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We're proud to announce our new 2019 programs. With more options for Young Explorers, updated service projects, and fresh travel destinations—this year is packed with adventure!
Each year we create a special pre-departure package for students who are traveling with us! Continue reading to find out what’s inside.
Find out how easy it is to enroll in a Rustic trip by following these three steps: 1. Pick your Rustic experience. Before you…
Rustic Pathways teen travel programs are filling up fast! That’s not the only reason to enroll now. The General Enrollment Deadline is March 4.…
When I joined Rustic Pathways after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2013, I was in a good position to lead teen travel…
It’s almost hard to believe 2017 is over. It was a tough year that, at times, felt like it couldn’t get any worse—and then…
Each December, we start the four-month process of narrowing our pool of more than 1,000 Program Leaders candidates to just a few hundred. About…
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and…FOOD! Tired of the same old pot roast or potato pancake? Get inspired this holiday season…
The holidays can get pretty crazy and we know how hard it is to find the perfect gift. This year, consider giving the gift…
There are so many reasons to get teens traveling early (and without their parents), but exposing them to new cultures is one of the most…
If you’re thinking about sending your teen alone on a high school travel program, you’re probably wondering what determines whether it’s safe? There’s a…
I’m so excited to announce that the Rustic Pathways is introducing new and improved Rustic Gear—an online store for people who love to look…
Traveling with Rustic doesn’t end when you come home from your trip. Traveling changes you, and now you’re in the position to influence more…
Rustic Pathways was named one of the 100 Best Places to Work by Outside Magazine for the second consecutive year. In a news release, Outside…
We’re looking for the next great Rustic sticker design and we need your help! Rustic is hosting a design contest for students to create…
In high school, I made a choice that, at the time, seemed like a BIG one—whether to go on a spring break trip with…
Tired of trying to figure out your Spring Break plan? Want to use your time away from school to meet new people, try new…
Whether I’m going away for a long weekend or a few weeks on the road the staples in my carry-on are always the same.…
We’re very excited to announce that Rustic Pathways was named 2017 Best Youth Tour Operator during the Global Youth Travel Awards Sept. 28 in…
My phone rang and I was told there was an accident in Peru. “One of our groups got caught in a landslide and there are…