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Top 6 Tips for Packing Like a Pro

Ever found yourself desperately stuffing your bag with a random set of clothes a few hours before dashing off to the airport? How about spending weeks packing and pondering which pair of shoes you’ll be able to wear with those jean shorts? Yes, packing can be frustrating and make you pull out your hair or […]

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The Practical Guide to Tipping on Tour

Tipping–it’s a common part of the travel and tourism industry. In the US we’re very accustomed to tipping–we tip our servers, hairdressers, and Uber drivers. New group leaders always ask me about the best way to handle tips while on tour. Worry no more! I have compiled a list of my top suggestions for handling […]

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Thinking green and traveling sustainably

It’s Earth Day—and here at EF, we’re working hard to reduce our carbon footprint. Read on to see how our Boston office is celebrating Earth Day and how you can reduce your own carbon footprint while traveling! EF Boston’s office formed a Green Team in December 2017. Their mission? Educate staff on environmental issues while […]

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Exploring the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Dear traveler, Welcome to D.C.! We’re excited you’re here! Stop #1: The National Mall. Once you meet your Tour Director, he/she is going to spend time orienting you to the Mall, sharing their favorite museum highlights and organizing how you’ll spend the rest of your day. There’s a lot to take in and they’ll help […]

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Seven things you need to eat in Beijing

From the Chinese takeout dishes you know and love to foods you’ve truly never witnessed before, Beijing’s culinary scene will make any foodie swoon. Fried food is ubiquitous, soups are served no matter the weather, and stuffed baos are like little presents waiting to be unwrapped. The best part is, ordering food is even more […]