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how to sleep on a plane

how to sleep on a plane

For anyone who has ever had the terrorizing experience of insomnia on a red eye flight, the notion of sleeping on plane might seem laughable.  When your window seat is more like an audition for Cirque du Soleil than a luxurious four-poster bed, call upon our favorite habits and gadgets to ensure that your next...
so you wanna work abroad?

so you wanna work abroad?

Master’s student at the Taylor Institute in Lugano, Switzerland, junior analyst at The North Face, and gorgeous RSJ Contributor Jeannie Vaughan shares her experience as a working expat.  From securing an opportunity to making the most of it, Jeannie answers the most common questions we receive about landing international experience on your resume.
can't eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

can’t eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

RSJ contributor Dana Bruxvoort relays her experience as a gluten-free jetsetter, and provides six incredible tips to allay your food allergy fears while abroad.  Dana may be saying nyet to crepes and baguettes, but you won’t find her sitting at home anytime soon!
YSP [you should probably] spice up your travel photos

YSP [you should probably] spice up your travel photos

How many terrible photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa does it take to inspire some change in our Facebook albums? Contributor Megan Edmiston shows photographers of all skill levels how to take inspired travel photos in our latest edition of You Should Probably [YSP].
planning a successful itinerary

planning a successful itinerary

What are you going to do with your infamous study abroad spring break? Or your internship’s precious holiday vacation? RSJ has several tips to make the most of your time off, and avoid becoming fodder for the next episode of The Amazing Race.
back to basics: visitor etiquette 101

back to basics: visitor etiquette 101

RSJ contributor Dana Bruxvoort shares her top three tips for overcoming Embarrassing Tourist Syndrome.
change in latitude, change in attitude: a travel partner survival guide

change in latitude, change in attitude: a travel partner survival guide

Do you have nightmares of your best friend becoming your mortal enemy after a trip to Copenhagen gone-awry? Here is a complete survival guide to help ensure that you and your travel buddies still love one another at the end of trip.
is volunteering abroad the right choice for you?

is volunteering abroad the right choice for you?

Volunteering abroad requires courage, compassion, and an appetite for adventure.  Find out if it’s the right choice for you after reading our conversation with RSJ contributor Dana Bruxvoort.
the ultimate guide to staying safe without cutting the party short

the ultimate guide to staying safe without cutting the party short

The harrowing tale of Amanda Knox, combined with gut-wrenching films like Hostel and Taken, have done a number on our confidence.  Can you party in a foreign city without feeling haunted by fictional abductions and real-life tragedies? RSJ tells you how.
YSP [you should probably] start a tumblr

YSP [you should probably] start a tumblr

Travel diaries are short-lived pipe dreams at best, nonexistent at worst!  And travel blogs? For the few who have maintained them, I salute you.  Cyberspace is clouded with half-hearted attempts at documenting journeys, but we at RSJ have a solution.  Have you ever considered a Tumblr?
arranging visas: who to ask, who to pay

arranging visas: who to ask, who to pay

Stephanie thought her home university’s study abroad office was the best source for information regarding visas.  When a prominent counselor from the department sent her an email with wishes for a fabulous semester in Hungary, she began to think twice.  Her destination was the UK. 
convince your parents

convince your parents

A close friend of mine always reminds me in times of trouble that “poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.”  I don’t know where he picked up that catch phrase, but it’s profoundly true…most of the time. And then sometimes it isn’t.