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Group Travel: Traversing the UK

We do a lot of walking in student group travel. Of course it’s understandable that we’d walk most everywhere in London, but something I didn’t consider before our arrival was the amount of pavement pounding I’d be in for in all of the smaller towns we set off to in afternoons after class. Our first encounter with the walking way was on Friday when Dr. Weaver took us on a 5.5 hour walking tour of the city. Down Exhibition Road we went, first to see the Hyde Park Gate closest to our dorms, then all the way down to the end of the road where we were introduced to our local tube stop and the … [Read more...]

Group Travel Bloggers Take on Europe

  Millennium Tours is pleased to announce the newest additions to the student group travel bloggers team this summer! Traveling with Baylor University's Baylor in Great Britain program (an educational travel tour Millenium Tours has been arranging for 29 years), these travel writers in training will document their adventures, and they invite you to come along. Get to know our bloggers!   Hello! I am an incoming junior at Baylor University where I am a Corporate Communications major. I also like to dabble in literature, philosophy, and things I consider to be … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Student Group Travel to UK

Student Group Travel to Ireland

Happy Throwback Thursday! In celebration of finals coming to an end and the many student group travel tours embarking in the coming weeks, we thought we'd pull this post from the archives. This is a guest post by Madeline Wieters who participated in the Baylor in Maastricht study abroad program in the summer of 2013.  Here's what I hadn't bargained for this summer: school. I tend to gloss over the "study" part of "study abroad." That being said, the last week of classes was a rude awakening when I had to write my first two papers of college (I love being a business major), both … [Read more...]

Backpacking through Eastern Europe

Student blogger, Danny Huizinga, didn't go the typical route around Europe. He and his college group travel friends decided to see destinations a little less common to many Westerners: Eastern Europe. This part of Europe is rich with history, arts, and culture. Danny tells us why he's glad he made the choice he did. While most people went straight to Spain, we decided to start our three weeks of independent travel in Eastern Europe! It’s been an amazing experience so far, and I am so glad we made that decision. The trip started with a flight to Krakow, Poland. This wasn't the first … [Read more...]

London & Ireland: Best Spring Break Ever

After a long winter, it may have seemed spring would never arrive. For this group of student travelers Spring Break came just in time—a break away from classes for time to take in the sights of England and Ireland.  This week, we had our “spring break” due to Carnival, a week-long celebration in Maastricht. Many of us took advantage of the break by flying to London and Ireland. Though I called it a “vacation,” at some point, I realized that this whole trip is, in a way, a vacation. Yes, I am taking classes. But when you travel to a new country every weekend, it’s hard to think of … [Read more...]

Baylor in Maastricht: Edinburgh Group Travel

By Madeline Wieters Edinburgh Castle We landed in Edinburgh around 8pm and took a bus into the city. We were all amazed at the beautiful architecture and green hills as we drove through. We were met in the city by fireworks being shot off for a festival that spans the month of August. We walked to our hostel, an old converted church a few minutes off the main street. After meeting our roommates and setting our stuff down we set back into town for the next round of fireworks a local had told us about. Scotland is significantly colder than the rest of the UK, we discovered. … [Read more...]

Baylor in Maastricht: UK Group Travel

By Madeline Wieters Here's what I hadn't bargained for this summer: school. I tend to gloss over the "study" part of "study abroad." That being said, the last week of classes was a rude awakening when I had to write my first two papers of college (I love being a business major), both 10 pages and on subjects about which I have 0 prior knowledge. So that went well. BUT on Friday morning we set out for 10 days in the UK and the worst papers I've ever written were forgotten. We flew out from Maastricht into Dublin in a group of (count em) 14. I can't even describe how happy I was to walk … [Read more...]

Baylor in Great Britain: Paris – City of Lights

By Myriam Villareal The City of Light. Paris was filled with all the romance, beauty, and sophistication that I imagined it to be. I visited Paris briefly when I was a kid, but this was different. I was going to experience and embrace everything that Paris had to offer with liberty and free range to explore. Millennium Tours arranged our group travel weekend trip for a large group of us to Paris. Our hotel was fabulous, the Eurostar was quick, and we had museum passes that allowed us into almost every museum in the city. For the next two days, Paris was ours. Upon our arrival, we … [Read more...]

Baylor in Great Britain: Scotland & The Lake District

By Myriam Villareal Bagpipes, kilts, haggis. Scotland was a place so different from anywhere I had been in the United Kingdom, that I could hardly believe that I was still on the same continent. I had yet to see so much greenery and lush landscape, so I was pleasantly surprised at the sight that met my eyes as we disembarked our train. Edinburgh was different than I had imagined it to be. The city was smaller, yet much prettier than I had anticipated. The Edinburgh Castle seemed so close from every angle of the city, even though it sat atop a hill and required a steep walk up the … [Read more...]

Baylor in Great Britain: Group Travel to Barcelona

By Maggie King Traveling to Barcelona on Thursday involved a tube, train, and airplane ride- So pretty much an entire day of travel before we reached Spain. This time we weren’t informed of fun facts about the city we would spend the next couple of days in. We soon figured out this was because most people in Barcelona don’t speak English. My foreign language (sign language-thank you speech path) was no help over here, so I let the others talk to the cab driver while I chilled in the back. “La playa” Got us a taxi to Port Olimpic where a small group of us all shared tapas on the … [Read more...]

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