Monthly Archives: April 2016

Review: EF College Break

I have always liked traveling solo; I can set my own pace and go to places that I really want to go to without worrying about the others’ needs. However, for my spring break, I decided to break my habit and book a trip with EF College Break to Costa Rica. (To see the highlights of my trip, check out my personal blog!)

EF College Break runs all-inclusive trips all over the world for 18 to 28 year olds. Covered in the programs are: optional roundtrip flights (I used my miles instead), accommodations, 24/7 tour director, transportation between cities, and breakfast everyday.

With me being a non-Spanish speaker (although a lot of Costa Ricans seemed to think so), I thought EF College Break would be a great guide to a new country that I have never explored before.

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Two Ends of a Spectrum: AirBnB Experience

“I am so sorry that your boat broke down! Do you want some water or beer?” Sandra, one of our hosts, asked while she checked my host sister and me in to our room. “Also, I understand that you’re tired, but you should join us for mojito and sunset watching tonight.”

Have your ever heard those words come out of a hotel receptionist? I don’t think so.

AirBnB is more than just a service that connects guests and hosts: It’s a community. Not only does it strive to make you feel at home while you’re away from home, but AirBnB also becomes a platform for travelers to create connections and friendships.

That is one of many reasons I prefer staying at an AirBnB. From my past experiences, my hosts were all amazing. I especially love David and Sandra from my Gili Trawangan AirBnB.

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