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...
Read More »

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...
Read More »

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...
Read More »

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...
Read More »

Information You Need to Know When Signing with AST

In this series, AST will walk you through the process of planning and registering a group trip, from your initial proposal to required forms and timelines! So buckle up and let's get started! PART 1: AST Group Travel Services Adventure Student Travel was founded in 1998 by educators wanting to provide students and teachers with high-quality educational trips at...
Read More »

Seattle’s Haunted History for Students

*Note, most of these tours are recommended for students 12 and up due to graphic content. Seattle today is known for its coffee legacy, amazing views of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, and general fun, funky resident vibe. In the past, however, Seattle has had a much more turbulent, dark history than it lets on today. From influenza outbreaks, 'Skid Row',...
Read More »

Day Trip Ideas in St. Louis

You don't always have to spend an extended amount of time in a city to experience it, sometimes you only have a day away but you want to make the most out of your time, especially when it comes to student groups. We totally get it, that's why we offer day trip options, setting up a completely customizable day trip adventure...
Read More »

Best Destinations for 7th Grade Field Trips

7th Grade...that perfect year where students aren't quite children and aren't quite teenagers yet either...meaning they are interested in a wide variety of educational points and activities. You really can't go wrong with any educationally-based field trip at this stage, but we do have certain suggestions that will spark the most interest out of your 7th-grade group! Here are our top...
Read More »

AST Shares: Epic Universe

There are big things on the horizon for Universal Orlando Resort, an epic expansion in the form of a completely new theme park conglomerate! Epic Universe will be the newest and biggest addition to the theme park family, with an unknown opening date but predictions to be completed in about 20 years. “It will build on everything we have done and...
Read More »

6 Attractions To Visit in New York (That Aren’t in NYC)

The iconic phrase 'I Love New York' dons T-shirts, hats, and bumper stickers, with almost every American having either visited NY or wanting to in the future. A lot of the time some people think this phrase is meant for New York City only, but the truth is the entire state has plenty of fun attractions for travelers, from Niagara Falls...
Read More »