Category: Travel

15 Ways to Entertain Yourself at the Airport

Travel is full of twists and turns to keep the adventure fresh. Sometimes, these twists turn right back to your terminal—delayed and cancelled flights are a reality that will change only when humans control the weather. Until that day, you may find yourself stuck at the airport with some time to kill. Fantastic! Try these: …

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Top 3: Foodie Outings

Taste of Italy: Pasta-Making Class What? When in Rome, do as the Romans do and 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 …

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Stay Charged: Your Guide to Adapters and Converters Abroad

  Culture shock: That feeling of a normality slightly altered. Charging your phone, for example; a task so automatic, it’s often overlooked in the packing process. Electric shock: That feeling of 220 volts surging through your body like the wrath of Thor after you overlooked that simple part of the packing process. Just as you’ll need …

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Smart Tips for Your Smartphone Abroad

  It’s always best to disconnect in a new place. However, a phone is no longer just a phone; it’s your camera, your map and general go-to utility for anything and everything. Here are some tips to get the most (and spend the least) with a smartphone abroad. Before you go… 1. Find an adapter that …

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Our Travelers: George Attia on Thailand

At least once in everyone’s life, you have a moment of needing a break. A need to get away from the mundane, day-to-day and to do something for oneself. These periods of thinking about Numero Uno often lead self-discovery and appreciation for the world. EFCB Traveler, George Attia, graduated from high school this past year. …

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Travel Flick Picks: Scotland

BAGPIPES! WAR PAINT! KILTS! FREEEEEEDOMMM!!!!!! This week’s theme for cinematic adventures to inspire your wanderlust: Scotland. RT = Rotten Tomatoes | IMDb = International Movie Database Braveheart (1995) RT: 78%  |  IMDb: 8.4 As Gladiator topped our Flick Picks for Rome, so must Braveheart top Scotland’s. There was a time when grand practical ambitions trumped the CGI-infested waters …

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Where in the World is St. Valentine?

Queue self-deprecating, satirical Instagram accounts. It’s that time of year to bite the bullet and relent to social conformity for the Hallmark hell-hole known as Valentine’s Day. How did we come to this? Certainly, there must be more than greeting card companies behind the madness. And since this blog is about “travel stuff”, it begs the …

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EF College Break Trips: You Never Know Who You’ll Meet

Some of the best parts of traveling are the unknowns. What you see, what you experience, the stories you’ll be able to tell your grandkids– it all creates that bubbly anticipation that sums up the joy of traveling. The best unknown, particularly for College Break travelers, revolves around the people you meet. Though destinations vary, timeframes are …

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Tips for Saving Money Abroad: Watch Yo Stuff

What are some best practices for keeping your stuff safe and sound abroad? Read on to find out! Hide yo’ passport; hide yo’ wallet. It goes without saying: a stellar way to hang onto your money abroad is simply to not lose it. But let’s get one thing straight: pickpockets should never deter you from your dream …

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