8 Architecture Styles to Spot on Your European Tour

One of the beauties of traveling through Europe is seeing the great layers of history in the form of buildings and public spaces. It can be a challenge, though, to ...

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Off the Road: Daily Life of an ACIS Tour Manager

ACIS Tour Managers travel across the globe with students, but they all have to call someplace home. In our Off the Road series, we interview our Tour Managers to find out what ...

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A guide to french cheek kissing

A Guide to French Kissing (It’s not what you think!)

If you’ve mastered the basics of French communication (check out The Importance of Saying Bonjour), then perhaps we can move on to more serious things. I’m assuming that during your ...

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What Americans Should Know About the Eurovision Song Contest

Every year, in May, there’s an evening when Europe collectively gets to bask in the fact that it’s gloriously bonkers. Every year, if they’ve read about it in the press, ...

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Tips for Traveling With Vegetarians on Your Educational Tour

I’ve been vegetarian for coming up for 18 years. I think it’s fair to say most veggies are quite concerned about what they eat: we’ve made a conscious choice to ...

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Europe’s Most Historical Anniversaries to Commemorate This Year

As highlighted recently in my previous blog post, there are many ‘big ticket’ anniversaries throughout the year, each with the capacity to add additional context to any travels you may ...

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4 Signs You’re Ready for a Pathfinder Tour

We’re proud to introduce a new type of travel to the world of educational group tours. A type of travel that thinks outside the bus, ventures down the road less ...

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The Importance of Exploring War History Through Educational Travel

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana 2014 will see a number of anniversaries commemorating some of the most dramatic and life-changing moments ...

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The #1 Way to Get Around Amsterdam

Train travel is so good in Europe. I needed to be in Amsterdam around 1 o’clock from Paris. The Thalys train leaves from the Gare du Nord and takes just ...

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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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