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Filtered: Celebrating Rustic BFFs Near and Far

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. screen-shot-2017-06-27-at-10-17-11-am
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

3.Tara Newsom, student | Indian Hills, Colorado
Intro to Community Service in Fiji
Life is so good #sorustic

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

8. Henry Philpott, student | Houston, Texas
Climbing Kili in Tanzania
One of the hardest but most amazing experiences I have ever had! 19,341ft up and on the roof of Africa! #sorustic

9. Charlotte Wood, student | Honolulu, Hawaii
Highlands and Islands Service Immersion in Fiji
The Koko Maggie definitely lived up to the hype ?❣#sorustic

10. Claire Polack, student | Dallas, Texas
Intro to Community Service in Fiji
Post Fiji depression #sorustic

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About the Author

Kennedy Peterson

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kennedy has always loved traveling. Her professional background in publishing and photography have led her to discover the power in storytelling, and how it can facilitate a more empathetic understanding of the world around us. Kennedy interned for Rustic's Marketing Team while she was studying English at UC Berkeley. During study breaks, she's usually found hiking, listening to podcasts, or training for her next half-marathon.