Top 10 Travel Havens

Happy Thursday! During lunch, we celebrated with great excitement for this years trip season by building a list of our favorite educational travel destinations…anywhere on the planet. Student travel is a science, and the globe is our petri dish! Our choices for this list were based on a few interests per destination (the people, culture, food, sites, transportation, and weather). Check it out:

1. The Bighorn Canyon

We have reservations about putting this on the list; it’s the best kept secret in Montana, and quite easily our consensus favorite. Now grab some friends, your teacher,and check out these scenic shots from the NPS:

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2. Garmisch Partenkirchen

Nestled between the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, Garmisch was home to the 1936 Winter Olympics and was a secret hideout of Hitlers. The historic German culture and countless snow-capped mountain peaks 9,718ft up the Zugspitze put this beautiful treasure travel trove at our second travel top spot.

3. Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capitol bats third on our top ten roster for the cherry blossoms, historical significance, free museums, easy-to-use-metro, Fourth of July with Neil Diamond, and Arlington National Cemetery. We love it here, and so did our forefathers. Check out another quick vid we snapped watching the United States Army Band play at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:

4. the Río Pacuare

Numero quatro comes from the lush, green, and exciting country of Costa Rica. The warm Gulf Coast waves and surrounding jungle make this an incredible place for Science and Adventure. Pura vida nuestros amigos!

5. Rome

The Pantheon, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, the…the…(achieved historical exhaustion). The Italian capital city is the perfect equation of world history + foreign travel. Head that way with your friends or students in high school!

6. New York, New York

Hot dogs, pizza, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, the Empire State Building, Babe Ruth, the Newsies, Central Park, wedding engagements in Bryant Park, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, 9/11, yellow cabs, Chinatown, Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library, Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, Home Alone and ____________________________________ (fill in the blank in the comments section below).

7. Orlando

Central Florida is so cool and so hot at the same time! Roller coaster rides during senior graduation parties are super cool, and the hot sun in January makes for a fun trip to Cocoa Beach.

8. Nassau

We recommend travel to the Bahams via cruise ship, but a canoe would be worth it too. A paradise that’s close to home, Nasau is a great destination for friends, family, educators, students, and anyone else.

9. Beijing

This China metropolis has 17 million other people for you and your group to learn about. Also, the palaces and temples are a must-see – we think the “Temple of Heaven” has a nice ring to it.



10. London

Cheerio! London is home to the Queen of England, the Crown Jewels, and a landmark we all learned about with our diapers on: the London Bridge. Follow this link to read about the Tower Bridge…don’t get them confused. With so many other sites to see, people to meet, and history to learn about, this destination is quite brilliant.

Have a list of your own? Can’t agree with one of our choices? Comment below or hit us up on Google +.

Thanks for reading!