Whether you’re preparing for your first student travel experience or your tenth, you want the months spent organizing and fundraising for your big adventure to be worth it – for your trip to be all about the memories and experience, not derailed by hiccups and avoidable frustrations. That’s where BRT comes to the rescue. In planning thousands of trips, we’ve learned to anticipate challenges and put systems in place to keep them off your itinerary. Here are a few ways that planning can truly save the day:
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Find me a find, catch me a catch…
We can’t help bursting into song when we think about matching student groups to their perfect destinations. More than 35 years of “matchmaking” experience has taught us how important it is to identify the WHY or goals of your group’s performance travel before you choose WHERE. We’ve found that if you choose a destination before you know your group’s goals, it’s possible that the destination won’t be a great fit – and it may be too late before you realize it.
The start of a new year inspires all of us to pause and reflect on the year that’s ended. What did we learn? How did we grow? What lessons can we carry with us into all that this New Year holds? We take this same pause each year at BRT – though this year, we’re thrilled to take a longer look back, as we celebrate 35 years of learning, growing and finding new ways to give our clients our best. In anticipation of our 35th anniversary, we interviewed each BRT team member to capture those lessons, moments and details …
Moments matter to us. Whether they’re experienced by our students and directors, or our own colleagues and friends. As we end another great year of creating opportunities for students to make meaningful memories, we’re taking a moment to share our own favorites from this year.
Favorite moment – August 10, 2016 – I gave birth to my second child, my first daughter. Inarguably my best moment of 2016 – my precious little peanut Lucy at only 6 pounds and one ounce. — Sarah Rio
I moved into my first home! — Mary Kate Hayden
We’re celebrating our 35th anniversary in many ways, but one that we are excited to share are some of the helpful tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way that may help you as you’re planning your first (or 10th!) student travel experience. And because moments matter to us, no matter how special or silly they are, we had to share some of our bloopers as well. So grab a pencil and take note of our best suggestions to make your upcoming trip smooth, special and most of all, memorable.