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Real Talk: I Took a Gap Year

By Emma W.April 21, 2016
I took a gap year. And no, not like an I-need-me-some-cash-money-before-college kind of gap year, and not like a high-school-detox gap year;... More  →
Real Talk: I Took a Gap Year

Study Abroad 101: YOU SHOULD DO IT (Here's How)

By Maddy AaronApril 7, 2016
Studying abroad can present a smorgasbord of adventure, platform shoes (they never went out of style in Eastern Europe) and accented hotties, but it's... More  →
Study Abroad 101: YOU SHOULD DO IT (Here's How)

Auntie SparkNotes: I Regret Studying Abroad

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 12, 2015
Dear Auntie, About a year and a half ago, I started researching study abroad. I'm an art student at a public university, so... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Regret Studying Abroad

Open Thread for November 21!

By SparkLifeNovember 21, 2014
Is anyone flying somewhere for their Thanksgiving break? Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for November 21!

Open Thread for July 14!

By SparkLifeJuly 14, 2014
"Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on... More  →
Open Thread for July 14!

The Summer Travel Guide to YOUR Hometown!

By Abbey ClarkeJune 13, 2014
First thing’s first! Stop by that hole in the ground, the one about a half-mile up the smaller of the two creeks... More  →
The Summer Travel Guide to YOUR Hometown!

Career Wha? The Human Rights Advocate!

By Janet ManleyMarch 13, 2014
Career Wha? is designed to give you a little insight into different careers, because lots of teens have no clue what to... More  →
Career Wha? The Human Rights Advocate!

The Most and Least Romantic Places in the World for a First Kiss

By ShivaniFebruary 6, 2014
When it comes to first kisses, people become strangely romantic. Even the most hardened cynic melts a little when hearing or recounting... More  →
The Most and Least Romantic Places in the World for a First Kiss

Around the World In 30 Butts

By Bailey_SwilleyNovember 27, 2013
For all you Sparklers who are world travelers or long to be someday, you're going to need this guide so you know... More  →
Around the World In 30 Butts

Top 10 Places to Visit on the Shoulders of Justin Bieber's Bodyguards

By Janet ManleyOctober 1, 2013
Tour de Belieber moved across East Asia this week, with the pop prince soaking up some of the culture and making the... More  →
Top 10 Places to Visit on the Shoulders of Justin Bieber's Bodyguards