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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Brittany Konfara

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Meet Brittany. Brittany is a Tour Associate at Brightspark Travel and is passionate about student travel. We had the opportunity to sit down with Brittany to learn about what she looks forward to each morning. To learn about her experience, continue reading!

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Rank

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“Since my first trip abroad, my career path has been to help people see the world and connect with others.”

Brightspark Travel’s Tour Consultant Stephanie Rank shines with her enthusiasm and passion for educational travel. We had the opportunity to sit down with Stephanie to learn about her journey and interests, and what she looks forward to each morning. To learn about her experience, continue reading!

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How Student Tours Work: Planning and Executing

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Student travel shouldn’t be a headache for teachers and directors. That’s why Brightspark Travel manages every trip’s itinerary, transportation, accommodations, tour guides, registration, and more. To ensure an even smoother experience, use this blog post as a guide to help you keep the tour-planning process on track.

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Maggie Vnuk

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Meet Maggie Vnuk, the event coordinator at Brightspark Travel and inspiring history buff, who is just as enthusiastic about traveling as she is about music and theatre. She is responsible for building and managing all of the company’s events.

Maggie recently shared with us what it’s like to be in her shoes at Brightspark and we are excited to highlight her insight. To learn more about Maggie, keep reading!

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Winners Revealed: 2016 Student Photo Contest

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Brightspark Travel is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Student Photo Contest. Winners were chosen by a panel of Brightspark elected judges and voted upon by the entire Brightspark Travel staff for the top three favorite photos. This year, like every year, we received several outstanding tour photos taken by talented students, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy checking them out!

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Winners Revealed: 2016 Group Leader Photo Contest

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Brightspark Travel is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Group Leader Photo Contest. Winners were chosen by a panel of Brightspark elected judges and voted upon by the entire Brightspark Travel staff for the top three favorite photos. This year, like every year, we received several outstanding tour photos taken by talented teachers and chaperones, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy checking them out!

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Josh Bruman

Written by Brightspark Travel

Meet Josh, a Brightspark Tour Consultant and Tae Kwon Do black belt, who is just as enthusiastic about traveling as he is about camping and sports. He is always excited to get his hands on a nice juicy steak and his favorite super hero is Professor-X from the X-Men. Josh has been with Brightspark for nine years now and has taken student groups to over 20 different destinations including Washington, D.C., Louisville, and the Bahamas.

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A Windy City Adventure: Michigan Middle School Visits Chicago

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Christine Frisch is the digital marketing coordinator at Brightspark Travel. She recently spent two days touring Chicago with a Michigan-based middle school. Read about her experience!

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Matt Bartling

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Matt Bartling is the business development manager for the West Coast and is responsible for improving and expanding current tour offerings.

We decided to sit down with Matt to learn a little bit more about what makes him tick. To learn more about Matt, keep reading!

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

Written by Brightspark Travel

We love seeing how students, teachers, directors, and chaperones showcase their travel experiences through photography. With tour season coming up, we want to see how you capture your adventures. Students traveling with Brightspark between Monday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, June 30, are eligible to enter our Student Photo Contest. Teachers, directors and chaperones traveling with us between those same dates can enter our Group Leader Photo Contest.

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