Read before you go: Must-read publications and paperbacks for every traveler – Education Article

I never go anywhere without reading about it first. When it comes to traveling, I read extensively about the places I intend to visit. Why? Reading up on my dream destinations allows me to be a more excited, inspired, and practical traveler than I would be without the help of numerous paperbacks and publications. With such an abundance of information available at our fingertips, it can be difficult to know where to start when researching new spots to vacation or…

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Beautiful Biltmore – Education Article

I don’t usually post about travel stuff here without having it related to conferences or education stuff, but this travel experience to the Biltmore Estate was so significant and I wrote such a LONG Trip Advisor review, I felt like I had to share it with ya’ll! Also, this might seem weird to you as a grownup (and one of my friends – or acquaintances rather, said this to me)  but I really like to travel with my parents. They’re…

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Spring Break on a Budget – USASpring Break on a Budget – Education Article

It’s coming soon, the week you’ve been waiting for – Spring Break. If there’s any big lesson you’ve learned so far in college, it’s that money doesn’t grow on trees. Fortunately, most of your friends are probably in the same boat and you all want to plan a cheap, safe, and fun trip for this coming March. Traveling together and sharing lodging can reduce some of your costs. Here are some ideas for a cost-effective spring break trip, whether you’re…

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My reverse culture shock: returning from a year abroad is tough | Education

Language barriers. Culture shock. Homesickness. These are the things you might worry about before departing to study abroad. But for me, returning home proved the hardest of all. After the whirlwind experience of a year abroad – constantly meeting new people, having new experiences and gaining independence – coming home can feel like an anti-climax. Like many other exchange students I found myself living with my parents again after a year in Canada. It felt like I’d taken several steps…

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Keeping your pecker up the English way | Brief letters | Education

The Travel section on rail journeys in Europe (11 January) was interesting and informative. However, next time perhaps you could add a supplement on how to get to London by train for those of us who do not live near there, as this is often the most unreliable, time-consuming or expensive part of the journey. It is easier, and often cheaper, to fly from Liverpool to Madrid and start our train journey there; and, yes, we are aware of the…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This past Wednesday, I had the remarkable good fortune to hear National Geographic Explorer Andres Ruzo (@georuzo) share a fantastic and inspiring presentation at school for all our 6th graders. Andres is the brother of one of our French teachers, and is a geothermal scientist conducting research in the Peruvian Amazon Basin in an area known as “the boiling river.” He is a fantastic storyteller, and I was both enthralled and mesmerized to hear his stories of adventure, exploration, and…

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Back to work: reviving your career after a sabbatical | Guardian Careers

Who doesn’t dream of taking off for months on end and spending their days island hopping across Greece or hiking in the Amazon rainforest? While not all career breaks might be so adventurous, taking time off from work can be a great way to recharge or reflect on a new career direction. And don’t worry about employers frowning on a career break. “It’s absolutely acceptable to take time out and travel,” says HR and resourcing specialist Lydia Fairman. “It’s a…

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How to Get Teacher Travel Discounts – Education Article

Be sure to dust off that teacher ID and pack it in your luggage. Whether you are planning a vacation, piggy-backing a couple of fun days onto a conference, or dreaming of the perfect retirement trip, don’t miss these great ideas for saving money on your next getaway. We have 11 tips for getting as many teacher travel discounts as possible for your next trip! 1. Always call ahead and ask. Many hotels, destinations, museums, theme parks, and attractions do not publish…

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