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Brightspark’s International Student Tour Options

December 26, 2017

Planning a student trip requires hours of booking hotels, organizing chaperones and crafting an itinerary that combines education and excitement. Combine these tasks with the additional wrinkle of international travel, and you’re given a challenge [...]

STEM Programs at the Birthplace of Amusement Parks

November 2, 2017

Finding a field trip venue that has both educational value and entertainment can seem impossible, but Luna Park makes the task easier. It is one of the amusement parks located in Coney Island, New York, which is considered the birthplace of the [...]

Outdoor Adventures in Northern California

September 6, 2017

The city of Redding makes a perfect base of operations for educational tours in one of the most beautiful regions of Northern California. Teachers can provide their students with an unforgettable experience that includes geological treasures, [...]

Blue Man Group Offers Thrills and Spills to Schools

August 29, 2017

Educators are constantly seeking ways to inspire students, spark their imagination and encourage their creativity. It might seem strange to turn to a trio of blue men to accomplish this, and yet, Blue Man Group offers students a fun, carefree [...]

Mind-Boggling Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Adventures

August 24, 2017

Since Robert Ripley first displayed his collection of bizarre events and unusual items at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has become a household name, attracting more than 12 million visitors per year at various [...]

Gatlinburg, The Year-Round Student Travel Destination

August 24, 2017

Gatlinburg is eastern Tennessee’s playground, a place where the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains is augmented by a slew of manmade activities. Its Christmas festivities might be legendary, but that’s only a few weeks out of the year. [...]

National Flight Academy Offers Impressive STEM Slate

August 9, 2017

Imagine living on an aircraft carrier, sleeping in staterooms, coordinating aviation missions and executing them, all before you graduate high school. This isn’t a military story, this is the experience students will have at the National Flight [...]

Why Take Your Students to Lake George?

July 25, 2017

There’s a lot students can learn about science and nature from a textbook. But the lessons that stick with them are the ones that take place outside a classroom setting. The ones that give them a hands-on, real-life lesson that they can apply in [...]

Astounding Attractions for Students at Mall of America

March 29, 2017

Hearing the words “Mall of America®” will most likely bring to mind one thing in particular: an extravagant shopping trip. With no state sales tax on clothing or shoes and over 520 stores to browse through, Mall of America in Bloomington, [...]

5 East Coast Brightspark Tours with Students in Mind

January 30, 2017

Planning a student trip is never easy. You often want to visit a large city with plenty of historic and cultural attractions, but those can often be the most expensive. Brightspark Travel, a Chicago-based tour operator, has crafted a series of trips [...]

U.S. Space & Rocket Center Ignites Imaginations

December 20, 2016

We are lucky to live in the most exciting and dynamic time for space exploration, with new discoveries and missions making their way via mainstream media into homes around the world. The next decade will bring new challenges and incredible findings [...]

Booking Student Group Airfares Just Got Easier

December 20, 2016

No one said that planning student travel was easy, and that goes double for booking air fares.  Sure, getting a group of 10 or 20 students into a hotel or an attraction is usually straightforward, a simple matter of phoning or emailing ahead and [...]
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