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3D Printing is Changing the World!

Among my 16-year old’s friend group, 3D printing is a hot topic. Several of his cohorts have their own printers (causing a suspiciously green cast …

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The Disney Candlelight Processional – Make A Joyful Noise!

What is the Disney Candlelight Processional? The Disney Candlelight Processional is an inspirational telling of the story of Christmas since 1958. Celebrity guest narrators share …

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Flying with Special Medical Considerations

Student groups that fly face unique challenges. Specifically, they must navigate the constantly changing rules and regulations of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). TSA guidelines …

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Flying With a Student Group

You’ve decided to skip the motorcoach and try taking to the air with your student group. What are the rules? What do you need to …

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Teacher Tips For Promoting Trips

If you travel with students, you know how much work goes into planning the perfect trip. When you put your heart and soul into organizing, …

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Tips For Surviving and Thriving During Your First Band Camp

My son is a gifted saxophonist. He shined brightly in his middle school band, as well as in many regional competitions and festivals. Having no …

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Halloo! London is a Great International Student Trip

Taking students abroad for a performance or educational trip can be overwhelming. Researching student-friendly destinations, understanding local customs or even dealing with language barriers all …

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Count On Kaleidoscope For International Adventures Beyond Expectations

You depend on Kaleidoscope Adventures to plan your domestic student travel. A leader in the student travel industry for more than 25 years, you trust KA to …

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Bean Roasters and Roller Coasters… Starbucks in the Parks

A colleague and I were chatting the other day about everything and nothing. Eventually we circled around to the millennial obsession with coffee. Drive through …

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Don’t Forget To Include The Class Trip In Your Back To School Plans

In teacher speak, the 4th of July signals the end of summer. Any teacher will tell you that once the fireworks are over, the mind …

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Tips For Planning Your First Performance Trip

It’s your first time traveling with students. You’re a novice. You want everything to be perfect but have niggling doubts in the back of your …

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Take Your Student Group To Charleston For An Historically Epic Trip

My husband and I love traveling to interesting historical destinations. If there’s a plaque on the side of the road, my husband will ALWAYS pull …

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Take Your Students To Virginia International Tattoo And Virginia Beach

Does the sound of a drum corps put a spring in your step? Do you shiver with delight when you hear the strains of a …

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Take A Break From The Road At Luray Caverns

Sometimes the bus ride can seem endless, especially when traveling with students. Sometimes you just need a break. Sometimes that break becomes vital to your …

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Kennedy Space Center Is A Blast For Student Groups

If you’re taking a student group to Orlando, you expect a world of imagined castles, wizards, and giant mice. What you may not expect are …

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Honor Those Who Have Given All This Memorial Day

As the unofficial start of summer, the arrival of Memorial Day conjures up thoughts of picnics, parades and endless days of fun in the sun. …

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A Homeschool Odyssey To Washington D.C.

The class trip is a rite of passage for many middle and high school students. The experience of loading up the bus with friends and …

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Cornucopia Of Sound Has “Plenty” For Choirs

The word “cornucopia” conjures up images of Thanksgiving- fruits, baskets of goodies and other holiday treats. It means “horn of plenty,” and this November, it …

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Journey Into Steam At Universal Orlando Resort

Calling all makers, techies, gamers and more! THIS IS THE STEAM EVENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Journey into Steam at Universal Orlando Resort™ is an …

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Fundraising For The Class Trip

The paperwork has come home for the class trip. It’s going to be an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience for your child – a chance to explore …

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Take Center Stage In New York City

There’s nothing like the experience of live theatre. Iconic or cutting-edge shows, thrilling performances and crowds pulsing with energy draw us in like nothing else. …

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400th Anniversary Of The Mayflower’s Arrival In Plymouth

The word “Thanksgiving” conjures up warm childhood memories of paper hand turkeys, feathered headbands, nifty Pilgrim songs, turkey and stuffing. All in all, an accurate …

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KAndid Advice For Washington D.C.

