Author Archives: Carrie Rhodes

Have a Cell Phone Policy!

After hundreds of tours, we noticed that students’ attention, discipline, and responsiveness are much stronger and rewarding in groups that adhere to a “no cell-phone bus policy.” Without a cell phone, students appreciate the sights, talk to each other, and pay attention to the guide. But, how do parents stay in touch with them? What…

Letter From Our President

Letter From Our President July 16, 2019 Dear Group Travelers, As you may have heard in the news, there are a few protests in San Juan and in other major cities of the US against the Governor of Puerto Rico. Some people want the immediate resignation of the Governor after pages of insensitive, homophobic, and…

Student Travel Changes Lives

What do these four have in common: student travel, Puerto Rico, Minecraft, and Hurricane Maria? Meet Cory and you’ll instantly be able to connect these four. Eight years ago, one high school Spanish trip to Puerto Rico changed Cory Scheviak’s life. Consequently, this experience transformed the lives of many in Puerto Rico. In the icy…

The Tonight Show Live from San Juan, PR!

Exciting News! The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is coming to Puerto Rico as part of the Hamilton Musical events with special guest including Lin-Manuel Miranda This special show will be aired live on NBC on January 15, 2019 and will include an airing of a special Hamilton performance. Perfectly put by Jimmy Fallon himself, “it’s…

Holiday Traditions of Puerto Rico

Holiday Traditions of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is able to transform into every tourist’s ideal location at any time of the year. One of the greatest times of the year to visit the island is during the holiday season. Accompanied by a breezy 75-85°F weather, no place has a longer and more diverse holiday season than we do in Puerto…

Hamilton in Puerto Rico Tour Special

America’s hottest historical musical is coming to Puerto Rico! Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his starring role as Alexander Hamilton for 24 performances from January 8-27, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vamonos is honored to offer a 4-day Hamilton tour package featuring history, culture, entertainment, and adventure. This special package offers Hamilton orchestra quality seating, 3…

Why should You Travel With Your Students?

After a recent class trip to Costa Rica, group leader JJ Epperson of Gibson Southern High School in Indiana wrote a great blog post for why you should travel with your students. If you are considering a school trip with your students, this blog is a must read. It will encourage you and have you…