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Planning Your Trip

Happy New Year!

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We know you’re still writing “2017” on your checks.   But as the leaves begin to turn and days shorten, students and educators turn their attention to the start of the school year, which marks a new chapter.  New faces fill your classroom.  New lessons fill their minds.   You’ve invested time in planning your classes.  Is travel part of your plan? There’s no subject matter that isn’t enriched by travel. Guided tours bring history to life. Hands-on museum exhibits encourage scientific…

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Book Now for Fall and Take the Summer to RELAX

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  Picture this – getting everything done for the next school year before the end of this school year… including getting your fall 2017 class trip planned ahead of time. This would mean you could truly take the entire summer to completely relax – wouldn’t that be amazing? With Suburban Tours, this fantasy can easily become a reality so you can have a stress-free summer. Our experienced tour planners will develop a program that meets your music or educational objectives…

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Wanna Know a Secret?

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Want to know the secret to a successful class trip? Partnership, planning and professionalism. But that’s just the beginning. PARTNERSHIP As student tour planners for over 40 years, we have a deep appreciation for the demands on your time: Days that begin early and end late. Students with differing abilities and interests. Classroom obligations and extracurricular activities. When you consider adding trip planning to that list, it may not seem as though there are enough hours in the day. That’s…

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What are you getting for your money?

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“What’s the price?”  “How much will it cost?” Often when we are asked for a proposal for a student tour, those are the first questions we’re asked.  Clearly, the cost of a trip can be a significant factor in whether or not the trip even takes place, and we know that it will be a consideration when you decide whether or not to select us as your tour operator. But the answer to that question is not always simple.   And…

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Can you answer these questions about your tour?

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Whether you’re considering traveling with your students for the first time or you’re an old pro and take your students away every year, we’re here for you!  Here’s a step by step guide to take you where you want to go.  Can you answer these questions about your next student tour? Why? You intuitively know all the benefits of travel for your student.  Articulating your objective aids in securing administrative approval, answering parental questions, and generating excitement among your students…

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Thinking About Booking Your Senior Class Trip? Here’s Why You Should Do It Now!

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Thinking about booking a trip for your senior class? Here are five reasons to do it now! Senior year…one door closes, another opens. For students, it is hard to believe that high school has gone by so fast. You’ve been beside your friends for so many years now – working together, playing together, and sharing important details of your lives. Many will now go their separate ways off to colleges or jobs, headed high-speed towards adulthood. Senior year is a…

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So, I’m Going To Canada – What Do I Need?

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So you’ve booked a trip to Canada…congratulations! (In case you missed it, read the article about our tours to Montréal and Québec here). Now begins the first leg of the journey – the preparation and anticipation. It can be easy to get so caught up in the excitement of visiting a new place that you might forget about handling some of the important logistics – that’s why we are here to help you! In this article we will give you…

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The Value of Traveling

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Here at Suburban Tours, we believe that traveling makes the world a better place. It opens hearts and minds and makes friends out of strangers. As a teacher – besides your daily lessons and continuous presence, traveling together is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your students. Follow along below as we outline the evolution of a student tour and talk about the incredible value of traveling. In 2016 an independent survey commissioned by Momondo of 7,292…

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Top 5 Reasons Why Busy Teachers Need Suburban Tours!

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We know everyone loves a good “Top 5” list, so humor us here, because while we know a few hundred reasons why using a custom tour company will make your life easier, we want to give you some quick tidbits that will help you in your decision-making process… # 1 Teachers are busy. We are all busy, and as individuals we can only handle so much! When life gets hectic or you run out of time, it’s smart to consult…

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What’s the Bottom Line?

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If you are responsible for planning a student tour of any kind, you quickly find yourself engulfed by a number of questions: what’s the primary purpose of our trip? How shall we select a destination? What are our travel dates? How many students will be going? How can we get the students excited about the trip? How many chaperones will we need? What kind of fundraising will we do? How much will it cost??? Often that’s the first question trip…

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