There’s no better civics lesson than a trip to Washington D.C. There are standard favorites and must-dos… the Smithsonian Museums, monuments and memorials, a walk …

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KAndid Advice For New York City

New York City reigns supreme as one of our favorite student destinations. There’s so much to see and do, it’s hard to squeeze it all …

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KAndid Advice For Planning Student Trips To Orlando

Traveling to a new destination with students is exciting… and nerve-wracking! Wouldn’t it be great to have a cheat sheet? Imagine if that cheat sheet …

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Selling Trips To Parents And Students

You have a great idea for a trip. You just KNOW the kids are going to flock to sign up for this epic adventure which …

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A Handy Guide To Use When Packing For A Student Trip

In a world in which “glamping” is an accepted form of outdoor recreation, it’s no surprise that we tend to overpack. We want to be …

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Great Travel Apps For Student Groups

We live in a world dominated by apps and easy access. We use apps to find our way around, order food, shop, entertain ourselves, organize …

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Have A Safe Trip!

Every time my husband travels (which is A LOT), I say these four little words as he heads out the door.  I would imagine most …

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Historical Student Trip To Birmingham, AL

The civil rights movement was a volatile and influential time in our nation’s history.  We study it in our schools, watch movies portraying its leaders …

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Inspiring Stem Student Travel

STEM continues to dominate education, and student-friendly destinations are taking notice. Innovative partnerships and curricula are emerging in unexpected places. As you begin to plan …

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To Infinity And…Space Camp!

Most of us have dreamed of being an astronaut at one point or another in our lives. I used to imagine what it would be …

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The Stage Is Set For Orlandofest

Hours of practice. Countless rehearsals. Early mornings and late nights. The performing arts demand dedication. Anyone who has ever been a part of marching band, …

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Choose A Reliable Tour Operator With Professional Memberships

Your expectations are high when traveling with students. You expect an outstanding safety record, personal attention and quality transportation and accommodations.  You demand expert trip …

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Travel Beyond Expectations With Kaleidoscope Adventures

It’s not easy to travel with students. Parent questions will pop up the night before the trip. Suzie will get the stomach flu. Johnny’s reed …

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Rhythm And Moves Dance Intensive Has All The Right Moves

My living room has become a stage of sorts. Since my daughter started dance lessons, the room that used to be for guests is now …

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Resolve To Travel As A Family This Year

New Year’s Eve is upon us (hard to believe, right?!) As I reflect on our family’s 2018, I find it’s not the “stuff” that makes …

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Holiday Travel Tips You Need To Know Before You Go

Long lines, airport delays, roadways crowded with impatient drivers … tis the season for holiday travel! We’re all anxious to get home for the holidays …

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The Midwest Clinic

December is here and we all know what that means… bright lights, cheerful spirits, fresh pine and THE MIDWEST CLINIC!  Ok.  Most of us probably …

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“Bowl” Them Over With An Amazing Bowl Season Performance!

The excitement of bowl season is nearly palpable as late December closes in. Bowl pools are completed in every office, family gathering and on-line, while …

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Disney’s Candlelight Processional At Walt Disney World

Those who know me know I have a special place in my heart for two things (husband and children excluded, of course!) – Christmas and …

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7 Hidden Gems In Boston

Boston. I could write forever about Boston. My brother recently relocated to Beantown and I am positively gleeful! I’m pretty sure my new connection gives …

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7 Hidden Gems In The Smoky Mountains

If you’re planning a trip to the Smokies, you already know exceptional attractions and outdoor adventures abound.  If you dig a little deeper, though, you’ll …

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7 Hidden Gems In Branson

Fortune seekers, rejoice! There are a TON of hidden gems in Branson, MO. We know that Branson is a hotbed of top-notch entertainment. It’s also …

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7 Hidden Gems In Nashville

Travel is more than just the destination. It’s about the journey! It’s finding and appreciating those tucked-away places others may miss. My next few blogs …

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Great Questions Parents Should Ask Before The Student Trip

