Category Archives: Cultural Exchange

WorldNomads 2013 Travel Film Scholarship to New Orleans

This week marks the launch of WorldNomad’s 2013 Travel Film Scholarship to New Orleans. Join professional filmmaker Brian Raspey to discover and film the wonders of The Big Easy. Enjoy a 10-day mentorship and produce a 3-5 minute travel themed … Continue reading

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Leave Your Travel Expectations At Home

Ashley’s favorite thing about traveling is the people she meets and shares stories with. Having visited six different countries, including a 7 month experience in Australia, she juggles the messy balance of a corporate lifestyle and a love for travel. … Continue reading

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Tripper of the Week Hayden Lambirth: International Study Abroad

 We heard some of Hayden’s top tier Indochina recommendations in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Now Hayden pulls back the curtain and tells us his own story about travel and  international study abroad.  1) When you went to school at San … Continue reading

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Tripper of the Week Eric B. Mahinay: Culture Shock

Eric B. Mahinay is our Tripper of the Week. Originally from the Philippines, he has been moving around for awhile, backpacking and teaching in various places such as Thailand and Poland. He shares his experiences living with different cultures, both the best … Continue reading

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Arlette Hovinga: International Music Education Exchange Program

Why life is crazy and dreams you didn’t know you had can come true I’ve always been a traveler. I learned to ski in Austria, Poland and Switzerland, rode my first pony in France when I was 5 years old. … Continue reading

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Tripper of the Week Marie-Pierre Boileau: Family Travel

The following is an interview with our wonderful Tripper of the Week, Marie-Pierre Boileau, who tells us her favorite parts about traveling and how you can continue your adventures family travel style.  You and your husband, Laurent, have both lived in many … Continue reading

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Beyond the Music: 5 Top Cultural Summer Festivals

While international music festivals are exciting and many, here are 5 summer festivals that yes, include music, but also showcase the cultural diversity of their respective countries. From fireworks to dance shows, these festivals are for the adventurous who want … Continue reading

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Home exchange: travel and live like a local with Knok

Home exchange reflects the current shift towards collaborative usage over ownership of possessions. It is a trend in travel that is increasing in popularity every year. Accommodation costs are the single largest expense of any vacation. Having that in mind, … Continue reading

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The Korowai of Papua New Guinea

Until the early 1970s, the Korowai people of Papua, New Guinea had no contact with the outside world.  Their first documented encounter with Westerners occurred in 1974, when a scientific expedition came upon a group of 30 Korowai men. The … Continue reading

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What is the Day of the Dead?

What is the Day of the Dead?  To answer the question, we interviewed a Tripper from Mexico named Isabel.  She’s a retiree who spends half the year in California and half the year in the western Mexican states of Michoacan … Continue reading

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