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Kaleidoscope Welcomes Melinda Strickland

Cameron Parker
by Cameron Parker
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Kaleidoscope Adventures Welcomes Consultant Melinda Strickland

Kaleidoscope Adventures welcomes Melinda Strickland as an expert student travel planning consultant.  Strickland brings nearly 20 years of experience as a student tour planner and an additional 20 years as a classroom teacher to the KA team.

This year, Kaleidoscope is celebrating 27 years of travel beyond expectations for student performance and education groups.   Melinda’s professional history and record of outstanding service will serve the company well as it moves forward.

“Melinda understands the student travel industry and has an amazing rapport with students” says Kaleidoscope CEO Robin Parker.  “She is kind, accomplished and competent– we’re thrilled that she is sharing her expertise with us.”

About Melinda Strickland

Strickland is a Certified Student Tour Planner through the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA).  She has marketed, planned, and managed student trips focused primarily on performance since 2003.  Highlights include the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention and Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference.  She has also served on the SYTA Education Committee as an advocate for student travel.

Melinda also has an extensive background as an educator of both junior high and high school students.  She held multiple positions of leadership in the schools where she taught.  Additionally, she is an accomplished musician, serving as an accompanist and instructor.

About Kaleidoscope Adventures

Kaleidoscope Adventures is a full-service tour operator focused on student and performance group travel.  Founded in 1993, the company has been a top provider to many of the country’s top performing group programs such as Disney Youth Programs at the Walt Disney World® Resort.  Kaleidoscope Adventures’ goal is always travel beyond expectations.  Learn more at

Why Kaleidoscope Adventures?

As a leader in the student travel industry for 30+ years, Kaleidoscope Adventures exceeds expectations for student and performance group travel.

We’ll work with you to plan an exceptional travel experience and provide impeccable customer service from start to finish

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