Author Archive For: Peter Jones

Mexico City

Distrito Federal: A Love Letter to Mexico City

Mexico City is the real deal. It’s a huge city; almost something like the sprawl of São Paulo in Brazil but actually totally cool and groovy. Yes, there are a ...

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Teachers: Pioneers of Cultural Bridge Building

Recently at the ACTFL conference in San Diego we listened to Rick Steves talk about the power of travel. It was a compelling conversation that got me thinking a lot ...

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jamon 101

Jamón 101: An Intro to Spanish Ham

My daughter recently got married and among the many things that we had to eat, we elected to have a serrano ham on the bone as part of the entertainment. ...

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paris our thoughts and updated policies

Paris: Our Thoughts & Updated Policies

We all watched in horror and disbelief as the events unfolded in Paris recently. Many of us travel to Paris frequently. We have an office there. We enjoy the people, ...

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What Cuba Needs

We have a great deal of interest in Cuba for 2016 and 2017. Everyone got hot on Cuba at the same time. Now, Cuba is turning into a high-demand, little ...

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To Rome with Love…

I confess – I love Rome. Not so much the Colosseum and St. Peter’s (and I ADORE those places) but rather just walking around through the piazzas and the tiny ...

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Uber Vaparetto – The Wave of the Future?

All of the talk wherever I go is whether Uber is ethical. Let’s rewind and remember that Uber started essentially as a high-end, low-cost limo service with smart drivers and ...

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The Care Factor

Every moment matters. This past weekend was particularly busy for the ACIS Duty Officer desk. Three groups had storm-related delays and our team of fixers worked hour by hour to ...

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Remembering… Gil Scott Markle

One of the icons of the educational travel industry passed away last Friday. I first met Gil Scott Markle in 1975. A pioneer in educational travel, he started ALSG in ...

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Crossing Over To Cuba: Around the World with Peter Jones

First Impressions I last traveled to Havana more than 20 years ago. We had set this trip up to begin opening up Havana for our market and to take advantage ...

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