Friday, May 28, 2010

Flood of Frogs Invades Greece

Here’s a slippery sight you certainly don’t expect to see in Greece: A horde of frogs recently forced the closure of a key highway in the northern part of the country.

Police said “millions” of the amphibians covered the road near Thessaloniki. Has the “home of the Gods” turned into the “home of the frogs?” Not likely. It is believed the jumpy critters were probably leaving a nearby lake in search of food.

Our Italy/Greece travelers begin their 15-day adventure on July 5. We’re happy to spread the word that there’s no longer any reason steer clear of this beautiful country. Last we heard, the frogs had cleared the scene and traffic was flowing smoothly.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18, 2010

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Washington State's Mt. St. Helens. Seismologists, scientists who study earthquakes, recorded significant activity in the months prior to the eruption.

The lateral blast was recorded at a velocity of over 300 mph, and damaged enough trees to build 300,000 two-bedroom homes. The ash cloud resulting from the eruption spread across the U.S. in only three days, and spanned the globe in 15. For more facts, visit

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Want to know the secret behind a great student? That’s easy, a great teacher! As we recognize National Teacher Day today, it’s the perfect time to salute the teachers who made a difference in our lives. Think about it. Besides our parents, teachers were among the most influential people in our lives growing up. One thing is for certain: Discovery Student Adventures would be lost without our forward-thinking, creative teachers who dream of opening the eyes of their students to the world. A big tip of the hat to all of our teachers!

Did one of your favorite teachers take you on an eye-opening field trip? If so, where did you go?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Check out our new updated look!

Here it is! Check out Discovery Student Adventures' new website. Cool new photos, feel-the-experience videos and eye-popping details about our incredible adventures. Don't you just love the new look?! Take a few minutes and explore the world of Discovery-from your computer. It's the next best thing to actually traveling with us.
We've got tons of exciting things going on with our 2010 travel season just around the corner ... and we're already gearing up for an incredible summer in 2011 with 14 destinations to choose from.

Check our website frequently and see what we're up to -- the Discovery Student Adventures' blog will keep you posted!

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