Your middle-schooler (who you are SURE just started kindergarten yesterday) is going on the school trip. You are certain he’ll never be able to function …

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Helpful Homeschool Travel Apps

Homeschool families and co-ops have a unique opportunity to travel as part of their curricula. Since the best learning happens in the real world, it’s …

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Homeschool Travel Tips, Tricks And Discounts

Travel has always been an important part of our family life. My husband’s job often requires him to be on the road. When the kids …

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Homeschool Co-ops Can Be A Great Resource For Families

Homeschooling can be hard. Really hard. What once seemed like an exciting adventure may now leave you feeling isolated, drained or unsure of yourself. If …

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Crowdfunding For The Student Trip

The first weeks of school are upon us and the fundraiser forms have arrived. Ugh. I can almost see the neighbors locking their front doors …

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Kaleidoscope Adventures’ Stellar Student Scholarship Program

Kaleidoscope Adventures believes that travel is a key piece of a well-rounded education.  It’s a window to the world, promising new experiences, cultures and people. …

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Ready To Wing It? Deciding If Air Travel Is Right For Your Group

As the wife of a former student tour operator, I spent many restless nights worrying. Baseball groups heading to spring training in South Carolina or …

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What Else Can You Do With Your Group In Orlando?

One of our favorite family vacations was a spur of the moment trip to Orlando. We packed our bags, found a cheap flight and headed …

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Day At The Museum

The class trip is planned and this year it includes a museum visit. Oh boy. There’s very little that’s more intimidating than taking students into …

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A Handy Guide To Use When Packing For A Student Trip

In a world in which “glamping” is an accepted form of outdoor recreation, it’s no surprise that we tend to over pack. We want to …

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Get Organized For Back To School

Listen, Can you hear it? It’s the glorious sound of silence! The kids are back to school and the house is no longer vibrating with …

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How to Survive During Your First Time At Band Camp

My son is a gifted saxophonist. He shined brightly in his middle school band, as well as in many regional competitions and festivals. Having no …

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Teach & Travel Has Fresh Ideas For Student Travel

You’re back. The class trip is over. You can breathe a sigh of relief since all went well and everyone had a fabulous time. You …

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Road Trip- Our Family Quest For Summer Continued!

Our western adventures commenced anew after a restorative night at the Historic Cameron Trading Post and Motel. I was feeling a bit better because the …

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Road Trip- One Family’s Quest To Reclaim Summer

Like most, our family’s summer isn’t the relaxing oasis of calm we remember from childhood. I fondly recall days spent splashing in the community pool, …

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Don’t Forget To Include The Class Trip In Your Back-to-School Plans

In teacher speak, the 4th of July signals the end of summer. Any teacher will tell you that once the fireworks are over, the mind …

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There Are Many Advantages To Traveling Off Season

For many (many) years, my husband traveled with students. Our kids learned at an early age that Dad would essentially be gone from March through …

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Feed Those Hungry Student Travelers At Golden Corral

If you travel with students, you know the time and attention to detail required for a successful itinerary. Timing is critical in the well-oiled machine …

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Chicago Shakes Up The Usual Student Trip Itinerary

Years ago, as a freshly minted professional working for a non-profit, I was asked to attend a conference in Chicago. My colleagues were jetting off …

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Wonderworks Will Turn Your Group Plans Upside Down!

Planning a student trip. Planning a homeschool trip. Planning a scout trip. Planning a family or faith-based trip. If you can check any of these …

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Steeped In History And Mystery, Gettysburg Is A Great Student Destination

Growing up in PA, I spent many wonderful summers exploring Gettysburg. It didn’t occur to me that a national treasure was practically in my backyard. …

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Believe It Or Not – Ripley’s Attractions Are Everywhere

Believe it or not (see what I did there?!) Ripley’s attractions are everywhere. More than 100+ locations worldwide means that odds are good you’ll find …

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There Are Great Benefits To Booking Your Student Trip Early

Traveling with students can present some unique challenges for the travel planner, particularly when planning on your own. It can be an overwhelming task fraught …

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Grad Bash 2019 At Universal Studios? And Islands Of Adventure?

