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

Our Wanderlust List – Inspired by the 2019 Oscar Nominations

It’s Oscar season! The nominations are out, and while you wait for the Academy Awards ceremony, now is a great time to catch up on all these fantastic movies. Many stunning locations star in these famous films, and the nominations got us thinking about where to go next: Want to “Trip a Little Li... Read More

California State House

9 Fun Facts About California

California – it’s inspired countless songs, movies, and shows due to its storied history and innovative spirit. Here’s 9 facts you probably didn’t know about this golden state! California is home to the “Avocado Capital of the World.” Every year, Fallbrook holds an avocado festival to c... Read More

San Francisco

11 Interesting Facts About San Francisco

San Francisco is famous for its Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets, Alcatraz, and – you got it, dude! – Full House. The thirteenth largest city in the United States also has some pretty interesting historical facts. Check out these 11 interesting facts about San Francisco! During the Great Depres... Read More

Visit the White House, Washington, DC

5 Haunted Historical Sites in the United States

In the spirit of Halloween, we’re scaring, we mean sharing, five of the most haunted historical sites in the United States with you. Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, Fall River, MA “Lizzie Borden had an axe…”  You may know the poem, but did you know that The Borden House is considered one o... Read More

Alcatraz

5 Haunted Places in The United States

October is the spookiest month of year, full of ghosts, goblins, haunted houses, and scary stories. If you like scary stories, here are 5 haunted places in the United States – and WorldStrides visits them all!   The White House, Washington, D.C. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., i... Read More

George Washington Swearing In

History Fun Facts: January 4-10

This Week in History… January 7, 1789: The first presidential election in the United States takes place. When George Washington was first elected, the Senate proposed that he be called by the official title “His Highness the President of the United States of America and the Protector of Their Li... Read More

pier 39 SF

Pier 39

Pier 39 is located on the northernmost point of San Francisco’s peninsula. It is home to over 110 stores, 11 restaurants, and countless attractions. From the pier, you can see Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, San Francisco Bay, and the city skyline. Links: Pier 39 Pier 39 Marina Read More

United Nations

The United Nations is Formally Established

The first organization of countries was the League of Nations, which was founded in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles. Its main goal was “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security,” but just a few years after its founding, World War II broke out. The Allies propose... Read More

Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum was built in the one-room school style recognizable from “Little House on the Prairie.” Usually a potbellied stove was located in the center of the room to provide heat, and the teacher’s desk stood on a dais (small platform) in the back of the room. Did y... Read More

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