Holiday Celebrations Around the World

Imagine spending Christmas surfing and sunbathing in Australia, or yelling “Happy New Year” in the middle of February surrounded by thousands of gorgeous Chinese lanterns. Traveling the world is an incredible experience, but when you have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at how other cultures celebrate holidays, it makes the experience that much […]

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The Artistic World of Cuba

I’m an exclusively chocolate treat-eater, but I made an exception for a fruit-flavored hard candy last year. I stood in front of “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Art Institute of Chicago. The candy was one of thousands in a mound on the floor; I stood there, and I pondered […]

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Plitvice, Pristine Like No Other

After exploring the jaw-dropping old city of Dubrovnik and relaxing on the extraordinary pebble beaches of Split, it’s time for a bit of nature exploring. Which is why Plitvice National Park is the next stop! After exploring endless national parks across the world I’d say I have a general idea of what qualifies as a […]

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Close Your Eyes & Jump

A warm 82 degrees today in Split, Croatia. The boys are all together. We’ve been given the locations of all the untainted non-tourist beaches by some locals we befriended. All in all, it’s the beginning of a beautiful day! Being so conveniently based on the outer edges of the old town, we take the first […]

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Learning Abroad: International Travel and Your Curriculum

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat sushi in Japan, or celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico? Maybe you’ve thought about traveling to other countries to provide aid to impoverished locals, learn invaluable career skills, or experience unique natural landscapes. Whatever the reason, international travel affords a singular educational experience that […]

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