As May draws to a close, any self-respecting teacher is counting the days, hours and minutes left in the school year. As a former teacher …

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Philadelphia Is A Top Trending Student Destination

The 2018 Super Bowl was an epic battle between two cities claiming the title of Cradle of Liberty. Since my beloved Steelers weren’t in the …

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Plan Your Student Stem Trip To Birmingham For Great Stem Attractions

If you are planning a student group trip, chances are good that your district will require a STEM component. You may even be planning an …

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Atlanta Is One Of The Top Student Destinations

It’s time to plan the all-important class trip. You’ve already conquered the capital and taken a bite out of the Big Apple; now you’re looking …

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Star For A Day!

Friday night football games- check. Regional marching band festivals- check. Local parade routes, check. What’s left for the marching band? An incredible STARS Performance at …

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Groups Will Race To Andretti Indoor Karting And Games

I grew up in a small town in rural Pennsylvania. Home mail delivery did not exist and one of my responsibilities was to walk (or …

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A Universally Amazing Experience At Orlandofest

Hours of practice. Countless rehearsals. Early mornings and late nights. Participation in the performing arts demands dedication. It requires commitment to learning fundamental and technical …

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Oh, What A Knight!

The term medieval conjures up some pretty powerful images. Princesses, castles, plague (let’s skip that one) and, of course, blade-wielding, powerful and chivalrous knights. It’s …

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Let Your Inner Star Shine In Nashville

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Nashville, Tennessee. My husband was attending a conference that highlighted Nashville as a great student destination …

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Snow, What You’re Doing- Winter Travel Tips

Winter this year has been like an old friend that doesn’t recognize that he’s worn out his welcome. It starts out as an unexpected visit, …

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An Incredibly Surprising Pizza Place

When my children were small, they loved to spend time at the local pizza entertainment center. It was an overpriced, cramped play space with unappetizing …

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Hard Rock Cafe Rocks Your Student Group

Teenagers love two things: music and eating. I happen to have a teenager (of the male variety) and I can verify that music and eating …

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Group Travel Video- Make A Memory That Lasts!

My brother and his wife recently visited Spain, a spectacular country rich in history and culture. Upon their return, we were treated to an hour-long …

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Student Travel Motor Coaching

When my children were in elementary school, they had a bus driver named Mr. Ernie. While most drivers recognize that young children have some anxiety …

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Kaleidoscope Of Dance In Branson

This past weekend I took my daughter to the local dancer’s closet for our annual gouging, I mean shopping trip, in preparation for dance season. …

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An Adventure In American History- Coastal Virginia

Bright sunshine, warm sand and the relaxing sounds of the ocean that’s my idea of a perfect vacation. Roadside markers, historical sites and guided tours …

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A Symphony Of Resources For Music Educators

Doesn’t it always seem that the very best moments in life are accompanied by music? Making that life-altering trip down the aisle to Jeremiah Clarke’s …

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What A Way To Bowl Them Over!

I remember it vividly. On Christmas Day 2003, I gave my husband his favorite present ever. I had an active toddler at the time, so …

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The World Is Crazy- Should My Child Travel?

Last year, I sat in on a rather tense PTA meeting at my daughter’s school. The subject causing controversy? Eliminating class field trips. The district …

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Planning Student Travel In A Time Crunch

The decorations are packed away and the holiday bills are arriving by bulk mail. Happy New Year! If you are an educator, you know exactly …

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5 More Awesome Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains

If the first five attractions don’t keep me busy enough when I finally get to the Smokies, these next five certainly will! Here are five …

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5 Awesome Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains

Full disclosure, much to my regret and dismay, I have never visited the Smoky Mountains. My husband has been there (many times), my family has …

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Washington DC- A Civics Lesson In Action

Teachers, homeschool co-ops, scout groups, history buffs, lend me your ears! If you are trying to inspire, educate or simply love this wonderful nation, consider …

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Make Way For Students

The first time I visited Boston, I was fresh out of college and working for a non-profit. I directed a program in conjunction with public …

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Kaleidoscope Of Voices

I have always admired those who can sing. Heck, I’ve always admired those who can carry a tune! I count myself among the many who …

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Have A Blast In Branson!

