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The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- Face Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What are the benefits of students being exposed to both an Eastern and Western education during the course of their high school years? How would you steer the experience towards optimal learning and how might today's technology enhance the experience?

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For The Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Oyster | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food.

6 Lessons Travel Teaches You That College Never Will

Ryan O'Rourke | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Ryan O'Rourke

Many would-be college students are ditching their knapsacks and textbooks for rucksacks and guidebooks. But is putting your future on hold for a year of travel the best idea?

5 Questions to Ask About a Friend's Experience Abroad

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

I don't know how to say, "I have stories I'd like to share with you," without being self-indulgent. And I suspect that those on the other end of the conversation don't know how to ask.

Don't Make These Study Abroad Mistakes

Posted 04.04.2014 | Travel

Studying abroad is the first opportunity most young adults have to travel the world on their own. With all the excitement, it's easy to make some mist...

Top 5 Tips for Planning an Incredible Weekend Adventure

Andy Steves | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

You're in a new city and new culture -- the sky is the limit in terms of how much you can take away from your trip! When you open yourself up to new experiences, you never know what situations you might find yourself in!

It's Time To Ditch Your iPhone And Pack A Suitcase

Alexa Curtis | Posted 03.19.2014 | Teen
Alexa Curtis

Being immersed in another culture, experiencing their food, people and many unique qualities filled me with various new perspectives on my life, which doesn't come from sitting in a brick building for seven hours a day, five days a week.

Isabella -- Given Pause by Eco-immersion at Age 13

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Crawford Hill

In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.

Travel While You're Young

Adam London | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel
Adam London

"This is the time for small paychecks and big memories. This is the time for travel." It's now or never to make travel a part of your life. You say you'll get to it later, but if it's not important now -- when you're young and limited in your responsibilities -- when will it be?

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

A Purposeful Spring Break

Crawford Hill | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Spring break provides an incredible opportunity to do some volunteer work and have a vacation too.

The Modern Backpacker

Andy Steves | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

Technology has transformed the backpacking culture such that friends are kept updated to the minute of what their traveling buddies are doing half way around the world.

Reconsidering The Hostel

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 02.23.2013 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

In my experience, hostels are generally clean, inviting, hospitable and full of friendly staff members and guests. After staying in a handful of hostels, I actually find that I prefer them to hotels because they are safe and comfortable places to stay without a hefty price tag.

Trips That Spark A Passion For Travel

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What was your gateway addiction to travel? In talking to those who love to travel, I have found most can trace their passion to a single trip. One eye opening adventure or revelation that ignited their wanderlust.

Keep Young People Traveling, Writing and Engaging With The World

Rick Steves | Posted 08.11.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

At age 18, I wrote this postcard to my grandmother from Salzburg. Austrian beer halls were filled with one-legged reminders of WWII and Franco ruled in Spain.