Emmaus High School Art and Humanities students went to Europe for educational travel this spring 2018. Every two years, Lisa Caruso, EHS Art Department Chair, organizes this trip and the itineraries vary each time. This year’s itinerary brought students to both Greece and Italy. Travelers flew through the night arriving in Athens on day two of the ten-day trip. Students were amazed to explore the ancient roots of Western culture at the Acropolis in Athens and were attentive to the guide’s discussions of the activities at the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi. The geographic beauty and the historic significance of the places visited in Greece were stunning to take in and memorable to experience. The hotel was centrally located, and they were easily able to experience the culture of Athens. For the last dinner in Athens, students had a special Greek meal with Greek folk music and dancing where many of the students joined in the fun and worked up a sweat dancing. This enthusiastic group of travelers was soon ready for their next experience, which would be a flight to Italy where they would be staying two days in gorgeous Sorrento with a day trip to the isle of Capri. No one could have imagined that the water could really be that color aqua but seeing is believing. After leaving Sorrento, students took a ride through the Italian country stopping in Pompeii on the way to Rome. Pompeii was like walking through a history book with Mt. Vesuvius looming in the background all the while. The last days of the trip were spent in Rome. The students had the opportunity to be in the Vatican City during some of the most important celebration days for Catholics. Many will never get this type of opportunity again. On the day of their fullest itinerary in Rome, students spent much of the time outside and most of that in the rain. But, the travelers’ spirits were not dampened and they remained eager to see, explore and understand all they could about Rome. They ended their journey with a free day and some of the best weather of the trip. On the last day, with scheduled check-ins, students had an opportunity to follow their own path and chose to shop, enjoy a leisurely lunch, and to see sites that were not on the itinerary. They had their usual dinner meal together and then one more adventure to go to the famous Trevi Fountain. This night they had one of the best gelatos in the city and threw coins in the fountain to wish for their safe return to Rome! Satisfied that they saw and did all that they set out to see and do, these seasoned travelers were now excited to get back home and share the experience with family and friends.