In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many schools have shelved travel plans and canceled educational tours for their students. But educational travel company Explorica is working to change this trend with its unique use of the internet. Through the Explorica web site, parents can log into a personalized internet TourCenter to follow their child's trip online. Tour directors, equipped with laptops and digital cameras, chronicle their group's experiences, uploading photos and write-ups to the students' Tour Diary on the Explorica site. According to the company, teachers who have returned from recent trips have indicated that parents have...

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