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How Trip Leaders and Teachers can Best Use the New White House Experience App

The White House has just announced the arrival of its new mobile app “The White House Experience”, the first of its kind.  Available for both IOS and android, the educational app offers users three different tour experiences, guaranteed to engage students and enhance school trips to Washington, D.C.  

Read below about the three different tours offered on the app and our suggestions for how trip leaders and teachers can use the app with their students.  

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New Sculpture to be Unveiled at the Newseum in September

On September 21st, Washington D.C.’s popular museum Newseum will unveil a sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African American woman to have press credentials to cover the White House and Congress.

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

6 Easy and Creative Ways to Encourage Registration for School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Aug 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM
When a student trip is announced to families, there is always a buz z of excitement as  the first kids begin to register. When the initial rush is dulled by daily routines and to-do lists, a trip leader can use creative ways to help families remember to follow through with registration and paperwork.


Here are six ideas to keep your trip top-of-mind.


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TimeOut New York shares its list of the Top 30 Museums in NYC

TimeOut New York magazine has compiled a list of the top 30 museums to visit while in New York City - can you guess which museum came in at number one on the list?

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Topics: Student Trip to NYC

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Supreme Court of the United States

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Aug 6, 2018 3:14:03 PM

So many groups get caught up with visiting the White House and Capitol Building that the Supreme Court often gets lost in the shuffle.  It’s hidden in plain site atop Capitol Hill beside the Library of Congress (LOC). The court is easy to spot once you know what to look for - it’s big, gleaming white, and has monumental statues out front that guard the imposing stairs. Dare you challenge them?

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

What does today's Google Doodle and the Newseum have in Common?

Curious what today’s @Google doodle is about?  

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Topics: Newseum

Five Nearby Day Trips to Add Onto your D.C. School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 30, 2018 10:54:55 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.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jul 25, 2018 11:09:37 AM

Curious about how much time to allot when your group visits the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.?  Or what other memorials to do alongside it? Or where the best group photo spot is? Read on for licensed tour guide Aaron Killian’s school trip spotlight on visiting the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

5 Facts Most People Don't Know about Amelia Earhart

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jul 24, 2018 10:57:10 AM

On July 24th 1897, Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas.  Most of us know that Earhart went on to be the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean, after which she was awarded the United States Distinguished Flying Cross.  Amazingly, her accomplishments for the aviation industry did not end there - read below for five more fascinating facts about Amelia Earhart’s life.

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions


Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jul 20, 2018 3:44:32 PM

No trip to D.C. is complete without a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The White House serves as the president’s home and a symbol of the nation’s enduring strength. Plus, it’s got a movie theater and a swimming pool. 


Read below for tips on the best photo spot at the White House and learn how to get your group access inside.

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