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Follow the Past through Arkansas’ Heritage Trails

September 29, 2014

It’s hard to say exactly when Arkansas’ history begins. Thanks to the Mississippi River, Arkansas Delta, and the mild climate of areas sheltered by the Ozark and Ouachita mountains, the region was a hospitable spot for Native American tribes for [...]

Ocala/Marion Combines Adventure with Elements of the Past

September 25, 2014

Ocala/Marion County, located smack-dab in the heart of Central Florida, features an abundance of sites and activities to suit any student group’s interests. The area consists of five historical towns—Belleview, Dunnellon, McIntosh, Ocala and [...]

Wisconsin Dells: Who Knew Learning Could be this Fun?

September 19, 2014

Most Midwesterners know about Wisconsin Dells and its legendary indoor and outdoor waterparks, but “The Waterpark Capital of the World” isn’t all about waterslides and lazy rivers. There is a variety of educational opportunities available, [...]

See Norfolk the Way Nature Intended: From the Water

August 28, 2014

When you factor in the confluence with the Elizabeth River, a sizeable part of its total area is shoreline – 144 miles of it, to be precise. And, as a port city with about 400 years of history behind it, it’s not short on history.  From a [...]

Travel to Europe with Student Discoveries

August 28, 2014

Whether you wish to provide your students language immersion, allow them to walk the grounds of historical sites or merely experience other cultures to gain a more worldly perspective, a myriad of educational opportunities awaits your students [...]

The Busy Group’s Guide to Washington, DC’s Top Sights

August 1, 2014

Indeed, the quality and quantity of attractions in the DC area needs no embellishing.  A quick look at TripAdvisor’s Washington Attractions page reveals nearly 250 places vying for tourist attention. The Delights and Dilemmas of Student Travel [...]

Chicago Southland Scores High with Student Groups

April 1, 2014

Conveniently accessible throughout the Chicago area via Interstates 80, 90, 94, 294, 355, 55 and 57, the Chicago Southland is an ideal location for student groups. Videos Environmental Tourism Opportunities Five environmental learning centers in the [...]

Niagara Falls: Overflowing with Adventure

March 1, 2014

Feel the Falls Niagara Falls is more than one of the world’s natural wonders. It’s one of a kind. It’s the culmination of nature’s sheer power and pure beauty coming together unlike anywhere else in the world. You’ve seen the image of [...]

Getting Involved in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

March 1, 2014

Visiting historical sites and museums is great; students can connect with the past in a much more vibrant way when they’ve been to the places they study. But as much as we love these locations, they have one sizeable drawback: at best, your group [...]

Think Lewisville, Texas for Your Next Student Trip

February 20, 2014

Lewisville, located just 15 minutes from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, offers a variety of opportunities for student groups. At the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA), your students will experience environmental science [...]

History Comes to Life in Prince William & Manassas, VA

November 1, 2013

Leave the classroom behind and experience America’s history firsthand with a trip to Prince William & Manassas, Virginia. Located just 30 miles south of Washington D.C., Prince William and Manassas are home to two major Civil War battles, [...]

Gatlinburg: Gateway to Great Times

October 3, 2013

Gatlinburg, a city clinging to Tennessee’s eastern border, is no stranger to tourism. During peak season, people come by the thousands for the views, the food, and some old-school arts and crafts – not to mention Great Smoky Mountains National [...]

Experience the Majesty of Niagara Falls

October 1, 2013

Straddling the border between Canada and the United States, Niagara Falls is one of the best-known waterfalls in the world!  Made up of  three separate waterfalls– the American Falls and its sister the Bridal Veil Falls and the largest, the [...]

Going to the NYC? City Sightseeing Has Your Tour

September 18, 2013

So you’ve got some group travel to New York City planned. What’s the big deal?  Seeing the sights of New York shouldn’t be all that complicated. Its skyline is familiar, seen on countless TV shows and movies. Its streets and avenues are on a [...]

Always fresh. Always exciting. Mall of America

June 4, 2013

This is Mall of America®, as reflected in the new logo making its debut earlier this month.  Twenty years young, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment center is thoughtfully using design to convey its wealth of unforgettable, dynamic, [...]

Experience Field Station: Dinosaurs

June 1, 2013

In the shadow of the Empire State Building there is a dark foreboding rock that time forgot. It’s called Snake Hill and it’s home to the nation’s most talked about science theme park – Field Station: Dinosaurs. Built on the cliffs of a [...]

History Comes Alive in Colonial Williamsburg

April 2, 2013

Touring Colonial Williamsburg is a great way to connect with America’s past. Part interactive drama, part open-air museum and part historical re-creation, this area is a perennial favorite with everyone from school groups to vacationing families. [...]

Niagara Falls: An Exciting Group Destination

April 1, 2013

You’ve seen the famous photographs of water cascading between New York and Ontario, but postcards and computer screens don’t do it justice. You have to step away from the office to hear the thundering sound, feel the shaking earth, and soak in [...]
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