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Where to? The best cities for students

Where to? The best cities for students

Travel NotesIf you’ve ever traveled with students, you’ve witnessed that magical moment when a young person experiences “the city” for the first time. Whether she rounds a corner, steps off a bus or watches from the window during her plane’s descent, her first glimpse...

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Paying for travel should be easy

Paying for travel should be easy

Travel NotesYou have a trip on the calendar, hooray! Choosing a destination, dreaming up an itinerary and counting down the days are the parts of a student performance travel experience that everyone loves. Collecting checks, organizing spreadsheets and chasing down...

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Let’s go! Our Top 10 Attractions!

Let’s go! Our Top 10 Attractions!

Travel NotesWhen it comes to lists, it’s usually difficult for us to narrow down our travel favorites because who can choose when the world is so big? Today, we’re sticking to the numbers – of all the trips we do each year, these are the most requested attractions in...

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When to travel: Trips for all seasons

When to travel: Trips for all seasons

Travel NotesGreat planning makes travel possible any time of year – but every destination has its own seasonal pluses and minuses. If you’re planning in our “sweet spot” of 12-15 months out, you’ll have more destinations (and seasons!) to choose from. Let’s take a...

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STEM to STEAM – How arts education changes everything

STEM to STEAM – How arts education changes everything

Travel NotesThe acronym STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) made a big splash in the early 2000’s and remains a huge focus in the education world. This trend had positive effects to be sure, but had unfortunate ramifications on an already...

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Learning on Tour – Civil Rights

Learning on Tour – Civil Rights

Travel NotesExploring the world with your students is one of the best ways to bring classroom lessons to life in meaningful, memorable ways. We’ve shared our recommendations for sharing 9/11 with students – this latest post highlights another opportunity to expose...

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The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.

Leslie Schmidt
Class Trip, 2018 DC tour
Columbia Central Junior High School

 

I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.

Loraine Wistrom
Band, 2017 Chicago tour
Plum Grove Junior High School

 

BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.

Dameon Place
Band, ’18-19 Orlando tour
Pella Community High School

 

This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.

Trey Jacobs
Choir, ’18- 19 Atlanta &Tuscaloosa Tour
Nashville School of the Arts

 

You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.

Beth Vaughn
Choir, ’17-18 New York City tour
Bowling Green High School

 

The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.

Bob Mecozzi
Band, ‘17-18 Orlando Tour
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

 

BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.

Barry Houser
Band, ’17-18, Ireland tour
University of Illinois

 

From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.

David Dvorak
Band, ’17-18 Nashville Tour
Lakewood Middle School

 

Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.

Joe Carl
Band, ’17 Los Angeles Tour
Sumner High School

 

The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.

Joel Vanderheyden
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour
Jefferson College

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