Toronto’s Remarkable 'Classical Pursuits': Apply Early for A Memorable Vacation

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/15/2017, 5:30 PM

The "learning vacation:, a summer week or two of serious reading and discussions, is usually organized by a great, English-language university. Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell, and St. John’s are the names that normally come to mind. At each of these famous centers of learning, many hundreds of Americans now travel in July and August to live in a vacated student residence, attend classes presented by e...

Devaluation of the British Pound Has Made Attendance at the Oxford and Cambridge Summer Schools Much Cheaper Than Before

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/22/2016, 12:00 AM

The smart way to take advantage of the U.K.'s slumping pound? Enroll in the summer programs at Oxford or Cambridge. ...

Portrait of a Family Volunteer Vacation in Chennai, India

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 04/02/2015, 10:30 AM

When Vani (not her real name) was five years old, her mother dropped her off to live at the SEAM Children’s Home in Chennai, India. Vani’s mother had remarried, and her new husband didn’t like the little girl. He had beaten her severely a few times. SEAM, a home for orphaned and semi-orphaned children, offered safety and the promise that the child would be educated. Vani barely spoke when...

Andante Travels Uses Archaeologists and Professors to Show You the World's Greatest Treasures

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/09/2013, 9:00 PM

While very few U.S. companies now hire professors and experts as tour guides without also charging usurious tariffs for the privilege, the tradition of affordable educational tours for the masses is still alive and well in Great Britain, so if it's an edifying trip you crave, you may have to pick up your next vacation in London. Since 1985, the specialty of the UK-based Andante Travels (01...

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