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Itinerary Building: Behind the scenes at BRT

March 23, 2017 by Lisa Kennedy   |  Tags: ,

You may have heard us say that there are no “off the shelf tours” here at BRT – but what does that mean? Today we’re giving you a look into how we create each and every itinerary from the ground up.

It starts with a conversation

We lay the foundation for your itinerary from the first conversations we have with you. One unconventional way we learn more about your travel goals is by asking this question that gets to heart of the matter – “What are your first thoughts when you think of (your destination)?” Those answers (along with your …

Five things to do (and five things NOT to do) on your student tour

March 9, 2017 by Bob Rogers Travel

Thirty-five years of traveling with students has taught us more about what to do and what NOT to do than any guidebook ever could. We’ve navigated through just about every possible student scenario and kept careful track of what works and what doesn’t – whether we’re planning in the office or on the road with our tour groups. Want the inside scoop on our best tips for traveling with students? Of course you do!


Count the kids! The simplest tip is the best. And taking a headcount before you leave any location is one of the best …

The travel factor: How traveling affects students

February 23, 2017 by Bob Rogers Travel

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

As educators, most of us would definitively agree that student travel benefits everyone – the student traveler, parents and teachers. We quote Mark Twain and Thoreau and Saint Augustine. We talk about how travel changes lives and opens minds, improves participation in the classroom and ultimately builds strong programs. And we know all of this to be true, because as a team, we’ve served as both educators and travel planners for over 35 …

How planning can save the day

February 9, 2017 by Bob Rogers Travel

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:

Getting to know you

It may sound simple, but one of the most …

It’s a match! Finding the ideal destination for your student group

January 26, 2017 by Lisa Kennedy

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.

Performance travel destination

Whether your students are first …