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7 Free Teacher Travel Programs

Guest post by Mike Leydet

Teachers dream about summer vacation as much as their students. Unfortunately, most teachers’ parents aren’t taking them to Disneyland for an all expenses paid trip to see the world’s most famous mouse.  But what about teacher travel programs?

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How to Apply for Teacher Travel Grants

How would you like to expand your professional development through travel?  A teacher travel grant may be just the ticket for you!  In this guest post by Tim Wenger, learn how you can apply for a travel grant and stand apart from other applicants.  Take it away, Tim!

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Getting the Bump: Benefitting from Overbooked Flights

Greg Jackson is a teacher who loves to travel.  But how can he afford to go on trips when his only breaks happen during the high season--the most expensive times of the year to travel?  In this guest post, Greg shares one of his secrets with us.   Next time you fly, implement some of these strategies and you may end up putting some cash in your pocket!  Take it away, Greg!

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The Benefits of Solo Travel for Teachers

I've heard it over and over again:  "I want to travel, but I don't have anybody to travel with. "  

Many people wouldn't dream of traveling by themselves, citing safety as their primary concern.  Secretly, they also feel that traveling alone wouldn't be any fun and would get too lonely.   What's the point if you don't have someone to share the experience with?

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8 Great Travel Destinations for Teachers on Summer Break

Along with the long days and hot sun, summer break provides a great opportunity to get away from it all, reset, and possibly bring back some inspiration for the next school year. If you’re looking for your next summer adventure,  check out this guest post by Heather Knoff, traveler extraordinaire of couchtotravel.com!   Read on to see her top 8 picks for great summer travel!

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How I Arranged a Free Trip to Paris

Despite its being consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most expensive travel destinations in the world, most people yearn to wander the streets and museums of Paris.  And why not?  Its colorful culture, heroic history, amazing architecture, famous food, iconic Eiffel Tower and lovely language are enough to seduce most of us into wanting to go for a gander. Continue reading

2 Weeks in the Galápagos for $600

The Galápagos Islands.  They’re famous for being the place where Darwin made some important observations which contributed to his world-changing theory of evolution.  It’s a paradise for lovers of birds and wildlife and geology.  Giant tortoises, iguanas that have adapted to swimming in the ocean, Galápagos penguins and other unique and endemic species live in abundance here–and they’ve never developed a fear of predators.  You can walk right up to wild birds and they keep on doing their thing, as if you weren’t even there.  Snorkeling and diving opportunities balance out the hiking and wildlife activities for a very fun, well-rounded and educational vacation.
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Cheap Hawaii

Sometimes my readers write to me with travel-related questions.  I always do my best to help out, and sometimes share some of the questions and answers here in my blog posts.  I hope you find them helpful!  Feel free to add pointers of your own in the comments below, or ask me anything about travel.  Who knows, maybe your question will be featured in a future blog post?

Today’s question comes from S.B.:

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So i’m trying to plan to travel to Hawaii for my one year anniversary.  I would love to learn how to see Hawaii for cheap. but safe because this will be my first trip away from the mainland U.S.  I want to do a lot of attractions such as beaches, horseback riding, etc.  Thanks for helping–I’m eager to learn how to travel on a budget!  ~S.B. Continue reading

3 Strategies for Cheap Airfare

Sometimes my readers write to me with travel-related questions.  I always do my best to help out, and thought I’d share some of the questions and answers here in my blog posts.  I hope you find them helpful!  Feel free to add pointers of your own in the comments below, or ask me anything about travel.  Who knows, maybe your question will be featured in a future blog post?

Today’s question comes from L.M.:

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Hi Lily,

I actually found your site while looking up travel grants for teachers (and read through your helpful and extensive list).  I’ve applied for the first one on the list, the BUSS program to study Shakespeare in London.  Since the scholarship covers tuition, room and board, and most food, I need to figure out how to finance my plane ticket to London in July, should I get the scholarship.  Any pointers? Thanks.  ~L.M. Continue reading

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Grants [Updated: April 2017]

As a PreK-12 or college/university teacher or administrator, do you want to travel more–yet struggle to find a way to afford it? What if someone else paid your travel expenses and gave you a professional development opportunity that would enrich your classroom? Many of these opportunities come with an obligation to contribute your learning in some way (via lesson plans, curriculum development, blog posts, research findings, etc) in exchange for your grant, but isn’t sharing your knowledge what teaching and traveling is all about?

Read on to learn about 29 Travel Grants and Other Travel Opportunities for Teachers and Education Professionals! [Updated April 2017.]

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