5 Halloween Traditions Around the World

Don’t look now…but it’s nearly Halloween! Celebrated in the U.S on October 31st, this popular holiday consists of costumes, chilling frights, and best of all, candy! With origins tracing back to the Celtic festival of Samhain, during which people who would wear costumes to ward off ghosts, Oct... 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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12 Virtual Backgrounds for When You’d Rather be Traveling

Right now, the world is pretty virtual. From meetings to classes to parties, many of our activities are taking place online. Ever wish you could just jet out of your next online meeting? While we can’t help with that, we can help you feel like you’ve left for your next trip with our coll... Read More

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5 Virtual Experiences to Spoil Mom With on Mother’s Day

Finding a Mother’s Day gift for moms who love travel or concerts or spa days this year might seem challenging, given our global quarantine. But with a little imagination, you can give mom the experiences she craves (and probably wow her with the extra effort). This Mother’s Day, gather the famil... Read More

9 of the World’s Coolest Skyscrapers

Seeing unique and impressive architecture is just one of the many things we love about traveling the world. The world’s tallest buildings serve as both incredible sites…and also incredible places where you can look down on the sites that make their cities special! We put together a list ... 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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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

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5 Haunted Places In Europe

Many of the world’s most famous landmarks not only carry a lot of history, they also carry a haunted past! With Halloween upon us, we researched ghost stories from around the world and learned Europe has quite the history of ghosts and paranormal happenings. Here are five haunted places in Europe ... Read More

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Shore Lacrosse Club Travels to England and Scotland

As the official team sport of Maryland, the home of WorldStrides Excel, and the oldest sport in North America, lacrosse continues to expand its border limits. As a strong advocate for global sports ambassadorship, we work with teams looking to travel internationally and help develop the game abroad.... Read More

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Spring Break With WorldStrides Excel Programs

Spring Break – a week long break for students and players of all ages to unwind and enjoy the burgeoning spring season. For WorldStrides Excel Programs, Spring Break means one of the most rewarding times of the year. This year, we sent 20 Olympic development soccer programs to Scotland, England, S... Read More

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