Travel is one of the best ways to make history come alive, but going on an archeological dig, is one of the best ways to make history.  In 2016 alone, there were tremendous finds unearthed or uncovered using modern technology.  Sites like the El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza gave up a long-held secret that the pyramid actually contained a pyramid within a pyramid, and even had one inside of that which dated back to around 600 to 800 AD.  The discovery was made using an electrical resistivity survey of the structure.  This method is now widely used in archaeology.  Electrical currents are passed through a structure, or the ground and measurements of the resistance encountered by the currents are used to determine what’s underneath the surface.

Another find that wowed the scientific community was the discovery of the youngest known Egyptian mummy.  For years, the coffin, first discovered in Giza over a hundred years ago, was thought to contain mummified internal organs of a royal family member.  CT scans revealed the occupant was a tiny fetus, that died over 2,500 years ago.

All over the world, students are opting for the hard, dirty work of an archeological dig rather than the romanticized senior year abroad with a backpack and rail pass in hand.  There’s so much more to do than hostel hopping, as many students, and even paid volunteers are finding out.

It takes some planning and coordination, and there are sites on the web that can help you identify the best opportunity for you.  Getting geared up can be expensive for such an adventure, so anyone considering taking off to parts unknown, would be wise to go to the Groupon site and search for deals on items that will be useful on the trip.

Sandal maker Chaco offers great Groupon deals on their signature footwear.  You can save 30% off selected inventory of sandals and boots, and use codes to take advantage of exclusive deals.  Using Groupon to gear up for an adventure is a smart way to start when you consider the millions of items they offer from thousands of retailers.

So, take the road less traveled and do it in style with great deals offered by Groupon.