Showing up to the airport for your first Rustic adventure can be a little nerve-wracking for most of us—after all, you haven’t met the rest of your group yet! You may find yourself worrying about making friends and finding a squad to bond with during your trip.
But sure enough, by the time the program ends, it’ll seem almost impossible to say goodbye to your Rustic crew. Through the long flights, service activities, heart-to-heart conversations and the magic of exploring new corners of the world together, lasting friendships develop along the way.
Today we’re celebrating Rustic BFFs and the amazing friendships developed while traveling. Take a look at photos from the past week!
Don’t forget to add #sorustic to your posts on instagram for a chance to be featured on our blog and entered in the weekly photo contest! Check out last week’s winning photo, taken by Maya Fairchild at beautiful Pokhara Lake in Nepal.
1. Megan Schnagl, student | Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
Ultimate Latin America in Peru
Set boundaries #sorustic#toorustic
2. Alex Biddle, Program Manager | The Dominican Republic
LOCO 4 COCO Team Leadership enjoying coconuts on the beach yesterday before camp. Their six day leadership camp kicks off today!!!
#rusticpathways #sorustic #leadership #coconuts
4. Allison Kuney, Program Leader | Australia
Namaste from the Red Centre.
#yogaforathletes #rpstafftravels #sorustic#desertlife #therock #redsand #wanderlust#australia #outback #uluru #ftk
5. Qing Wenes, student | Santa Fe, New Mexico
Andes to Amazon in Peru
Thanks for the memories Peru #sorustic
6. Caitlin Morrison, Program Leader | Nepal
The girl squad on our first Yeti Expedition!–Day 3 of our 5 day trek and we’ve made it to Poon Hill #namastehere #poonhill #sorustic#rpstafftravels #gimmecarbs
7. Sophie Walker, student | Lakewood, Washington
Jai Ho India
We ❤ tea #sorustic
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Jack has spent his professional career as a writer and editor. Before joining Rustic, he worked as a journalist in Kansas and Colorado, taught English in Swaziland, and transitioned to marketing roles in the Boston and New York startup worlds. Jack is excited to channel his love of storytelling and his appreciation for education as Rustic’s Content Production Manager. When not working, Jack is either watching baseball or planning his next adventure. Jack and his wife, Blythe, live in Brooklyn.