It used to be that I would take the kids on camps to stay in a big rural town but now we need to take them overseas for language immersion classes and art appreciation trips! The travel agency is so great at helping us plan the school trips - and so patient with all of the changes and requirements for the kids and the teachers. If you want to know more about the long winded process of planning and executing large group travel read on. My most important advice is to find a travel agent that you like and start talking to them really early! Don't leave anything to the last moment.