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Trip Planning
five smartphone apps that will save your trip

five smartphone apps that will save your trip

Navigating the world of smartphone applications can be as difficult as shopping for the best airline prices. The tides are constantly shifting, and you never know if something better is lurking around the corner. Luckily, RSJ has sifted through some of the most popular travel apps to bring five essentials you should never leave home...
how to learn a new city in 24 hours

how to learn a new city in 24 hours

Exploring a new city can be as complicated as mastering a new language.  On a spiritual level, you have to learn how to vibe with a new atmosphere.  Logistically speaking, how do you master the metro, geography & perilous winding streets? We have a few suggestions for improving your metropolitan fluency anywhere in the world.
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.
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. 
call on me: why travel agents are making a comeback

call on me: why travel agents are making a comeback

Priceline, Kayak, Expedia, TripAdvisor, STA, Jetsetter.  Which website do you turn to when you are ready to book?  Or do you turn to all of them?  With the increasing prevalence of airline, hotel, and tour aggregators (sites that compile prices for multiple brands on the same route), it looks like we’ll soon need to aggregate...
budget airline vs. passenger

budget airline vs. passenger

  Ryanair, EasyJet, and Vueling are certainly cheap enough for building student itineraries.  With diverse destinations, you can easily find your way to your favorite cities.  But budget airlines are not magical business models that run on less money with same quality air service.