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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.
Food is powerful. It is the great connector—shaping our memories and cultivating community. Try making Costa Rican gallo pinto at home with your family. Gallo pinto is a hearty and traditional Costa Rican dish.

Food is powerful. It is the great connector—shaping our memories and cultivating community. Bring together friends and family and share a meal with this Thai sam tam.
Food is powerful. It is the great connector—shaping our memories and cultivating community. This Halloween, bring together your friends and family for a bowl of this hearty Thai pumpkin curry.
Travel isn't always easy but is it worth pushing your comfort zone beyond what you know? Absolutely!
If you're venturing into the Land Down Under for the first time, you'll need to know what to expect when dining in Australia. The smallest continent on Earth is also a massive destination for culture and cuisine that draws millions of visitors each year. To get a taste of true Australian food, you should understand how local foods and international influence combined to create Australia's modern, multicultural cuisine.
Learning a language in high school can help you succeed in college & your career. Check out this post to learn a few tips & tricks for language learning.
Get to know a few of Rustic’s talented Program Leaders and check out which trips they’re currently scheduled to lead this summer.
Learn how to be a thoughtful traveler during any culturally-immersive student travel program.
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months from your return date. If you're leaving soon and your passport is set to expire before then, it's time to get it renewed.
Travel has always provided a unique opportunity for individuals to embrace their independence, push their limits, and test new ways of interacting with others...
Janice Croze, one of the co-founders of the blog 5 Minutes for Mom, wrote about the process she used to prepare her 15-year-old son for his first high school volunteer abroad trip. Janice also included a list of seven tips and tricks she used to help her get ready for his two-week experience in Fiji on Rustic Pathways’ Sun, Sand, and International Service program.
If you have questions about an upcoming Rustic trip, check out these answers from one of our travel experts.
You know that feeling when you’re excited and kind of terrified at the same time? That was me before my first Rustic Pathways program. When I was 15, I got on a plane by myself for the first time and flew to LAX from Ft. Myers, Florida, to meet up with a group of Rustic…
Kayla Brown, of Millbrae, California, traveled with Rustic Pathways in 2016. She wrote about her experiences participating in the Rustic Pathways Children's Home and Hill Tribes of the Golden Triangle programs and the lessons travel taught her.