Kay Rodriguez

Language Learning On A Time Crunch

By Kay Rodriguez | July 13, 2014

It’s easy to see that the best way to explore a place is if you know the language and communicate with people there. However, language learning can be a tricky task, especially for those who have never learned one before. When living in Brazil, I had one month to learn Portuguese before taking my study […]

The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelorette Party

By Kay Rodriguez | July 3, 2014

I remember scrolling through Facebook last year and seeing photos of my older cousin’s bachelor party in Las Vegas. Between awesome bars, shows, and food, he looked like he had a blast there with some of his best friends and family members. He’s not the only one who chose Las Vegas as his bachelor party […]

Sin City Outside the Strip

By Kay Rodriguez | June 16, 2014

“Well,” I thought to myself, “here goes nothing.” In my mind, I pictured sparkling lights, clinking glasses, and hordes of tourists from around the world dressed in flashy nightlife attire. Having just turned 21, the world of Las Vegas finally became accessible to me. When I heard about this opportunity to join Travel Nevada for […]

Takeaways from Leading A Student Service Trip

By Kay Rodriguez | May 22, 2014

Fourteen students and two weeks in rural Central America- just a year ago, it all seemed so daunting. When I decided to lead a group of students on a service-learning trip to Guatemala during my sophomore year of college, I didn’t realize just how difficult it would be. After doing this two summers in a […]

Mythbusting Brazil

By Kay Rodriguez | April 28, 2014

What do you think of when you hear Brazil? Sparkling, sandy beaches and giant rock formations might come to mind, or an image of the giant Christ statue towering over the city of Rio de Janeiro. Maybe you think of women (and men) in tiny swimsuits and the grandiose costumes of Carnaval. Perhaps you’re thinking […]

The Honest Truth About Studying Abroad

By Kay Rodriguez | April 14, 2014

I spend a lot of time at school convincing my friends and peers to study abroad. Truthfully, I think it is an experience that too many people pass up during their college years and one that’s nearly impossible to recreate once you’ve received your diploma. Every year, I hear alumni woefully proclaim, “I wish I’d […]

Finding the Travel-Life Balance

By Kay Rodriguez | March 24, 2014

 (This is part one of Life-Travel Balance week. Check back for more tips all week long.) Growing up has caused me to come to terms with the fact that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Usually around 1 or 2 AM you’ll find me sitting in my dorm room bed, energy drink in hand, […]

Introducing TST’s New Staff Writer: Kay Rodriguez

By Kay Rodriguez | March 3, 2014

Changes had been afoot on the site for awhile now, and today I am REALLY psyched to tell you guys about the newest step in Twenty-Something Travel’s evolution: For the past five years I have been writing about my adventures traveling the world as a twenty-something. While I plan to continue to do that (even […]