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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jan 29, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Colonial Williamsburg is true living history. It’s an entire city frozen in time, heralding you back to America’s Revolutionary Era.  To walk her streets and visit her many restored buildings is to step into the past, making it a favorite stop for school groups visiting the historic East Coast.

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Topics: School Trip to Colonial Virginia

National World War One Memorial Opening in Pershing Park

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Did you know there was no National WWI Memorial in Washington D.C.?

 

This is the question that greets you when you visit the National World War One Memorial Centennial Commission's website. But now, over 100 years after the end of the Great War, the Commission has broken ground and begun construction on D.C.’s newest memorial just one block east of the White House. The memorial isn’t due to be completed until late this year, but here are a few things we already know that will get you excited to visit.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SYTA's Covid-19 Student Travel Toolkit

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 25, 2021 9:30:00 AM

With vaccines and therapeutics on the horizon, many teachers are looking to restart their annual trip in 2021. Even when we've put this pandemic completely behind us, there will be aspects of travel that are forever changed. The Student Youth Travel Association has worked tirelessly through the pandemic to create resources for travelers focused on health, hygiene, and a safe return to travel.

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Topics: Travel Safety

View New York City from New Heights at Hudson Yards

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of places you get a good view of New York City. The Empire State Building is a classic stop, boasting the most historic view. The Top of the Rock is centrally located near Times Square and offers three levels from which to view the city. And One World Observatory, located at the top of Freedom Tower, gives you the chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in the plaza below.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jan 18, 2021 11:03:57 AM

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery are two art collections housed in the same gallery. Despite the building's history and impressive collections, it is often an underutilized gem and worth a visit on a school trip to Washington, D.C.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Arts & Theater Attractions

The National Native American Veterans Memorial Open Now

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 15, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The Native American Veterans Memorial officially opened to the public on November 11, 2020. Just outside the of the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, the new memorial honors the thousands of American Indian men and women who have served and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces. 

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT:  The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

School groups touring the “Historic Triangle” in Colonial Virginia often visit three educational and commemorative sites, including Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, to learn about the early history, settlement, and development of the U.S.

 

Renovated in 2018, the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown is an immersive history experience at  that completes the story of the birth of our nation. 

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Colonial Virginia

Visit Boston's USS Constitution

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Next time you're exploring the Freedom Trail in Boston, be sure to stop at the USS Constitution. The USS Constitution and museum next door offer an incredible tour experience for student groups, whether you're studying history or science.

 

While most groups only have time for a quick picture stop, here are just a few reasons you should consider touring "Old Ironsides" on your next trip to Boston.

 

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Topics: School Trips to Boston

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Planet Word

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Even though most of our school trips to Washington, D.C. focus on history or science, there are other subjects that you can highlight on your next tour. Planet Word opened in the Fall of 2020 and is the only museum dedicated to linguistics and the English language in the D.C. area. Learn more about what the museum has to offer and why you should add it to your school trip itinerary!

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

5 Things You’ll Love About Leading a Student Tour

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jan 1, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Leading an educational tour will help you impact and inspire your students in so many ways. There may be circumstances that have been holding you back, but if you’re looking for the encouragement you need to go for it, here are five reasons you’ll love leading an educational student tour. 


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Topics: Benefits of Student Travel

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