Be Prepared to Be Surprised

Be Prepared to Be Surprised

Change is part of life, and it’s a huge part of travel, but that doesn’t mean we’re always prepared for it. Even if you know to expect the unexpected, you also need to know how to deal with change in a healthy and productive manner. Everyone has their own way of...

Q&A: Performing at the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Q&A: Performing at the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Patrick Dailey has been working with Super Holiday Tours since he first started working as a band director, at Ardmore High School. Now he’s at Arab High School in Alabama, and they recently went on their first trip together! Dailey and his band students recently...

Immersing Students in the Travel Experience

Immersing Students in the Travel Experience

At age 17, I was an exchange student in the Netherlands and lived with a Dutch family for three months. It was the biggest challenge of my life, especially not knowing the Dutch language, culture, and traditions. Despite my ignorance of their lifestyle, I was...

Teacher Feature: Dustin Hymel, Belle Chasse High School Band

Teacher Feature: Dustin Hymel, Belle Chasse High School Band

Dustin Hymel has been traveling with Super Holiday Tours since he was a high school student. Hymel began teaching at Louisiana’s Belle Chasse Middle School in 2007. In 2008, he took over a struggling Belle Chasse High School band program and grew the program from 12...

Teacher Feature: Erin Whited

Teacher Feature: Erin Whited

In her first year as a teacher, Erin Whited has already taken students on the trip of a lifetime. As band director for Ardmore High School in Alabama, Whited was thrust into the role of leading a trip to the Daytona 500, where her students would perform for up to...

5 Tips for Educating Parents on Student Travel

5 Tips for Educating Parents on Student Travel

Student travel doesn’t happen without the collaboration of parents and guardians. It’s not just about convincing them to allow their kids on the trip—it’s about working together before, during and after. When you’re in it together, parents are some of your most...

Traveling Safely: What You Need to Know About PCR Testing

Traveling Safely: What You Need to Know About PCR Testing

Health and safety protocols have been key to ensuring student groups from around the country and around the world are able to enjoy specific destinations and experiences. In Orlando, Super Holiday Tours has utilized a COVID-19 Testing & Health Services for its...

Student International Travel: Points to Ponder

Student International Travel: Points to Ponder

Student travel by nature has challenges—but are there more to mull over when traveling abroad? Along with general rules of the road, consider these reminders from the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA). For international air travel, students of any age must...

Teacher Feature: Steven Stevens

Teacher Feature: Steven Stevens

Steven Stevens loved to travel as a student, visiting Universal Studios, Disney World, New York City and more. He’s carried that love for student travel into his career as an educator and band director, which he knew he wanted to do since seventh grade. This passion...