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Students Are Blown Away by Niagara Falls

March 1, 2016

Ever since European explorers stumbled across the majestic, tumbling waters in 1678, Niagara Falls has captured the imagination of visitors. Perched on the border between Canada and New York, America’s oldest state park has only gotten better [...]

Student Travel: On the Road to a $320 Billion Industry

February 16, 2016

At the turn of each calendar year, crystal balls are out everywhere. Instead of looking at the next 12 months, we looked at what lies ahead in the next few years in student travel as we build up to what is projected to be a $320 billion industry by [...]

Dive into Culture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

December 2, 2015

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, known fondly as Mia, has worked to fulfill its mission of inspiring wonder for the last 90 years. It opens a door to the world for its visitors, showcasing art from different countries and time periods as well as [...]

Catch a Break in Virginia Beach

December 1, 2015

Where can you stroll along the world’s longest pleasure beach, go indoor skydiving, tour a working oyster farm and learn to surf from some of the best? Look no further than iconic Virginia Beach. Located on the southeastern Virginia coast where [...]

Keeping (And Sharing) All Your Student Travel Memories

November 30, 2015

One of the key things in any travel experience – particularly for student group travel – is making memories. Keeping these memories ranks a close second; there’s nothing like a photo to jog brains for details. There’s a couple of small [...]

Norfolk: A Gateway to History

November 1, 2015

The bustling port city of Norfolk, Virginia is a history lover’s paradise and the perfect place to take in the great outdoors. What better place to help students dive into history than a city shaped by the American Revolution? In fact, the entire [...]

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 [...]
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