You’ve got to differentiate yourself from all the high testing valedictorians from all over the world. Take off a year to travel and volunteer. The admissions office will be impressed and you’ll be a year older and much more mature than your fellow freshmen.
Ten cool and unusual hotels in New York
From loyal reader Karen
Hip. Funky. Fresh. For Karen, who will not go within 500 feet of a hostel, this is what gets her going. The counterpart to the stylish, boutique HOSTEL is the stylish, boutique HOTEL.
The Global Dinner Network is a community for WOMEN travelers who want to network. Women meeting men over meals can sometimes be misconstrued and this is a way for women to network hassle free in a new location.
The GDN is not only about meeting up for dinner – meet for lunch or coffee, use it for business networking or to find women with similar interests, e.g. running, yoga, theatre or cinema, clubbing..
Credit cards and frequent flier miles go hand in hand. Because of that close relationship, there will come an occasion or two where you can get over on the airlines. This may be one of them.
If you’re really into flying, you’ve got to sign up at Flyer Talk, where frequent flyers dissect all the frequent flyer programs, talk about their favorite planes and airports and generally geek out on anything commercial aviation related.
Airport Architecture: The Most Beautiful Terminals in the World
From loyal reader Karen – Karen, you know you need to stop sending me links and just write a post for me…
Great story mixed in with practical tips on saving in Tokyo. But know that you won’t be able to get into every bar you go to. Some are designated Japanese only, and they will politely tell you the places is full or reserved even when it is perfectly clear that the place is not.
Two in a row. Now the other notoriously expensive city, New York. I actually met Matt Gross, AKA @frugaltraveler, writer of this article in SoHo a few weeks ago. Does that mean I’m a name dropper now???
I will raise my hand and claim: I’m sure I have washed my hands in one of these things.
Get your James Bond fix by examining coke labs and swimming with crocs. I totally forget Cambodia had the gun ranges where you could fire off weapons, or else I would have done it when I was there. Something about the cocaine labs feel wrong, especially since the drug trade has been responsible for deaths all over the world. Still would be interesting. I would do it for the curiosity factor.
Nicholas Kristof, a columnist with the New York Times, is offering a college/university student the opportunity to travel to Africa. This is not a pleasure trip, this would be work, but work that you probably can’t get anywhere else this summer. What a fantastic opportunity.