Travel Safety

Choosing an educational group travel company

Choosing the right educational destination for your group

Whether you are planning your first trip as a teacher, or you are a veteran of many educational trips, choosing the perfect educational destination for your group can be a bigger challenge than you expect. Picking the right destination can help develop ever-lasting bonds and a positive group culture.  Such trips can be life-changing for your group. Everyone involved wants to experience a trip they will look back on with fond memories. Hopefully, these quick tips will help you...

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Chaperoning a Student Trip

Chaperoning a Student Trip

It is great that you're interested in chaperoning a student trip. Thank you! Your role is to help get the kids safely and happily through the challenges of their action-packed itineraries. You are an extension of trip leadership and a liaison to it for the students. Teachers will have high expectations of you, and your number one reason for being on a trip is to support the leaders and kids.  As a chaperone, you must always focus on what's best...

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Special Needs Travel

Educational Travel with Special Needs or Dietary Restrictions

If you, or a loved one, have a special need or dietary restriction and will be traveling with a student group, Educational Destinations has you covered. When a group is focused on education, it is easy to overlook issues with accessibility, facilities, and other factors to consider to ensure all members of the group are able to participate and enjoy the trip to the fullest extent. Group travel with special needs members requires extra consideration at every stage of...

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Student Airport Security

Tips for getting your students through airport security

During your educational trip, you will make an impression on lots of people - parents, judges, school administrators, teachers, competitors, and more. You always want your first impression to be great! A very important time to make that great impression is when you go through an airport security checkpoint. Here are some tips for getting your students through airport security smoothly and efficiently. Be polite and attentive...and cut the shenanigans. Don't joke about national security or bombs, and be...

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Educational Bus Travel with Educational Destinations

Motor Coach Travel Advice for Student Groups

If you are a Teacher looking to offer your students inexpensive travel to that once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity, motor coach travel is much cheaper than flying. Getting there might take a bit longer, but your group can save money and enjoy new scenery. Coach trips are longer than those by air, of course, so it's important to make oneself as comfortable as possible. The better you are prepared, the better time you'll have. Don't forget to bring your sense of...

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Educational Destinations: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Health Tip: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis, (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein, predominantly in the legs. Non-specific signs may include pain, swelling, redness, warmness, and engorged superficial veins. Pulmonary embolism, a potentially life-threatening complication, is caused by the detachment (embolization) of a clot that travels to the lungs. Together, DVT and pulmonary embolism constitute a single disease process known as venous thromboembolism. Post-thrombotic syndrome, another complication, significantly contributes to the health-care...

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