Advice for Traveling Teacher Leaders from SYTA: Part 1

Advice for Traveling Teacher Leaders NOVEMBER 20, 2019 Written by Michael Bowers, Student Travel Safety Consultant, Travel Safety Solutions LLC. SYTA, the Student and Youth Travel Association, consistently works hard to ensure the student group travel industry is as safe, efficient, and educational as it can be, and their recent work...
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Field Trips to Take in Ogden

When you think of taking Field Trips in Utah, your mind probably goes to Salt Lake City first, the city full of religious and pioneer history abound. While we do think Salt Lake City is always an excellent option for student groups, there is a location a bit north of this city, 40 miles north to be exact, that is...
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Why Take Your Students on a Monuments and Memorials Tour of DC

Our favorite thing to suggest to student groups of any age visiting our nation's capital, Washington D.C., is a Monuments and Memorials Tour. The iconic landmarks that you will find on this tour are world-famous and likely already at the top of your to-see list, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Most of these attractions are located on or near...
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10 Twin City Tours You Need to Take

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are filled to the brim with vibrant culture, iconic landmarks, and historical insight, with so much to see, do and learn all throughout the area. Luckily there are a grand plethora of city tours available throughout the Twin Cities, with options from segway and bike tours to riverboat and trolley tours. You can explore...
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Kids Eat Free in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is a very popular place for our student groups to visit, though sometimes the food choices here may seem quite un-friendly for the kiddos. Between expensive pubs, historic eateries, and politician-filled restaurants, you may be scratching your head wondering where you can take your group to eat that is both kid-friendly and cheap. Believe it or not, there are actually...
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Why Wisconsin Dells is the Waterpark Capital of the World

Featuring the highest concentration of waterpark fun in one area, Wisconsin Dells provides tourists and locals alike with a level of entertainment unmatched anywhere else! Here in the Dells, you can indulge in water-themed recreation, both with the excellent waterpark selection and riverside activities available. There are 7 major waterpark attractions available in the Dells, ranging from water and theme park...
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Battle of the Beaches: Destin vs Pensacola Beach

 Florida's Emerald Coast is home to several beach town delights, a couple of favorites being Destin and Pensacola Beach. These cities, just over an hour away from each other, are both highly popular tourist destinations within the Florida Panhandle. They essentially offer the...
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What’s New at Disney 2020

[caption id="attachment_25514" align="alignright" width="425"] Photo by Travis Gergen on Unsplash[/caption] Every year brings something new and exciting to Disney parks worldwide, and 2020 is no exception. While most of 2020 is dedicated to preparations for Disney's 50th anniversary in 2021, there are still some...
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How to Visit Vegas as a Broke College Student

Viva Las Vegas! You don't quite know what broke truly is until you live your college days, surviving off Ramen noodles and campus freebies for 4 years or more. The good news is you certainly don't have to forgo travel during these crucial learning years, you can always visit the destination of your dreams on a budget! It may seem daunting to...
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A Field Trip to the Oldest City in America

When you think of the oldest city in the US you may think of Plymouth or Jamestown, but you need to look much further south for the true answer; St. Augustine, Florida! In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon discovered what is now Florida on his search 'Fountain of Youth'. He landed at St. Augustine and claimed it as a...
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