I have a little problem. I love to travel, but I also want to get a degree at the University of Oklahoma. I’m constantly battling the feeling to drop everything and go somewhere. I guess I’m glad I have no money for plane tickets. (; Here are some ways I like to keep my love for going places in check, while being confined to the city of Norman, Oklahoma!
1. Enroll in classes that echo travel
When I looked at classes for the spring 2016 semester, I noticed a class was being offered called “Paris Through the Ages”. This is a perfect way to not only dive into the history of my favorite place in the world, but also to meet other people who may have been drawn to the class in the same way I was!
2. Pinterest, pinterest, pinterest!
My high school made all it’s students buy iPads. They were smart enough to block all social media, but they forgot one. Pinterest. I was instantly hooked! My Pinterest page has 1.3k pins and growing! It’s easy to explore the world when all you have to do is type “travel” into a search bar.
3. Study Abroad
I am working on my own education abroad application, and I am noticing this is one of the easiest ways to travel while still being a full time student. Why sit still when you can earn your college credit abroad?
4. Follow travel blogs
Hmm… however could you find a travel blog that relates to you… oh wait! I think you’re on one! (; Subscribe to my newsletter below and never miss a beat. Some fun blogs I personally follow are I am Aileen and Alex in Wanderland.
If you’re going to school in a new place, explore it for a bit! Grab some friends and drive around your college town. I frequent Oklahoma City with a friend who grew up there; she tells me about all the rad places OKC has to offer. OKC is only a 35-ish minute drive from Norman, making it so easy to go back and forth for a day trip into the city. Explore new places and meet new people without actually going on vacation!
Those are five tips I’ve discovered so far while in college. People sometimes feel like they can’t like travel unless they’re constantly on the move. Let university be a stepping stone!