How to Travel in College

Are you a college student looking to travel? Here are a few tips to help you save money and get the best deals on your college travels.

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As a recent college grad, I feel like I finally have the authority to write this post. I constantly travelled during my time in college, which seems like such a mind-boggling thought with how much tuition in the U.S. costs nowadays. Everyone always wants to know how to travel in college, and there are so many ways to do it! You just have to know what they are!

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Swimming with Sharks on Oahu

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Hello Borders & Bucket List friends! This week, we’re having a guest post by Kristen from Yonderlust Ramblings about her adventure swimming with sharks on Oahu. Interested? Keep on reading!

It all started that fateful summer day, the first time I watched JAWS. From that point on, every time I had to swim to the deep end of a dark swimming pool, my mind cued that haunting music. So when my husband and I were looking for some active travel ideas for our trip to Oahu, I initially cringed at the suggestion of going swimming with sharks on Oahu. But then I determined that I was once and for all going to face my fear head on!

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20 Best Gifts from Hawaii (That You Can Buy Online!)

Are you looking for the best gifts from Hawaii (that you can buy online)? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best recommendations!

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The holiday season is around the corner, and I’ll be spending it in my lovely sunny Hawaiian home. Unfortunately for many other Hawaii-enthusiasts across the globe, Hawaii won’t be on their holiday itinerary. Instead, give them a little piece of the islands with these incredible gifts from Hawaii that you can buy online.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Lanikai Pillbox Hike

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Are you looking for the ultimate guide to the Lanikai Pillbox hike? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know!

The Lanikai pillbox hike is easily one of the most famous hikes on Oahu (after Stairway to Heaven, Koko Head, and Diamond Head).If you’re new to hiking, this could be a good way to motivate yourself to do a slightly more challenging hike. If you’re basically a pro hiker, this little trail will have a super rewarding view for the little bit of effort you’ll have to put in. Either way, here are some basics to help you with the Lanikai pillbox hike.

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The Best Oahu Restaurants

Are you looking for the best Oahu restaurants? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know!

Best of Oahu Restaurants: Koko Head Cafe

Whenever people come to Hawaii, they are always looking for local recommendations.  Secret beaches, blood-pumping hikes, stunning views, and, most commonly, delicious restaurants.  To help with the foodie questions, I’ve created a list of ten categories of the best Oahu restaurants!

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The Ultimate Hawaii Packing List

Are you looking for the best Hawaii packing list? This list from a Hawaii local includes all of the items you won’t think to bring! (And as an added bonus, a Hawaii packing list pdf is available at the end of the article.)

Hawaii Packing List

Millions of tourists come to visit Hawaii each and every year – and many times, they are quite unprepared, because their Hawaii Packing List doesn’t reming them of the things that they’ll forget to bring!  Sure, everyone knows to pack swimwear and flip-flops (slippers for locals), but Hawaii adventures require a bit more than that.  So to help you out, here is a fantastic Hawaii packing list for you to reference.

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Where to Watch the Best Sunsets on Oahu, Hawaii

Are you looking for where to watch the best sunset on Oahu, Hawaii? This recommendation from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know.

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I’ve been kind of obsessed with sunsets lately. I mean, check out my Instagram feed where four out of the last five of my posts are of sunsets (or sunrises). I completely believe that Hawaii has the best sunsets – and I say this after watches sunsets in dozens of locations, including California, Switzerland, and Australia.  But the question is where can you watch the best sunsets on Oahu, Hawaii?

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