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Alex W

Born and raised in the North of England, I'm a huge fan of all things green and hilly. My passion for travel was sparked by international rowing, and I’ve been lucky enough to collect passport stamps from all over the world. Find me on Instagram @lexylouisewood

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10 most breathtaking road trips around the UK and Ireland

Living or studying in the UK or Ireland is a perfect opportunity to spend long weekends or holidays road tripping arou...

EF Talks: Ms Gordon, a star EF host, on the power of a hug

On a chilly autumn morning in London, Ms Gordon opened her front door and greeted us with a warm embrace. A UK-born wo...

EF Talks: Rita, a seasoned EF host, on the art of a warm welcome

We first met Rita at her home in Brighton, England. With her kind eyes and happy nature, Rita made us feel welcome fro...

EF Talks: Barbara, a star EF host, on opening her home to the world

With a lively and gentle dog named Guinness greeting every visitor with equal enthusiasm, grandchildren who come aroun...

Why choose a host family when learning a language abroad

When it comes to traveling, many of us convince ourselves that it will be too overwhelming to venture out solo. We ask...

6 reasons to share your home with an international student

When it comes to sharing, many of us share our lives with our friends, our families, and our neighbors. We enjoy shari...