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April 3, 2020

15 Virtual Vacations and Activities You and Your Family Can Try without Leaving the House

Wouldn’t it be great to pack a bag and go somewhere – anywhere – right now? Hopefully we’ll be able to soon. In the meantime, our staff has searched the internet for the best in virtual vacations. Among them are Rome’s Trevi Fountain, Niagara Falls and the red, rocky landscape of Mars. Click on any…

March 31, 2020

A Letter from Our President

Dear All, What a month it has been. Like you, we are shocked at how quickly the world has changed in response to COVID-19. And like you, we have been watching, waiting and adjusting our course as events unfolded. For over 20 years of operation, we’ve faced many challenging events that threatened our ability to…

March 25, 2020

9 Travel Movies and TV Shows to Watch with the Family (That You Can Stream Right Now!)

Keeping your family’s travel dreams alive can be hard when the farthest you can go is the front porch. As a company of mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings, we understand the challenge. To keep us in the travel spirit during these difficult times, we’ve compiled our staff’s favorite family-friendly adventure movies and TV shows. If…

March 16, 2020

¡Pura Vida! 6 Best Activities for a Family Trip in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth, according to the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index. We’re not surprised: the green landscapes, laid-back beaches, fantasy-like creatures and welcoming people make it a stunning place to take it easy. Costa Ricans even have a name for this brand of happier, slower-paced living: pura vida. Translating…

March 5, 2020

Make Lasting International Friendships and Personal Connections with Friends Across Borders

Travel is all about connection. This is especially true for children, because every new person they meet on their adventures can create lasting change for a positive, down-to-earth worldview. That’s why we created Friends Across Borders, our flagship international friendship program. Hang out, play games, share life stories – we make it easy to connect…