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Cycling Abroad: Your Ultimate Safety Guide

The temptation to take to the cycle routes of Europe is hardly surprising, thanks to how deeply ingrained cycle culture is on the continent. Whether you’ll be urban commuting or following the route of a Grand Tour on a road bike, it pays to know what you’re doing and if you’re doing it safely. In this post, we’ll run through the ...

by Guest Blogger, Alex Jones

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

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 ...

Staying on the Balance Beam: A High School Survival Guide through Organization

When we were younger, our perception of balance was limited to a game of hopscotch, make it through all of the numbered boxes chalked onto the concrete outside without falling and win. With time, however, that grid only grew bigger and bigger, the numbers increasing, and the chances to fall with them. Specifically, with the high school years, ...

Convenient Apps to Have When Traveling Overseas

  Preparation for travel in the past consisted of digging out the right backpack or suitcase, stacking the clothes and supplies inside, and making the entire thing close, one way or another. But today we not only pack our bags, we tend to pre-pack our devices with supplies to help us on our travels. As a serial-loser of phones, I ...

by Staff, Anthea Mitchell

Read All About It (book suggestions)

If you haven’t experienced traveling to a certain place, the task of learning about the culture can be daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are so many resources that will allow you to get a better understanding of new countries and their cultures. One of those ways is learning through reading. Not everything you read about a ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

Visit the Most Unique Church in Marseille, France: Notre-Dame de la Garde

Visit the Most Unique Church in Marseille, France: Notre-Dame de la Garde France is like much of Europe in terms of its breathtaking religious architecture, but it’s interesting to see how regional differences have influenced this historical development. In the north of France you have a number of well known constructions, probably most ...

by Staff, Anthea Mitchell

Increase Your Number of Followers

Social media is one of the most effective ways we have been able to connect ourselves to people from parts of the world that are foreign to us. From our homes, we can see the thoughts, daily lives and cultures of every corner of the globe. Social media has sparked the interests, of billions in the food, gaming, photography, fashion and travel ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

Brief History of Gelato in Italy and What Flavors to Try

Brief History of Gelato in Italy and What Flavors to Try Source: https://pixabay.com/en/italy-gelato-ice-cream-food-943481/ One cannot be in Italy without having gelato at least once per day – although some of the extremists among us might push for once per meal. While there is as yet no official accord dictating this, it is, in my ...

by Staff, Anthea Mitchell

Too Many Awkward Silences with your Host Family? 5 Tips to Build a Stronger Relationship

Too Many Awkward Silences with your Host Family? 5 Tips to Build a Stronger Relationship   It’s that time in the semester—polite conversations and surface-level discussions are getting old. You may be feeling like living with a host-family was a mistake and wish that you could move in with your friends who are staying in a ...

by Staff, Kristen Smith