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4 Things No One Tells You To Pack For Your Trip Abroad

While there are thousands of packing lists for your trip abroad, many fail to mention the essentials for your travels (besides a passport and cellphone, of course). But don’t worry, we at Abbey Road Programs have your back. Continue reading for the top 4 secretive essentials to pack for your next trip abroad. 1. Snacks from home When ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

When In…The French Riviera

The French Riviera – the Mediterranean coast of southern France – is a popular destination for celebrities and tourists alike. I took a guided tour of the French Riviera and traveled along the coast, stopping at some great spots. Here are my top places to visit! Nice, France Nice is hands down my favorite city in the French Riviera. ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

Cruise Control: Your 3-Step Research Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Next Cruise!

Though typically seen as an utmost leisurely vacation, cruising can be so much more! Going anywhere from the tropic beaches of the Caribbean Islands to the frozen desert of Alaska, the cruise’s destinations are typically the attraction magnet. Excursions aside, the ships themselves encompass an abundance of fresh leisurely and/or energetic ...

How to Have A Successful and Less Stressful Summer

How to Have A Successful and Less Stressful Summer   For any high school student, especially those who are just about to enter their last year of high school such as myself, summer can quickly change from a time of relaxation and soaking up the sun to a time of stress and anxiety. From personal experience, I can attest that summer can ...

by Student, Hannah S. , Denver, CO

Spring Into Action – How to Spend Your Spring Productively in High School

As the school year is making its way to being over, it’s important to be diligent in how you spend these Spring months. The Spring is a great metaphor for blossoming and that’s exactly what you’re going to do. Don’t forget to breathe and also find down time to relax so that you don’t experience the end of the year ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

Culture Shock and How to Cope with It Abroad

Culture Shock and How to Cope with It Abroad I have been extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world with my family, school, and friends. I had heard of culture shock in books and blog posts, but I did not truly experience this phenomenon until I studied abroad in Rome for a semester. At first, I thought culture shock was an exaggerated ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

Summer Program with Abbey Road : The Toolbox

It is the transition that high schoolers both look forward to and dread: college. It’s a whole new world of independence and responsibility—it feels like you’re suddenly thrust from being a kid to being an adult. And such a change is intimidating. It requires a myriad of skills, some as trivial as being able to do your own laundry to ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee

Top Ten in Cádiz

by Ariel Pearl-Butler, Abbey Road Student, Spain 2014 While I am not going to Spain until July, I am getting very excited to be staying on the coast of Andalucia, in Cádiz. I did my own research and have put together a list of the top ten attractions and sights (as well as experiences) I am most looking forward to in ...

A Guide on How to NOT Stand Out as an American in Florence

By Carrie Osborn, Staff Member     Having lived as an American student in Florence two years of my life, I got pretty good at spotting the obvious “do’s & don’t’s” when it comes to blending in with the locals.  We’re all familiar with the common traveler’s cliché: When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  ...

Allons! A Call to All Travelers

As I write this entry, we are heading down the Tuscan highway to Roma. As I glance out through the windows at the endless countryside, I am reminded of a poem that became the driving force for my aspiration to travel. It is titled "Song of the Open Road," by Walt Whitman. It deals heavily with the concept of pursuing one's own happiness and ...