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Why Saving for Travel is ALWAYS Worth It

Is it really worth the extra time, effort, and finances to travel? You can probably guess the answer, but there are more reasons than you think… They say… Travel while you’re old enough for independence, but young enough for adventure. They say go, before bills, mortgages, and all the other things that Monopoly made us believe …

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Cities We Love: Dubrovnik

Aptly described as “Heaven on Earth”, Dubrovnik is a city with many things to love. Here are just a few. The Atmosphere Dubrovnik is the optimal, unique blend of climates, cultures, history, and activities. No traveler can pass through without being enchanted by its charm. It even smells amazing; the warm, salty breeze carries strong scents of local lavender drifting through …

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Stay-Fit Travel with Gold Medalist DeeDee Trotter

Even though you’ll walk a LOT during your trip, we wanted to give some tips for not breaking your workout routine. That’s why we’ve enlisted help from our BFF and three-time Olympian, gold and bronze medalist DeeDee Trotter. DeeDee travels all the time as our EF Olympic Ambassador, so she knows a thing or two …

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How to Break Down the Language Barrier

From learning tips to linguistic tech, here’s our advice for breaking down the language barrier. Make the effort. Okay, maybe you should’ve paid a little more attention in high school French. Never fear—language barriers are a thing, but not enough of a thing to hinder your adventure. If you want to work wonders for your travel …

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Book It: The Best Reads to Inspire Travel

Get inspired to travel with a great book! Guide:  (F) = Fiction, (NF) = Non-fiction, (BR) = Beach Read Australia Down Under (Bill Bryson, 2000).  Join best-selling travel author Bryson in his humorous jaunt around Australia, talking to locals, and exploring the country’s history and wildlife.  NF, BR   Austria Beethoven (Lewis Lockwood, 2005).  Beethoven’s interesting life in …

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Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Australia & New Zealand

Australia Sydney Opera House The architect of this iconic landmark never returned to Sydney to see its completion.   Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined.   Tangalooma Wrecks Fifteen vessels were deliberately sunk off the coast to create a breakwall (a structure to protect …

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Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Asia

China The Great Wall of China The Great Wall is long enough to cross the U.S., east to west, six times. Road trip, anyone?   Shanghai World Financial Center You can buy replicas of the tower in the gift sho, which can be used as actual bottle openers.   Japan Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji actually …

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Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Central & South America

Belize Lamanai Ruins Deep in the jungle, the archaeological site of Lamanai includes 718 known structures, but only a handful have been excavated.   The Belize Barrier Reef Only around 10% of the species on the second-largest barrier reef have been discovered.   Tikal Tikal serves as the set location for Yavin 4 in Star Wars. Technically, Tikal …

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