Should You Say Yes to Student Tours?

 You don’t have to be an overprotective parent to feel a tinge of worry whenever one of your kids ventures on an out of town trip without you. However, preventing kids from experiencing travel opportunities with their peers may not be the best solution. So what do you do when your child asks permission to join a student tour? First consideration is always safety so check the background of the organizer and the tour company who will handle the trip. Aside from safety record, parents should also check for adult chaperones (volunteer parents, faculty, company representative).If you are satisfied with the student-chaperone ratio and the qualifications of the chaperone, then you can consider the destination and the educational value of the trip. If it looks like a school outing disguised as an educational tour then you may want to think twice about saying yes. However, there are also student tours that are geared towards learning like museum trips, visits to heritage sites, or a workshop on student band instruments with city tours on the side. The bottom line is safety and educational value are your foremost consideration in saying yes to student tours.

 

Travel to the Best Music Festivals across the Globe

Lollapalooza

Being a part of the best music festivals across the world is an experience that you can’t forget, even if you are not a music fan. Some would even plan their travels to coincide with these festivals to make their trip more worthwhile. Here are a couple of music events that drew crowds from different parts of the world. The Leeds and Reading festivals in UK as well as the Splendour in the Grass, Australia are popular with rock music fans. Those who are into pop and indie music can check out the Lollapalooza in Chicago. This festival features new artists together with big names in the industry. So if you are an aspiring musician, you may want to click here for guitars, acoustics, and other instruments that you can use for practice. Perhaps one day you’ll find yourself performing onstage in one of these events. The Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka Japan is also a good option for pop music lovers. You can also enjoy the added variety of rock, hip hop and punk music in this festival. If you prefer music that goes across all genres then the Benicassim Festival Spain is the event for you.

Cozy Island Retreat for the Holidays

island tour

People who do not want to get caught in the summer crowd or the intense summer heat can adjust their calendars and hit the beach during off season. You may miss out on some of the seasonal amenities but you get to enjoy some peace and quiet in the beach with friends or loved ones. Aside from the unobstructed view of the ocean, the cozy interiors of an island resort offer a great retreat for the stressed out traveler. Rooms furnished with items made from natural and indigenous materials add to the relaxing ambiance of an island resort. In some cases, musicians who serenade resort guests would even have a wood guitar stand to match the interiors. All for you to enjoy without dealing with the summer crowd in a fully-booked resort.  Another advantage of having your island retreat during off-season is that you don’t have to compete with other guests to get the service that you want. Sometimes you even get extra perks or discounts from the resort. If it’s a cozy island retreat that you want then you may want to try hitting the beach during the Christmas Holidays.

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