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Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant

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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.

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.

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2020

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

What a year 2020 has been! It was not what we expected, and it has certainly had more "downs" than "ups." 

 

But even in the midst of everything, we have all continued to grow and learn. We're thankful we've been able to continue serving teachers by publishing content on our blog each week. 

 

To celebrate the New Year, here are our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2020!

 

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Topics: News & Updates

Top 5 New York City Tour Sites

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

New York City is the cultural capital of the United States, and it's a place for your students to be inspired by the American Dream.

This is a city of historical sites, architectural achievements, scientific advancements, and artistic performances. From the soaring skyscrapers, to Ellis Island, a school trip to New York City teaches students what it means to follow your dreams.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC

Winter in Washington, DC:  A List of Must-Sees in 2020

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 18, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Washington, D.C. is a popular spring-time destination, but many travelers are discovering how magical winter can be in our nation’s capital.  Even after a year of lock-downs and quarantines, Washington, D.C. still has some safe, wintery activities for your family or class to enjoy!

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Evening Activities

Top 5 Philadelphia Tour Sites

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The city of Brotherly Love offers the chance to visit the iconic places where colonies became a free and independent nation. Philadelphia offers the opportunity to step back in time to walk in the footsteps of America's Founding Fathers, but the city has more to offer than just history lessons. Benjamin Franklin's legacy as a scientist lives on in countless museums, and students can experience the arts and theater downtown.

 

When planning your itinerary for a Philadelphia school trip, you'll have a lot of attractions to choose from. Here are the five most popular attractions that always make their way onto our Philadelphia itineraries!

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Topics: School Trip to Philadelphia

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: National Museum of the U.S. Army

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The National Museum of the U.S. Army opened to the public on November 11, 2020, in honor of Veterans Day. Just a few miles from Mount Vernon, the museum is located on Fort Belvoir near Washington, D.C. and it offers an immersive experience students will definitely enjoy.

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Topics: Historic Attractions

Top 5 Boston Tour Sites

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The past and present uniquely coexist in the city of Boston, making it an ideal stop for a student trip. Students can spend the morning walking alongside Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation, and enjoy their afternoon in the high-tech halls of the MIT Museum.

 

The next time you bring your students to Boston, make sure to stop at one (or all!) of our top five favorite tour sites.

 

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Topics: School Trips to Boston

Must-See Attractions for Student Trips to Washington, D.C.

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM

While planning a school trip to Washington, D.C., the number of museums, memorials, and monuments can seem overwhelming. While you could let a NationsClassroom representative create an itinerary for you, most teachers like the ability to customize and select itinerary items that best suit their students. 

 

Out of all the attractions in Washington, D.C., here are the top ten we think all student groups should experience while on tour.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

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