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If you have never taken a Rustic trip before, this is the advice I wished I knew before I went on my first trip!!
"I looked around and took in every detail. Some were struggling to use a chopstick, food was being switched around so people could try everything, and laughter was everywhere. I thought to myself, how lucky am I to be here, right now, in this moment? I felt such inner content and joy, it was hard to believe that I was ever anxious about being there."
Intentional travel provides so many amazing opportunities for learning and growth. We're finding that there a several ways that virtual travel experiences meet or exceed the expectations we have for real, physical travel. Here 7 of the ways we find virtual travel are worthwhile.
This can be the first step in your own anti-racist education or a tool to help you leverage the power you have with friends, family, in your neighborhood, and at school. Think of it as an intro course, something to get the ball rolling. And when you’re done with our list, keep going!

What’s happening with technology and start-ups in your country?


In the US, Silicon Valley is known as the center of new tech. But increasingly in the US and globally, technology is democratizing. We asked our local partners what the tech scene looks like in their countries.
We are beyond proud of all of you. No matter your next step, we are not worried for you. We are ready for you.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week 2020, we are running a series of stories highlighting some of the outstanding teachers that travel with Rustic Pathways. Every teacher deserves recognition, especially during these trying times, and we are honored to tell just a few of their stories.
From volunteering time to donations, there are many ways we can think of giving. We reached out to friends and colleagues throughout the Rustic Pathways community to hear how people define "giving". This is the third article in the Rustic Pathways Global Perspectives Series.
Calista Schloessmann, Rustic alumni, shares her Rustic journey and what has led to her continued efforts to help provide safe and dignified housing to families in the Dominican Republic.
Through the month we are running a series of stories highlighting some of the outstanding teachers that travel with Rustic Pathways. Our Teacher Appreciation Week series shines a spotlight on Rebecca Laders and Jason Musselman in week three.
We are running a series of stories highlighting some of the outstanding teachers that travel with Rustic Pathways. Every teacher deserves recognition, especially during these trying times, and we are excited to share Monica Lucey's story today.
The global Rustic Pathways team shares how people relax, play, and cope with stress particularly during difficult times.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week 2020, we are running a series of stories highlighting some of the outstanding teachers that travel with Rustic Pathways. Every teacher deserves recognition, especially during these trying times, and we are honored to tell just a few of their stories.
2021 program dates are now live so you can start planning your next adventure. We've highlighted five of our favorite programs to help get you started!
The global Rustic team shares information about how the government is helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Hear from country teams all over the world about the different tactics countries are taking to support people as they weather this challenge.
"Vivid in my memory are those first moments of extreme heat, hustle and bustle, and a rapid intake of a culture far different than my own. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed but excited! I’d be spending the next two weeks in a small community providing what help I could, then heading to an elephant sanctuary. Little did I know that the first week would change me forever."
At this point, most of us are confined to our homes to protect our health and that of others. We all know why it’s necessary, but as our emotions and thoughts fluctuate between panic and “this too shall pass”, each day becomes more of a challenge. That’s why it’s more important than ever not only to take the precautions to avoid getting sick but to engage yourself in a lifestyle that will keep you healthy.
As bushfires and drought continue to impact Australia the Rustic Pathways Foundation is prioritizing providing extra funding and support to our partners at the WRREA to rescue wildlife impacted directly by the fires and drought.
Food is powerful. It is the great connector—shaping our memories and cultivating community. This holiday season, try incorporating one of these international inspired potato dishes into your holiday meal and get inspired to see the world.