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  • How To

    5 things I never leave at home

    I am usually the person who has everything in their purse – need contact solution? check. Nailpolish? Check. Tissues? Pens of various colors? Extra 50 hair ties? Check, check and check. I’m the person who goes away for a weekend with a suitcase (bigger than those tiny carry-on little things), a giant purse and possibly a laptop bag (due to the large amount of things I have in my purse, the laptop sometimes doesn’t fit). And if I’m flying on a long haul flight, add a travel pillow and refillable water bottle. But what are the five items it all boils down to that I can’t live without? Important documents…

  • How To,  Trips

    25 flights in One Year – How to survive constant travel

    In the year 2015 I flew 25 times. Most of these flights were from Boston to Prague, but there were a couple of awesome new destinations, like Turkey. Spending so much time on airplanes can be difficult, so here are some travel tips that might make traveling a little easier. What to bring Travel documents Neck pillow Lotion Chapstick Book/magazines Noise canceling headphones Extra battery/charger or both Adapter Fuzzy socks Warm sweater Toothbrush and toothpaste Pens – for immigrations forms Face cream Hairbrush for airplane hair   Pack all this in a carry-on bag that won’t break – purses with broken straps are not fun when you’ve got a 10 hour…

  • Locations,  Stories

    How to Become an International Student at a College in the United States of ‘Murica in 15 STEPS!

    Step 1: Researching Colleges – Though this is something all students have to do, it is even more difficult if you live in another country. This struggle comes in different degrees. The first degree is faced when you go to an international high school. In this case, there is some connection between the counselors and the colleges, which allows for much easier research. The struggle of the second degree is faced when you go to a local, public school in your country. In this case there are usually limited, if any, connections to colleges in ‘Murica. This means that you are left alone to survive through the entire research process.…

  • Stories,  Trips

    Festival survival tips

    Festivals are cool. Who doesn’t love seeing three days’ worth of music for the price of less than one concert? This year, I felt like I might be a bit too old for a three day festival that opens up the season in the Czech Republic (and is mostly attended by teenagers), but Pav convinced me. And I didn’t regret it. Pav and I started going last year. So, if you’re not fifteen and no longer think the lack of plumbing romantic, and you want to survive these things with a little sanity, follow our tips. If you’re staying in a tent, pay extra for the VIP area. Its cleaner…