Category: England

Top 10 Reasons to Travel in Fall

So long, sweet summer. The air is crisp, school is back in session and literally everything tastes like, smells like, looks like and feels like pumpkin. Regardless of your sentiments toward the season, autumn is the ultimate time to travel. Don’t believe us? Here are the top 10 reasons (in no particular order) why you …

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Tips on Tipping: Europe

The topic of tipping is enough to stir up minor anxiety when traveling to a new place.  While it’s commonplace for those of us from the States, the rules change by country, situation and region – confused yet? Don’t be. To avoid an awkward faux pas abroad, give these tips on tipping a look. Basic moolah tips …

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5 Highlights of Europe You Didn’t Know Existed

The London Eye. Eiffel Tower. Guinness Factory. Big, iconic landmarks that are a huge draw for travelers considering the Highlights of Europe trip. But what about the hidden gems? Learning the lesser-known history of a destination, finding a hole-in-the-wall bar or restaurant and blending in like a local are how the best travel memories are …

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Surfer’s Paradise Rainforest Tour

  Go for a full-day tour of the Lamington and Mount Tamborine National Parks. Out-of-this world vegetation, cascading waterfalls and incredible scenic views make for a truly unforgettable trip into Australia’s largest preserved subtropical rainforest. Feed exotic birds by hand, have some morning tea, and chow down on an Aussie BBQ lunch. You’ll also take …

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Wine Tasting and San Gimignano

  Some of the world’s best wines come from Tuscany, and now you get to sample the local product at a scenic winery. Who knows, you might even become a connoisseur. Next head to the town of San Gimignano, aptly known as the “City of Beautiful Towers.” The small medieval walled city is not only …

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Taste of Italy: Pasta-Making Class

  When in Rome, do as the Romans do best: cook awesome food. It starts with crafting the dough for homemade pasta, and finishes with a delicious meal prepared by your own hands. Along the way, you’ll get to taste some of the finest olive oil and vinegar with a local food guide while learning …

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NYE Night Out in London

  Let us do the planning so you can enjoy ringing in the New Year in one of Europe’s hottest cities. We’ll set you up with entrance to a great club for a night you’ll never forget. Get there with EF College Break on the London & Paris and London, Paris & Rome over New …

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A long-lost Shakespeare theater found in London

This is pretty cool. At least for those who are into Shakespeare, or history, or theaters. A couple months ago they discovered the remains of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre in east London. This was the theater where classics like Romeo and Juliet were performed for the first time. The Curtain Theatre isn’t as famous as The Globe, which was …

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London songs from overheard conversations

The London Olympics have spawned many, many stories in the news, but this one may be among the oddest. A British man named Nigel Parkes is riding London’s public transportation throughout the Olympics, and then making songs out of the conversations he overhears. Every day he posts a new song online. I like this idea. …

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Some of the world’s best fresh markets

Who likes fresh food? Who likes fresh markets? I’ve come across 10 of the best fresh markets in the world (at least according to CNNGo’s Lina Goldberg). Happily, fully half of these markets are in cities visited by EF College Break trips. So if you’re traveling, and you like fresh markets, you are in luck. …

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