Lincoln's seat at Ford's Theatre

The Story Behind “Our American Cousin”

Last Monday was the 149th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. As many know, Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., where he and his wife were watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. Today, the play … Keep reading …

Destinations , Washington, D.C.
San Francisco Cable Car

Escape from Alcatraz?

Alcatraz, the world-famous island prison 1.5 miles out in the San Francisco Bay, is famous for its security. According to official records, no inmate ever successfully escaped the prison, despite 14 documented attempts during its history. One of those attempts, … Keep reading …

California , Destinations , Uncategorized
New York City Empire State Building

How the New York City Boroughs Got Their Names

New York City is divided into five boroughs, each with its own personality and history. But where did these unusual names come from? Manhattan. Brooklyn. The Bronx. Queens. Staten Island. Take a closer look and you get a window into … Keep reading …

Destinations , New York City
Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom This Week

Washington, D.C. is looking particularly beautiful this week, as yesterday was officially declared the peak of the annual spring cherry blossom bloom by the National Park Service. This year’s peak was a little bit later than usual—it was the second … Keep reading …

Destinations , Washington, D.C.
Skyscrapers in New York City

The 5 Tallest Skyscrapers in the U.S.

Chicago was home to the world’s first skyscraper back in 1884, and it seems like the 130 years since have been one long race to go taller and taller. Nine out of the 10 tallest buildings in the U.S. are … Keep reading …

Chicago , Destinations , New York City
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#EFexplorer Tour Photo Contest!

From climbing the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to taking in a Broadway show in New York City (or even snorkeling in the Caribbean!), being an #EFexplorer is all about taking full advantage of experiencing all that an educational student … Keep reading …

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yankee stadium

Explore America’s Baseball Parks: Yankee Stadium

It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball, and millions of people across America are very happy. In fact, a lot of them think today should be a national holiday. In honor of Opening Day, we’re taking a look at another … Keep reading …

Destinations , New York City
Maria on one of her adventures to D.C.!

Getting to know tour consultant Maria K.

Here at EF, we’re thrilled to work with so many energetic and passionate people who help make the perfect educational student tours for our travelers. One of those incredible people is tour consultant extraordinaire, Maria K. Here’s what she had to … Keep reading …

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Traveler shot of Glenn Ford star

10 Things You Might Not Know about the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood is steeped in history, and there’s no better way to feel the decades of entertainment lore than strolling along the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. Those 2,514 sidewalk stars honor legendary movie actors, world-famous singers, and plenty of people … Keep reading …

California , Destinations