Category Archives: Austria

The Travel Wisdom of Bruce Lee

By Carlo Alcos Bruce Lee didn’t just kick ass. He stimulated minds, too. “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not  to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature … Continue reading

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Answers to Your “What If…?” Travel Fears

By Nicole Farrell, SWAP Intern “Traveling is awesome, but I think I’d miss home too much after a few months.” “Living abroad sounds cool, but it seems like such a crazy idea.  I don’t know anyone who has done it!” … Continue reading

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Top 5 SWAP Concerns… Solved!

It’s not a matter of wanting to SWAP abroad or not, you’ve always wanted to; but just when you’re about to register … the concerns start flooding in! This happens to most SWAPPERS, often paralyzed by the unknown: what will … Continue reading

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A Travel Blogger’s Story – It’s Never Too Late!

When I was younger I always assumed I’d travel once a year and eventually see every corner of the earth. I assumed this would happen IMMEDIATELY after starting my jewellery design business (which I jumped into fresh out of art … Continue reading

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Festivals All Over the World

Australia: The Melbourne Jazz Festival –  You’ll want to make your plans to attend this festival this month, as it runs from June 1 – 10 in – you guessed it – Melbourne. Running for over 10 years now, be … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View: Austria

The easiest way to catch some air in Austria is on the mountains (with your skis or snowboard of course, we don’t want you to jump). But with the Alps standing throughout Austria, you are sure to have more than … Continue reading

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Top things to do for free in Europe

Ok, we’ve done lists like this before…and we’ll do it again, and they’ll always be different because there are so many amazing and free things to do in Europe.  Mel, our Travel CUTS manager at Western (where you can register … Continue reading

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Vienna City Guide

  This city guide featured in  Design Sponge comes from Julia Schromm, a community manager at the tourism app development company, Zooners. Julia is also a blogger on the Zooners City Blog, writing about the various wonders of Vienna. Today … Continue reading

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Etiquette 101: Tipping Guide (for all over the world)

by Tim Murphy So you just had a five-star meal in Qatar. Or went scuba diving in beautiful Bohol in the Philippines. Well, lucky you! But how do you express your appreciation for the service you received? Are you in … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Taking a Working Holiday is a Good Idea

A working holiday is when you spend a significant amount of time in another country and have the working rights to back it up. With this setup, you are able to pick up a job or two (or 6) and … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – Austria

Check this out for a good idea of how much it will cost you to live in Austria Here

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SWAP 101: the official video!!

Finally: how SWAP works in video form. We are proud to present the work of our amazing intern, Erin Deli. The actors are pretty great too, eh? Watch it here

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Unique Places to Visit In Austria

The opening credits of the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” highlight Austria’s lush Alpine scenery and put the country on the map for the movie-going world. The places shown in the movie still attract tourists, and other visitors come … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts About Austria

History, People, Culture and Land… click here to find out more!

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So Nice, It’s Almost… Well, Criminal!

If you are a criminal in Austria and got sent to this prison, you probably would be rejoicing how lucky you are. After all who would have thought that prisons could be so high class. This five star prison even … Continue reading

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Yes. No. Maybe? The meanings of ‘Na’

‘Na’ (pronounced ‘nah’) is one of the most versatile Austrian expressions.It is derived from the German word for no, ‘nein’, but has assumed many different meanings in Austrian vernacular. For example, a drawn-out ‘naaa’ means ‘no’. But a short, incredulous … Continue reading

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28 Ways to Save Money for Traveling

The idea of coming up with even a few hundred dollars can be a daunting one for many cash-strapped would-be wanders. With a little creativity, determination, and yes, a bit of sacrifice, you can whittle down your expenses and find … Continue reading

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Which country should you REALLY be living in?

Out of these 10 countries which would best be adapted to you? Find out here!

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International Cow: 50 of the Most Amazing Burger Joints in the World

Matador Network’s Alex Nolette took the beefy challenge of picking 50 of the world’s best burger joints. He came through with a list of the most recommended, droolific burgers on earth. More

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What Type of Backpacker Are You?

You always hear about the distinction made between tourists and backpackers, but even among backpackers, we love to group each other into categories by who is the better traveler. Check into any hostel, and you will find a variety of … Continue reading

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