Monthly Archives: December 2017

Travel Feature Friday with Michelle: Upward Bound Trips

Many schools across the nation are getting their students involved in their local Upward Bound Program, a federally-funded TRIO program that works to assist those particular qualifying high school students in creating the proper skills and mental motivation necessary for success in college and their future careers. This program has helped countless students over the past decade…
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New York vs Los Angeles: Student Budget Tips

It's the perfect time to plan your end of the year trip, students, and this handy budget guide to two of the most popular student travel destinations will be the perfect start to your planning process! Sometimes choosing the perfect location for your student trip, whether it is for fun or for educational purposes, can…
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East Tennessee History Center

East Tennessee History Center Regional history is displayed and explored here at the East Tennessee History Center, the history center downtown that holds artifacts, art, and civil war era items for curious guests of the region to peruse. The museum historical society wants to show visitors how the history and heritage of Knoxville and East Tennessee…
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Tennessee State Theater

Tennessee State Theater Welcome to 'Knoxville's Great Entertainment Palace', the official state theater and the proud owner of the title 'the South's most beautiful theater'. With humble beginnings in 1928, this movie palace started out with 40 cent matinees and 60 cent evening shows. The theater displayed popular musical and theater acts, a tradition they have…
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Historic Old City Knoxville

Historic Old City Knoxville A walk through East Tennessee's history. For one of the best overviews of Knoxville history as well as Knoxville modern culture head to Historic Old City, the community downtown that tells the story of Old Town and the story of modern day living at the same time. The area considered to…
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Mabry-Hazen House

Mabry-Hazen House Considered to be the largest original family collection display in America, the Mabry-Hazen House will certainly not disappoint history and local culture lovers in your group. Highlighting family life during the Victorian and Civil War era, a tour of the property will take you on a journey of the home and grounds, and…
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Travel Feature Friday with Michelle: Cloud Gate

What's 66 feet long, 33 feet tall, weighs 110 tons, and one of Chicago's most beloved icons? It's the Bean, named for its curious shape! This week our staff vlogger Michelle is talking about Cloud Gate, lovingly nicknamed the Bean, in Chicago's Millenium Park. This iconic Chicago sculpture has been a fixture within the city's…
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Top 10 Things To Do in Knoxville

Knoxville is considered to be Tennessee's top hidden gem by many, the city providing guests with classic Tennessee scenery, traditional southern cuisine and charm, and truly unique history and attractions every where you look. This is the perfect city to take a group of travelers looking for adventure, looking for education, and looking for a…
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Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center '...a place where living with the earth and caring for the earth become one and the same.' Welcome to one of Tennessee's top natural attractions, Ijams Nature Center. This urban nature park holds 12 miles of trails, an education center, gardens, rock formations, wetlands, and even a ziplines and ropes course. When…
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Edgar Allan Poe House

Edgar Allan Poe House [caption id="attachment_25217" align="alignright" width="266"] Visit Edgar Allan Poe House[/caption] “…walking into Poe’s Baltimore home is both disturbing and ethereal.” - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore An American Writers Museum affiliate and National Historic Landmark, The Edgar Allan Poe House is one of the most educationally and historically insightful places you…
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