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The Traveling College Kid

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Travel 2.0 by Cassi1 Comment

The idea of “Travel 2.0” is something that, in my opinion, helps college abroad students travel at least somewhat successfully. When booking a hostel, flight, train ticket, etc., the more communication and insight that one is able to find on something is more comforting, especially because you are traveling without parents or family. NYU gives a full week fall break, …

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Traveling in the Age of Now

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Travel 2.0 by ZiannaLeave a Comment

Think of the word, “travel.” What comes to mind? For me, it’s adventure, seeing new places, spontaneity, and learning about different cultures. With the rise of Travel 2.0, travel seems to have taken on a different meaning. Websites like TripAdvisor and IgoUgo are useful for learning about places beforehand, and racking up good activities and restaurants based on user reviews, …

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Travel 1.5

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Travel 2.0 by Anne2 Comments

For those who know me, I am usually pretty down on technology. I hate computers, I usually call people, I don’t use ATMs if I can help it. I really try to be as analog as possible. My own mother calls me a grandma! But I must admit, travel 2.0 is great. Just last night I was planning a trip …

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Am I travelling or using Airbnb, Uber, Google Maps, Google Translate, Trip Advisor, Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat?

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Travel 2.0 by Jake4 Comments

Airbnb, Uber, Google Maps, Google Translate, Trip Advisor, Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat – these are the applications on my phone I use regardless of where I am traveling without fail. It’s somewhat depressing to think that my phone has become such an essential part of my travels however, it truly is a tool to make traveling easier. I joked this weekend …

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Instagramming Grief

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Travel 2.0 by Kai1 Comment

The sound of squealing pigs pierced the air. The leaves rustled on the forest floor as we trekked closer to the gates of the pig farm. As the sun dipped behind the sterile, gray structures, we stood taking in the atrocities that had happened there. The sky turned a deep purple and instinctively I pulled out my phone to take …

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Knowing When to Share & When to Keep (Travel 2.0)

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Travel 2.0 by CarmenLeave a Comment

If I’ve got this down right, I am now participating in the new Travel 2.0 culture this very moment by writing this blog. I and my fellow bloggers write about our experiences while abroad, which in turn theoretically offers insight to readers about the do’s and don’ts of possible future travel destinations. When looking at it through a shallow lens, …