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The White House, Washington D.C.

Fun Facts About President William Taft

William Taft, our 27th president, is known for many things, but being an effective president is not one of them. President Taft attended Yale and climbed the political ladder through his knowledge of the law. Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt appointed him to political positions that eventually led ... Read More

Old Town Hall and Church of Our Lady before Týn - Prague, Czech Republic

How to Pack for a Trip Abroad

I absolutely love to travel, but I dread packing every time I go away. Even after countless trips, anxiety takes over and I waste time pacing the room, chewing my nails and taking breaks to check my Facebook feed. Although I’ve gotten better at packing more efficiently with every trip I take, ther... Read More


The Winds of Change in China

27 years ago, the Accent Travel Group, now a part of WorldStrides, was appointed by China International Travel Service as an original agent to manage university programs in China. The country’s popularity as a travel destination grew with its economy. In fact, rarely has there been a more exciting... Read More

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th & Superstitions Around the World

It’s Friday the 13th! Unlucky? Scary? Well I don’t think so, but I’m probably a little biased. I was born on the 13th and that day just happened to be a Friday. So for me, Friday the 13th has always been associated with happiness and luck. I don’t buy into all the hype about unlucky number... Read More

Stonehenge - Amesbury, England

Teach Through Educational Travel: Stonehenge

Download a larger image of Stonehenge in England and share the photo with your class. Then discuss the following: Stonehenge was built at around the same time as the pyramids at Giza, over 4,000 years ago. What other ancient sites were built around that time? What was the purpose of each? Compare an... Read More

Christian Discoveries Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is the largest privately-owned business and entertainment complex. Covering 21 acres in Midtown Manhattan, it is comprised of 19 buildings, gardens, sculptures and artwork by more than 40 artists. Don’t Miss: GE Building: This building serves as the focus of Rockefeller Center,... Read More

Ellis Island - New Jersey

Ellis Island

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum stands as a constant reminder of our nation’s immigration history – the largest human migration in modern history. Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million immigrants were processed here. Follow their footsteps and journey from the Baggage Room, where immigrants drop... Read More

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