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Read This Before You Travel Internationally With Your Phone

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Oct 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM


Before you Instagram that mountain of poutine you’re about to eat during your class trip to Quebec, or search Google Maps for directions to the Eiffel Tower during your student tour of Paris, your cell phone bill is begging you to read this.

Many phone plans include unlimited calls, texts, even data plans nationwide, but as soon as you go abroad you could be looking at hundreds of dollars in additional fees. This five-step guide will help you use your phone on the road without breaking the bank.


Five Keys to a Fantastic Class Trip Fundraiser

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Oct 1, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with our partner, Recipes in a Jar. If you're based in Canada and looking for a class trip fundraiser that's as simple as it is effective, Recipes in a Jar is your answer. They'll set you up with a free, personalized online store where you'll sell their product: elegant mason jars containing the dry ingredients for delicious and healthy recipes! It's socially responsible too. Check 'em out!

An effective fundraiser is more than a means to support your trip cost: it can raise awareness, boost registration, and energize your students. The following steps can help you not only get your trip off the ground but also build a lasting tradition of student travel in your community.


Five Simple Steps to Making the Most of Your Class Trip Spending Money

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

This one goes out to the parents and students!

Sure we're a little biased, but class trips RULE. Really though, what's better than visiting, seeing, tasting and experiencing new things with your friends?

As you prepare for your epic school trip, you're going to think about spending money. It's inevitable. You'll need some for a few meals (mostly lunch), snacks, souvenirs, etc. Thing is, you're going to need that spending money for the entirety of your trip. It's harder than it sounds! So here's how you can manage and make the most of your student tour spending money.

The Next 5 Questions You Should ask When Planning a Student Tour

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

We recently talked about the first five questions you should ask yourself as you embark on the preliminary planning of your class trip.

Questions are good! That's how we get answers. So let's keep it going.

Here are the next five questions you should be asking. Now that the early-stage thinking is done, you want to start thinking about the glue that will piece everything together. That way, your trip will really start to take shape and your community will have something tangible to think about before the school year kicks into full gear.

The First 5 Questions You Should Ask When Planning Your Student Tour

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Sep 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

So, you'd like to plan a class trip. That's genius! You are a genius. The world is a better place because of you.

But what comes next?

Having spent almost three decades listening to teachers from communities all over North America, we’ve boiled down some questions to help you stay organized and energized throughout your planning experience.

To start, here are the first five questions you should ask yourself as you embark on the preliminary planning of your class trip:

Tours of Quebec, New York, Washington and more! Download our 2017 E-Brochure

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 04:39 PM

Now's your chance to give your students that quintessential class trip memory that so many of us cherish from our own high school years.

In March we gave you our latest International Brochure, featuring itineraries and pricing for destinations all over the world.

Now here's our Domestic Brochure, the second installment in our 2017 student travel brochures that shines a light on trips to Quebec, New York City, Washington D.C. and more!

There are itineraries, trip-planning resources, and testimonials from teachers who are having a blast with us.

The catalog is free - we just need a few quick and basic details from you to proceed. It's a two-minute download that could lead to a lifetime of trip memories!

Staff Picks: Essential Lunch Spots During Your Class Trip

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

If there’s one this we all have in common at Jumpstreet Tours, it’s that we’ve spent a lot of time in the destinations that we offer for school trips.

3 Things to Explore in South Street Seaport on Your NYC School Trip

Posted by Michael Johnson on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

New York City’s South Street Seaport is a fine blend of past and present, a designated historic district that is as much a testament to the city’s maritime legacy as to its penchant for urban renewal. Located at the junction between Fulton Street and the East River, just south of the Financial District, South Street Seaport is a great place to include on your New York City student tour, with its bevvy of rejuvenated mercantile buildings, markets and cargo ships playing host to countless interactive and enriching activities your students will love. Here are just a few:

1. Front/Row Cinema: As part of South Street Seaport’s See/Change program, what better way to enjoy a gorgeous summer evening during a class trip to NYC than by taking in a free outdoor screening of one of your favourite flicks? Comfortable seating is provided (first come, first served!), and there’s often room for a picnic blanket. Snacks and beverages are available via local concession stands and food trucks. Their summer lineup is already up online, and it looks like they’ve got something for everyone!

Bright Lights, Big City, Broadway and More: It Must Be New York!

Posted by Carl Unger on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 @ 05:32 PM

We're pretty excited here at Jumpstreet Tours. Why? Oh, only because we have 75 exciting new student travel programs available for 2013-2014! We've launched more new itineraries than ever before to keep those "wows" coming.