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10 inspirational sources for choosing your next school trip destinations

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Choosing school trip destinations your students will love is one of the most fun things about being a teacher.

And, with the holidays approaching, you can do your homework and settle on some school trip destinations for the coming year.

Discover school trip destinations you’d never thought of

We’ve prepared this handy list of things you can read, watch or listen to for inspiration for your next trip:


  • Rough Guides: Originally developed by Mark Ellingham, Rough Guides has grown into a famous collection of over 200 travel tomes. The series – originally aimed at backpackers – is known for its authentic and humorous yet informative tone.
  • Lonely Planet: The largest travel book publisher in the world, Lonely Planet also covers a whole ecosystem of digital resources, magazines and TV shows. Aimed at low-cost travellers, millions of people rely on this fantastic set of resources.
  • Wanderlust: Focusing mainly on wildlife, activities and cultural insights, Wanderlust is a magazine that publishes 10 print issues and a huge range of digital articles every year. It also hosts a well-known amateur photography competition.
  • WorldStrides: Your trusted school trip partner, we regularly post all sorts of wonderful blogs and guides based on our many years of experience. From choosing destinations, to fundraising ideas to organising your trip, we’ve got you covered from A to Z.


  • Blue Planet II/Planet Earth II: These Attenborough shows weren’t just an amazing watch, they changed peoples’ perceptions. Learn all about some of the most fascinating places to immerse your students in the wonders of the natural world.
  • 180 Degrees South: Retracing the epic voyage of Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins down through Central America and South America back in 1968, this tale of adventure combines original home-movie footage with a new narrative from Jeff Johnson.
  • Around the World in 80 Days: Like Phileas Fogg, Michael Palin sets out to traverse the world in a matter of weeks. Use this as your jump-off point for exploring his huge range of travel shows.


  • The Amateur Traveler: Having won multiple awards, you can’t go too far wrong with The Amateur Traveler podcast. Covering a new destination each week, this podcast tells you what the locals care about.
  • The Travelers: This podcast takes a bit of a different tack. Having started as a series of interviews with bona fide globetrotters, this show adopts an academic approach towards travelling, gathering info under categories such as ‘Change’, ‘Possibility’ and ‘Fearlessness’.
  • World music: Sometimes, you just want to get a feel for new places, and music can help. Try listening to world music podcasts, or just expand your music collection with meaningful music from overseas artists (think Buena Vista Social Club/Ladysmith Black Mambazo and so on).

Expand your horizons and find new school trip destinations with this epic list of resources from WorldStrides.

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