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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…
In 2017, the Rustic Pathways Foundation raised $210,000 to support 11 regional development funds in nine countries! The Foundation is Rustic’s nonprofit arm that…
After receiving more than 40 fantastic sticker design submissions, which were narrowed down to nine finalists, we’re excited to announce that Bella Strang received the…
After having spent the last two summers with Rustic Pathways in Fiji, it’s hard to believe that life hasn’t always been a series of…
Have you ever wanted to get inside the mind of a college admissions officer to figure out what exactly they’re looking for? There’s a…
More than 40 talented teens submitted entries for the inaugural Rustic Pathways Student Design Contest! We’re excited to announce that nine of those designs have…
The holidays can get pretty crazy and we know how hard it is to find the perfect gift. This year, consider giving the gift…
As in years past, Rustic Pathways students continued to make us proud in 2017 with their commitment to our mission to positively impact lives…
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…
I used to think that education only existed in textbooks and classrooms—before I started traveling. There’s so much more to learn in this world…
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…
Rustic Pathways’ service trips for high school students don’t end when the program finishes. In fact, for most students, their Rustic trip is just…
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…
With college application deadlines just around the corner, it always helps to take a step back and find out what universities are really looking…
Ever thought about what it’d be like to lead teen travel programs? Or just get paid to travel? You’re in the right place! Our Program Leaders…
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…