Slytherin to Harry Potter’s New World

For every muggle living in the human world, the unveiling of Universal Orlando Studios’ The World of Harry Potter back in 2010 gave the chance to explore a world only seen in books and movies. This expansion of the Islands of Adventure theme park truly did JK Rowling’s Harry Potter justice, and since then, people […]

Live from London: Bonding with the locals

One of the best parts of London is that there is no language barrier, which should make it easier to meet locals. However, the British social culture is also more “closed” than the American social culture. In other words, strangers in London don’t normally strike up random conversations with each other, much less with Americans. […]

College students should take advantage of study abroad experiences

Making the jump from high school to college proves to be a huge feat for some, with new people, new classes and a new environment. And in this entire bustle, another type of new experience is often lost: the study abroad experience. Luckily, I go to Pepperdine University where international programs are highly encouraged as […]

World Heritage Sites

World heritage sites are specific locations around the world that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chooses based on a criteria of human cultural impact and biological and ecological significance. Currently there are 962 locations deemed to be world heritage sites: 745 of those are cultural sites; such as archeological ruins and […]

Ode to the Summer Staycation

Summer is the season of the vacation. The highways are undoubtedly littered with vehicles going to and fro between home and the pre-determined relaxation destination. The point of a vacation, in most cases, is to get away, but there is a trendy alternative to packing up the car and hitting the road that will save […]

Beautiful Photos From Around The World

After four months and over 12,000 photos submitted, the National Geographic Traveler’s photo contested ended on July 12th. This yearly contest gives a chance for photographers, both professional and not, to share their pictures from all over the world.  Every year photography enthusiasts hold nothing back: every photo submitted is as awe-inspiring as the last, […]

Party Location That Kills

The phrase “Party to Death” is true when it comes to the remote village of Vang Vieng, Laos. Looking for something new, college students from all over the world come to Vang Vieng because it’s the largest party capital in the world. However, there has been a spike in sudden deaths occurring there. You would […]

Buying Hawaii

Larry Ellison is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, one of the world’s leading enterprise software companies. As of 2012, he is the third wealthiest American citizen, with an estimated worth of $36.5 billion. Ellison, who is already known for his extravagance, will soon own another exotic trophy – a Hawaiian island. […]

To Fly Solo or Join the Flock

Traveling to a new, unfamiliar place can be as exciting as it is nerve-wracking. Many travelers rely on travel agencies to help plan their vacation for them and ensure a safe trip, while others choose adventure and spontaneity. Group travel brings together a diverse crowd of individuals that will get the opportunity to experience a […]

City Boy in the Wilderness

It’s Saturday and it’s 3:09pm, the only reason I am aware of the time is due to my Mac Book Pro. Not knowing the time has been a luxury on this campground. I came here with my friend Dominick’s family. Months ago Dominick suggested numerous time I should come to his house. Despite many preconceived […]