Reading Time: 8 minutes I’m Gabby Beckford the travel blogger and owner of Packs Light. While in college I was awarded more than $70,000 in financial aid, including travel grants and scholarships that helped me study abroad in Dubai, UAE, one of the most expensive cities in the world, completely paid for. Now 2 Continue Reading
Reading Time: 9 minutes A list of open once in a lifetime opportunities (for now) for young people to apply to. Most are partially or completely funded, and travel internationally.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Want to fly Business Class but too darn broke? Use these 8 simple tips to get a last-minute upgrade to a better seat on your next flight. For free!
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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
Reading Time: 5 minutes 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
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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
Reading Time: 4 minutes You read the Airbnb listing, but what if you need more info? Don’t be afraid to contact your host and ask them these essential questions before you book.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Brittany V. (25) shares how she’s traveling the world despite her more than $70,000 in student loan debt. Suck on that, Sallie Mae!