Noodles around the World

When you think about pasta, you probably picture a nice bowl of spaghetti—in reality, the pasta-bilities are endless! This beloved carb, with its multinational history and global presence, can be found in a variety of shapes, broths, sauces around the world. Expand your mind and palette by checkin... Read More

8 Fall Inspired Virtual Backgrounds

With the arrival of Fall, it’s time to set your virtual backgrounds to reflect the season! While you wait for your next trip, use these backgrounds in your online meetings or classes to feel like you’re in one of our trip destinations, such as Chicago, Munich, or Los Angeles! Just right clic... Read More

Pork Belly Sandwich

10 Must-Try Sandwiches around the World

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the sandwich. As simple – or as decadent – as you make it, this portable powerhouse of a food has had a long history. Our current idea of the sandwich was popularized in England back in the 1700s. John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, h... Read More

Ice Cream Cone

8 Kinds of Ice Cream Around the World

You scream, we scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! This joy-inducing treat is a standard symbol of summer and is enjoyed around the globe. In honor of National Ice Cream Month, we’re taking our taste buds on a tour of ice creams around the world!   Mochi Ice Cream –... Read More

Beavertail

Doughnuts of the World

A doughnut is a doughnut is a doughnut, right? Not quite! While most Americans envision a sugary piece of round fried dough, you’ll need another word to get something doughnut-like abroad! Berliner (Germany) This yeast-based pastry is fried and filled with jam, much like your typical jelly dou... 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

Why WorldStrides

How To Say “Hello” In 18 Languages For World Hello Day

November 21 marks the 43rd annual World Hello Day! World Hello Day was created in response to conflicts between Egypt and Israel in the 1970s. The peace discussion at the end of the war was the first time that Arab and Israeli officials met for direct public discussion in 25 years. World Hello Day w... Read More

Sydney, Australia New Year's

New Year’s Eve around the world

Happy (almost!) New Year! As we prepare to welcome 2016, we thought we would look at how cities around the world bring in the New Year. Many of them include impressive firework displays, along with local festivals and traditions. But first, a couple of fun facts about the New Year. Who will be ... Read More

Halloween

Halloween Around The World

Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays. It is believed to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France,  would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off r... Read More