Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial near Madrid, Spain Spain’s capital—and its largest city—has so much to offer for art, history, and food enthusiasts. Here are seven things you should know before heading to beautiful Madrid: Madrid’s Royal Palace is the largest royal palace in Europe, with 3,418 rooms. Today, it no longer functions as a reside...
Take your students to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain Spain’s second most populous city is a traveler’s delight, with lovely architecture and a rich culture. Here are eight things you should know about Barcelona: Construction on Guadi’s masterpiece the Sagrada Familia began in 1882. Over a hundred years later, the massive church is still being bu...
Dyrholaey Nature Reserve Puffins Iceland Iceland is a beautiful and fascinating country, and lots of people go to see its waterfalls, volcanoes, and generally gorgeous scenery. When I went to Iceland, of course I wanted to go see all of the most popular sites. But one of the main reasons I went was also to see puffins. That’s why I [&hel...
Cloud rainforest wild animal sanctuary, Costa Rica Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica offers unique travel experiences and breathtaking views, but what you don’t know about Costa Rica may surprise you! We’ve compiled a list of 10 interesting facts that will not only make you want to pack your bags, but you may just get t...
Byodo-in Temple. Kyoto The land that brought you sushi, bonsai, and the bright lights of Tokyo is ripe with fascinating tidbits. Get to know Japan (which—by the way—is the site of our brand new premier International Teacher Convention) with these 12 interesting facts. Japan consists of 6,852 islands. The islands were ...