White House Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 25, 2016 /
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I truly believe that international education can change the world. From studying abroad, hosting exchange students, working abroad, doing international internships, taking international classes, learning languages, taking a gap year, asking questions and learning about people’s lives, and traveling, there is a plethora of ways to learn about people, places, cultures, and

Wandering Educators Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 22, 2012 /
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Kids today face challenges that their parents and grandparents could never imagine.  There are no clear career paths for them, because the way we work and live is constantly changing and evolving.  This has also created opportunities, and a lifestyle, that didn't exist a decade ago.  Now, more than ever, kids can truly live their dreams.  They can create

Raising Money for Student Travel Made Easy

If there is a point in life when one is energetic, adventurous, and eager to learn about the world, it has to be during the college years. It is, therefore, sad that the majority of students do not get the opportunity to do things that would help them learn the most - like travel. Traveling helps students to explore the world, so that they can learn to connect with different people and become smarter and more confident in the process.

Classicism from Two Continents: Josh Garrick at Henao Contemorary Center, Orlando

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Josh Garrick and Friends to Celebrate 1st Anniversary at Henao Contemporary Art Center in Orlando with Public Opening on October 1, 2016 

Classicism from Two Continents: Josh Garrick at Henao Contemorary Center, Orlando

How To Pack For A Trip: Ditch The Load And Go!

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My family has been traveling for years, and everywhere we go we meet people who want to travel. Excitedly, they list all of the places they want to see, experiences they want to have, and friends they would like to bring. Then comes the “but.” Everyone has one. Whether it is work, school, lack of funding, or simply insecurity, all wanna-be travelers have an excuse.

Thai Enchantment: The Grand Palace of Bangkok

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Possibly the most famous building in Bangkok’s bouquet of architecture, the Grand Palace is truly Bangkok’s prize gem. Covered in patterned glass and gold paint, the palace complex gleams in the light. This is where the King and the royal family used to reside. Now, however, it has been converted into a gigantic museum for tourists and locals to discover the roots of Thai history.

Lost in Translation

by Anders Bruihler / Aug 26, 2016 /

During the three years I lived in Montenegro, I saw lots of unusual English translations.  The combination of a country where English is not a common language, and it being off the main tourist path, is a recipe for amusing translations.  At many restaurants we would laugh at the menu while trying to figure out what it meant.  Often I wonder where all these translations come from.  Even on city tourist boards, sentences can sometimes be impossible to understand. 

Artist of the Month: Mark A. Hicks

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 26, 2016 /
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You may have seen our Artist of the Month, Mark Hicks, before on Wandering Educators - we love his work, and have shared much of his art.

#NPS100: National Park Stamps from USPS

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This summer, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan helped the National Park Service celebrate its 100th anniversary with the dedication of the pane of 16 National Parks Forever stamps. The first-day-of-issue ceremony took place in New York City at the World Stamp Show-NY 2016– which is the world’s largest stamp show and is only held once a decade in the United States.

5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in and around Houston

by MyKidsEatSquid / Aug 22, 2016 /
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Texas may be known for its barbecue but you’re missing a lot of its others eats if that’s all you have while visiting. On a recent trip to Houston, which skirts the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, I was surprised by the variety of cuisines offered within the city and its surrounding areas.

That’s right, Houston is a foodie town.

Sure, I expected plenty of Tex-Mex joints and barbecue dives, but what I didn’t plan on is a world of flavors tucked around nearly every corner.