Last summer, our family was planning a series of quick jaunts. We wanted to jump in the car and spend a few days somewhere we’d …

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Oh There’s No Place Like NYC For The Holidays

I ran to my local grocery store on Tuesday for some last-minute Halloween candy. My monster munchies bowl had been filled since last week, but …

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Group Travel Planning- Safety When Traveling With Students

When my oldest child left for his first week of sleep-away camp, I worried. I worried that he wouldn’t eat well, that he would get …

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Group Travel Planning- Finding Stuff To Do!

As I have previously stated, my family has a deep and abounding love for venturing into the unknown! Our 10 year old daughter begins with …

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Group Travel Planning- Set Your Travel Timeline

I have the good fortune to be married to a man who LOVES to travel. He has given me two children who LOVE to travel. …

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Group Travel Planning- Choose Your Destination

You’re on a roll now! You have a solid purpose for traveling with your group and know exactly when you want to go; now you …

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Group Travel Planning- Tips And Tricks To Make It Easy!

When I was 13, our church youth group decided to take a trip to Cape May, NJ. We thought it would be a great bonding …

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Planning Student Performance Trips: It’s The Little Things That Make A Big Difference!

There’s a saying that goes, It’s the little things that make a BIG difference. Although it’s a cliche, it is often very true, especially when …

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Student Group Travel To Orlando: It’s Educational And Exciting!

Did you know that student group travel to Orlando, Florida can be both exciting and educational? Orlando is not only a great destination that provides …

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Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center

Hue and Cry Traveling is about enjoying new experiences; trying new food, seeing different sights, and immersing our family in local cultures and adventures. Choosing …

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There’s Nuttin’ Like A Dutton!

Located in the Ozark Mountain city of Branson, MO, you will find the Dutton Theatre Complex along the famous 76 Strip. Branson has a population of over …

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Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade is the oldest in the country and held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This remarkable parade began in 1920 and was produced by Gimbel Brothers Department Store to …

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Traveling Abroad

The possibilities for your next adventures are endless! Your talent and knowledge have no boundaries, so why should your travel plans? Your trusted partner in …

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Disney Grad Nite H2O

One of the hardest things about high school graduation is leaving the security of home and school and going in a different direction than your …

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Park Inn by Radisson

My family recently stayed at the Park Inn on Maingate Lane in Orlando, Florida and had an awesome visit! If you are considering Orlando as a vacation destination and …

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Festivals Of Music

Music is an essential part of education and finding the right competition arenas for your high school band, orchestra, or choir can be challenging. Festivals of …

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The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

In 1998, Scholastic Corporation released the first book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, in the U.S. The popular books …

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Graduation Parties At Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure go into lock down mode as they host two fabulous graduation parties: Gradventure for middle school students and Grad Bash for high …

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Disney’s Candlelight Processional

The Fairy Godmother waves her magic wand and the spirit of Christmas explodes in a twinkling winter wonderland setting! Since 1958, the Disney Candlelight Processional …

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Fall For Marching Bands

Marching Band Season Beautiful colors, crisp air, and shorter days represent the fall season for many people. For band kids and their families, it also …

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Macy’s Holiday Parade Universal

Over ninety years ago, the Macy’s chain of department stores accidentally began the holiday spectacular of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Today, approximately 3.5 million …

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Orlandofest Partners With Universal Orlando

Learn, compete, and play! Students have worked hard throughout the year learning from their skilled music teachers and preparing for competition season! Finding the perfect …

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Student Group Travel To Chattanooga: The Scenic City In Tennessee

The natural beauty and attractions of Chattanooga, Tennessee continually fascinate student groups year after year. Nicknamed the Scenic City, Chattanooga is a southern gem that …

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Student Group Travel To Cleveland: Expect To Be Wowed!

