May 9th, 2017
Over 50 students and chaperones from New Hampshire spent their spring break in West Virginia helping to improve housing conditions with Habitat for Humanity. The students, who attend Bishop Brady High School in Concord, drove 12 hours to Lewisburg, where they stayed for 7 days and 6 nights of volunteer service. The group raised funds to help pay for the cost of the trip, which included bus travel, lodging and ...

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March 10th, 2017
After several rounds of intense regional contests, I was headed to my first Technology Students Association international competition in Orlando. I was just a measly high school freshman, and most of my friends had been weeded out by the state championship. On the massive charter bus, I sat with my headphones on, pretending to enjoy the CD I’d listened to for the past 4 hours. I had chosen an ...

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Topics: Teacher Feature
August 25th, 2016
We at Fourwinds Tours and Travel have created a quick and simple guide to jumpstarting your planning process and allowing your dream trip to become a reality! With the school year knocking on the door, the phrase “so much to do, so little time” takes on a whole new meaning. Set-up classroom? Check. Buy new art supplies? Check. Make name tags? Check. Plan school trip? Hmmm…maybe next year. Needless ...

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Topics: Teacher Feature
April 20th, 2016
Carnegie Hall is one of the few halls in the world that is prestigious in terms of both name and association. Anybody with ambitions in music would be honored to have the chance to play there. The rest of us would love to see our favorite musical talents perform there. Unbeknownst to the public, innumerable details must be handled behind the scenes to make each Carnegie performance run like a ...

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Topics: All About Music
March 1st, 2016
Traveling is the gateway to many amazing opportunities and experiences, so you want to make sure to arrive feeling your best. I’m Greg Billington, a professional triathlete and the top American at the Olympic Trials in Rio de Janeiro. I travel to many international and domestic races every year, and I follow a series of steps to make sure I’m ready to compete when I arrive. When traveling ...

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February 11th, 2016
Between my junior and senior years of high school, I had the chance to go camping as part of a Summer Leadership Program with the Air Force Junior ROTC class. This was basically a mini bootcamp where we woke up at 4 am, ran a couple of miles, tackled the obstacle course and then ventured out into the woods to learn more about teamwork, leadership and friendship. For a group ...

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January 28th, 2016
Your band students have devoted a lot of time and energy into practicing, both individually and collectively, and now you want all their hard work to culminate into an experience that creates memories to last a lifetime. Perhaps you should lead your dedicated band students on an unforgettable trip, one that gives them a chance to learn, perform and have fun. Many band directors only plan a trip once every ...

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Topics: All About Music
January 21st, 2016
As most teachers know, you can never be too prepared for school trips. You need to anticipate the many needs and issues that may arise, whether that involves bringing school supplies, first aid kits, emergency contact lists, students’ special medication needs, checklists of students and chaperones, emergency cash, contact information for all the venues you are visiting, the trip itinerary and more. Fortunately, working with experienced planners like Fourwinds Tours ...

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Topics: Teacher Feature
As most teachers know, you can never be too prepared ...

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After several rounds of intense regional contests, I was headed ...

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Your band students have devoted a lot of time and ...

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Over 50 students and chaperones from New Hampshire spent their ...

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We at Fourwinds Tours and Travel have created a quick ...

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Traveling is the gateway to many amazing opportunities and experiences ...

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Between my junior and senior years of high school, I ...

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