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

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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My Virtual Field Trip: A How-To Guide

For the past 5 years, I have traveled for a week in April with my 8th graders with WorldStrides. We alternate between Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, and New York/Boston. This year was supposed to be New York/Boston. How quickly plans can change! I didn’t want my students to miss out on this... 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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Carnegie Hall: Through the Eyes of a Student Performer

Ninth-grader and euphonium player Jack tells us about his performance at Carnegie as part of his WorldStrides Performing Arts program. When I first arrived at Carnegie Hall, I was amazed by how large, and immaculate the theater was. There were layers upon layers of seating levels, all facing towards... 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

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New Program Spotlight: New York City – East Coast STEM

New York City is famous for having something for just about everyone – and that’s why we’ve introduced new trips that approach America’s largest city with a focus on STEM.  This tour offers the best of, well, ALL, worlds by combining all the NYC highlights with science-packed visits like th... 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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