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Thanksgiving Family Recipe, From the Brightspark Family to Yours

Brightspark Summer Travels

Winners Revealed: 2017 Student Photo Contest

Celebrating Our Teachers

12 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Student Travel Company

School Fundraising: Collecting, Tracking & Managing Funds

10 Presidents Who Changed America From Washington, D.C.

Discovering New Cultures — No Passport Required

4 Tips for Improving Your Marching Band’s Posture

5 Favorite Halloween Destinations

10 Great Cities to Tour With Your Students

Reaching New Heights: A Willis Tower Timeline

Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Brittany Konfara

Helpful Resources for Teaching September 11

[Podcast] How to Answer Tough Tour Questions From Parents

4 Reasons to Book Your Student Tour Early [Infographic]

Why Your Students Need to Travel Now

Teacher Do’s and Don’ts for the First Day of School

5 Remarkable Presidential Inauguration Facts

What to Do in San Diego With Student Travelers

Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Rank

[Quiz] Which International Student Tour Is Best for Your Class?

What Makes Teachers the Best Travelers? [Video]

How Student Tours Work: Planning and Executing

Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Kimberly Rosario

Top 5 Pinterest Boards for Decorating Your Classroom

What Makes a Disney Tour Educational?

Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Maggie Vnuk

Winners Revealed: 2016 Student Photo Contest

Winners Revealed: 2016 Group Leader Photo Contest

High School Choir Gains New Perspectives While Traveling Abroad

Teaching for All Interests: Los Angeles Student Tours

The Best Way to Spend Your Visit to Central Park

Sketchnoting on Tour: See Artist's Notes From NYC Tour

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Willis Tower

Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Josh Bruman

Destinations to Take Performance Tours to the Next Level

3 Must-Pack Items for Summer Student Tours

A Windy City Adventure: Michigan Middle School Visits Chicago

A Traveling Band’s Dilemma: Rent Instruments or Bring Your Own?

7 Best Places to Learn About History in Chicago

New Resource: Fundraising Chart for Students

5 Ways to Discover Chicago's Architectural History

8 Activities to Prepare Students for Their 8th Grade D.C. Trip

Voices on Broadway Gets a Dancer’s Flair!

Where to Learn About Great Presidents in Washington, D.C.

The Long-Term Benefits of Educational Travel

Top 5 Inspiring Teacher Quotes About Travel

5 Ways to Promote Your School Trip

7th Grade Springfield Trip: An Illinois Tradition

Planning Out Band Season: Director Shares Tips

What Is an Interactive Student Notebook? Resources for Beginners

Cross-Cultural Preparation Is Key to Educational Travel

Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Matt Bartling

50 Creative School Fundraising Ideas

What to Do in San Francisco With Student Travelers

Disney Professional Says NPAF Is “Top-Notch”

What Will You Find at the Smithsonian Institution? [Infographic]

Educator's Guide to Bringing Sketchnotes Into the Classroom

Top 6 Ethnic Neighborhoods in Chicago

Hawaiian Group Travels to Disney for a Performance Festival

Performing at Disney: A Trip to Remember

Educational Travel Veteran Says "Yes!" to Disney Y.E.S.

Quick Tips From a Student Travel Veteran

10 Great Photos From the National Performing Arts Festival

Voices on Broadway Inspires Performers of Every Type

Expand Worldviews With International Tours

Students Experience New Opportunities With TRIO

Know Before You Go: Worksheets for Your 8th Grade DC Trip

How a Tour Specialist Fell in Love With Student Travel

7 Places to Learn About Black History Month

5 Tips for Finding Teacher Travel Discounts

How Well Does 'Selma' Teach Civil Rights?

Best Things to Do in Washington, DC

Know Before You Go: New York City Classroom Resources

2016 Photo Contest: Travel. Take Pictures. Get Rewarded.

Director Shares About His Disney World Marching Band Tour

10 Fundraising Lessons | Subscribe to Brightspark Travel's Blog

Band Uses Pyware to Prep for Performance at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

10 Fundraising Lessons | Optimize Matching Gift Programs

8 Places to Experience Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy in Atlanta

Come Alive With Swing Time — The Musical!

10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 8: Go Green!

10 Fundraising Lessons | Know What Works

10 Fundraising Lessons | Partner Up With Local Businesses

10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 5: Tap Different Resources

10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 4: Use Social Media

10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 3: Be Creative

10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 2: Start Early

10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 1: Take Advantage of the Season

The Great Thanksgiving Listen: What's Your Story?

