Germany’s capital is one of the most affordable cities for students, making it a budget friendly alternative to Paris or London. Public universities do not charge tuition fees for local and international students, and there is also a thriving start-up culture in the city. Outside of class, Berlin is famous for its nightlife and is in the heart of Europe, making it easy to travel.
Often overlooked when compared to Singapore, Bangkok or Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur has a much lower cost of living than the rest of the emerging economies of the region. Malaysia’s universities have been gaining recognition in the academic community and many of their top schools are in Kuala Lumpur. The city is a melting pot of South and East Asian cultures, as well as a hub for the low-cost airline, Air Asia, allowing you to cheaply get around Asia and Australia.
A semester in Paris might be the quintessential dream for studying abroad, but Lyon has been a popular destination for students as well. The city has France’s low tuition rates with much lower living costs when compared to the capital, plus you are less than two hours away from either the beach or the mountains. Study abroaders will appreciate the large international student community.
One of the largest metropolitans in the world, Mexico City has a range of impressive universities that students can choose from. Food, rent and public transportation are incredibly cheap, though be advised that Craigslist ads usually have a jacked-up price. The weather is beautiful, with no humidity and springtime weather almost all year round.
Cape Town offers a beautiful place to stay at a low cost. While utilities and private transportation can be pricey, rent and leisure activities are relatively cheap. There is no end to things to do around the city. The warm waters along the eastern coast are great for surfing. Hiking and biking is available on the mountain, as well as skiing in the wintertime.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Not being able to bring a pet along for a trip can be a dealbreaker from some dog lovers when making plans. Luckily, the folks at Pup Flask created an easy-to-use portable dog bowl that will travel anywhere you and your pup go so hydration is never a problem.
Lantern festivals are sweeping the nation. Lanterns originated in China, but made their way across the world. Lantern lights are mesmerizing when they light up the night sky. I always think of the scene in the Disney movie Tangled, where the whole town sends lanterns up to the sky in honor of the missing princess and the entire sky is covered with lanterns. Travel around the world to see the best lantern festivals.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.