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#StudyAbroadBecause you will find out who you are

Linda Moore lives in Philadelphia and writes fiction. Six months a year she travels the world. She writes about her experiences in a blog:


What motivated your decision to go abroad? How/why did you choose where to go? 

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Portugal 101: What to See and Why

With its buzzing cities, beautiful architecture and sandy beaches, Portugal has long proved a hit with holidaymakers. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in this sun-soaked southern European country, and here is a quick rundown of some of the highlights...

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Top things to see and do in Barcelona

There are some cities that stand head and shoulders above all others when it comes to beauty, inspiration, and an atmosphere that exudes a lust for life. Barcelona may not be a capitol city, but there are a few reasons why it stands out as this country's most popular destination.

Spain's north eastern city by the sea will easily inject some passion and fun into your life, whether you're visiting for a few days, or a couple of weeks.

Diverse city life


Florida Culture for the Week of May 18, 2015 by Josh Garrick

Florida Culture for the Week of May 18, 2015 by Josh Garrick

Current – Chef’s Gala Raises $300,000 for United Way

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Living in Istanbul: Advice from a Local

I just returned from a trip to a place that I can't seem to let go of, and ALL THINGS TURKEY are calling to me. This is when I reached out to one of our Wandering Educators, Emily Johnson, who lives in Istanbul (lucky!) for some Istanbul goodness. Even more luck: Emily's our new Istanbul Editor, and will share more as time unwinds (yay!).

Emily notes:

Ireland's Ancient East: The Music Begins

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May 17, 2015 / 0 comments

Ireland's Ancient East: that phrase suggests all sorts of intriguing ideas -- which is why it has been chosen as a way to encourage visitors to spend time at places in the eastern parts of the island, much as the Wild Atlantic Way is helping to connect and bring attention to communities and locations along the island's western sea coast.

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What's It Really Like to Fly Turkish Airlines Business Class?

Last week, Turkish Airlines flew two dozen of us White House Travel Bloggers to Turkey – and what a life-changing experience it was! Turkish Airlines’ slogan is Widen Your World – and our visit did just that.

The Complete Guide to the Changing of the Guard

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May 15, 2015 / 0 comments

Everything you need to know about the changing of the guard in London while studying abroad. 

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Rambles Into Sacred Realms

Krish V. Krishnan’s debut book, Rambles into Sacred Realms, about his travels over three decades, complete with artwork from a wide array of media, is a joy to behold on many levels. Not only does this author capture one’s attention with harrowing adventure and breathtaking resolve, but he enhances the experience with a markedly fresh perspective. Krishnan knows his world, and shares it. Providing the reader with just enough historical reference, he winds his stories around corners and through time, allowing for both knowledge and introspection.

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The Perfect Travel Purse: Maxwell Scott Bags

What do you look for in the perfect travel purse? For me, I like high quality leather, beautiful craftsmanship, eco-friendly materials, plenty of space to haul things (I'm a mom!), and zippers - the more the merrier, to deter trouble. So for my recent trip to Turkey with Turkish Airlines, I was so pleased to work with the renowned British company Maxwell Scott Bags to review a travel handbag.