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Helpful packing tips for your next school trip

A crucial part of the preparation for any school trip is packing. Before you embark on your adventure, you want to be sure you’ve got everything you need, while at the same time only what you need. Packing can be deconstructed as an exact science and the best way to approach it is methodical. You need…

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Sustainability challenges – small actions matter

It’s hard to ignore the rising tide of conversations, news stories and media coverage around the topic of climate change in Australia right now. From the devastation caused by bushfires, earthquakes and floods, we can no longer ignore the issues at hand. At an individual and community level, there are endless steps we can take…

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13 interesting facts about Rome

All roads lead to Rome, right? Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, brims with ancient history, from the Colosseum to the majestic Vatican City and Sistine Chapel. Because of its history, art, architecture, and beauty – and perhaps its gelato and pasta! – Rome is one of our most popular destinations for school groups. Here are 13 interesting facts about…

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Northern Territory and Central Australia: tips for students and teachers

The Northern Territory and Central Australia are one of our most popular destinations for school groups and it’s no surprise why. From exploring the most diverse landscapes in the country to being immersed in local First Nations communities, there’s so much to love about this magical slice of Australia. This handy travel guide designed specifically for…

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The Future of Experiential Travel: How Parents Can Help Their Children Become Citizens of The World

We are excited to share an article written by Worth featuring our very own CEO Bob Gogel! Worth conducted a Q&A with Bob to discuss WorldStrides’ mission, adjusting to a new normal, and the growing importance of experiential travel. Bob told Worth that he’s noticed this year an increased desire to step out from behind the computer screen…

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Building a positive classroom environment

As students and teachers start returning to school, the excitement around a school year together in the classroom is palpable. During the last two years, teachers lamented that their relationships with students suffered during periods of online and hybrid learning. Focusing on building relationships and a nurturing classroom community has never been more important. This…

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Things to know about Chinese New Year

February 1st marks the first day of the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and is a time for families to come together for cultural traditions, prepare for the good…

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Back to school wellness tips for teachers

The start of a new school year brings a range of emotions. You’re excited, but maybe a little anxious, you’re energised but careful to pace yourself, and you’re eager to start, even if you wouldn’t turn down another day of rest. In the middle of ever-present uncertainty, these back-to-school emotions are running higher than ever….

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12 holiday dishes from around the world

Crispy latkes laden with sour cream, sweet-smelling fruit pies spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, roasted turkey paired with creamy mashed potatoes and tangy cranberry sauce, a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken… who do these delicious holiday dishes belong to? The holidays are almost upon us, which means plenty of specialty dishes we can’t wait to…

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A history of Christmas tunes

By the end of November, it begins. You start to hear the tinkling of bells and the swell of choral voices that marks the start of the holiday music season. While many of the more familiar classical carols were produced during the 19th century, the period from the Great Depression to the post-war 1950s saw a surge…

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