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Iceland: The Golden Circle with Season Tours

By Simone Benson, a Fourth Grader in San Diego Our friends in San Diego recommended Season Tours, and we are so happy they did! Our guide, Tyffi Tyffason, picked us up at our apartment near Reykjavik at 8:30 in the morning, and we left to spend the day touring the Golden Circle. This is one of Iceland’s most popular destinations, and it’s not even a circle. Nesjavallavirkjun Power Plant First, we took a scenic drive to the geothermal power plant...

On Top of Iceland’s Hekla Volcano with Moonwalker Tours

By Simone Benson, a fourth-grader who lives in San Diego |  If you want to explore Iceland in a way most people don’t get to see it, go off the beaten path and ride up Hekla Volcano with Moonwalker Tours. Our guide, Bessi, picked us up at our apartment in his Land Rover. (He told us that it is a very bad idea to call it a Jeep.) So off we went in one of the most fun cars,  umm…Jeeps…um....

Velkominn to Puffin Island in Iceland

By Bryce Benson, a fourth-grader in San Diego who likes travel, coding and performing on stage On our first full day in Iceland, it was my mom’s special day–her birthday! To celebrate, we went on a wonderful puffin island tour, which left from the Old Harbor in Reykjavik. Check out Mr. Puffin here. The puffin tour was puff-riffic! We went onto a dock while we waited for the tour to start. In the cold water below, we saw jelly fish...

My First Week in Cadiz

Have you ever wondered what a typical week is like when you travel abroad as part of an organized student expedition? Last summer, teen travel blogger and high school student Rachel Paroff joined Abbey Road on a language immersion program in the ancient port city of Cadiz, Spain. Here’s a first-hand glimpse at her fun-filled, educational first week abroad. By Rachel Paroff, world traveler and teen travel blogger who loves urban life, and enjoys escaping urban clutter to learn about...

A Year After Spain

By Alisa Caira, Young Wanderers   |  Today marks exactly one year since I first flew out of Boston on my way to one of the most life-changing experiences I have had to date. A year ago today, I participated in my school’s international exchange to Spain. With around twenty of my fellow classmates, I flew to Spain and was paired with a Spanish-speaking host family. Their daughter had come here in the fall, and then it was my turn...

A Teen’s Activity Guide to San Sebastian

By Global Gaby Teen Travel Writer and Blogger |  San Sebastián, Spain has become one of my favorite places in the world because of its teen-friendly atmosphere and easy-going lifestyle. After going on my second trip to San Sebastián with SPI Study Abroad, I’ve had the chance to discover my favorite things to do and see. With this list of activities, I promise you will not spend one second bored in this city!...

Berlin and Amsterdam: Spring (No) Break Part II

By Yelena Wermers College student, blogger, theater geek and music lover who is currently studying abroad in London. Follow Yelena’s blog here.   |  Spring break had been going swimmingly and wonderfully, until this point. We woke up at 3:30 am in our hostel to be out by 4 am to catch an early flight to Berlin. We always travel early because, first of all, it’s cheaper and second of all, it gives us more time in the city. However, when...

The U.S. and the U.K.: They Are More Different Than Just One Letter

By Rose Impagliazzo Student at the University of Pittsburgh who is studying and interning in London for the semester   |  I’ve decided that I’m going to shake things up and this week my blog will be a little different. Instead of writing about my past week, I’m going to make a list of a few things that are different between the United States and the United Kingdom that I’ve noticed since being here....

Italy: Spring (No) Break Part 1

By Yelena Wermers College student, blogger, theater geek and music lover who is currently studying abroad in London. Follow Yelena’s blog here.   |  Spring break was actually our first time out of London since we arrived here in January. Sure, we had taken day trips, but most of them were in the country and not that we don’t love London, but we were excited to finally get out and see other parts of Europe....

Classes? Is This Not a Vacation? A Story of Studying Abroad in London.

By Yelena Wermers College student, blogger, theater geek and music lover who is currently studying abroad in London. Follow Yelena’s blog here. This week was what would be considered our official “first week” in London. Classes and internships were starting, the welcome week activities continued and the Tube didn’t seem so confusing anymore....