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

Capitol Christmas

Holiday Gift Guide for Students and Travelers

Because of the nature of what we do at WorldStrides (and what we love!), many of our employees are frequently in the sky and hitting the road! Are you or your son/daughter traveling with us soon? Do you know someone who travels for work and/or fun? Our in-house travel experts recently shared some it... Read More

French Perspectives

4 Great Photo Journaling Apps

Everyone wants to record memories from their travels, but who has the space to store those memories or the time to make a scrapbook? Keeping a digital journal is a great way to record everything without having to print photos and save maps and mementos. Check out these four apps that make journaling... Read More

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Advice for Future WorldStrides Travelers

Many WorldStrides travelers have had the good fortune of being greeted at the airport in Washington, D.C. by veteran field specialist Doug Coleman. For nearly a decade, Doug has seen thousands of students before and after their special travel experience…and he’s never shy with advice to make the... Read More

Group taking photos at Machu Picchu

How to Take a Great Photo

Some people say if you didn’t take a picture, then the moment didn’t happen. Let’s face it -when traveling on one of our programs, there’s a TON to see and snap! Luckily with smartphones, capturing high-quality images while traveling is easier than ever. How do you ensure you... Read More

Best Places to See Fall Foliage on the East Coast

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall! Some of our favorite spots for tours also happen to have of the best leaf peeping in the U.S. and groups on the open road this fall – well, look out the window! You might be able to check out the best places on the East Coast […] Read More

Find Your Adventure in Educational Travel with WorldStrides

Our Most Successful Fundraising Tool – The Gift of Education

Have you heard about the Gift of Education? Our most successful fundraising tool, the Gift of Education, helps thousands of students each year raise funds for their trips. Last year, students raised over $2 million dollars! 100% of all money raised goes directly toward offsetting their trip price.... Read More

Charlottesville High School orchestra performing

Best Ideas from Our Fundraising Hall of Fame Experts

Fundraising is a fantastic way to offset program costs and allow more students the opportunity to travel. We are always looking for new and creative ways to raise funds to share with our program leaders, parents, and students. WorldStrides is proud to feature teachers and students as part of our Fun... 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

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