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Destination Spotlight: Australia, Naturally

May 7, 2020 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Meghan Pipa

The reality of travel in the recent global pandemic has many group travel organizers rethinking their programming options and their mix of destinations. With travel planners questioning where to go next, attention is turning to Australia. As one of the most isolated countries in the world, ...

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Exploring Ecuador: Perspectives for Student Programs

Dec 20, 2019 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Meghan Pipa

Rich in both biodiversity and cultural diversity, Ecuador offers a variety of eye-opening learning opportunities for students and educators alike. Enhance your classroom curriculum with hands-on activities that instill meaningful lessons and facilitate connections between the travelers and ...

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The Ultimate Expedition: The Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

If your organization has intrepid travelers, with a passion for nature and polar exploration, there is perhaps no journey more spectacular than sailing to Antarctica by way of the Falklands and South Georgia Island....

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Destination Spotlight: An Inside Look at Mountain Gorilla Trekking

"All I remember was being breathless. It was so magical,” recalls Pelin Karaca, Holbrook’s Vice President of Product Development, about her first encounter with the mountain gorillas. “I was together with a group of eight of us. All of a sudden, I hear this rustle from the trees and bushes ...

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Iceland’s cooling popularity is good news for travel planners

A few years, ago Iceland was top on many travelers’ lists, capturing their imaginations. Take Kathy Giglio of Smithtown, NY, who traveled in 2017 with a group of science educators. “It was fascinating from start to finish,” she recalled. “I was able to better understand its rich geological ...

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Exploring South Africa: Perspectives for Student Programs

For many educators and global studies leaders, the ideal educational program offers a range of content across multiple academic disciplines, and opportunities to explore complex themes in real-world applications. Easily accessed, with a depth of content in biology, conservation, culture, and ...

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South Africa: A look beyond megadiversity

South Africa, one of the planet's 17 “megadiverse” countries, is world-famous for its impressive biodiversity and endemism of flora and fauna.  But a closer look reveals a larger story of conservation leadership, resource management, and social challenges as a result of colonial and Apartheid ...

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Exploring the Galápagos | Perspectives for Student Programs

For many educators and global studies leaders, the Galápagos Islands represent the pinnacle of experiential learning. The Galápagos provide the ideal setting to help students make connections between the classroom curriculum and a living laboratory....

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Designing a memorable safari experience around your interests

When most people imagine an East African safari, they picture an adventure to witness amazing wildlife like elephants, lions, and zebras. Though this is an accurate depiction, a safari can be so much more than strictly a wildlife expedition....

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Destination Spotlight: Costa Rica - the world's greatest classroom

The choices of destinations for student travel are vast and varied. Every year, educators and administrators in educational travel look to provide new, cutting-edge opportunities for students to grow and become global citizens. Trends come and go, but one destination is perennially at the top ...

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