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Student Performance Group Travel Specialist

As the Group Travel Manager at Springdale Travel in Mobile, Alabama, I have the great opportunity to work with teachers to help plan and manage educational and performance based travel for their students. Having spent 25 years as a classroom teacher before embarking on my travel career, I know first-hand how time consuming and stressful planning these elaborate and detail oriented student trips can be. By taking away the stress of planning, teachers are able to sit back, relax and actually enjoy the travel experience with their students.

No group is too small or too large; all trips are 100% customized to fit any group’s
needs and budget. Having received certifications with Disney, Universal Studios, and having worked with all major music festivals, as their travel planner every aspect of the trip will be taken care of. Performance applications, meals, itineraries, park tickets, activities, hotel and transportation are just some of the items I make sure are meticulously planned.

I firmly believe that there is simply no substitute for travel and it is an essential part of every student’s education. What can’t be taught in a classroom are the hands on learning experiences that students participate in on their class trips. Having the opportunity to participate in a performance of a lifetime at a national or international
event is something that will be remembered forever. Everywhere from Orlando, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Hawaii and more have all been a part of one of my performance travel itineraries.

If you’re in need of booking a group for any type of educational or performance based travel make sure to call me today!

“There is no substitute for travel; no app, video game, or classroom lesson that can take the place of hands-on-experiences.”

My Travel Albums

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
San Antonio Football Trip
Auburn vs Oregon BCS Game - Arizona
Disney Performance Trips - Orlando, FL
Hawaii Performance Trips
Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade
Alabama vs LSU BCS Game New Orleans

My Travel Stories

Experience Matters

Recent Trips Hawaii International Festival Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade NYC Performance Tour Nashville Music Festival Festival Disney Disney on Stage Universal Stars Carnegie Hall San Antonio Music Festival Gatlinburg Alaska Seattle Atlanta Nova Scotia, Canada St. Louis Beaver Creek, Colorado...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Sit back, relax, and ENJOY

As a high school band director, it is so nice to be able to sit back, relax, and ENJOY a trip. Debra and Donna allow you to focus on the music and not on the travel details. They do everything they can to make a customized itinerary for your needs and always impress me by thinking of details I would not have noticed on my own.
Stuart, High School Band Director

Hats off to you!

The Choctaw County High School Class of 1975 thanks Springdale Travel Agent Debra Smith for planning a wonderful trip in New Orleans, LA. Celebrating our 40th class reunion was the best ever.
Linda Fluker


This was a fantastic trip start to finish. Kudos to Debra. I have been following parent and student comments for the past two week since our return and all without exception have been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime!
Kayla, Parent

Amazing Attention to Detail!

"Debra never ceases to amaze me with her organizational skills, knowledge of our destinations, ability to make things happen to suit the needs of our group, and her positive, professional attitude. She did a great job and we thoroughly enjoyed our New York experience. She is a fabulous representative of your company and I will continue to use Springdale Travel for all future excursions because of her. Thanks again for our super experience!
Heather, former Middle School Band Director

Destination Expert:

  • USA
  • Oahu Island
  • Orlando
  • Walt Disney World

Travel Specialist:

  • Student Groups
  • Groups
  • Escorted Tours
  • Theme Parks
  • Sporting Events


  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Certified Universal Studios Specialist
  • Certified Orlando Specialist

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