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Cleveland - Rock and Roll and So Much More

Posted by Brianne Perez on Jan 27, 2015 4:11:00 PM

Last week the Brightspark office was lucky enough to be hosted by the city of Cleveland to show us what they have to offer for our student groups. We were totally impressed. Personally, the only things I connected with Cleveland were: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, LeBron James, and the Drew Carey Show. I have definitely come back from this trip with a different perspective on this Great Lakes city. 
Here are a few highlights of our trip:

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Topics: Brightspark, student travel, education, Performance Tours, Tour Leaders

Happy Holidays From Brightspark

Posted by Brianne Perez on Dec 23, 2014 12:43:09 PM
The Holiday Season is upon us. On behalf of the entire Brightspark Team I'd like to say Happy Holidays everyone.
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Topics: Brightspark, education, New York City, Holidays, Ottawa, winter, winterlude

Winterlude 2015

Posted by Brianne Perez on Nov 25, 2014 12:41:48 PM

Ottawa, our great nation’s capital, is an absolutely breathtaking sight during the winter months. The blankets of snow covering the Parliament buildings and the crystal snowflakes falling gently on your nose as you wander through the Byward Market all add to the majestic nature of this city during the winter. What better way to experience all the sights and sounds of Ottawa than by skating along the Rideau Canal?

Whether you decide to take on the 7.8 km ‘skateway’ by skates or by sleigh ride, this experience will surely not disappoint. If skating isn’t for you, many rest zones are located along the Rideau Canal, where you’re able to pick up some tasty treats, hot drinks (think hot chocolate with marshmallows), or warm up by a cozy fire. It gets pretty chilly in Ottawa, so taking advantage of the rest stops is a must! As an inexperienced skater myself, I’d have to say that these break stations are my favourite part. Plus, nothing compares to meeting new people, sharing some hot cocoa, and marveling at the genuine beauty of this city and its citizens.  

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Topics: Brightspark, student travel, Ottawa, skating, unique, winter, winterlude

Brightspark Remembers

Posted by Brianne Perez on Nov 11, 2014 10:13:30 AM

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Brightspark will remember and salute all those who have fought and died for Canada along with those who currently protect our country and the values we live by. Today Brightspark has a High School group touring the battlefields of Europe where so many young soldiers lost their lives while another school group will pay tribute at the National War Memorial in Ottawa during the ceremonies. Please join us in honouring the memories of those we owe our freedom to.

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Topics: Brightspark, education, Global, Europe

Movember at Brightspark

Posted by Brianne Perez on Nov 5, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Saturday, November 1st marked the beginning of MOVEMBER 2014 and Brightspark has joined the fund raising effort.   

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Topics: Brightspark, education, World, Global

Halloween at Brightspark

Posted by Brianne Perez on Oct 31, 2014 4:39:19 PM


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Topics: Toronto, Brightspark, Quebec City, Kingston, Halloween, Ottawa, Tour Leaders

8 Secrets to Our Amazing Student Tours

Posted by Brianne Perez on Oct 8, 2014 9:17:00 AM

Here at Brightspark, we're always thinking of new ways to make your student tours fresh, fun, and memorable. Brightspark exclusive activities are designed to transform your student trip from great to Sparktacular! There's something cool for each core destination that fits with all of our custom itineraries.

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Topics: Brightspark, student travel, education, unique, Tour Leaders, Eating

The Road to the World Cup starts with… Brightspark?

Posted by Brianne Perez on Jul 3, 2014 3:25:59 PM

As the whole world watches the 2014 FIFA World Cup unfold, you may be wondering, how do these athletes become the stars they are? Practice!

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Topics: Brightspark, education, sports, World, Global, Soccer, Europe

My Favourite: Québec City

Posted by Brianne Perez on Jun 20, 2014 2:21:05 PM

It’s June, and at Brightspark that means we have new tour groups heading to historic Quebec City every day. Time to reveal the things we just can’t miss when we visit the only fortified city in North America. 

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Topics: student travel, education, Quebec City, Eating

How to Pack Like a Genius: 5 Packing Tips to Make You an Expert Traveler

Posted by Brianne Perez on Jun 10, 2014 4:48:32 PM
At Brightspark, we've seen every packing blunder a traveler can make, from packing to much to packing too little, and from packing for summer in winter and vice versa. We've learned a few things about packing smart for your student tour, and want to share five simple tips to keep in mind next time you're wondering how many pairs of shoes can fit in your suitcase.
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