"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.
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.
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.
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.