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10 Myrtle Beach Must-Dos for Student Groups

Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for outdoor fun in the sun.  Student groups find adventure around every corner – and in some hidden places, too!  Here are ten of our favorite Myrtle Beach must-dos for student groups! 1. Huntington Beach State Park and Atalaya Castle This beautiful stretch of pristine beach and wide-open space […]

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big city safety tips
10 Big City Safety Tips for Student Groups

Traveling with students is always an adventure but traveling to a big city can pose some added challenges.  To reduce the risks, we’re sharing 10 big city safety tips for student groups! 1. Travel Lightly Chances are good that you’ll be doing lots of walking so travel lightly.  Take ONLY what you’ll need for the […]

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more to see in NYC
More to See in NYC

If you’re planning a student trip to NYC, you’re sure to have a few standard favorites on the itinerary: Broadway Times Square Empire State Building Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty You may even be planning stops at some fresh new venues like Little Island or Hudson Yards. What’s the Big Buzz Around Little […]

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Sustainable Student Travel
Sustainable Student Travel

Teaching Sustainability Through Travel Today’s students are so much more in tune with the environment than I ever was.  I’m still figuring out those blue bins… and I get an eye roll from my daughter when I’m confused by which items to compost, reuse, or recycle! I recently went to a baby shower during which […]

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Traveling with ASD students
Traveling with ASD Students

Helpful Tips for Trip Planners and Parents It is estimated that there are roughly 256,000 students with ASD in America’s high schools.  In many cases, these students require extra support or accommodations to help them maximize their educational experience – and that includes travel.  But traveling with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) students can be daunting, […]

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7 Smart Ways to Save When You Plan a Class Trip

Student travel is a fantastic way to give students a taste of the world around them.  But it usually comes with a hefty price tag- especially now!  However, there are some really smart ways to save when you plan a class trip.  And they just might help give every student a chance to experience travel! […]

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time to plan for midwest clinic 2022
Time to Plan for Midwest Clinic 2022

What is The Midwest Clinic? It’s time to plan for Midwest Clinic 2022 – the largest instrumental music education conference in the world!  For 76 years, it’s been a forum for the finest ensemble performances, expert presentations, and the most current trends in the industry.  Midwest has more than 50 clinics, 90 concerts, new music […]

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let a student trip planner be your expert GPS
Let A Student Trip Planner Be Your Expert GPS

You Have Enough to Do…Let A Student Trip Planner Be Your Expert GPS As a former teacher, I get it.  Teachers and directors are under daily pressure to meet the needs of students, the administration, and the community.  You bring your “A” game every day to ensure your students have every opportunity to succeed – […]

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student choirs can perform at hearts and hopes of heroes
Student Choirs Can Perform in Hearts and Hopes of Heroes

Veteran’s Day is a time to proudly remember those who have served our nation.  Students across the country pay tribute to the men and women in uniform by marching in parades, hosting breakfasts, and playing concerts.  Now student choirs can perform in Hearts and Hopes of Heroes – a patriotic mass choir event in Branson […]

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Disney group trip
5 Things You Need to Know Right Now About Your Disney Group Trip

As student group travel returns in force to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, expect some changes. The parks have not been immune to the staff shortages and other pandemic fallout we see at our favorite restaurants and attractions.  As a result, how you plan your Disney group trip may look a little different than […]

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#marchforth
7 Ways to Celebrate #marchforth

Leprechauns aren’t the only ones with a special day this month – March 4th is National Marching Music Day!  #marchforth celebrates marching music in all its forms.  It honors talented musicians who compose and perform the toe-tapping tunes that keep our military moving and our stadiums rocking. A Little Marching Band History Everyone gets excited […]

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5 surprising student destinations for 2022
5 Surprising Student Destinations for 2022

Every day we are inundated with new travel updates, restrictions, requirements, and closures.  How do you plan a student trip?  Where do you go?  We’ve got you covered with 5 surprising student travel destinations for 2022 – and you just may want to check them out! We’ll show you why Charleston, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, […]

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Thinking about planning a student trip?

Here’s everything you need to know.