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Top 5 New York City Tour Sites

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jul 27, 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

STEM Experiences for a Student Trip to New York City

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jul 10, 2020 11:15:00 AM

All school trips are incredible opportunities for students to grow and learn new things about the world around them. If you want your students to experience new cultures, New York City is a perfect fit.


Class trips to New York are some of the best opportunities to bring math, science, and engineering to life outside the classroom. A city of skyscrapers, New York is a showcase for unparalleled architecture, design, and technology innovation. Here are six museums in New York City to add to your next school trip itinerary. 

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, STEM Attractions

Navigate Uncertainty with the Tenement Museum's Online Resources

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 29, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Students and teachers are currently navigating a sea of uncertainty. We are struggling to connect with the world around us as we spend more time at home, away from friends and extended family. How are we going to teach our students? How will our lives look once the virus comes to an end?


Help your students face the uncertain future with lesson plans from the Tenement Museum in New York City.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Teacher Resources

The Best 8th Grade School Trip Destinations

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 1, 2020 11:15:00 AM

With the end of the school year just around the corner, most students are looking forward to their next big steps. For our twelve to thirteen year old students, that means thinking about moving on to their final year of middle school.


The summer is the perfect time to start planning for next years eighth grade trip. Celebrate your eighth graders by putting together a special itinerary to one of the top 8th Grade School Trip Destinations.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, School Trip to D.C., School Trips to Boston, Planning Student Travel, School Trip to Philadelphia

Explore the Intrepid Museum Virtually

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on May 27, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you haven't heard of the Intrepid Museum located in New York City, you are in for a treat. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Complex "is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark." While it's doors are closed for the time being, the museum has been publishing free online content for educators and students. 


Here are our favorite resources from The Intrepid that you can use with your students!

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Teacher Resources, STEM Attractions

Teaching About the Arts From Home

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on May 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Unless you're an avid watcher of Bob Ross, you probably don't think about teaching art from the comfort of your own home, especially when there is already so much content to cover during the day. Creating lesson plans for cross-curricular content is difficult when you have a classroom to manage, let alone having to teach on a whole new platform like Zoom or Google Teams.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Teacher Resources, Arts & Theater Attractions

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: School Trip to NYC, Evening Activities

Retro Ice Skating Rink Opening at JFK this Winter

Exciting news for any winter-loving visitors traveling through the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.  On November 30, the new TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport is adding a 56’x44’ ice skating rink, dubbed “The Runway Rink.”


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Topics: School Trip to NYC

Your 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Guide!

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a little over a week away.  And perhaps there is no Thanksgiving Day tradition greater than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  If you're heading to NYC this Thanksgiving or simply watching from the comforts of home while cooking your turkey, we've got your Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019 Guide with all the details you need to know.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC

Happy 133rd Birthday to the Statue of Liberty!

Today marks 133 years since the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York City in 1886.  The famous symbol of American freedom stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York.  As one of the most recognizable statues in the world, no class trip to New York City is complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. 


Read on to check out our 5 favorite ways to experience the Statue of Liberty with students.  

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to NYC

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