travel

Sex and the (Univer)City | Snakes on a plane

On Monday, Star Vancouver reporter Joanna Chiu tweeted that while she was on a flight to Toronto, she witnessed an older man hitting on a teenaged girl who was seated…

Gap year travelling won’t solve your quarter-life crisis

Don’t know what to do with your life? Travel might not be the answer. Running away, or travelling, may seem like an easy way out of your quarter-life crisis. But…

Travel — considerations on purpose

Searching amongst the chaos “Hello, my friend! What are you doing here?!” I’m stumped. The sun is setting over the lush, mountainous landscape, which I’ll soon be travelling through overnight…

Don’t go chasing Instagram likes

  Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. These days, it’s starting to seem like social media and travel go hand in hand. While travelling to…

Five reasons to not go on a field school (and five reasons why you should)

Maybe you’re looking for a way to round out that elective requirement, raise your GPA, or see the world on your parents’ (or student loans’) dime. Field Schools seem like…

Accessing my abilities in Cuba

I am a student at UVic who gets around campus with the help of a guide dog. I am legally blind. With help, I was able to study for a…

The top ten things to do in Xi’an, China

Xi’an, China, the 5  000-year-old capital of 13 dynasties, has a vast array of history, art, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Its recent incarnation as a crucial part of the international and…

The BC Ferries survival handbook

How to make the most of your hour-and-a-half boat ride It’s that time of year again — students are soon to find themselves soliciting services from an organization that every Vancouver Island uncle…

Summer travel tips for students

If you’re like me, exam studying comes with a side of daydreaming about summer. I cannot wait to recycle all of my notes, pack up my suitcase, and get on…