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Payment Technology That Makes Cents for Group Travel

October 9, 2015

Before a group can enjoy a faculty-led trip, there is the issue of the logistics: finalizing group size and coordinating payment. For professors and faculty members bringing a group of students abroad, managing these logistics can be a daunting task [...]

Museum Experiences Abound for Groups in Branson, Missouri

October 2, 2015

Nestled in the Ozarks of south-central Missouri is a unique town that has been drawing visitors to its entertainment venues for decades. From the music theaters to the eclectic array of museums, Branson shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. [...]

Teaching Kids to Love and Protect the Ocean at SEA LIFE

October 1, 2015

There are a handful of places that can’t be turned into outdoor classrooms for your average school trip, and the ocean is on the top of the list. Unless your student travel budget allows for scuba gear and dive training or a submarine, seeing [...]

Bristol, VA: The Birthplace of Country Music

September 22, 2015

Looking at through the decades that have shaped America’s history, what’s more iconic and telling than music? Country music in particular has been shaped by regional influences and varies greatly across towns and states – even reaching other [...]

Visit Nashville’s Favorite Music History Destination

September 16, 2015

Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum isn’t just an homage to one of America’s most popular music genres. It’s also a classroom, an interactive exploration of music, and a local history museum. No matter if your [...]

Keepin’ It Real in the Natural State

September 16, 2015

As a student travel planner, you’re working hard to find the best destination for your group. In the midst of your planning, do you ever stop and wonder, “What can I give my kids to do that will get them outside?” We’re with you here. [...]

Take a Student Tour Group to DC the Easy Way!

August 31, 2015

Do you enjoy driving in traffic in an unfamiliar city? How about waiting in line with a group of caffeinated kids? Us neither. That’s why we’re interested in things that make student travel planning easier – like hiring someone [...]

Brightspark Travel Goes the Extra Mile

August 27, 2015

So you’ve decided to plan a trip for your students. What now? If you’re no stranger to student group travel, you’re most likely aware of the importance of a reliable tour operator. If you’re new, Brightspark is a great place to start. Here [...]

CitySightseeing New York makes Touring Easy as 1, 2, 3

August 17, 2015

“I Love New York” It’s a slogan found on bumper stickers, t-shirts, posters and mugs, but if you’re in the middle of trying to organize a student trip to the Big Apple, you might be feeling a little differently. Thanks to its history, charm [...]

Travel Back in Time at Colonial Williamsburg

July 23, 2015

When most people hear the word history, they automatically think back to days spent memorizing dates and facts, long lectures on never-ending battles and boring textbooks. But history should be fun, and students should look back on their education [...]

Student Groups Get More with Blue Man Group Las Vegas

July 21, 2015

Why should I take my students to see Blue Man Group Las Vegas? Blue Man Group’s live show at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino has always been known for its electric colors, vibrant sounds and overall showmanship, but its latest performance [...]

Wonder-full Student Travel in Wisconsin Dells

May 26, 2015

Planning student travel isn’t just booking lodging and arranging for visits to educational sites. No matter if it’s a class trip or an end-of-year reward – the best experiences in student travel are all about combining fun and awe with the [...]

Booking Group Travel Doesn’t Have to Be a Hassle

March 23, 2015

As short-term, faculty-led programs increase in popularity, many professors bringing a group of students abroad who may not have a lot of experience booking and coordinating travel are tasked with not only managing the experience abroad, but getting [...]

St. Augustine: The First Flags of the New World

December 29, 2014

In St. Augustine, the voices of the past have not gone silent. Today, you can still hear Spanish cannons and garrison commands echoing through cottage-lined streets. You can still hear waves breaking on sandy beaches almost as pristine as they were [...]

Indulge in Traditional Southern-Style Cuisine in Knoxville

December 4, 2014

Smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Warm, buttery mashed potatoes. Flaky biscuits drenched in rich meaty gravy. Salivating yet? These are just some of the knockout dishes waiting to be enjoyed in Knoxville. Pull up a chair and prepare your taste buds [...]

America’s Premier Shops Sets a Higher Bar for Holidays

December 3, 2014

Why bring your students to a mall this season? In addition to giving them the chance to shop for their friends and family, they will also experience holiday culture like never before. These progressive shopping places across the nation are [...]
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