Go Global Expo: Discover what you’ve been missing! For FREE!!!

Here at Wanderu, we are convinced that experience is the greatest teacher. In that light, every opportunity that opens us to new experience is one to be reached for. Enabling you to travel is the ground floor of our mission and we have recently discovered an event that does just that. 

On September 28, Verge Magazine is hosting an event at the Boston Marriott Cambridge for anyone interested in working, volunteering, studying or living overseas! Check out opportunities in more than 100 countries at the 2014 Go Global Expo

The event will include volunteer-sending organizations, universities from around the world, jobs abroad, non-profit groups, internships, adventure travel operators, and more.  Also, present at the event will be keynote speaker, Phillip Sacks from Doctors Without Borders, a “Careers for Globetrotters” panel discussion, informational seminars and workshops, as well as Verge Magazine’s 2014 Travel With Purpose Photo Exhibit. 

For anyone looking for a life-altering experience, Wanderu urges you to attend, learn about your options, and hear the inspiring stories of those have already began their traveling journeys. It’s never too early (or too late) to step out the door and see what you’ve been missing. So make reach for that bucket of new opportunities and take what you’d like.

This amazing event is only happening in Boston in the USA so if you would like to attend from cities nearby, Wanderu will help get you there. Here are popular cities that you can take a bus from: New York to BostonBurlington to BostonConcord to Boston

Bon Voyage and see you in Boston! 

Go Global Expo 2014

Register now for the Go Global Expo by clicking on the banner or going to their website

Publisher: Verge Magazine—Travel With Purpose ®

Bringing you the Go Global Expo ®

Canada’s Largest Work, Study, Volunteer Travel Expos

Greyhound Chicago Stops – Bus Guide

Chicago has been a major travel hub for the United States since the beginning of the twentieth century. The Greyhound Chicago Station was the nation’s largest independently operated bus depot for almost 40 years and offered more available routes to U.S. cities than any other bus line. In the early 1900’s Chicago was home to six major railroad stations, the most in the country at that time. Additionally, from the 1930’s until 1998 O’Hare International Airport was named the World’s Busiest Airport. This is primarily because it had the greatest amount of direct flights available to all major cities in America.

If you’re planning to stay in Chicago make sure to check out our guide to the best Chicago Hostels and for ideas on cool places to stay and fun things to do.

Wanderu has created a list of the 4 major Greyhound Chicago bus stations to help you navigate “The Windy City” as conveniently and affordably as possible:

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  1. Union Station (airport connection)
  2. 630 W Harrison Street
  3. 95th / Dan Ryan Station
  4. Cumberland Station (CTA)

Wanderu.com makes it easy to book Greyhound Chicago tickets while comparing prices with other bus companies like Megabus, BoltBus, and Peter Pan, to guarantee you the best deals. Check out Wanderu now to find deals on Greyhound bus tickets.

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Best Madison Hostel Guide

Whether you’re going for a college visit or for the cheese and beer, there are countless reasons to visit Madison, Wisconsin. “Madtown”, as the locals call it, was named Madison after James Madison in 1836 and became the capital 10 years later when Wisconsin was named the 30th state. Located in the southern region of the state and right on the beautiful Lake Mendota, Madison has remained a center of Wisconsin pride and culture for almost 180 years. If you’re looking for convenient and inexpensive ways to get to Madison, find and book your bus or train with Wanderu. A popular way to get around Wisconsin is the Badger Bus which provides convenient routes like Madison to Milwaukee . For info on how to get tickets check out our guide to Badger Bus Tickets.

TIP: Also check out our Chicago Hostels guide and take a Madison to Chicago bus to get there, but make sure to figure out which Megabus or Greyhound Chicago station is most convenient for you!

To help you better experience the culture of the city we have put together a list of accommodations all throughout the Madison area.


1) HI-Madison Hostel -141 S Butler St, Madison, WI 53703 – (608) 441-0144

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Free bus tickets – Win Wanderu’s Facebook contest

If you’ve booked your bus ticket with Wanderu before, you have already experienced how easy it is to find the cheapest and most convenient bus options between two cities. By helping us spread the word, your travel can be free!

After you buy a ticket with us, simply share Wanderu with on Facebook and tag Wanderu and you will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a free bus ride. The more you or your friends share the more chances to win.

Cheap bus travel

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Best Chicago Hostels Guide

Originally incorporated as a city in 1833 with 200 residents, Chicago (AKA “The Windy City”) is now home to 2.7 million people and is the third most populous city in the USA. Situated on Lake Michigan, Chicago is definitely a must-visit city in the United States. After all, you have to try a classic deep dish pizza and Vienna dog right from the source at least once in your life! To make your decision to travel super simple, we are putting together a lodging guide of Chicago Hostels. Read on for our recommendations.

Getting to Chicago is simple by bus, train, or plane. Find and book your bus and train travel on wanderu.com, or if you are coming from far away, find the best airplane ticket on kayak.com.

After seeing the Windy City, take bus from Chicago to Madison and stay at the Madison Hostel or other lodging options.

If you are anything like us, then you appreciate a nice hostel more than a froufrou hotel. Lets face it. Whats not to like?! Affordable prices, friendly people, helpful staff, and all the things you need to make the most of your trip. Chicago hostels are no exception from the norm and we love them (well, most of them).

TIP: If you are inclined to go to the observatory at the John Hancock because every Chicago guide out there suggests you do so, consider going to the bar on the floor below and grabbing a drink instead. Lovely view from out there all for the price of one cold beer.

Here are a few Chicago hostels that were recommended by Wanderu users:

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