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The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2019

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 31, 2019 11:04:46 AM

2019 was an exciting year for NationsClassroom and we love sharing our experiences, tips, advice, and love of travel with you on our blog.  As we reflect on our most favorite experiences of 2019, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular blog posts.  

 

Comment below on what you’d like to read more about in 2020 and we’ll keep ‘em coming!

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These U.S. Airports have the Best and Worst TSA Wait Times

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 27, 2019 10:22:08 AM

The most stressful part of student travel for trip leaders and chaperones can often be the thought of getting all the students efficiently through airport security.  Not surprisingly, one of our most popular blog posts is about advice for reducing airport stress when traveling with a school group.  According to a new study conducted by Upgraded Points, these are the U.S. airports with the best and worst TSA security wait times.

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Topics: Airport Security, TSA, Airport Travel

Happy Holidays from Our Team at NationsClassroom!

Thank you for your support and partnership this year. We hope that you enjoy a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. 

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Download Free 2020 Civics Calendar from National Constitution Center

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 22, 2019 11:32:34 PM

As 2019 comes to a close, we've got our sights set on 2020.  And 2020 promises to be a remarkable year, full of many civic holidays and important elections.  Moreover, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which said that the right to vote could not be denied on the basis of sex.  Don't miss a single civic holiday and learn more about the incredible women who have impacted our constitutional history by downloading the 2020 Civic Calendar from the National Constitution Center.

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Topics: National Constitution Center

New Nightly Holiday Light Show at the Empire State Building

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 18, 2019 10:38:17 PM

 

Visitors traveling to New York City this week will be treated to a nightly holiday light show at the iconic Empire State Building from December 19-25.  The Empire State Building will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mariah Carey's famous holiday song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" with a music-to-light show.   We've got all the details for what you need to know about the nightly display.

 

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Topics: NYC, Empire State Building

TSA's Packing Tips for Holiday Travel

Travelers flying in the next two weeks need to be well-prepared as the TSA is predicting a record-breaking number of travelers this holiday season. 

 

Experienced travelers know that the key to efficient airline travel is smart packing, but what about all the eggnog, poinsettias, and Christmas gifts you need to pack?  Should you wrap your presents before flying or wait until you arrive at your destination?  What about bringing Aunt Sally's leftover fruit cake back home with you?  Is that even allowed past security?   Check out TSA's top recommendations for 2019 Holiday Travel to answer all your questions:

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Topics: TSA

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day - Free Resources!

Did you know that National Contitution Day is coming up on December 15th?  If you're a teacher, rest assured that the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia, PA has all the resources you need to commemorate the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution!  Check out the free resources and lesson plans in today's blog post.

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Topics: National Constitution Center

Hotel Safety Recommendations for Student Travel

The Student and Youth Travel Association, in partnership with The Center for Student Travel Safety, has developed a travel safety certification program designed to introduce the "first-of-its-kind operational and safety standards to the student group travel industry, in an effort to enhance the overall safety of travel." 

 

This week we are featuring safety standards for Hotel Safety.  These guidelines would be  helpful to share in an informational packet for students and parents and to review with them in-person during a meeting before you travel. 

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips, Travel Safety

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: National WWII Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Dec 9, 2019 9:03:00 AM

As Americans observed "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" this past weekend on December 7th, classrooms this week across the nation are remembering those veterans who fought and many who lost their lives during World War II.  We've enlisted licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian to give us his perspective on taking students to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Read on for his travel tips and insights.

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Topics: World War II Memorial

Safety Standards for Motorcoach Travel Released

The Student and Youth Travel Association, in partnership with The Center for Student Travel Safety, has developed a travel safety certification program designed to introduce the "first-of-its-kind operational and safety standards to the student group travel industry, in an effort to enhance the overall safety of travel." 

 

The following list is not intended to be exhaustive.  This week we are featuring safety standards for Motorcoach Travel.

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Topics: Travel Safety, Motorcoach Travel

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