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Bogota, Colombia: A City That Inspires

By Sean Treichler, a passionate global traveler and avid swimmer/ocean-lover who is entering high school this fall in Orange County, California |  Located within the eastern Cordillera of the Andes and 8,660 feet above sea level, Bogotá is a city that has been held dearly in regards to all of my travel experiences. The high-paced, contemporary city not only enhanced my understanding of true culture and artistry, it augmented my spirit and morale through exposure of the capital’s true treasures....

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...

The Gentle Giants of the Baja Lagoons of Mexico

By Eryn On Earth, a Native of Hong Kong who is currently traveling the world. Fifty-five countries and counting! |  Wales and humans have had a bitter history. We’ve slaughtered them to the verge of their extinction, and whaling is still going on today. Despite the tension between us, these Baja whales pushed away the negativity and welcomed tourists to their home. The grey whales travel to the shallow Baja lagoons from the Arctic, and gather here to give birth...

Brooke’s Top Ten Tips for Teens Who Want to Travel the World

By Brooke Noelle, co-founder of Pedis-n-Passports, a mother/daughter travel blog |  Just yesterday, a friend of mine said, “Brooke, you’re so lucky you get to travel so much.” While I am very grateful I have family that shares my passion, I really want to encourage teens to see the world, even if their family members don’t travel as much as mine. Here’s how: Open Up Conversation Try to start conversations with your parents about your desires.  If they see how serious you...

Angkor What? Getting to Know the Largest Religious Site on the Planet.

By Alessia Hansel Papini Curious traveler, hard-working student and passionate human being who is based in Rome   |  In the midst of the deepest Cambodian jungle lie the remote Angkor temples – the very heart of the Khmer Empire and the holy grail of Buddhists over centuries. Located about six kilometers north of Siem Reap, these breathtaking complexes truly represent the very soul of Cambodia and have been for years a source of fierce national pride, becoming a symbol of Cambodia by appearing on its national...

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!...

The Mysterious Moai of Easter Island

By Ciara Wing Eighth-grade world explorer and competitive athlete who lives near Lake Tahoe |  After seeing pictures of impervious stone heads standing in a grassy plain with the ocean in the distance, I painted a picture of Easter Island. My imagined landscape was a tiny, isolated, uninhabited grassy island dominated by stony heads worn with time, a mystery just waiting to be uncovered....

A Guide to a Teen’s Night in Chicago

By Sabina Benson Eighth-grader at Roosevelt International Baccalaureate Middle School |  Chicago, “the windy city,” is full of people, art, music and great food. My parents and I were lucky enough to see the musical “Hamilton” there. Although that was most definitely the highlight of the trip, there was plenty to do. Here are some of my suggestions of what to do in Chicago in just 24 hours....

Cusco, Peru: A Vibrant City in the Clouds

by Retta Karpinski When you fly into Cusco, Peru, you want to look out the window. Cusco is nestled in between breathtaking Andean peaks. There are buildings climbing down valleys and sloping up the mountain sides. It’s a unique and beautiful town (and on the smaller side). Cusco has one main town square surrounded by homes, churches, and cool, rustic alleys paved with stones. In the middle of town, there is a fun market where you can get everything from...

A Day at Magic Mountain: the Ultimate Roller Coaster Theme Park

By Sabina Benson Eighth-grader at Roosevelt International Baccalaureate Middle School in San Diego |  Looking for a day of peace and relaxation? Well, Six Flags Magic Mountain isn’t the place for you. Located just north of Los Angeles in Valencia, Magic Mountain is a theme park full of thrill rides, roller coasters and, in October, scares and monsters. I just went for the first time, and I genuinely had a blast and intend to go there many more times in...