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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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,…
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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 same scenery, both being Gulf cities that boast white sugar sand…
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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 thrilling new additions to discuss. At this year's D23 Expo several…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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