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StarTribune Vacation & Travel Experience OCT 28-29, 2017

SEE WHERE IT TAKES YOU! Join Depart Smart Founder and Executive Director, Sheryl Hill as she presents 'Travel Savvy' on Saturday, October 28 from 4:30-5:00 PM. Your opportunity to meet face-to-face with destinations from around the world and immerse yourself in travel for the day. It’s an event where the entire family can learn, plan and [...]

By | 2017-10-16T11:57:18+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Events|Comments Off on StarTribune Vacation & Travel Experience OCT 28-29, 2017

Depart Smart is a Moodle Case Study for the first consumer-driven, online travel safety certification course!

INTRODUCTION Depart Smart is a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, USA, working to reach, teach and engage travelers as active participants in their health and safety abroad. Travel and tourism is a strong and profitable industry. However, most people do not know how to Depart Smart for the world. Simple things can make lifesaving differences, [...]

By | 2017-10-16T11:14:01+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Depart Smart is a Moodle Case Study for the first consumer-driven, online travel safety certification course!

Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

Senior Editor at Smarter Travel, Sarah Schlichter, composed the article 'Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip'. Depart Smart's Founder, Sheryl Hill is quoted in the article.  Schlichter writes, International travelers should keep in mind that certain medications—including many psychotropic drugs used to treat depression—are restricted or even banned in some parts of the [...]

By | 2017-09-16T23:29:18+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

Founder Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart Featured on Mom Talk Radio

Moms, Help Your Kids Study Abroad Safely with a Travel HEROES Action Plan! Mom Talk Radio Host, Maria Bailey, has a long held passion for helping mothers find the answers they need to become better parents. On August 27, 2017, Ms. Bailey invited Mom and Depart Smart Founder, Sheryl Hill, to talk about how to [...]

By | 2017-09-06T17:49:45+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Founder Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart Featured on Mom Talk Radio

Otto Warmbier’s Story

Thank you Zachary Rogers, WKRC for hosting us to speak in the wake of Otto Warmbiers return home. We are honored to be featured in your piece, Depart Smart: What you should know before traveling abroad.  Our hearts go out to Otto's family and friends. The New York post released a news article on Otto Warmbier - [...]

By | 2017-06-16T11:41:22+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Spring break in Mexico?

Mexico is an exotic enticement with roundtrip airfare starting at $200 and all-inclusive resorts tempting travelers with photos of turquoise blue waters, sandy beaches, palm trees, and sunsets.  “Cerveza, por favor!” At first glance, it appears to be the dream vacation for spring break, especially for people with a bad case of the winter blues. [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:46+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Love and Valentine’s Day around the world

Valentine’s Day originated in Rome, Italy and has become a multi-billion industry in many nations.  Today, it is a globalized holiday celebrated all over the world with many different customs and on different days in some cultures. Here are some unique cultural traditions centered around ‘LOVE’ to consider if you are looking forward to romancing [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Mardi Gras traditions around the world

Many Americans take the opportunity to travel for Mardi Gras.  The New Orleans Mardi Gras is the most famous festival.  In 2017, it falls on February 28.  Mardi Gras occurs after the holiday season when late-winter doldrums really set in. The timing is spectacular.  Countries all around the world gear up for their versions of [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment

How to celebrate Groundhog Day

Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day get a lot of credit for travel holidays, but save a spot on your itinerary for Groundhog Day. This quirky holiday has surprising origins, old traditions, delightful surprises and plenty of reasons to travel. Ever wonder about Groundhog Day? Where did it come from? How is it celebrated? Or, if [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Top 5 world’s deadliest beasts

Name a dangerous animal.  What came to your mind?  It’s probably the old “Wizard of Oz” refrain: “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” The Telegraph published an article about the most deadly animals in the world with regard to how many people they kill every year.  It’s a motley list with a wide margin [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments