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5 Awesome Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains

5 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville are outstanding destinations for families, students, sports, and performance groups. There really is something for everyone in this delightfully appealing region of the country.  Here are 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains! Go “Glamping” Nestled in the heart of the […]

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Plan A Student Trip to Washington D.C.

If you want to inspire, educate, or simply love this wonderful nation, plan a student trip to its capital. There’s no better civics lesson than a student trip to Washington D.C. You can visit the most prestigious address in the world, tour monuments, or stop at Arlington Cemetery to witness the changing of the guards. […]

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Make Way For Students in Boston

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 school librarians and had the opportunity to travel with them throughout the country. I distinctly remember leading the way through the Boston Public Gardens as a naive, bright-eyed 22-year old, […]

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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 never been! As we tossed around ideas, my husband suggested Branson, Missouri. I snickered a little, remembering the Branson trips Great Uncle Frank and Aunt Ruth had taken to hear […]

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How to Travel Safely 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 a sunburn or be sick, or that he wouldn’t change his underwear (turns out that I had good reason to worry about that!) As parents, we worry incessantly when our […]

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Group Travel Planning- Finding Stuff To Do!

Group Travel Planning – Finding Stuff to Do The dreaded itinerary is… 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 the globe (even though most our travel is in the continental U.S. sigh) and works her way through […]

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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. It seems we are in a perpetual state of planning travel! We learned long ago that the key to a successful trip is planning on a timeline. The same applies […]

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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 need to pinpoint WHERE you want to go.  As you begin group travel planning, choose your destination well! Where do you want to go? It’s easy to fall into the […]

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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 experience and great fun, since most of us hadn’t yet traveled beyond the borders of our small town. This was, of course, long before the days of the internet and […]

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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 planning student performance trips. The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures goes the extra mile when planning your trip. Our step-by-step process is detailed, thorough and helps you decide what destination to […]

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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 fun for middle, junior high and high school student groups, but can be educational too, especially if your group is a band, chorus, orchestra, dance troupe or drama class. For […]

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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 a hotel, however, can cause indecisiveness between the regular franchises or being brave and picking privately owned hotels. Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center in Branson, MO is a privately owned hotel […]

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