Month: April 2012

The American Summer Camp Experience

For American children and teenagers, attending a summer camp is almost a rite of passage.  Not only does a summer season spent at camp help young people to better understand the natural world, it also helps them develop social interaction skills that will stand them in excellent stead for the rest of their lives.  Plus, […]

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Getting around Europe on a budget

Most students intending to travel abroad during their gap year have to be careful about their funds.  Foreign adventures can definitely be more expensive than initially anticipated, which means that students should take advantage of any opportunity to save money, since they will be likely to need that money later on.  Depending on the countries […]

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A Diver’s Dream Destination

For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, Bali is one of the best vacation destinations in the world, and not merely because the tropical waters here are so warm and inviting.  Bali’s true attraction is the variety of sea life and fascinating dive sites that the waters contain. Tropical fish add color to the ocean blue Bali […]

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Sydney vs. Melbourne

Both locals to Australia and visitors enjoying the “land down under” have long debated the merits of the nation’s two largest cities: Sydney and Melbourne.  In some ways, Sydney and Melbourne are similar; both are capital cities of their states and both are located along the coast in the south-eastern region of Australia. Sydney, however, […]

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A world full of wonders for the traveller to behold

From ancient times right through to the present day, individuals have been compiling lists detailing the “wonders of the world.”   The most famous of these lists was written by the Greek historian Herodotus before 400 BCE.  Known as the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” it included such marvels as the hanging gardens of Babylon, […]

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Making Your Gap Year “Work” For You

When students elect to take a gap year, they often have multiple goals.  After many years of school, it can simply be enjoyable to do something different for a brief time before embarking upon a career or a course of study at university.  A well-spent gap year can also serve to impress potential employers or […]

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