A Beginners Guide to Japanese Etiquette

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Etiquette Everyone should visit Japan to see how the country’s history influences its contemporary cultural landscape.  For example, the 1400-year-old Seno-ji shrine – which attracts over 30 million visitors a year – is located on the outskirts of Tokyo, one of the most modern cities in the world.  As ancient […]

The Benefits of Adding a Small Town to Your Tour

Bigger is not always better, as I learned from my own study abroad experience. Staying in a small Italian mountain village with a population of 253 was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The country was so rewarding and completely changed my view of what makes a successful study abroad. A mix of […]

The Best Places to Enjoy a Spot of Tea in England

Anna Maria Russell is hungry. She’s the Duchess of a Victorian estate, and she’s tired of craving sustenance during the extremely long period between breakfast and dinner. Around 1840, she has the bright idea to request a tray of cakes, breads, and tea around four in the afternoon. She begins inviting fellow socialites to join […]

The Absolutely True Travel Diary of a Full-Time Teacher

As a junior high English teacher working on a Native American reservation, I love to read adolescent literature related to my students’ heritage and lives. Much like Sherman Alexie’s lauded book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I also have a series of events that I call “The Absolutely True Travel Diary of […]