The Ups and Downs of Couchsurfing

October 27, 2011


Couchsurfing has become a  widespread, accepted  alternative to staying in hotels or hostels. For those travelling on a dime, it saves you a ton of money and gives you the insiders scoop on local hot spots. Some members of our company have been hosting and we’ve met some ‘interesting’ characters, and we’ve had some that […]

Posted in: STAY THERE

Five Rules of Mobility for Travelers

October 26, 2011


We here at SnoworSand are a company of backpackers who have experienced the pains and the joys of traveling with our most valued electronics. Sometimes its best to go without, but when that’s not possible, our friends at 52nd & West have some helpful suggestions for you: Any mobile worker would have to travel and […]


10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Spain

October 21, 2011


They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I doubt however, that many would disagree that Spain offers its visitors some of the most aesthetically appealing views in Europe. Before you journey to Espanga, take a look at some of these breathtaking suggestions brought to you by our friends at Global Grasshopper; […]

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Five Most Beautiful Attractions in Istanbul

October 20, 2011


Istanbul is falling under the radar of travelers everywhere as a fascinating and beautiful place to visit. Once home to four different empires, Istanbul boasts a history unlike any other. It’s colorful streets and intricate mosques are a must see for any traveler. Global Grasshopper highlights the best of this wonderful city. The ancient city […]

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The New York Times: 36 Hours in Marrakech

October 19, 2011


The streets of Marrakech come alive with vendors, color, music and the hustle and bustle of crowds on a daily basis. Don’t miss out on the exotic feel of this amazing city just because it lies outside of European Borders. This article from the New York Times by Seth Sherwood covers in detail how you […]

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Italian Aperitivo: Eating on the Cheap

October 14, 2011


Here’s a secret all students abroad in Europe should know about: Italian aperitivo. Enjoying aperitivos will not only give you a great cultural experience — they’ll save you money! Here’s an introduction to the Italian aperitivo, and tips on a DIY-aperitivo you can use to save money anywhere in the world.

Posted in: FOOD

Weather the Storm: Dealing with Weather When You Travel

October 13, 2011


Weather can make or break a trip, and yet it’s one thing that is completely out of your control. Here are some tips for planning ahead for inclement weather so nothing can put a damper on your trip. (As well as some advice on how to handle being stuck indoors.)

Posted in: TIPS