Disney Dance Tours: Teacher Shares Fundraising Experiences

3 Great Ways to Experience Radio City Music Hall

5 Historical Facts About the Empire State Building

6 Simple Steps to Raising Money With Guessing Jars

New Orleans for Student Travelers? Why Performance Groups Love NOLA

Tour Directors’ Tips for New York Student Travel

Broadway 2016: A Student Traveler's Guide

The Apple Watch for Teachers: Tips for Classroom Use

5 Ways Brightspark Helps You Fundraise

Traveling Teacher Shares On-Tour Behavioral Tips

Lesson Plans From the Blue Man Group

Know Before You Go: Chicago Classroom Resources

Brightspark’s 2015 Teacher and Chaperone Photo Contest Winners

Brightspark’s 2015 Student Photo Contest Winners

9 Tips for Taking a Great Selfie

California Teachers Experience Disney Y.E.S. Programs at Preview Tour

Summer Reading List for Teachers

History of the Marching Band Uniform

Washington, D.C. Tour Diary Day 4: Discovering America

Washington, D.C. Tour Diary Day 3: Memorial Highlights

Washington, D.C. Tour Diary Day 2: Colonial Williamsburg

Washington, D.C. Tour Diary Day 1: Preparing for Take Off

6 End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week: How to Show Your Appreciation on Tour

[Videos] Packing For Your Student Tour

[Quiz] How Well Do You Know Lincoln?

Simplify School Fundraising With Our Strategy Template

5 Historical Facts About Washington, D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Festival

Walking Dead Student Tour Comes To Life on Atlanta Itinerary

[Video] Students Experience Marching Band Event

Teach Magna Carta's 800 Year Legacy with Our Timeline

Dance Instructor and Oncologist Make a Great Team

EdTech Expert's Guide to Flipping the Classroom

Get Inspired With Creative School Fundraising Ideas

Know Before You Go: Springfield, IL Worksheets

Teacher Shares Experience Planning Her First Student Tour

2 New Civil Rights Teaching Resources

3,800 Marching Band Students. 2 Football Fields. Watch Now.

Will Teachers Finally Adopt Technology in 2015? Our Expert Says YES!

Student Reflects on the Lasting Impact of Performance Tours

Dr. Richard Miles Opens Up About the Outback Bowl and Music Education

Student Tour Planning Starts Here: 40 Destination Ideas

Student Travel Trends for 2015

Is a Religiously Tolerant Holiday Concert a Holiday Myth?

5 Unexpected Historical Holiday Facts

Get the Word Out! Marketing Your Play or Concert

What Are We Really Celebrating? Debunking Thanksgiving Myths

Destination Inspiration: Unique Fundraisers Based on Tour Locales

6 Ways Educational Travel Made Me A Better Student

A Washington DC Student Tour Surprise

Educational Tours Take You to Lonely Planet’s 2015 Top Destinations

How To Keep Parents Informed During Your Student Tour

On Tour Surprises: A Penguin Walks Onto a Plane...

Star of Finding Nemo Join Us at the National Performing Arts Festival

Performance Tour Consultant Honored at Band Competition

Our National Performing Arts Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Working Together to Make Dreams Come True

The Show Must Go On—"Cinderella" to Close January 3rd

Thirteen Years Ago Today

The Navigator's Club Program is Ready for Take Off

Keke Palmer Brings Broadway’s Cinderella Into the 21st Century

Fiesta International Expands: It's a Pretty Big World After All

Music Please, Maestro

4 Ways to Get Your Garage Sale Off the Ground

On the Road With a Brightspark Tour Director

Performance Tour Power Rankings: 2015

Brightspark’s 2014 Teacher and Chaperone Photo Contest Winners

Brightspark’s 2014 Student Photo Contest Winners

Vive la France ... au Chicago!

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: United States

This Just In! Brightspark is Chicago Public School Approved

How to pack for your next student tour

Oh, Say Can You Celebrate “The Star Spangled Banner"

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: Belgium

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: Germany

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: France

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: Italy

3 Ways Group Leaders Benefit From Disney Youth Programs

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: Costa Rica

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: England

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: Spain

Kickin' It Around The 2014 World Cup: Brazil

Brightspark Took Us Out To The (Detroit Tigers) Ball Game!

Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Mary Ugolini

Paying Your Respects at Popular War Memorials this Memorial Day

Today's Student Travelers. Tomorrow's Future Leaders.

9/11 Memorial Officially Opens May 21st

Brightspark Adds Civil Rights Tour

Happy Dancers, Teachers and Parents During Recital Time? Here’s how …

It's Already Been One Magic Carpet Ride for Aladdin

5 Ways to Enjoy the D.C. Cherry Blossom Season

How History Came Alive for This Middle School

What Makes a Child An Adventurer? Travel Books for Kids

9 Surprising Things Students Learn on Tour

5 Inspirational Travel Quotes from some of History's Greatest Authors

FLOTUS knows the benefits to student travel, do you?

Where Performance and Education Meet Inspiration

MA School Fundraises Their Way to National Performing Arts Festival

Young stars wow the judges at The National Performing Arts Festival

The National Performing Arts Festival at Disney

A Brightspark Student Finds Strength on the Big Stage

Help Brightspark Bring Some Cheer this Holiday Season

This Exhibit is Kind of a Big Deal

10 DVDs to Watch on a Really, Really Long Motor Coach Trip

Brightspark Gets an A+! (From the Better Business Bureau, That Is)

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