Learn, Inspire, Travel, Repeat – The ACIS Tours Travel Blog

6 Ancient Japanese Traditions Still Practiced Today

Today, Japan may be synonymous with robotics and high-speed trains, but it is still a country steeped in traditions: some visible and accessible, others less so. Here are a few ...

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5 Ways Costa Ricans Are Saving the Planet

Costa Rica is proud to be one of the world leaders in sustainability. It’s more than a movement there; it’s a way of life.  There are several protected wilderness areas ...

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5 Globe Trotting Pets of Instagram (And the ACIS Tour We Would Send Them On!)

Do you love pets? Do you love traveling pets even more? If you need any travel inspiration, both within the U.S. and out, these are 5 furry friend Instagram accounts ...

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ACIS Staff Spotlight: Meet Regional Director Tom Heigham

Regional Director of Sales Tom Heigham has been at ACIS for 14 years, so you could say he has a bit of experience helping teachers travel. When he’s not planning ...

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Teacher Spotlight: How Katherine B. Leveraged Educational Grants to Bring Her Students to D.C.

When grant money for the diversification of educational experiences came through for Katherine’s class that would allow them to travel to D.C., she turned to a number of travel providers ...

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7 Facts You May Not Know About Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, born in 1819, reigned the United Kingdom and Ireland between 1837 until her death in 1901. Her lengthy reign is known as the Victorian era, marked by industrial, ...

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ACIS Student Spotlight: Amanda Travels to Indochina

This Spring, Amanda R. traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand with ACIS Tours and got to experience cultures completely different (and yet, in surprising ways very similar to) the life ...

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6 Facts to Know About Bastille Day

Susan Braun taught public school in Indiana for eight years before taking a break to raise her own children. She was awarded a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and a National ...

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6 Ways to Engage Students Before, During and After Your Trip

By Beth Marshall, Academic Travel Adviser and ACIS group leader since 1995 – trip #15 under her belt and counting! As I reflect on the trip I recently lead this ...

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ACIS Staff Travel Spotlight: Liz Tyrrell in the Greek Isles

Liz Tyrrell is the Regional Director of International Programs, Chicago, and has been with ACIS for 13 years! She loves to travel and be active outdoors – hiking, swimming, kayaking, you ...

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