Whether the sun is shining or the snow is falling, one thing is for sure your group won’t be lacking any amusement in Cleveland. Few …

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Student Groups In Tampa Bay: The City Side Of Tampa

Tampa is a city with many sides to it. It’s home to three major sports teams and the Florida State Fair. It boasts rich Cuban …

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Student Group Travel: Little Things And Life Skills

Over the last six months I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of the students and directors who travel with Kaleidoscope. While I tend …

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Student Groups In Tampa Bay: Wild Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Did you know that Tampa, Florida is home to some of the most exotic animals in the world? Or that it …

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Student Group Travel To Philadelphia: A Natural Classroom

Philadelphia’s rich history and long list of attractions make the City of Brotherly Love a natural classroom for student groups. Made famous for the birthplace …

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Student Group Travel To Boston: Performance Trips That Are Educational!

If you are looking for a great performance destination with a historical twist, then Boston is an ideal choice for your student group trip. Bands, …

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5 Can’t Miss St. Louis Attractions

1. St. Louis Zoo & Forest Park – Located in beautiful Forest Park, a park known as the “Jewel of the City” and home of …

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Fishing For Student Group Travel

There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. ~Steven Wright Group travel is a lot like fishing. Sometimes …

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Around Orlando: Students Perform At The Daytona 500!

And now for something completely different! So, say you’re a band director and you’ve done parades, you’ve done half-time shows, you’ve done theme park performances …

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8th Grade Trip To Washington DC

My 8th grade trip to Washington DC was one that I will always cherish. One of my most profound middle school memories is walking into …

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Student Cruises

Give your student group an unforgettable experience enjoying the sun and fun onboard a beautiful cruise ship! We offer the best ports of embarkation around …

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The Early Bird And The Worm: Why You Should Book Early.

“Why should I book early?” – Teachers and parents often ask us about the importance of booking transportation – and quite honestly, the whole trip …

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Senior Class Trips To Orlando: It’s A Grad Bash!

Want to reward the hard work and efforts of your high school seniors? Want to take them to an exciting and safe destination? Then, a …

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Going On A Student Group Tour? You’ll Need A Packing List!

Whether your student group trip involves transportation via motorcoach or airline flight, you’ll need a packing list. Bottom line when traveling: pack only what you …

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May Destination Spotlight: Anaheim, California

Known for its ideal year-round climate, this world-class destination is perfect for student tours. Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Anaheim features inviting beaches, …

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Looking For A Fun New Destination? We Suggest Branson, MO Or Memphis, TN!

Branson, Missouri. Memphis, Tennessee. They may not be the first places you think of when browsing locations for a student trip, but both are rich …

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Chicago: A City Second To None

I’ve always had a slight obsession with Chicago. Maybe it was all those John Hughes movies I watched growing up. Maybe it was all the road …

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Orlando: The Nation’s Hot Spot For Student Music Trips

With seven major theme parks, more performing arts festivals than anywhere in North America, and many second-tier attractions that cater to public performances, Orlando has …

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April Spotlight Destination: Dallas, Texas

Dallas loves student groups, and student groups love Dallas! Dallas new slogan Live Large describes the essence and vitality of a city built on big …

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Grad Bash 2015

Your seniors can share a night of fun, share their favorite music, share non-stop thrills, share unforgettable memories with all their friends at Orlando’s most …

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Dance Trips

Kaleidoscope Adventures has the all the right moves when planning your dance trip! As one of a select few student travel companies specializing in dance, …

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April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

What Will You Choose…Ella, Frank or a Bit of the Blues? Jazz Appreciation Month… a whole month dedicated to the celebration of jazz as something …

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Nashville For Student Groups: It’s More Than Just Country Music

Nashville, Tennessee, also called Music City USA, is more than just Country Music for your student group. Many student groups pass on this amazing destination …

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Senior Class Trips To Disney

The end of your school days is approaching and you have something to celebrate. It may be a long standing school tradition, or something that …

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Dance Group Travel To Southern California: Dancing With The Stars!

