Travel

  • Setting Yourself Up for Success

    Tom Merrill | February 19, 2024Let’s be clear: this is a “tough love” editorial. As a music educator turned travel consultant, I work with dozens of music educators every year to plan successful performance tours.  And lately, I’ve been seeing some missteps that can undermine that success. But I’m not here to throw stones, because I was a high school […] Read More...
  • Who Says You Can’t Attend a Festival This Year?

    SBO Staff | April 26, 2021Worldstrides pivots with virtual festivals Read More...
  • Why Having a Trusted Travel Partner is More Important Than Ever!

    SBO Staff | March 19, 2021As the end of the school year is within sight and vaccine distribution continues to improve, teachers and students alike are hopeful that next school year will see a return to some sense of normalcy. Read More...
  • What Have We Learned from COVID-19?

    SBO Staff | February 12, 2021Friday, November 13, 2020. I’m not superstitious. That’s a lie. I’m a Chicago Cubs fan. Eight months since the last Friday the 13th. March 13th. The end of that week. It’s really only been eight months? These past months have upended nearly every aspect of music education, from a basic rehearsal to a performance tour, […] Read More...
  • Weathering the Perfect Storm Together

    SBO Staff | May 27, 2020A look at the bigger picture... Read More...
  • A Better Approach to a Bid Process

    SBO Staff | February 17, 2020The email arrived on a Monday. “Dear Travel Planner:” These never end well. They were requesting an itinerary and price quote for a five-day trip flying cross-country to New York City. Four months from now. A specific checklist that had very few actual activities, leaving a large amount of open time to fill…and a list […] Read More...
  • The Actually Affordable (and Convenient)

    SBO Staff | October 21, 2019A look at Universal's Endless Summer Resort and Surfside Inn and Suites. Read More...
  • Raising Money for Your Next Choir Tour

    SBO Staff | March 15, 2019Personal Fundraising Pages and a Free Trip to Paris or London Read More...
  • How to Compare Tour Offerings

    SBO Staff | February 26, 2019There are many companies offering student tours….so how do you choose? Read More...
  • Give My Regards to Spongebob – Taking Your Group to Broadway!

    SBO Staff | March 16, 2018Your ensemble is making the trip to New York City, how do you decide what to see? Read More...
  • The Undeniable Benefits of a Choir Tour

    SBO Staff | March 17, 2016Wvery traveling ensemble undergoes a transformation at the end of the tour that enhances their choral program on both a group and individual level. Read More...
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