June 2019

Reviewing the Boulder Marriott Hotel

Boulder Marriott Hotel 2660 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, Colorado 80302 GRADING Overall Score: B Staff: B Room: A Amenities: A Recommended?: Yes Overall Impression: The Boulder Marriott Hotel is a newly renovated, boutique-style (smaller) hotel. This hotel offers more than a mid-tier hotel (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express), but not that much more for the cost. Customer service/staff help was mediocre at best…

Study Abroad – Costs vs. Benefits

This week’s post comes to us from Andrew, a writer at LendEDU,  a consumer education website and financial product marketplace. Many thanks to Andrew for sharing his article on the financial aspects of studying abroad. Paying for Study Abroad – Is the Experience Worth the Price?   For many students, crossing borders to learn and grow in a new environment can be an invaluable experience, whether it’s for the summer, a semester, or an entire year. It may even help you get hired. According to International Business Seminars, those who study abroad tend to have a better chance…

BVI Diving: RMS Rhone Shipwreck, Great Dog Island, and More

Several months ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the British Virgin Islands for the first time.  I spent a week aboard a small sailboat and spent some time visiting a few of the islands. (To see my tips on touring the islands, click here!) The crystal clear waters around the British Virgin Islands were stunning! In between the islands, the water was a deep shade of blue, but close to land, there were miles of shoreline in sparking hues of aquamarine…