Tag - Travel

2020: Is it Okay to Travel Again

In a world full of Covid-19 and still many unknowns about the virus and its long-term effects, Senior Travel Designer at Educational Destinations, Greg Moore tackles this difficult question in 2020: Is it Okay to Travel Again. The lingering question in the student travel industry for the past four months has been, “When will it be okay to travel again?” A recent six-day excursion to Southwest Florida helped to shed some light on the subject for me. While current traveler counts...

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Educational Destinations: Coronavirus Statement

Everyone at Educational Destinations has always believed that traveler safety is without fail the most important aspect of our procedures and process. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and are working with individuals and groups to make the best decision for the travelers on our tours. The situation surrounding the Coronavirus, officially titled COVID-19, continues to develop rapidly. Although there are no travel advisories or restrictions currently in the United States, we understand that organizations, schools, and municipalities may...

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Sue Guindon

Meet Educational Destinations Tour Director Sue Guindon

Educational Destinations' professional Tour Directors use their commitment and experience to ensure the teacher’s and the group’s trip are successful. Rest assured, if the unpredictable happens, your Tour Director it there ready to tackle the unpredictable and get the trip back on track. When it comes to tour directing, Sue Guindon is hard to beat. Her personality, resourcefulness, experience, attention to detail, quick thinking and her constant "going beyond the call of duty" work ethic makes up the total package...

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Educational Destinations Welcomes Greg Moore as Senior Travel Designer

After fifteen years working for several student travel companies throughout the country, Greg Moore has returned to the company that was instrumental in forming his career in educational student group travel. A 33-year veteran of the student and youth travel industry, Greg has worked alongside some of the best and brightest travel minds in North America. The Moore Family, avid Cincinnati Reds Season Ticket Members, enjoys a game at Great American Ball Park. "I look forward to once again working with the...

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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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Disney Educational Trips

Disney Educational Trips

Educational opportunities are many at Walt Disney theme parks. For over 60 years, Disney has focused on educational workshops and programs for students. Disney makes it easy for students to develop their skills and grow while they are learning. Accredited partners ensure that Disney educational programs offer sound academic experiences for every curriculum. A great example, showcasing Disney’s love for wildlife and conservation, is Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. With over 1,500 animals from around the...

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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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Top European Educational Destinations

Top European Educational Destinations

Here are our top European educational destinations: With a world full of fascinating educational destinations, just choosing the perfect spot for your students can present quite a challenge. When you travel, the destination will be dictated largely by your group members. However, keep in mind that prices, particularly of flights, are considerably less expensive when choosing non-peak times. London is known as a great destination for a student group tour because of its rich history and being a cultural capitol of...

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Getting parents involved in educational travel

Getting parents involved in educational travel

Getting parents involved in educational travel programs is a vital piece of the puzzle to have a successful trip. The skills that a student obtains through education travel plays heavily into their entire life. These skills include being responsible, knowing how to communicate, teamwork, self-confidence, and to be engaged in a new way that most students do not experience on a daily basis. Parents appreciate the value of a student's education in travel and the eye-opening wonders acquired. And...

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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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