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Fresh KA Faces
KA’s Fresh Faces Taking You to New Places

Kaleidoscope Adventures has a reputation for being bold.  28+ years in the student travel business has taught us that action, integrity, and a staunch belief in the transformative power of travel are the keys to success. We held tightly to our mission when the pandemic brought our business to its knees.  And despite the challenges, […]

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Get REAL ID Ready
Get REAL ID Ready!

Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005. It was to go into full effect in October of 2020.  Then we hit a bump in the road… well, let’s be honest.  A global pandemic collapsed the road and swallowed it whole! Now travel is making a comeback and REAL ID is back on the radar. […]

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Disney's mobile ordering in 3 simple steps
Disney’s Mobile Ordering in 3 Simple Steps

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary is a thrilling time for Disney diehards and newbies alike.  There are exciting changes, new attractions, fresh fireworks, and even a convenient new way to enjoy your favorite Disney dishes! Make New Magic with the Genie If you’re planning a group trip to Disney, the first thing you need to […]

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BOA Grand Nationals
BOA Grand Nationals – It’s Worth the Trip!

Warning.  This blog may contain strong emotion, uncontrolled pride, and possibly a snapshot or two of our saxophonist son.  My family (all four grandparents included) just returned from the 2021 BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis. We are exhausted, a little weepy, but definitely euphoric after watching 99 of the nation’s best high school marching bands […]

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more to Massachusetts than Boston
There’s More to Massachusetts than Boston for A Student Trip

Student groups love Boston.  What’s not to love?  It’s beautiful, walkable, and packed with the historical highlights educational trips are made of!  But there’s more to Massachusetts than Boston. If you’re planning a student trip to Boston, be sure to spend time in Western Massachusetts as well! East vs. West Western Mass is a little […]

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Student Group Travel in 2022 – Expect the Unexpected!

Travel is back and students everywhere are hitting the road.  They’re excited to go on senior class trips, performance trips, band festivals, STEM trips, competition travel, and more.  But when it comes to student group travel in 2022 – expect the unexpected! Student Group Travel in 2022 – Expect the Unexpected Everything is just a […]

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Student groups return to Broadway
When Can Student Groups Return to Broadway?

When can student groups return to Broadway?  The answer is… NOW!!!  So many students missed out on the high-octane energy of NYC and the thrill of seeing a live show these past months.  Now is the time to plan a trip!   Broadway is Back! As the pandemic settled in to do its worst, those […]

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Disney’s Imagination Campus is New for Students in 2022
Disney’s Imagination Campus is New for Students in 2022

Disney is once again reimagining amazing educational and performance experiences for students.  Disney’s Imagination Campus is new for students in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney will challenge students to tap into their imaginations as only Disney can while partnering with some well-known educational game-changers like Kahoot! The new programs put students right in […]

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high school science trips
7 Awesome High School Science Trips Your Students Will Love

STEM continues to dominate education, and educators are scrambling for new ideas and fresh ways to teach.  Exploring science through travel is a fantastic way to connect your curriculum to the real world and motivate your students to succeed.  Here are 7 awesome high school science trips your students will love! 7 Awesome High School […]

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7 smart ways to make your classroom more inclusive
7 Smart Ways to Make Your Classroom More Inclusive

As a former teacher, I’m the first to admit that my classroom wasn’t as inclusive as it could/should have been.  Not because I didn’t care, but rather because I simply didn’t understand enough about what it means to be inclusive.  If I had to do it all again, I’d like to think I’d do it […]

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Plan Your Student Trip to Universal Orlando™
Perform at Universal Orlando™

You’ve conquered the Friday night field and blazed through the band festival circuit.  Competitions have already come and gone.  What’s a marching band to do next?  Perform at Universal Orlando™ Resort! Once the madness of marching season is over, give your talented students an incredible new opportunity to shine as part of a STARS Performance […]

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Lisa Backovsky
Experience Counts! KA Welcomes Lisa Backovsky

Kaleidoscope Adventures knows that experience counts!  That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Lisa Backovsky has joined the KA team as our new Accounts Manager.   About Lisa Backovsky Lisa is a seasoned pro when it comes to student group travel.  She has held a variety of travel and hospitality positions since 2004.  Much of […]

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