Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial near Madrid, Spain

7 Fun Facts About Madrid

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... Read More

Take your students to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

8 Fun Facts About Barcelona

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... Read More

Literary Tour to Ireland and Scotland - Literary Landscapes and Inspirations

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Ireland

There is so much to do and see on a WorldStrides Ireland tour in addition to the historic sites and views. Here are seven things you didn’t know about Ireland. Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle, this is because of its lush greenery and rolling hills. The Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern I... Read More

Snorkel with Manatees at Crystal River Florida Habitat H2O

WorldStrides Florida Eco Programs Dive Deep into Science

November is Manatee Awareness Month, and here at WorldStrides we love any reason to celebrate marine biology. Learning about marine science in the classroom is one thing, but exploring it first-hand is another! WorldStrides offers programs to Florida for students interested in all-things science. He... Read More

4 Reasons Performers Should Travel to Italy

There’s much more to Italy that just decadent carbs and cheese. From the Madrigals of the Renaissance, to Neapolitan song, to Bel Canto opera, Italy has always been a major musical center with artists innovating musical styles. On WorldStrides OnStage’s Musical Italy tour, students have the oppo... Read More

Christian Discoveries Capitol Hill

9 Interesting Facts About Washington, D.C.

Who loves D.C.? WE love D.C., and we have for the 50 years we’ve been leading student tours there. Our nation’s capital is where the history and government you’ve heard about in school come alive. But there are a lot of interesting facts that you may not know! Woodrow Wilson is the only U.S. p... Read More

Dyrholaey Nature Reserve Puffins Iceland

How to Spot Puffins in 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... Read More

Turnagain Arm Bore Tide Alaska

9 Cool Facts about Alaska

In 1959, Alaska joined the United States of America. With its abundance of wildlife, natural resources, and diverse landscapes, it’s no wonder why Alaska is known as America’s last great frontier! Want to know why it’s a place you should check out? Here are 9 cool facts about Alaska that will ... Read More

Williamsburg Governor's Mansion

9 Interesting Facts About Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is often referred to as the world’s largest living history museum, making it an obvious destination for those seeking to experience something new…or old…you know what we mean. From an educational standpoint, the appeal of visiting Williamsburg is clear. In fact, the Stud... Read More

Cloud rainforest wild animal sanctuary, Costa Rica

10 Interesting Facts about 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... Read More

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