Summer Travel Photo Contest Winner Announcement

We teamed up with online food ordering service, EatStreet, on a photo contest to send one lucky winner to Chicago with $500 of EatStreet food credit to spend on pizza, subs, sushi and more delicious noms! After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to make the tough decision of choosing a winner. You all sent so many wonderful photos from your adventures around the world!

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How to Not Look Like a Tourist: Studying Abroad Advice

Before many students travel abroad for the semester they research what they will need to bring (think plug adapters, a lock, an umbrella), what the weather will be like during their stay and how to pack (more on that here). What many students might not think as much about is how to assimilate into the local culture during their stay in their home away from home and not look like a tourist. Melissa Timbers provides some tips on how to make your time abroad a time to assimilate into the local culture, based on her time in Paris. Read More

Top 8 Sites to See in London This Summer

Still looking for summer travel plans? Head on over abroad for a summer in Europe! It seems that everyone wants to experience living abroad for a while, so why not go for the summer? Get some friends, your family, or if you’re brave enough, take on the adventure solo! I’ve compiled a list of my 8 favorite places in London. So if you decide to experience the city for yourself, I would recommend paying some or all of these places a visit; they certainly made my experience unforgettable. Read More

How to Be Mistaken for a Londoner

Navigating London was something I genuinely loved doing. Getting lost was a thrill to me, and I always had a map handy just in case. However, in order to fit into this elaborate and diverse culture, I realized there was more I had to do. After some time, I got mistaken for a Londoner by tourists who came to the city from all over the world. The moment I opened my mouth and they found out I was American, they would kind of stare at me for a while as I navigated them to their destination without looking at a map. So, if you’d like to exude the confidence of being mistaken for a local, here are 6 things you need to know! Read More

A Taste of Prague

Prague, Czech Republic – A modern day fairy tale city where the beer flows cheaper than water. I could write about the Pražský orloj (Prague Astronomical Clock) in Old Town Square, or the “Walk of Apostles” that takes place at two o’clock everyday, or Pražský hrad (Prague Castle), which is most accessible via the Karlův most (Charles Bridge), but I won’t because instead I’m going to write about the food, the beer, the wine, and the markets. Read More

The Wonders of Panama

For my last two years of high school and first two years at university, I had the opportunity to travel to Panama City, Panama. I went to teach students from all over the world how to be strong debate leaders and successful students. It was a great experience that taught me how to be a responsible student and made me want to continue my field in Education. While visiting Panama, I fell in love with the scenery. It has beautiful beaches, skyscraper buildings, history on every corner, and wonderful street art. While being there, I found some places I HAD to return to that have now become my go-to places. Read More

Brugge and the Flemish Coast

GentAfter spending a very sketchy night in a Paris hostel and a short morning of train travel I arrived in Brugge, Belgium. This little city is probably one of my favorites thus far. It is small and homey and the Belgians are the most uncomplicated of people. They say what they mean and they mean what they say – intimidating and crude at times, however, you always know where you stand. During my time in Belgium there always seemed to be someone there to give directions, a helping hand, or local advice on what to do and see. Read More

The Greatest Weekend of Your Life Is Waiting In Whitsundays

Recently, I spent a weekend living an absolute dream in the Whitsunday Islands. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this little slice of heaven, it’s a cluster of islands off the northern coast of Queensland, Australia. I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice during my time down under, and I can’t even begin to explain the beauty that waits there. Read More

5 Ideas to Guarantee an Epic Summer

The summer is approaching fast… meaning three months of freedom, adventure, and experience outside of the classroom await. The pristine beaches, dramatic mountains, foreign lands, and crazy adventures are consistently calling your name while you sit in the classroom patiently waiting to turn those destined daydreams into a reality. Need some inspiration? Here’s 5 adventurous ideas to spark the creative travel light bulb and help you create the most epic and memorable summer yet. Read More