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Uncover the History of Halloween in Ancient Ireland and plan a student trip for fall 2024
Uncover the History of Halloween in Ancient Ireland

Ireland is renowned for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but there’s so much more to explore in this lush green land. It’s time to think beyond the leprechaun and uncover the history of Halloween in ancient Ireland.  Plan your student trip for fall 2024! Why Ireland in the Fall? While we all connect Ireland […]

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Plan Your 2025 High School Trip to Costa Rica: 7 Pura Vida Adventures
Plan Your 2025 High School Trip to Costa Rica: 7 ‘Pura Vida’ Adventures

Costa Ricans have a mantra… “¡Pura Vida!” It means “the simple life,” and here- it’s a way of life! The vibe is relaxed, everything is cool, and you just can’t help but be happy when you’re here.  It is the PERFECT spot for hard-to-please high school students!  Now is the time to plan your 2025 […]

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plan a 2025 Disney performance trip
What You Need to Know to Plan Your 2025 Disney Performance Trip

As Disney’s 100th Anniversary celebration wraps up, groups hoping to perform in 2025 are ramping up.  Here’s what you need to know to plan a 2025 Disney performance trip. Peak Dates The Walt Disney World®’s peak season is February 13th through April 20th and November 7th through December 31st.  Parks will be operating at maximum […]

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how to plan your next Model UN conference trip
How to Plan Your Next Model UN Conference Trip

You sponsor the MUN club at your school.  Your students have worked hard to prep and now they’re ready to take on the world – literally! So where can you find the perfect MUN conference for your school? And what do you need to do to get there? We can help!  Here’s how to plan […]

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everything you need to know about Model UN
Everything You Need to Know About Model UN

I just got back from the University of Virginia.  I’m not a student there (yet!) but rather participated in the UVA Model UN conference.  As a high school junior, I have now attended 7 of these conferences at universities around the country.  I’m proud to say that I brought home the best delegate award for […]

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Tournament of Roses 2026
Now is the Time to Plan for the 2026 Rose Bowl Parade

The iconic Tournament of Roses® Parade in Pasadena, California is “America’s New Year’s Celebration.” It’s a time-honored tradition for 135 years featuring stunning floral-decorated floats, equestrian units, bands, and more. But for the lucky few who have the honor of marching, the Tournament of Roses Parade is the experience of a lifetime! If you’ve been […]

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why KA for teachers and group leaders
Why KA? 5 Best Takeaways for Teachers and Group Leaders

People are always asking us, “Why should we choose Kaleidoscope Adventures as our trip-planning partner?” Recently, KA’s COO Keith Snode joined the Travel-Preneur Podcast to share exactly what keeps KA at the top of the student travel game after 30+ years. Here are the 5 best takeaways for teachers and group leaders planning a student […]

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How to Get Your Marching Band into the 5 Best Bowl Games
How to Get Your Marching Band to the 5 Best Bowl Games

The excitement of bowl season is nearly palpable as late December closes in. Bowl pools are completed in every office, family gathering, and online, while the big games are hyped on all channels. If you’ve ever attended a bowl game, you’ve heard the stadium roar to a fevered pitch as the crowd anticipates kick-off! What […]

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How AI Will Make a Difference in Your Student Trip
How AI Will Make a Difference in Your Student Trip

If you follow the news at all, you know that the world is brimming with talk of AI.  Maybe you’ve even used ChatGPT just to see what all the fuss is about.  It’s alternately thrilling and terrifying to consider how AI impacts (and will continue to impact) our lives. And that, of course, includes how […]

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3 Helpful Ideas to Help You Pay for the School Trip
3 Practical Ideas to Help You Pay for the School Trip

Inflation and the skyrocketing costs of… well, everything… are wreaking havoc with our wallets. When it’s time for our children to travel, we wonder how we’re going to pay for the school trip. We don’t want our kids to miss out on the opportunity to experience the world. At the same time, we need to […]

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The Ultimate Playlist: 5 Best Podcasts for High School Band Directors
The Ultimate Playlist: 5 Best Podcasts for High School Band Directors

Hey Band Directors – Let’s Talk Podcasts! Need a little inspiration for your music program?  Check out this ultimate playlist of the 5 best podcasts for high school band directors. Driving, cleaning, or relaxing after a long rehearsal, these seasoned pros offer valuable insights, helpful tips, and a creative boost to take your band program […]

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8 top tips for planning a large student group trip for 200+
8 Top Tips for Planning a Large Student Group Trip for 200+

Traveling with a large student group of 200+ can be daunting. There are so many moving parts and so many details to deal with.  So where do you start?  Right here!  We’ll walk you through the 8 top tips for planning your marching band trip, class trip, show choir trip, or any other large group […]

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