Visiting New York on a budget

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On the Luce

After budget guides to London and Paris, I’m back with one for another of my favourite cities – New York. I first visited the Big Apple almost 20 years ago and it made a big impression on me.

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Up Next || Hong Kong & Beijing

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For ready future reference.

roam & home


It has been sometime since we visited Asia, so we are taking off on an adventure over the Thanksgiving break to explore Hong Kong & Beijing. I think we are getting old, because we now only like to fly places that are direct with – no stops – no plane changes – no multiple immigration & customs – to deal with. And hence how we chose China as our next stop. Now we are onto figuring out: what to do: things & places to eat; where to sleep? So far I have started this list [and will add to it as I find stuff]:

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  • Yardbird beak to feet eating
  • China Club fun adventure
  • Blue Butcher looks like a great place to become a local
  • This place looks interesting for lunch
  • Looking for some ‘real’ local experiences from the old world ??
  • Maybe tick some places of this impressive list…

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Faces of Florence

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Re-blogging this post at the mere sight of David.

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Joni Van Bockel is a student at University of Northwesternand an ISA Featured Blogger. Joni is currently studying abroad with ISA in Florence, Italy.


No place is complete without its characters. In my first few weeks in Florence, Italy I’ve met quite the variety: friendly, family, faithful, factual, and fictional. These people are the ones who have made and continue to make this city what it is today: a magnificently historical and thriving city.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Study Abroad

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Some tips for those who wish and plan to study overseas.

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Maggie Ovian is a student at James Madison University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Maggie is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

I’ve finally finally FINALLY started my year-long study abroad journey and after three weeks here, Sevilla is starting to feel like home.  I have settled into my homestay, made some local friends, and Facebook-friended my host mom and brother (that’s when you know it’s real).  After years of anticipating and researching the study abroad experience and what it was like for so many wanderlust-bitten college students, I’m finally doing it myself and am ready to pass on what I’ve learned so far to other study abroad hopefuls. 

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