Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Stephanie Fox on 26 February 2019

    Experience The Midwest Clinic through a Professional Development Trip

    Director's Choice has developed a special continuing education opportunity for up and coming music educators to experience the Midwest Clinic in...

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    Travel Planning, Travel Benefits, Destinations, Clinics, Performance Travel, Chicago

    by Stephanie Fox on 5 December 2018

    Is your Travel Provider Travel Safe Certified?

    Keeping students safe is our number one priority. That’s why Director’s Choice has taken the initiative and formally adopted safe industry...

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    Travel Planning, SYTA, Trip Safety, Liability Insurance, SYTA Accredidation, Travel Advocacy, Safe Itinerary, Overnight Travel

    by Stephanie Fox on 12 June 2018

    Insider Tips to Planning the BIG Trip

    We polled our most experienced student travel experts and have boiled down the 5 top tips to help you begin planning your group's overnight trip....

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    Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Budgets, Destinations, SYTA Accredidation, Marching Band Trip, Performance Travel, Travel Advocacy

    by Stephanie Fox on 30 May 2018

    Making the Most of Summer Break

    Summer break for directors like you is certainly well deserved. In fact, even science tells us that relaxing and taking a break is important. But,...

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    Travel Planning, Student Group Travel, relax, summer break, recharge

    by Allison Graham on 11 May 2018

    Hawaii: The Ohana Experience

    For 15 years I've personally escorted thousands of students and their group leaders to Waikiki on the island of Oahu in my role with Director’s...

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    Travel Planning, Destinations

    by Travel Insured International on 3 April 2018

    Travel Insurance: Is It Worth It?

    Travel protection is a great way to help protect your travel plans and investment. Coverage ranges from Trip Cancellation to Baggage Delay to...

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    Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Budgets, Insurance

    by Amanda Knight on 13 March 2018

    Disney Done Right

    Disney is one of the most magical, memorable trips you can take and it’s great for student groups! However, before you begin planning your...

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    Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Disney

    by Stephanie Fox on 6 March 2018

    New Motor Coach Monitoring and Enforcement May Impact Student Travel

    No more fudging on motor coach driving hours. No more unscheduled stops. No more last minute itinerary changes. New mandated Electronic Logging...

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    Travel Planning, Technology, Trip Safety, Industry, electronic enforcement, motor coach safety