Fear and Courage
A response to the NYTimes piece, Travel is my Antidote for Fear. As Covid eases, I’m heading out again.
Trial by Fire
Managing an International Student Travel Company is No Walk in the Park
Le Beau Voyage
9 Days London 2 • Caen 1 • St. Malo 1 • Loire Valley 1 • Paris 2
Johnny Miller Golf Academy
In the history of the educational travel industry, there has been only one “celebrity endorsement” that ever made a difference. But that one made a big difference.
The English City of York
It has often been asked of experienced travelers that if they could only see two cities in all of Great Britain, which two would they see? More often than not, the two cities selected are London (of course) and the historic walled city of York in northern England. Why York?
Hidden Gems Along the Danube
Matthias is one of the very most popular tour leaders our company has ever worked with. Join him Along the Danube.
Tour Director Lecture Series May 11 - May 15
Another fantastisch week of lectures! We are hearing from teachers around the country that they are enjoying our lectures and sharing them with their students. Each lecture features a 20-30 minute presentation by a Passports Tour Director, questions from the attendees, and a Kahoot quiz.
Tour Director Lecture Series May 4 - May 8
The lectures are appropriate for students of all ages and are provided free of charge. Each lecture features: An introduction of the topic, a 20-30 minute presentation by a Passports Tour Director, questions from the attendees, and a Kahoot quiz.
Tour Director Lecture Series April 27 - May 1
We have heard from so many of our teachers… this online learning business is tough! It’s hard to be out of the classroom, to come up with new ideas in this unusual platform and to just be away from everyone. We can’t fix it, but we’d like to help.
Passports Photo Jeopardy
Dreaming of your next adventure abroad? Check out just a few destination options by playing Passports Photo Jeopardy!
Free Time in Paris?
Do you have some free time in Paris during your tour? Consider checking out some off-the-beaten-path recommendations from our Passports staff.
Four Unique European Christmas Traditions
Christmas is just around the corner and surely, you’ve been partaking in many of your favorite holiday traditions. Although the practice of traditions is universal, the festivities have differences.
London In The News
Our group leaders and travel professionals are heading to London soon for our annual Yuletide International Teacher Convention. Check out these three newsworthy and timely articles to get you psyched for a week in merry ol' England!
3 Must-See Sights in Washington, DC
In honor of Veterans Day, here is our choice of the top three must-see sights in Washington, DC -- the Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials
10 Fun Facts About Heidelberg Castle
One of the most-visited landmarks in Germany, Heidelberg Castle is a must-see for your student group tour. To make it better, here are some fun facts about the Castle we bet you didn't know!
3 Ideas for Your Next Group Tour
Faculty-led group tours are shorter, affordable for most families, and provide travel abroad opportunity for more students. Here are our five favorite itineraries. Pick one of ours, or design your own!
15 Inspirational Travel Quotes
There's nothing like a famous quote to give you some inspiration for leaving your cares and worries at home and exploring the world. Choose your favorite words to share with your travel group, or come up with your own!
How to Keep Students Motivated This Summer
School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean your tour group has to wait until fall to keep the excitement going during down time. Try out these ways to keep connected with your travelers this summer.
Travel Photo Challenge
Traveling this summer on a Passports tour? Don't forget to enter our photo contests! Send us your favorite travel cliche photo; Instagram your meal; tag your tour director or show off your Passports swag!
City Spotlight: Madrid
Beyond Madrid’s grand architectural set pieces, world-class array of museums and cultural attractions, it is the inviting lifestyle that sets Madrid apart.
Tour Spotlight: Chocolates and Cappuccino
Visit Juliet's balcony and Mozart's birthplace. Slide down a chute into a mine to explore its dark underground chambers. Enjoy a morning excursion to the top of the world, with an ascent to the summit of Mt. Pilatus 7,000 feet high, and SO much more!
Educational Travel 101
This process of education through travel does not happen by itself. It happens only with the pro-active, dedicated support of educators that acknowledge the importance of travel.
2017 Passports Traveler Contests
passports is excited to announce the kick off of our annual traveler contests! 2 photo contests + 1 writing contest = 3 chances to win an epic spending spree! Do you think you have what it takes to beat out the other 2017 passports travelers?
Ostia Antica: A Little-Known Ancient Wonder
Just 30 minutes from the Colosseum lies the remains of the entire ancient Roman city of Ostia Antica – an under appreciated and little-known archaeological site that rivals Pompeii.
3 International Dishes That Belong on the Thanksgiving Table
Since America is a melting pot of people from all different cultures, it seems fitting that we include a few dishes from other countries on our national day of thanks. Try out these international dishes for a change that could very well become a new tradition!
Vote once per day for your favorite contest photos! Poll will close September 28 at 11:59 PM
A Letter to European Coffee
Dear European Coffee, Why are you so great? Is it because you’re from Europe? I tried to go to Starbucks but it just wasn’t the same.
A Tribute to Our Founder: Dr. Gilbert Scott Markle
If you lived in the Worcester, Massachusetts area in the 1980s, chances are you either knew who Gil Markle was, you were employed at one of his companies, you were one of his students, or you knew somebody who knew somebody, who knew Gil.
Free LINK Lesson Plans for Teachers
Mindful that teachers often spend more time writing lesson plans than implementing them, we provide comprehensive lesson plans for all group organizers.