6 Hidden Gems to Find in London

There are all kinds of incredible sites to see when you’re abroad, but if you don’t look closely you may just miss some unusual finds! London is full of intriguing ...

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Parakeets in London...and Other Unexpected Travel Moments

Parakeets in London…and Other Unexpected Travel Moments

A given as part of the travel experience is to have your wish list of what you want to see and do. It’s as much a part of the anticipation ...

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Building Leaders with International Perspectives: London

Building Leaders with International Perspectives: London

This guest post contributed by ACIS Tour Manager, Paul Daley, recaps the experience of a group of ACIS travellers on an International Perspective Tour in London, England. Students from Alcuin ...

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Red poppies

Why You’ll See Poppies Everywhere in London This Time of Year

Every year at this time, London is a sea of red. To commemorate the end of the First World War, tradition has it that poppies are sold on the streets ...

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Father and Daughter Teachers Team Up for Student Travel

Mike Conn, a social studies teacher from Milton, PA, knows what to expect when traveling abroad with students.  A veteran teacher and group leader, Mike has been traveling abroad with ...

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Lunch at the Shard

Of all of the days to get invited to the Shard for lunch, I chose the rainy day.  Of course, this is London and chances are that you are going ...

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Tales of Three Cities—Books and Movies about London, Paris and Rome

Nothing gets us more excited about travel than reading a good book or watching a film where a destination is brought vividly to life. In many great works of literature ...

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Wimbledon – a Quintessentially British Affair

Travel to the UK at mid-summer and you’re hard pushed from getting away from one of the most quintessential of all British events – Wimbledon. Of the four Grand Slam ...

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Educational Travel’s Wow’s: Enjoy your “Acropolis Moment”!

It’s that moment of arrival when you stop, look, pinch yourself – yes, you really are here! It’s the moment you’ve been dreaming of for months, if not years, and ...

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Shakespeare illustration by Gayle Kabaker

6 Places Around the World to Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Mr. William Shakespeare, Bard of Avon! While his actual date of birth is not known (only his baptism was recorded on April 26, 1564), it has been ...

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