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

25 Reasons to Travel as a Student

When you travel, it changes you. Travel forces you to adapt to situations, to make decisions on the fly, to ask strangers for help, and pushes you out of your ...

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Keep Calm and Travel On (Even When You’re Hungry)

On my last trip to France, we were headed to the Maginot Line, specifically the Schoenenbourg Fortress, for our 2 o’clock booking to tour the facility. Having never been there ...

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A Comedy of Errors on the Gatwick Express

It was a Sunday and I needed to get to London Gatwick Airport from the center of London. No problems. The Gatwick Express arrives every 15 minutes and takes 30 ...

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The Making of a Travel Video

  The creative process cannot be forced. Unless of course you spend a week in July following around a film crew to Spain, France and Italy. Europe as your muse? ...

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Travel Secrets Revealed: Global Entry

Global Entry is a little bit of a secret out there, but a friend of mine who travels “legally” to Cuba told me it was the greatest move he had ever made. Hearing ...

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In Defense of Germany’s Obsession with Cars

It was a German, Karl Benz, who invented the modern car. Germany hasn’t forgotten this fact. Virtually from the moment his wife Bertha took it on her famed 65 mile ...

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What Traveling Really Teaches Teens

Traveling is that moment when the textbook comes alive, when everyday objects look completely different and when common greetings sound exotic. For teen, traveling abroad is exhilarating, stimulating, frustrating and—whether they ...

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Walking Among the Dead

You know the sights, you’ve done the back streets, you’ve even bought the T-shirt. So now you probably want to get away from the crowds around Big Ben or the ...

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A Culture Vulture’s Guide to London’s Free Museum Tours

As one of the great cultural capitals of the world, London is packed with world-class museums and galleries that are famously free to the public. What’s less well known, at ...

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It’s Big, It’s Blue and It’s in London: Welcome a New Arrival!

At moments like this, I always remember the line that gave its name to a Broadway musical and later film, ‘A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum’. ...

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