years, but only recently moved to Washington D.C. And I love it! Having visited more than 29 countries and countless cities, D.C. is still one of my favorites—and here are my top 5 reasons why. 1. The interesting (often free!) weekly events. CONTINUE READING