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8 Exceptional History Destinations for Student Groups

August 31, 2017

Field trips are essential to any curriculum because of their unique ability to inspire students’ interest in the class material and to provide a sense of relatability that you simply can’t find in a textbook. Students will return from these [...]

Student Performance Cities Take Center Stage

August 31, 2017

Performing arts trips are an excellent way to expose your students to a wider audience and the musical cultures of America’s cities. Combining great venues, workshop opportunities and rich cultural heritage, these eight locations are superior options for your next performance arts tour. [...]

8 Innovative Student STEM Destinations

August 31, 2017

In the past decade, an insufficient number of American students have been pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math, otherwise known as STEM fields. Occupations in STEM are crucial for our nation in continuing its path to [...]

Parental Support for Student Trips

August 30, 2017

Long gone are the days when the class trip was a visit to the local zoo or museum. Today’s students are provided with increasing opportunities to travel with their class to domestic and international destinations. These trips are often sponsored [...]

How to Best Utilize Parent Chaperones

August 30, 2017

Field trips are often some of the most anticipated days of the school year for students, but can sometimes be a source of anxiety for teachers and organizers. Plan a better field trip for everyone by employing parent chaperones and watch your [...]

Redding Itinerary: Natural Wonders in Northern California

August 15, 2017

The Itinerary at a Glance Home to gorgeous mountain ranges, sparkling lakes and 300 days of sunshine a year, the Shasta Cascade Region is the heart of Northern California. Redding is the central hub for this heavily-forested region the size of [...]

2015 Student Travel Planning Guide

August 31, 2014

Planning the Great Adventure By: Randy Mink – Managing Editor Traveling with more than 700 students on a train from London to Paris this past spring, I was impressed how the whole movement went off without a hitch. Thanks to the staffs of [...]

Teaching Responsible Tourism to Students

August 14, 2014

The world is vast yet small. Over the last 50 years a continual stream of exotic and once unreachable destinations have come within the traveler’s grasp, but not always with the best of results. Over-trafficking and loose regulations of pristine [...]

Tech Tools: Toward a Paperless Travel Experience

August 14, 2014

The days of lugging around bulky files full of itineraries, backup records, emergency contact information and the like for your group while on tour are long since over. Today’s group leader has a varied arsenal of tech tools at her disposal to [...]

America’s Best Attractions: Top Picks in Four Categories

August 14, 2014

A water park or living history museum seems like a natural part of a student group trip. So does a safari park or an iconic shrine that reminds students of their country’s roots and its moral fiber. Such attraction categories represent just a few [...]

I Love a Parade

August 14, 2014

Cheering crowds. Colorful floats and balloons. Heart-pumping music and entertainment. There’s nothing quite like a parade, especially if you’re performing in one. For marching bands and performance groups, parades are a culmination of practice, [...]

Study Abroad Opportunities for High School Students

August 14, 2014

In a globalized society, the ability to speak a foreign language is becoming more than a hobby or a line at the bottom of a resume. There is no doubt that the demand for bilingual employees has been steadily rising over the past decade. Some [...]

70 Hacks for Student Travel Planning

August 14, 2014

Anyone who’s ever organized a trip for their students know these adventures don’t just happen—they take hours of careful planning and a team of competent individuals ready, willing and able to assist. Whether it’s choosing a hotel, [...]

Best of the Best in Student Group Travel

August 28, 2013

To help teachers looking for ways to spice up their student domestic trips, the editors and writers of Student Travel Planning Guide have compiled lists of top attractions in various categories, from factory tours to shopping malls. We’re not [...]

Tour Operators and You

August 28, 2013

Some companies specialize in educational travel; a few arrange performance-group trips only. They plan every detail, from flights and meals to hotel rooming lists and late-night pizza parties. Finding a Good Student Tour Operator It’s simple to [...]
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