Scott returns again with an insightful post on Country Shock.

Traveling or living in a new country and culture can be exhilarating, full of fun and serendipitous experiences.  Meeting new people, eating new foods, experiencing new cultural ways of thinking will enliven your life.

But… meeting new people, eating new foods, and ...

Part 2 is here! Check out Scott's helpful hints in preparing for travel in 7 Steps of Travel Prep - Part 2.

Scott, our Asia regional director, is writing for us again! Enjoy his two-part series on preparations for travel. Below is his first installment: 7 Steps of Travel Prep - Part 1.

Meet Scott. He is our regional director for Asia and knows a thing or two about long flights!

Tips for thriving on long flights

Eight hours into my flight from Los Angeles to Singapore I realized that I still had TEN hours to go! Even though I was surrounded by 300 new “friends,” I was a bit worried about my mental ...

Traveling can be rough, especially during the winter months where you are hauling extra clothing, navigating holiday travelers and avoiding cold and flu season. Thankfully, there are many great tips and tricks to help make your trip a little more stress-free. Here are a few of our favorites:

Life's unexpected events continue to happen even when we travel and most of us have experienced lost luggage, a missed connection, an injury on your dream vacation or a family emergency while you are half-way around the world.

Before you hit your next destination, download a few apps that can make the experience more memorable and free of worry!  Take advantage of what technology has to offer. Travel smart and travel well!

HeyWire: You’ve heard of ways to contact people when you’re abroad, but this app allows travelers to send text, pictures, songs to ...

Hi! My name is Dani Gershon and I work part-time in the office at IDEAS.  The rest of the time, you'll find me in a gym, working as a certified Personal Trainer.  I love to help people stay active and live healthy lives! Here are some tips on how to do that while traveling.

Meet Dani - the newest member to the IDEAS office team! She will be regularly contributing to the IDEAS blog.

When you’re not the life of the party, how do you make an impression on a short-term trip?

I have been on a few trips in my life. They’ve been to various places all around the world—Uganda, Italy, Jamaica. I’m the type of ...

Vic Moss at school

Vic Moss, a professional photographer, recently returned from India where he spent three weeks working with IDEAS in our Photography Program. Both his professionalism and love for India were put to immediate use, allowing ...