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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 ...

Oh, we've all been there. It's that horrible, surreal, dream-like state that we find ourselves in after we have traveled for way too long. And it doesn't matter if it is a 3-hour trip or a 36-hour trip, jet lag makes you feel like life chewed you up and spit you out and then expects you to look good afterward.

The cold and flu season is in full-swing and it seems like it is only a matter of time before you will be the next one down for the count. And when you have to travel, the risks can be even greater. Here are some tips for staying healthy while you travel:

Taking steps to ensure a smooth transition for your children’s move overseas is important. Of course their involvement will depend on their age, but just like you, they will need time to prepare and say their goodbyes.

Let's face it: traveling with kids is always an adventure.

Most kids travel quite well on short trips. On the other hand, overseas trips can present a number of challenges! Those seemingly endless flights, long layovers and cramped conditions are tough at any age, but usually require more patience and tolerance than any child possesses. With a little ...

The United States is one of only five countries that does not measure temperature on the Celsius scale. It’s also one of 3 countries that doesn’t use the Metric System or the 24-hour clock system.

Traveling abroad can be challenging for Americans. Conversion confusion happens all the time and we’re always spending a significant amount of time doing ...

Getting hungry at an airport used to mean having to choose between an over-priced droopy salad or a soggy sandwich. If you waited to get on the plane to eat, you’d be served an even droopier salad or soggier sandwich. On short flights nowadays, you’re lucky to get a handful of peanuts. Some airlines are even charging for water. True story!

Travel Excuse #26: “I am not a risk taker”

I have never met a person who said that they regretted traveling. I HAVE, however met many people who say they regret NOT traveling. As I get older I continue to meet people who are simply too scared to take the risk and yet admire those who do travel. There really is a common misconception that all people who ...

Need more leg room? Too close to the lavatory? Prefer an exit row?

Picking a good seat on a plane may not seem like a big deal, but for flights over 4 hours it definitely makes all the difference in the world to me. As an overseas traveler, I’ve am a huge fan of SeatGuru.com. For years, it’s been my go-to source for helpful information about types of ...