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Tower of London: Where History Lives On

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When asked what the one thing a person must experience while in London, I tell them to visit the Tower of London and while there, be sure to take a Yeoman Warders Tour, say hello to the ravens, and check out the crown jewels. During…

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Part 2: 10 Days in London and Paris

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Sarah Wyland is a Digital Marketing Manager for WorldStrides. She recently spent 10 days in London and Paris, taking in historic sites and learning just how valuable travel really is. Read Part 1: 10 Days in London and Paris, then continue on to Part 2 below!…

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Part 1: 10 Days in London and Paris

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Sarah Wyland is a Digital Marketing Manager for WorldStrides. She recently spent 10 days in London and Paris, taking in historic sites and learning just how valuable travel really is. Read about her experience!  Growing up, my babysitter’s mother was from a small town just outside…

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Social Sarah: 5 Tips To Take Great Travel Photos

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I recently returned from spending 10 days in London and Paris where I spent my days eating crepes and visiting places like Tower of London, Windsor Castle, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sacre-Coeur in the beautiful Montmarte district of Paris. While I wanted to document…

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New Year’s Eve around the world

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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…

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Learn about our International Teacher Conventions

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At WorldStrides, we treat our teachers as true partners. That’s why we reward our new traveling teachers with two free trips abroad, on us! Teachers travel free as long as they sign up as few as five students, and we also give teachers a free…

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From Flanders Fields to the Tower of London – Poppies as a Modern Symbol for Fallen Soldiers

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Today, Veteran’s Day, is the final day for the breathtaking poppy installation at the Tower of London. Poppies have been a symbol for veterans since the wars of the early 19th century. The symbol of a red poppy for the fallen soldier really crystallized around…

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Closing Up the Wall with Red Poppies for the WWI English Dead at the Tower of London

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close up the wall with our English dead. Thus begins King Henry’s speech as he rallies his troops to besiege the French city of Harfleur. It’s a stirring speech, beginning of Act 3 of Henry…

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A Smooth Introduction To London Street Art and Artists – Part II

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Last week I talked a lot about Banksy. This week, let’s explore some other well-known street artists. You would expect that street artists would be very secretive and underground, but, surprisingly, many of them have websites and social media accounts. Nowadays, street artists are even…

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A Smooth Introduction to London Street Art and Artists

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Being an arty person, I am attracted to all manner of artistic expression – the bolder and blunter the piece is, the more it catches my attention and admiration. This is very probably the reason I am so drawn to London street art, and especially…

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