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

Star Spangled Banner Flag

The Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian

Is this flag the single most important artifact at the Smithsonian Institution? It just might be. In celebration of the Fourth of July, we’ll be seeing a lot of American flags this week – on mailboxes, main streets, parades, t-shirts, and even painted on faces! It got us thinking about THE flag ... Read More

Dr. Neal Sikka - WorldStrides Medical Director

What is Doctors on Call?

If you have a medical emergency during your travel program, there is nothing more comforting than having a doctor on call. WorldStrides’ industry-leading health and safety measures include access to 24/7 medical support for travelers in D.C. and around the world. This is accomplished through t... Read More

Excel Sports Soccer Tours

The Non-Soccer Fan’s Guide to the World Cup

World Cup fever is kicking in! The world’s biggest tournament begins Thursday in Russia, and whether you are watching for what’s happening on the pitch or the sidelines, there is a lot to love. If you’re still learning the rules of the game and want to sound like you know what you’re talking... Read More

Presidential Inauguration

7 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Memorial Day. Maybe you think of it as the beginning of summer, and time for a barbecue. While that’s all fun and good, it’s important that we don’t forget what the holiday is all about. Here are seven facts about why we really celebrate Memorial Day. Hint: None of them involve hot dogs. The t... Read More

5 Things Teachers Can Do This Summer to Prepare for Fall

10 End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts They Really Want

As a former classroom teacher, it’s so gratifying to receive an end-of-the-year teacher gift as a thank you for teaching your child. But I’m going to share a dirty little secret that your child’s teacher can’t tell you: a lot of them probably go in the trash. It’s not that we didn’t love... Read More

Jesse Varela

Airplane in the Smithsonian

If you’ve ever been to the National Air and Space Museum, chances are you’ve wondered – how does the Smithsonian get a plane in the building? (Well, maybe you have wondered this, or maybe you haven’t.) We have been wondering and we asked them! Here’s what the Collections Department, from t... Read More

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