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Adventure Travel for Teens 13–18

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Let's Get Bold

Adventure Travel for Teens 13–18

I am in the grade
and would like to travel to
for...

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Be Bold

Want to surf in Costa Rica? Perhaps you’d like to feed elephants in South Africa. Maybe your bucket list includes viewing Europe’s most historic sites. Whatever your desires, Bold Earth has a trip that’s just right for you.

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Best Hawaiian Islands for Teen Travel

In so many ways Hawaii is the ultimate teen travel destination. Students love the idea of white-sand beaches and gorgeous landscapes. Parents love marine biology education and active itineraries. The truth is that Hawaii has something to offer for everyone, whether you are into hiking, ziplining, surfing, sailing, or snorkeling.  If you have decided that […]

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The Benefits of Adversity

“It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk and to be needed.” – Storm Jameson The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan, a fascinating book, posits that though technology is making the world “flatter”, much […]

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5 Reasons Why International Travel Matters for Teens

At a time when teenagers have a panoply of options for their summer experiences, and dozens of competing priorities (team sports obligations, summer school, etc), it can be hard to commit to letting your teenager travel internationally. After all, it feels so much simpler to have them do something closer to home. No international flights, […]

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What Teens Learn from Traveling to Costa Rica

Just as diverse as Costa Rica’s biodiversity are the lessons teens can learn from traveling there. This past summer, I was given the amazing opportunity to explore Costa Rica for 21 days with 14 bold and adventurous students on Bold Earth’s Ultimate Costa Rica adventure. Throughout our time together, I watched each student learn and […]

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The Best Places to Visit in Iceland

At Bold Earth, our goal is to carefully craft adventures that offer authentic experiences for our students. We spend months researching new trips and activities to make sure that we are building safe itineraries, finding reliable partners, and maximizing the time that we have on our tours. Which is why, last spring, I made a […]

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5 Reasons Why Kilimanjaro is the Ultimate Destination for Students

Ever envisioned yourself almost 20,000 feet above sea level on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world? Whether the answer to that question is a yes or no, climbing Kilimanjaro is an incredible experience and worth considering adding to your bucket list. 1. Kilimanjaro is one of the famous […]

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The Views You Can Expect at the Grand Canyon

When you’re making a trip to the Grand Canyon, you know there’s going to be a lot to take in. The Grand Canyon is one of the largest and most breathtaking natural wonders of the world, and it can be daunting to try to get the whole experience in a single trip. Luckily, there are […]

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5 Must Try Activities in Hawaii for Teens

Hawaii is a beautiful, tropical string of islands ideal for teen adventure travel. Not only are there fast-paced adventures like ziplining, but there are also relaxing activities like sailing and snorkeling, offering a perfect balance for a trip. These are just some of the excellent adventure activities in Hawaii that your teen could participate in […]

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What Are the Best Summer Adventures for High School Students?

You hear it all the time but high school truly does provide you with some of the best times of your life. While it can be stressful and full of angst (i.e. college prep), it’s also an amazing opportunity for growth, exploration, and fun. In high school, your general being has been sketched out but […]

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7 Best Places to Visit for Youth Adventure Travel

For many families, the hardest decision of the summer is selecting the right adventure travel program for their teenagers. But once that decision has been made, the next question can be even tougher – where should they go? From jungles and mountains to cities and shorelines, with service and surfing and kayaking and rock climbing, […]

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