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

Fall Flavors of Food

5 Fall Flavors Around the World

We love pumpkin spice as much as the next latte drinker, but there are even more scrumptious fall flavors to enjoy as we officially head into autumn! Read on to learn more about autumn flavor favorites around the world. Fun fact: Did you know pumpkin spice-flavored treats don’t even have pumpkin i... 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

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

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles

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

Latkes

11 Traditional Holiday Dishes From Around The World

No matter where you are in the world, food is an important part of holiday celebrations. From potato cakes to fish, cookies to hot chocolate, here are 11 traditional holiday dishes from around the world. Israel – Latkes Latkes, a potato cake fried until its golden and crispy, is a traditional food... Read More

Holidays Around the World

December Holidays around the World

Few months present as many multicultural celebrations as December. From Christmas to Omisoka, the last month of the year is a “world of holidays.” Let’s take a look at some of December’s holidays around the world. Christmas One of the most widely known December holidays, Christmas traditions... Read More

Mt. Fuji

Teach Through Educational Travel: Mt. Fuji

The most iconic symbol of Japan is an ancient one – Mt Fuji. This mountain is located at the center of the southern coast, and is Japan’s highest mountain (at 12,388 ft). There is a torii gate at the summit, and over hundreds of thousands of people climb it in warmer weather. However, Mt Fuji [&... Read More

Hasedera Kamakura Statues

Teach Through Educational Travel: Hasedera Kamakura Statues

These are small jizo statues at the Hasedera temple in Kamakura, Japan. This famous Buddhist temple houses larger statues, too – including an enormous wooden statue of Kannon (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy). It’s one of the largest wooden statues in Japan (at 30 feet), and has 11 heads. Jizo sta... Read More