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  • February 18, 2020

    "Studying Abroad in Copenhagen: Aimee's Series" and a picture of a street in Copenhagen

    Studying Abroad in Copenhagen: Aimee's Series

    Hello from Copenhagen, Denmark! I am studying over here for the spring semester in my junior year. To fit the program offered here, I switched my major to Graphic Design for the next four months. Back at RIT, I study New Media Design and Advertising & Public relations. I am involved in a lot back in the Brick City, I love the campus and the [...]
  • February 6, 2020

    "Ideas and Tips for Booking Cheap Spring Break Trips" with an image of an airplane wing in the blue sky.

    Ideas and Tips for Booking Cheap Spring Break Trips

    Spring break might seem far away, but it is right around the corner. When it comes to booking trips, it's better to do it early. Spring Break trips can be a ton of fun, but booking flights during college spring break weeks can be pricey. You don’t have to break the bank to have an amazing week off of school. US Cheap Destinations out of [...]
  • January 16, 2020

    "Top 10 Weekend Getaways Around Rochester" & photo of Niagara Falls waterfall

    Top 10 Weekend Getaways Around Rochester

    Although there are plenty of things to do in Rochester on the weekends, sometimes it is nice to plan a weekend getaway. Whether you want to take a break from school, work, get off campus, or bond with a group of friends, here are some perfect weekend getaways for you to try out! Letchworth State Park Drive Time: 45 minutes Letchworth State [...]
  • June 19, 2019

    Travel Tips: Top 10 Modes of Transportation

    When traveling, one of the key things to figure out is how you'll get around. There are so many modes of transportation, so BTB put together a list of the top ways to get from point A to point B. Ranging from the basics to the rarer types, check out the top ten ways to get around while traveling.
  • February 7, 2019

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    Best Weekend Getaway Spots

    Although there are plenty of things to do in Rochester on the weekends, sometimes it is nice to plan a weekend getaway. Whether you want to take a break from school, work, get off campus, or bond with a group of friends, here are some perfect weekend getaways for you to try out! Buffalo, New York About an hour away from RIT’s campus, Buffalo [...]
  • January 22, 2019

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    10 Ways to NOT Look Like a Tourist

    When it comes to traveling, the last thing you want to do is stick out like a sore thumb. While traveling, especially internationally, tourists are often targets for pickpocketing, overcharging, and much more. Don’t allow yourself to fall into these tourist traps! Here are some tips on how to avoid looking like a tourist: 1. Learn some basics [...]
  • December 4, 2018

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    How To: Travel Solo

    When planning winter break, weekend road trips, or even day trips, we tend to ask our friends if they’d be interested in joining. While traveling with your close friends will result in memories that will strengthen your friendships, this doesn’t mean that traveling with other people is the only option. If your friends are unable to travel with [...]
  • November 13, 2018

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    How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

    When it comes to traveling, I bet we can all agree that long flights are the absolute worst! As college students, most of us tend to travel in economy, not first-class. Your legs get cramped into tiny seats, there’s nowhere for you to comfortably rest your head, and if you have claustrophobia, just forget it. Our members of Behind the Bricks [...]
  • November 6, 2018

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    What to Pack in your Carry-On

    Lost suitcases, and waiting forever at the luggage carousel for your bag are some of the not-so-glamorous parts of traveling. Suitcases and duffles get lost while traveling more often than you’d think, so it’s extremely important to be prepared if you find yourself in this situation. Check out our list of what to pack in your carry-on, so even [...]