There was a time when dancers dreamed of moving to New York City to perform on Broadway, with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the New York City …

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Student Group Travel To New York City: The Stars Are Aligned!

The new season on Broadway is well underway and we are excited to be talking about the newest shows playing the Great White Way. The …

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High School Athlete To Travel Professional: Student Sports Travel

As the 2013 World Series began last night, my house was an extremely proud cheering section of one (maybe due to the fact I was …

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Views Through The Porthole: Student Cruises

Teach and Travel Magazine featured Kaleidoscope Adventures in their September 2013 article on Cruising  Student Adventures Afloat. Teach and Travel said Kaleidoscope Adventures is well …

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Band Trips to Orlando

Band trips to Orlando is one of Kaleidoscope Adventures specialties. The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures can customize a complete marching band travel package catered to …

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Around Orlando: Kennedy Space Center

Some of us here at KA were recently at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which is located about an hour east of Orlando, and …

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Around Orlando: Welcome Home, Atlantis!

WOW!! So, the Kaleidoscope Team was thrilled to be invited last week to check out a brand-new exhibit, centering on an old friend, at the …

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Carry This In Your Carry-on

Lucky you, you’re on your way to a fun destination with your classmates! Whether for a choir competition in the big city or a marching band performance at …

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Show Choirs Will Light Up Universal Studios!

Next year the anticipation is high for Show Choirs from all over the United States who will be traveling to Orlando to take part in …

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Student Group Travel To New York City: Thank Heaven For Little Girls!

It is a great year to be a little girl if you are experiencing Broadway for the first time. This season offers shows that have …

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What Is The Branson Dance Showcase?

Kaleidoscope Adventures is thrilled to be hosting the first ever Kaleidoscope of Dance – Branson Showcase this year and would love for your group to join us. …

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Philadelphia Is An Indoor And Outdoor Museum Of History For Student Class Trips

Philadelphia is the perfect destination for student classes desiring to learn about Colonial history and the Revolutionary period. Being both an indoor and outdoor museum …

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Student Group Tours To Chicago: Educational Travel At Its Best!

Ahh Sweet Home Chicago! Sweet is the key word in this commonly known phrase. Student group tours visiting Chicago will quickly discover the world-class status …

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Student Class Trips To New York City: Coming Soon To A Broadway Theatre Near You!

The summer is winding down which means many Broadway houses will lower their curtains and dim their lights to make room for a whole new …

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Student Group Travel Tampa In A Day

A short distance from Central Florida you will find a city on the Bay that is perfect for student groups of all ages. There is …

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Student Group Travel: Wild Florida Is A Hidden Gem

When was the last time you saw an alligator in its natural habitat? Though the area has been around forever, WILD FLORIDA is the newest …

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Large Cruise Lines Offer Value For Student Groups

For many teachers, the idea of giving their student group a trip on a cruise ship is both exciting and educational. While there are cruise …

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New York City Student Group Travel Super Hero Edition

There is always change in New York City! From the explosion and implosion of towering skyscrapers, to the opening and closing of restaurants throughout Manhattan, …

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Student Group Travel Tours To The 2013 Presidential Inauguration In Washington DC

The pomp and ceremony of the Presidential Inauguration is one that celebrates the strength of our democracy and this year’s inauguration will be no different. …

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Branson Student Dance Performance Package

Student group travel cannot be any easier than a dance performance trip to Branson, Missouri. Snuggled right in the heart of the Ozarks, Branson is …

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Student Group Travel To Myrtle Beach: Where Broadway Meets The Beach

With 60 miles of wide, soft sandy beaches, incredible restaurants and live entertainment theaters, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a perfect student destination. If your …

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Student Group Travel To New Orleans: Let The Good Times Roll!

