The experiences that I had on this trip were amazing. Not only did I get to tour London, but I also made several professional contacts. I would highly recommend this trip to teachers who want to experience new cultures and develop new ideas to use in their classrooms.
I learned so much on this trip, not only in the classroom working with teachers from another country, but from the incredible people I met that made my entire experience fantastic. I would get on a plane to go again tomorrow if I could!
“The price- It fit into my budget very nicelyThe London pass- Was able to see everything I wanted with out having to pay extramy host school in London was absolutely wonderful” - London 2018
I LOVED the homestays as part of our experience in London. PLEASE don’t get rid of that!!!!! I really had a great time, and I can’t wait for next year!
“I would recommend Bookbag Tours to anyone! I had such great time and definitely made memories I will never forget! I loved getting to go into the school and learn from the teachers and students there. It really opened my eyes to how school and teachers are the same, but also different anywhere you go. I learned many new things I will use in my classroom. I also loved getting to explore the country!”
Free days. I think people had a blast with flexibility to branch off from the group and go explore. I loved seeing pictures of those who went to Brighton or Stonehenge. That flexibility allowed us to make this trip our own.
“As teachers (or teachers in training) we are constantly trying to help our students learn through experiencing lessons, not just hearing them. This trip seeks to help teachers grow by doing just that. I had the opportunity to stay with lovely hosts, meet passionate teachers both from England and from across our nation, and I had the opportunity to learn. For me this trip was full of good food, great people, and growth. I have gained connections with educators with whom I can now collaborate across the nation and across the globe, and I got to tour London and Paris in the process”.
What an amazing experience!! This was my first time traveling abroad and I now I can’t wait to go to other places. I loved that Bookbag Tours gave me the opportunity to combine my passion of teaching with my curiosity for travel. Looking forward to my next travel experience!
Traveling outside of the U.S. is a must for teachers, and thanks to Bookbag Tours for making that happen. The affordability and planning of daily activities were what drew me to sign up to go to Ireland in the first place. However, the relationships I’ve made with fellow educators, experiences seeing things outside of the U.S., and getting to see what a school is like in a different country will be what keeps me coming back and traveling with them in the future. Thank you again for providing such an amazing experience to educators around the world!
Wow! We had an amazing trip! We saw so many amazing sights around Dublin and all across Ireland! My favorites were Cliffs of Moher, Giants of Causeway, Belfast, castles, and so so much more! Kenny was so flexible and allowed my husband to tag along with our group and he found other housing accommodations for us as well. He also allowed us to extend our Ireland trip an extra 5 days to visit Scotland too and he helped plan that as well! We had such an amazing trip with memories that I will treasure forever!
Bookbag tours was my first time traveling abroad (including the airplane ride) and it brought me out of my comfort zone. I loved every minute of it and I would recommend to anyone to do it! The group instantly clicked when we all met in the airport, and even as people arrived later they had no problem jumping in as well. I had so much fun, and it was a trip of a lifetime that I can’t wait to share about in my classroom!
Australia is an amazing country full of heart and adventure. I made professional friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you Bookbag Tours for an amazing affordable educational journey down under!
Working in the school’s in Bowen-Tammi was the best! I learned a lot from the students and educators. I also enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef trip.
Please never leave Tammie and her school!
My time in Australia was life changing! I have new teacher friends from all over the states and Australia that I can collaborate with now!
I had no idea what to expect when I booked this trip. Now, I can’t imagine life without it! The friendships I made and the adventures we experienced were once in a lifetime!
No words can accurately describe my trip with Bookbag Tours! Made lifelong friendships with teachers all across the world.
Not many teachers can say they got their summer PD done in another country! Thanks Bookbag Tours for helping me check another continent off my bucket list and check PD off my to do list! :)
Bookbag Tours combined two of my favorite things-teaching and traveling! I love traveling the world, experiencing the sights, food, wildlife and more; Bookbag Tours provided me the opportunity to experience Australia, not only a dream destination of mine, but a place that I taught my students for many years when I was a middle school social studies teacher. More than that, this experience allowed me to experience the culture of Australia in a way that I would not have on my own, and I am so grateful for that. I’m also so thankful for the opportunity to connect with so many passionate teachers across the globe. If you’re looking for a trip to inspire you both in and out of the classroom, Bookbag Tours is for you!