Author: Jeff Demers

Summer Escape: Cruise Around the Island of Capri

Capri is an enchanting place to visit. Located just a few miles from mainland Italy, this island escape is known for its striking blue waters, breathtaking rock formations, sea caves and luxuriant vegetation. Of course, Capri also lent its name to short pants. Introduced in the late 1940s, these pants rocketed to fame when movie star Grace …

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The Sun-Soaked French Riviera: Where to Visit this Summer

The French Riviera is every bit as glamorous and exciting as you think. A visit this summer is truly a feast for the senses. Let’s explore Nice, Cannes & Antibes, home to some the best food, shopping and nightlife in the Mediterranean.   The Best of Antibes The oceanside Picasso Museum in the Chateaux Grimaldi Plage …

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Oktoberfest is Coming: Pretzel-Fueled Beer-Drinking in Munich!

Author Moses Wolff has written one of the most entertaining guides to Munich’s Oktoberfest. Meet Me in Munich: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oktoberfest is an homage to the sheer joy that is this pretzel-fueled, beer drinking festival. Germany’s beer culture is remarkably different than America’s. Public alcohol isn’t illegal; the drinking age for beer is 16 (for …

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Eating in Florence: Tips for Finding Foodie Heaven

Tuscan food is the equivalent of standing in front of the gates of foodie heaven. It relies on simple ingredients–things like olives, garlic, unsalted bread and tomatoes. And of course, olive oil. Olive oil is on every table. Have a spoonful, seriously, you might live to be 120 years old if you consume enough. Surprising to …

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How to Guarantee a Return Visit to Rome

It feels good to know that I’m going back to Rome. I haven’t planned anything specific yet or bought any tickets, but I know I’ll be back someday. Why? I’ve tossed my good luck coin into the Trevi fountain that guarantees my return. It’s pretty simple: toss a coin into the fountain and you are guaranteed to …

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4 Ways a Group Travel Experience Can Help You Professionally

The benefits of travel are numerous, well-documented and life-altering, but they can also be of vital importance to your career. Here are four ways to use your travel experience to enhance your prospects. Brush up on “Soft Skills”.  Meeting new people is always a good idea. Communication, negotiation, cross-cultural understanding, self-sufficiency, decision making—these are known …

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Paros: An EFUB Greek Island Favorite

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Paros is the Greek Island of your dreams that you’ve probably never heard of. To be fair, there are over 6,000 Greek Islands that pepper the eastern Mediterranean, so we’ll give you a pass on this one. For the EF Ultimate Break crowd, Paros is an important one to know. All of our trips that visit …

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One Night in Bangkok…

Murray Head’s classic new wave song, “One Night in Bangkok”, is playing in the background.  The College Break marketing team has gathered around to try to make sense of the music video.  Abby, from the Customer Experience team and Eric, a Trip Consultant, have joined us to help dissect this great piece of art. We love …

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