World Class Vacations Blog

Things To Do In New York City

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Jul 25, 2018 6:41:48 PM

Dance The World Broadway is quickly approaching! In between the stage shows, Times Square performance, and the skyline dinner cruise there will be plenty of time to explore the city. New York City offers an endless amount of attractions and things to do! Gray Line New York offers an abundant amount of attactions such as bus tours, helicopter tours and much more! Dance The World Broadway has partnered with Gray Line New York. Click here to save 15% on sightseeing tours and attractions! If you’re having trouble planning your trip, here are our suggestions on 5 things to do while visiting!

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Topics: traveling, New York City, Dance The World Broadway

Parade Live Streaming Schedule

Posted by Arielle Burger on Jun 9, 2017 3:40:50 PM

For our family members and friends not able to join us at Dance The World or the World Dance Competition in Walt Disney World, you can watch the parades in the comfort of your own home! We will be live streaming the following parades on Facebook Live so you can sing, dance, clap your hands, and stomp your feet along with the performers! Don’t forget to follow and like us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all Dance The World and World Dance Competition updates and videos.

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Topics: Dance The World, traveling, The World Dance Competition, Walt Disney World

Holiday Survival Guide

Posted by Arielle Burger on Dec 23, 2016 11:11:11 AM

“Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays!” From all of us at WCV, we want to wish you a very happy holiday season. The holiday season brings us gifts, delicious food, family gatherings, and sometimes, it brings us some stress. Whether you are traveling a good distance to see family or trying to figure out that perfect present, you are bound to experience some tension this time of year. Take a glance at our tips to have a smooth holiday into the New Year!

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Topics: traveling, travel tips, New Year's Eve, holidays

How To: Plan and Coordinate a Student Trip

Posted by Arielle Burger on Nov 17, 2016 4:57:53 PM

Whether it is your first or your tenth time traveling with a student group, it is always good to have some tips and tricks up your sleeve. With World Class Vacations, we can take the stress out of planning and organizing by providing you with a detailed itinerary and a knowledgeable staff. Read below to learn some planning strategies from the student travel experts!

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Topics: Fundraising, Education, traveling, travel tips

The Benefits of Student Travel

Posted by Arielle Burger on Oct 12, 2016 2:42:21 PM

What is your favorite reason to travel? Maybe it’s meeting new people and exploring new places, or maybe it’s getting out of your comfort zone and discovering new possibilities. Traveling provides a sense of understanding and respect of many different cultures. It also opens a door to new experiences, thoughts, and opportunities. Traveling is important not just to get out of your comfort zone, but to learn and grow. These are just a few reasons why travel is beneficial to students of all ages. Check out our top reasons why student travel is important in the world today.

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Topics: Dance The World, Cook Around The World, traveling, travel tips

7 Group Travel Tips Everyone Should Know

Posted by Arielle Burger on Sep 12, 2016 10:18:24 AM

Whether you’re getting ready for a performance with Dance The World or you’re traveling with your school to attend Cook Around The World in the spring, it is very important to be up-to-date with certain travel regulations and tips as you gear up for your trip. Take a look at our top seven travel tips to keep you “in the know” while you enjoy your trip of a lifetime!
  1. Leave a copy of your itinerary with a friend
  • If you are traveling somewhere new, leave a copy of your itinerary with a family member or friend. If you are traveling with a school group, the teacher/advisor can make a copy of the itinerary and give it to a colleague or principal. This way, they can track your whereabouts and get in touch with you if necessary.
  1. Travel insurance
  • We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip. If there are any hiccups that can interfere with your trip such as bad weather on travel days, family emergencies, or changes in plans, travel insurance can have you covered. Please visit travelguard.com/wcv for more information about travel insurance! 

       3. Understand flight regulations

  • It is important to understand the rules and regulations of the airline you are flying. While some airlines do not charge for a bag, some airlines charge per bag or charge you for a carry-on. All airlines have baggage regulations listed online, as well as what you can/cannot pack. Only pack what you absolutely need on your trip, and leave some space to return home with souvenirs. This will prevent you from having to worry about the weight of your bags. 

      4. Research your destination & share your knowledge

  • Know before you go! Take time to research your destination to learn about hot spots or must-see attractions. If there is a person in your group who has traveled to that location before, take his or her advice into account. Share ideas and talk it out! You could learn something very useful about your destination city. 

      5. Pack a little extra! 

  • Have you ever ran out of something important on a trip or break your only pair of glasses? When you are jetting off to your destination, make sure you pack a few more of your essential items. Having to fill a prescription on vacation can take some time away from your trip. It is also a good idea to pack medication and a change of clothes in your carry-on in case your luggage does not get to you in time. 

      6. Have a general meeting location 

  • Rather than running around a busy theme park or having some people go back to the hotel without the rest of the group, arrange a general meeting spot where you can meet your entire group. This way, everyone can travel to and from one place to another altogether. This can also be used as a location in case your group splits up. 

      7. Set a spending budget 

  • Last but certainly not least, set a spending budget for yourself or for your family. Going to a new place can be fun and exciting, and you will want to purchase many souvenirs to remember your trip. To prevent yourself from going overboard, set and personalize your budget, and track your spending. This can help you become a savvy traveler in the future as well! 





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Topics: Dance The World, Cook Around The World, traveling

What better place to learn culinary skills  from around the world than in World Showcase at Epcot?

Posted by Arielle Burger on Aug 2, 2016 11:08:31 AM

Get ready for a brand-new Cook Around The World experience ALL at the Walt Disney World Resort! During the dates of April 21-24 and May 12-15 in 2017, high school students and their teachers will have the opportunity to create their own dishes during Disney’s Hands-On Culinary Improv Competition! Not only will students get to decide what they make, but each group gets to enjoy their dishes following the event! Read below to find out more details about this sizzling experience!

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Topics: Cook Around The World, Recipes, Conference, Education, traveling

8 Reasons to Visit Williamsburg, VA

Posted by Arielle Burger on Jul 15, 2016 10:43:27 AM

When you think of vacations, most people think of beaches, the ocean, or even Walt Disney World. Even though these are all great vacation destinations, there are many hidden gems around every corner. If you want to explore an area with a huge art influence and a touch of history with the added bonus of numerous attractions, Williamsburg, Virginia is the place for you! We have created a top list of things to do in Williamsburg that many of our high school groups take advantage of. This year, we had eight groups travel to Williamsburg, VA to explore this area that is filled with activities, shopping, and dining! 

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Topics: Education, traveling, travel tips

10 Things You Should Know When You Travel to Walt Disney World

Posted by Arielle Burger on Feb 12, 2016 3:29:59 PM

It is no surprise that Walt Disney World is high on the list for one of the most visited vacation destinations. Whether you’re gearing up for a family vacation or traveling with your school for Cook Around The World, Dance The World, or a senior class trip, it is important to know the facts in order to get prepared for your trip. Walt Disney World is one of the most exciting and also one of the most exhausting places to go. Because there is so much to do in so little time, we have created a list of things you should know when you travel to the most magical place on earth. Here are some Walt Disney World do’s and don’ts from the experts!  

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Topics: Dance The World, Cook Around The World, traveling, travel tips

Holiday Fun in the Sun!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Dec 3, 2015 10:16:42 AM

There’s no place like Orlando for the holidays! Are you looking for a fun, family adventure this holiday season? World Class Vacations has gathered together some exciting and festive holiday celebrations in Orlando, Florida! Whether you want to stroll down the streets of Diagon Alley or watch Elsa light up Cinderella Castle, Orlando has something to offer to everyone!

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Topics: Travelling to Disney World, traveling, travel tips, holidays