Press Release

Rustic Pathways Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio–Rustic Pathways, the leading provider of immersive travel, service learning, and adventure programs, has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018 for the third consecutive year. Winning companies provide great workplaces for employees and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors, while also respecting the environment.

“Our formula for being a best place to work is creating an amazing community of staff who collaborate to create life-changing experiences for our students while positively impacting communities around the world,” said Rustic Pathways CEO Chris Stakich.

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Abigail Wise, online managing editor, OUTSIDE. “Employees took part in a survey to measure personal experience, while The Best Companies Group evaluated each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.”

The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is OUTSIDE’s eleventh year providing the Best Places to Work.

The complete list of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018 is available at For a list of past winners and for more information on the selection process, visit

About Rustic Pathways
Education. Travel. Philanthropy. Founded in 1983, Rustic Pathways believes in the transformative power of travel and offers students more than 100 travel experiences in 21 countries. More than 11,000 students traveled with Rustic Pathways in 2017 across summer, spring break, gap year, and college programs. These opportunities enabled students to give back to local communities and explore new cultures. For more information, visit

OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, the Outside Podcast, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ App (also available on Google Play), Outside Books, and Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Connect with Outside Online andFacebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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