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5 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 with missteps and missed opportunities. However, many of these can be addressed simply by doing your homework early in the game. If you plan wisely, you’ll find there are some […]

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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 myself, I know this to be an undisputed truth. The last days of the year seem to move at both Mach speed and a turtle’s pace concurrently, which is why […]

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Philadelphia is a top student destination
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 running, I was thrilled that the Philadelphia Eagles brought home the championship. As a history geek, I was even more thrilled to listen to the revolutionary commentary flying back and […]

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Group travel planning
Plan Your Birmingham STEM Trip

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 exclusively STEM trip. If you’re not competing in a robotics competition, where do you begin searching for a destination that meets your requirements? Birmingham, Alabama is a great starting point! […]

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Atlanta is a top student destination
Atlanta Is A Top Student Destination

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 for something fresh, fun and fabulous. The Student Youth Travel Association recently named Atlanta a top student destination in the U.S.  It’s is an exceptional city for students. HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS Martin […]

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Marching Band Bowl Game
Star For A Day! Try A STARS Performance at Universal

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 Universal Orlando Resort of course! When you’re looking for an amazing way to highlight phenomenal, dedicated, and talented performers, the STARS Performance Program hits every high note. Take to the […]

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Andretti Indoor karting and Games
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 ride my yellow, banana-seated Schwinn) to the post office daily. I dreamed of having one of those nifty, electric mini cars and cruising in style to pick up the weekday […]

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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 a commitment to learning fundamental and technical skills while inspiring a love of music, dance, and showmanship. Anyone who has ever been a part of marching band, orchestra, choir, dance, or other artistic programs knows the […]

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Medieval Times is perfect for for student groups
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 enough to make a frequent reader of historical romances like myself swoon! Imagine the pageantry, the clashing of swords, damsels in distress and wondrous feats of horsemanship. Wouldn’t it be […]

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Nashville is for teens
Plan A Nashville Performance Trip

Plan A Nashville Performance Trip  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 and we stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Not only did we stay at the Gaylord, we stayed in the presidential suite at the Gaylord. Wow. It […]

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winter travel tips
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, making you feel cozy and nostalgic. As time drags on, you realize you aren’t necessarily that close. In fact, you don’t really like him at all. Now you want him […]

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Hard Rock Cafe rocks your student groups
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 top his daily to do list. I went from weekly grocery shopping to what feels like hourly grocery shopping in the span of two short years! Conversely, I have no […]

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