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

Written by Brightspark Travel

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., requires little introduction. He is one of the most critical figures in American history, and in fewer than 13 years was able to achieve more progress toward equality than ever before. He is regarded as a principle advocate for non-violence in America, as well as one of the greatest non-violent leaders in world history.

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3 Great Ways to Experience Radio City Music Hall

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Renowned for its elegant Art Deco architecture and its history of movie premieres, awards shows and holiday spectaculars, Radio City Music Hall tops the list of must-see attractions for many New York City student travelers. We show you the top ways to experience this famed entertainment venue.

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Tour Directors’ Tips for New York Student Travel

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Planning a New York Student Tour? We spoke with several of our New York-based Tour Directors, who shared some tips on student travel to the Big Apple.

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

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From March 20 to April 12, the city of Washington, D.C. celebrates the start of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. When the Japanese cherry trees that surround the Tidal Bason go into full bloom, puffy white flowers create an unforgettable sight. To celebrate this springtime event, learn some history about these famous trees.

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

Written by Brightspark Travel

A favorite amongst travel enthusiasts, Lonely Planet is often considered the authority in regards to destination information. Uncompromised by commercial gains, its expert travelers and writers have covered every hotspot on the planet—and its top ten lists are as accurate as something as subjective as top travel destinations can be.  

This year, two of our favorite cities were ranked as the Top 10 Cities of 2015. Is it a coincidence that the destination of our most popular educational tour tops the list? We think not.

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

Written by Brightspark Travel

As a destination for waves of immigrants during the 19th and 20th centuries, Chicago seems to define the term “ethnically diverse.” It is not uncommon to hear five languages spoken on one city block. The city’s heterogeneous population truly paints a colorful cultural influence on everyday life, and Chicago’s ethnic celebrations, establishments and enclaves bring vivid reminders of residents’ ancestries.

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Vive la France ... au Chicago!

Written by Brightspark Travel

Just last week Chicago celebrated the 4th of July as only the Windy City could, but on Monday it will go red, white and blue again for another country’s national holiday: Bastille Day, France’s Fête National. 

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

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The 102nd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival has to come to a close, but there is still plenty left to enjoy of this annual D.C. event. Here are five unique ways to experience this spring sensation.

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What Makes a Child An Adventurer? Travel Books for Kids

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What ignites the spark that turns a child into a traveler, who sees a road trip as miles of opportunity and a passport as a world of possibilities?

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

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J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings: "Not all who wander are lost."

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