Jambalaya, Cajun hospitality and great music! This is what will greet every student group upon arrival in New Orleans or Nawlins (as the locals lovingly …

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Student Group Travel To Los Angeles: The Star Treatment

Hooray for Hollywood! That screwy, bally-hooey Hollywood! Have you considered student group travel to Los Angeles lately, or are you among the many others who …

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Destination Spotlight: St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest continuously settled city, was founded in 1565, half a century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Known as the …

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What’s New In Student Group Travel To Washington DC And Boston MA

What’s New? Ford’s Theatre Opens New Center for Education and Leadership! Now open in Washington DC, is the Ford’s Theatre’s new Center for Education and …

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Student Class Travel To Washington DC: Becoming A Beltway Insider Is Easier Than You Think!

Politicians, in power suits, conferencing in meetings or over a power lunch this is our nation’s capital. Power drives politics, and politics is what Washington …

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Student Group Travel To New York City: The Opportunities Are Incredible

Extra, Extra! The Tony Nominations were recently announced to celebrate the year in Broadway. In case you missed them, Disney’s newest musical Newsies is the …

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Student Group Travel To Atlanta Georgia Equals Southern Hospitality

Known by its nickname Hotlanta, the city of Atlanta is a favorite destination for student group travel. Within this metropolitan area, student groups will find …

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Booking A Student Group Tour Of The White House

Trying to book a student group tour into the White House can be a daunting task, especially if you try to do it on your …

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Bowl Game Performance Opportunities

One of the highlights of any high school student’s years in marching band, color guard and dance is the chance to take part in a …

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Golden Opportunity to Perform The National Anthem

Have you ever considered the possibility of your student group performing the National Anthem prior to their favorite Major League Baseball game? With 30 major …

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December Excitement For Central Florida Attractions

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! December is one of the BEST months in Central Florida to check out the attractions, and by …

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A Student Group Dance Trip To New York City

Ahh New York, New York, so good they named it twice! Known as one of the most popular student group travel destinations in the U.S, …

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A Student History Trip To Williamsburg, Jamestown And Yorktown, Virginia

When visiting Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia, student groups will step back in time to the eve of the American Revolution and walk the same …

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A Class Trip to Washington DC is Educational and Affordable

Because of today’s state of the economy, schools throughout the country are slashing budgets. As a result, many school programs are either cutting school trips …

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How To Choose A Student Travel Company

Presently, high school and middle school teachers are constantly being solicited by student travel companies wanting to take their student group on a tour either …

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Student Cruises: It’s All About The Experience!

Student cruises are a great way to give your group an unforgettable and worldly experience. With such a diverse choice of exotic destinations, on-board activities, …

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Student Tours To Orlando: Are You Ready?

Students grab your sunscreen, summer clothes, bathing suit and sunglasses and get ready to go on a student tour Orlando style! If you have already …

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Student Group Cruises: Tips On How To Plan Your Cruise

Planning a student group cruise can be a daunting task. The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures can customize an unforgettable student cruise package that will have …

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Educational Science Trips To Orlando And Tampa For Students

Student groups have a wealth of life, earth and space scientific resources awaiting them in Orlando and Tampa on Kaleidoscope Adventures Central Florida Science Tour. …

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Travel To The Best Student Group Dance Festivals In Orlando, Florida

Planning your next dance trip to Orlando? Ready to be a part of one of the best dance festivals in the U.S.? Then look no …

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Orlandofest… Orlando’s Newest and Best Performing Arts Music Festival

Come and experience red carpet treatment from Kaleidoscope Adventures and OrlandoFest, the best performing arts music festival in the country! Held in Orlando, Florida, this …

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A Message from Our President

When I founded Kaleidoscope Adventures in 1993, I envisioned a student tour operator company that would provide clients with the best range of travel products …

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Dance: All The World is a Stage

Student travel comes in many forms. At Kaleidoscope Adventures we focus on performance groups, including bands, choirs and orchestras. However, performance groups can be so …

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