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  • Break free with CKI magazine's travel issue

    CKI magazine's newest issue is live! Check out the Fall 2014 travel issue by clicking on the links below.

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  • Start strong

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  • 7 ways travel can rock your world


    Story by Jamie Moore

    Adam Braun was a college student backpacking across the globe when the course of his life changed forever. In India he asked a little boy begging on the streets what he wanted most in the world. 

    The answer: a pencil. 

    Braun reached into his backpack, pulled out a pencil, handed it to the child and watched the boy’s face light up. In that instant Braun felt what he calls a transformation in himself. 

    “I realized the incredible power of education,” says Braun. “I realized that even as a young person I could help someone in a ...

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  • Ready, prep, go!

    We all like to imagine ourselves as free spirits who just go with the flow, but most people find their vacations benefit from a bit of forethought. So before you pack up your duffle bag and hit the open road, here are a few reasons to consider doing a little planning first. 

    Time off from work. Put in your time-off request early, especially if you want to travel during popular holidays that your co-workers may want off as well. 

    Leave the homework at home. Plan to do those big papers or assignments in advance so you don’t spend half of ...

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  • Travel without paying for it

    No, really. Here’s how you can travel for free.

    Overseas flights. Hotels on white-sand beaches. Highly recommended restaurants. If the only thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word “travel” is the cha-ching of money vanishing from your bank account, don’t dash your globe-trotting dreams. Travel on a dime—one that’s not even out of your own wallet. 

    Take your studies abroad 

    Your status as a university student is a golden ticket to another country—especially if you’re studying subjects such as political science, economics, anthropology, architecture or a foreign language. 

    Where to look for money: 

    • Your university’s study ...

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  • Tech travel buddies


    From packing to Wi-Fi to bathroom locators, we’re showcasing ten travel apps to make your journey easier. All of the apps listed are available for free for iOS and Android. 

    Make a list and check it twice 
    How many pairs of socks do I need for this trip? Do I really need to bring all these shirts? Pack smart* with the PackPoint packing list builder. Generate a customized packing list just by entering some basic information (gender, destination, date, length of stay) and answering questions about the kinds of activities you plan to do. Key feature: The app also ...

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  • Staycation: the alternative getaway

    Live like a tourist—wherever you are.

    Forced to stay on campus or at home during school breaks? Don’t get bummed out. Think about the upsides: 

    • You’ll save money. 
    • The money you do spend will help your local economy. 
    • You don’t have to worry about packing, scheduling flights or applying for a passport. 
    • You’ll get an opportunity to know your town and its residents even better than before. 

    Whether your “staycation” becomes a productive week or a relaxing one, there are plenty of ways to enjoy time off without traveling far. Here’s how you can make the most out of staying ...

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