On the Road Again: WorldStrides’ Approach to Traveling Today

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes to deliver a one-of-a-kind educational trip for students and teachers across the country? Read on to learn how we prepared for our first trip since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In early October, Program Leader Sonny G. and a group of 14 adults se... Read More

Pride 2020: Virtual Celebrations Around the Globe

It’s Pride Month! In 1995, the month of June was designated as Pride Month to honor the LGBTQIA+ community and to also honor the Stonewall riots that occurred in June of 1969 in Manhattan. These riots were the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement in the United States. Typically, cities around ... Read More

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REAL ID is Coming!

Editor’s Note: The Department of Homeland Security is delaying the Real ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The previous edition referenced the original deadline of October 1, 2020. The information in the post below remains true. What every traveler ... Read More

2019 WorldStrides Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

We’re biased, but we think a holiday gift to prepare for an upcoming trip is a sure winner. Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for a travel addict or a gift for a first-time traveler, our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers is packed (pun intended) with great ideas. 2019 Holiday Gif... Read More

Educational Travel Fundraising Superstars

Advice from Fundraising Superstars

It’s the most wonderful time of year… to fundraise! Do you know about WorldStrides’ Gift of Education? Our most successful fundraising tool, this flexible resource lets you create customized e-cards, Facebook links or custom letters to reach out to family, friends, and people in your community... Read More

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“Secret” Food Locations in Washington, D.C.

WorldStrides Course Leaders are among the most seasoned connoisseurs of our capital city. Part tour guide, part educator, part fixer-historian-planner-entertainer-leader-fun-fact-knower, they lead programs in and around our nation’s capital day after day and they have been around the block –... Read More

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3 Things to Try in France

After my trip this summer to France, England, and Berlin, here are my three “must-dos” while in France. You must eat a croissant. My friends and I ate TONS of croissants! They were so delicious when warm, and freshly baked (and sometimes chocolate on the inside). You don’t even need to sit dow... Read More

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Tips & Tricks on Using Social Media for Program Promotion

Everyone’s on social media these days! Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have quickly become an online meeting ground, and that means they are great tools for promoting student participation in your WorldStrides program. Whether you’re a teacher looking to involve parents, or a parent or s... Read More

Best Books for Sparking Travel Excitement

Best Books for Sparking Travel Excitement

One of the best ways to get excited for an upcoming WorldStrides program? Reading a good book! It’s one thing to get mentally transported to a location by reading – and another to know you’ll soon be in that place yourself! Be an armchair traveler before you get your boots on the g... Read More

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Presidential Homes in Virginia

Though Washington, D.C. is the home of the president while in office, the history of presidential residency runs deep just south of D.C. in the state of Virginia. Did you know eight former Presidents owned homes in the Commonwealth? Furthermore, visitors are still able to tour and explore six of the... Read More

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