Fundraising Tips for Teachers

Teachers, we get it. Sometimes the hardest part of planning a trip is finding the money to make it happen, especially when you have a large group of students wanting to go. Some students simply can’t afford to pay their own way to go on a class trip, and some school districts can’t afford to help them...
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5 National Park Road Trips to Take This Year

Student groups, families, and solo travelers alike can all highly benefit from an extended journey through America's national parks, these excursions bringing you closer to nature and closer to America itself. Utilizing local campsites and carpooling/motor coach riding saves you tons of money in the travel world, not causing you to break the bank to see our country's natural wonders.  These 5...
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Best Dinner Shows for Student Groups in Orlando

Food, entertainment, and iconic Orlando scenery all in one? Oh yeah, your student group is going to love you for this one! Dinner shows are one of the most exciting entertainment options available for student groups and they are steadily growing in popularity year after year, especially here in Orlando. There are quite a few options in this city alone, so to...
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Fun Fall Field Trip Ideas

The crunch of crispy leaves under your feet, the gorgeous reds and oranges poking out of the treetops, and the sound of school bells in the distance…..fall is finally here, teachers! Fall is the perfect time to get your students out of the classroom and into the real world, the season bringing on great weather and equally...
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Top 5 Heritage Museums for Student Groups

Defined as a museum facility dedicated to the presentation of historical and cultural information about a place and its people, a heritage museum will help you and your students to sympathize with different cultures and get them asking the questions that will help them gain context of how important the historical events you teach about every day truly are. Sometimes knowing...
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Tips for Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 will bring us something we’ve not seen here in the U.S since 1805, and won't again until 2205. What is it? A total eclipse of the sun. Mark your calendars for August 21, 2017, because you aren't going to want to miss this. What is a total eclipse? If you’re anywhere in the path you’ll witness...
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Why you Should Take your Students to Costa Rica

Rugged, rainforest-filled, and ridiculously fun, Costa Rica is a gorgeous Central American country filled to the brim with educational opportunities perfect for your student group. The landscape throughout the country is dotted with volcanoes, jungles, and beaches, the diversity of ecosystems giving way to  5 percent of the world's existing biodiversity. Politically and historically the country...
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10 Packing Hacks You Didn’t Know About

Overstuffed suitcases, expensive luggage fees, and ill-packed carry on bags....we all know the hassle of trying to pack efficiently for a big trip, especially when it comes to making the most of your suitcase space.

Packing in the most efficient manner possible may come easy for seasoned travelers, but even the most experienced probably don't know about these...
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Planning a Disney Cruise with AST

An ‘award winning vacation experience unlike any other’, a Disney Cruise is one of the most entertaining cruise experiences your group can have this season, every available Disney cruise option providing superb dining, entertainment, accommodations, and overall service.  What could be more magical than setting sail with Mickey and his gang this summer aboard a luxury cruiser with...
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8 Tips for Effective College Visits

Visiting college campuses is a summer staple for junior and senior high school students. Before you choose a college to spend the next four years of your academic career, be sure to check out a wide selection campuses across the U.S. Also, check to see if the school you’d like to go to offers an Upward Bound...
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