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Book a Bus: America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Detroit

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 16, 2018 10:10:10 AM

If you’re not a Detroit native, you might never have attended the Thanksgiving Day parade there. Instead, you probably watched it on the television from your couch or in your kitchen as you prepared cranberry sauce or stuffed the turkey. Ranked the second best Thanksgiving Day parade in the country, it’s become iconic to Detroiters and to out-state Michiganders who want only good things for Detroit. So, if your church or school group, or group pf extended family or friends want to be a part of helping make it No. 1, consider attending in 2018, the 92nd anniversary of this wonderful holiday event.

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Topics: Michigan events, Michigan Travel Ideas, Pure Michigan

Six Michigan Performing Arts Venues to Explore

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM

As the days shorten and long hours of darkness lie ahead, there are plenty of ways to drive the chill away, and that includes enjoying some of the amazing performing arts options in Michigan. No matter your group’s preference, you can find everything from comedy to a theater to dance performed on gorgeous stages by gifted artists. Winter is the best time to enjoy the performing arts so here’s a rundown of six great possibilities for your next group trip.

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Topics: Michigan events, Field Trip Ideas, bus rentals

Three Warm Winter Casino Getaways to Plan Now

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 9, 2018 8:29:00 AM

It's October already and while it’s still relatively warm, winter is just around the corner. Before you know it, the holidays will be over and we will begin the long trek from Christmas to springtime. So now is the perfect time to plan and book your group’s mid-winter break, and if you want to stay warm, there’s no better place to go than one of Michigan’s many beautiful, fun and entertaining resort casinos. Check out some of the options and start planning!

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Topics: Michigan Travel Ideas, Casinos in Michigan, Top Casinos in Michigan, Casino Bus Trips

Chicago Group Trips: Top Theater Shows

Posted by Chad Cushman

Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Chicago is a city of many artistic attributes and among the most beloved are the theaters. Shows range from contemporary hits like “Hamilton” to classics like “Hello Dolly,” “A Christmas Carol” and the opera “La bohème,” each produced in theaters with their own interesting histories. Your group will be enchanted by the entertainment and the venues. Here’s a list of some theatrical options upcoming around Chicagoland.

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Topics: Indian Trails, Chicago, charter bus trips

Book A Bus: Michigan Engineering Marvels in the UP

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 28, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The words “man-made” don’t often relay the reality represented in a structure’s enormous size, massive span, extreme height, or extraordinary ability. Michigan, in fact, has many man-made marvels — breathtaking feats of engineering expertise — that offer a look into our history and our future. If you want an eclectic tour that your group will be talking about for a long time, try this tour of Michigan’s engineering marvels in the Upper Peninsula:

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Topics: Michigan Travel Ideas, Pure Michigan, Up North

Chicago School Trips: The History Tour

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 27, 2018 10:10:51 AM

“History” is a relative term. It means different things to different people depending upon family roots, where you live, how you live, and what your interests are. But one thing about history is common to everyone ... it’s fascinating! So, when planning a history-related field trip to Chicago, the opportunities to maximize history for your students are many. To help you narrow the field, we researched four outstanding options that just might make this field trip your most memorable!

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Topics: Field Trip Planning, Field Trip Ideas, Field Trips

Book a Bus: Michigan Engineering Marvels in the Lower Peninsula

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 20, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Michigan’s long legacy of ingenuity and innovation is well known and has helped shape our nation and the world. But when it comes down to pure engineering, a few exceptional examples outshine the rest. If your group loves to learn about buildings and structures that are bigger than life, that are expanding the future, or have withstood the test of time, plan a charter tour to these engineering marvels in the Lower Peninsula.

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Topics: charter bus trips, Field Trip Ideas

Unforgettable Chicago STEM Field Trips

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 18, 2018 8:29:00 AM

Teaching is a challenge, but no matter what STEM subject your class is involved in, Chicago can help with field trips your students are sure to remember for years to come. From a million years ago to the future of the universe and everything in between, consider these four amazing possibilities — each with programming for students in pre-K through grade 12 — for a STEM field trip in the Windy City.

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas, STEM

Book A Bus: Tour “Open House Chicago” with Your Friends

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 14, 2018 8:26:00 AM

Chicago is always an outstanding group tour destination and there’s literally hundreds of tours available, but one towers above the rest. When your group wants only the coolest, most unique and most interesting of Chicago tours, there can be only one choice — the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago (OHC)!

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Topics: bus tour, Chicago

Field Trips: Book a Bus to a Planetarium

Posted by Chad Cushman

Sep 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Few field trips will make an impression equal to that made by a student’s first trip to a planetarium. The hushed quiet, the darkness, and then the glowing and glittering night sky that appears as dusk slips away is an unforgettable experience. Even though we live through this same process every day of our lives, we don’t stop to enjoy it. But being stationary, relaxed and able to look up for long periods of time make planetariums a kind of time capsule where life slows down (or speeds up) to show the glory of our universe.

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Topics: Field Trip Ideas

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