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5 Amazing Experiences You Can Easily Add to a Trip to D.C.

Posted by Julie on Aug 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 A class trip to Washington, D.C. is a great starting point for an educational experience of a lifetime. Going beyond the city to add another stop to your itinerary can offer new opportunities without adding much travel time.


Deepen your curricular connections, add science and technology experiences, or simply have a day of fun in these great cities.


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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, Trip Leader Tips

10 Fun Evening Activities and Curricular Connections for a Class Trip to Washington, D.C.

Posted by Julie on Jul 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Like many leaders of ovenight class trips, my level of alertness goes up when the sun goes
down. The kids often have had their fill of amazingly well-planned, educational experiences during the day and they are ready to let loose. And, while they won’t admit it, most are usually tired, emotional, and running on fumes - not the best combo for making  “wise choices.”

Planning well-supervised nighttime activities that allow the kids to blow off steam and enjoy time with their friends will help you make the most of the evening hours of your tour.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

Costumed Interpreters and Animals Beat the Heat in Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Julie on Jul 25, 2017 11:33:54 AM

Traveling back to an era of no air conditioning means being smart about keeping people and animals safe when the temperature soars in Colonial Virginia. Students learn about history, biology, and environmental conditions in this Making History blog post.

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Gettysburg National Military Park Features Photography of Artist-in-Residence

Posted by Julie on Jul 18, 2017 12:57:49 PM


History and art joined forces to teach through the medium of photography as Gettysburg National Military Park’s Artist-in-Residence, William Bretzger, exhibited his work at the David Wills House on Friday, July 7th.


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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

9 Ideas for Celebrating Student Birthdays While on a Class Trip

Posted by Julie on Jul 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A child’s birthday is a time to celebrate, and parents typically take the lead in carrying out plans to make the day special. But when kids are traveling with a school group, their teachers often step in to make sure it is a day to remember.


Here are nine ideas for educational trip leaders to help shine the spotlight on the birthday boy or girl.

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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

5 Teachers Explain What Made it Easier To Lead a Class Trip

Posted by Julie on Jul 12, 2017 11:28:00 AM


Many teachers who work with a student travel company know that the experience could be better. We've learned this while listening to teachers who worked with other companies before NationsClassroom


They've told us that the right student travel relationship makes a difference and that by listening to their needs, we have made it easier to lead an educational tour for their students. We asked a few of our trip leaders to share their stories.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

Students Can Experience Boston's Revolutionary Spirit July 4th

Posted by Julie on Jul 11, 2017 12:22:10 PM

Considered the birthplace of America's independence, Boston celebrates the 4th of July in a grand style each year. The city's revolutionary history is a source of pride in these parts and there's no denying the feeling of patriotism that electrifies the city during the holiday.


If you've ever considered taking a student group on a historic tour, this is a week you don't want to miss.


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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

7 Things to Know Before Traveling by Motor Coach on Your School Trip

Posted by Julie on Jun 28, 2017 4:18:00 PM


If you are taking students on an educational or performance tour, chances are good you’llfind yourself on a coach bus for transportation either to your destination or to get around once you’ve arrived.

Here are seven things to consider before climbing aboard that will help your group make the most of your time on the road.

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Great Central Park Attractions for Student Groups Visiting New York City

Posted by Julie on Jun 20, 2017 3:26:56 PM

Central Park is a must-see when visiting New York City with your student group. To help make the most of your visit to this 843 acre urban oasis,TimeOut has put together a round up of some of the best things to do in Central Park with kids.


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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Safety Tips For Your School Trip To Costa Rica

Posted by Julie on Jun 19, 2017 3:35:13 PM

Traveling to Costa Rica is a great way for teachers, students and parents to get their feet wet in the world of global travel. It's beautiful and exotic with rich cultural and geographic layers, and there are more things to do than days to travel.


That said, school trips must be blanketed with a "safety first" mentality to ensure everyone has a good time and the group returns home bursting with positive memories.


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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

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