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Adventure Travel for Teens 13–18

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

Let's Get Bold

Adventure Travel for Teens 13–18

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

It’s time to

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.

Notes From The Road

Bold Earth Blog

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Where are Bold Earth 2019 students from?

Traditionally, Bold Earth has enjoyed a global footprint regarding its student population, and this year is no different. We are happy to welcome students from 12 countries and 26 U.S. states! Most of our trips have at least one or two international students, and though we do have a large northeastern presence in the U.S., […]

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Introducing our 2019 Trip Leader Teams!

We are so excited to announce our trip leader teams for summer 2019! We’re extremely proud that Bold Earth has one of the highest trip leader return rates in the industry—this year, it’s 65 percent. Every trip leader is certified, at minimum, as a wilderness first responder; senior trip leaders (at least one on every […]

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Why a Smaller Company is a Better Choice

The right summer enrichment experience can be a defining experience in a young person’s life, and creating these special experiences is why Bold Earth exists. To this end, under our new ownership, we have structured Bold Earth to maximize our ability to consistently deliver life-changing experiences for teenagers. We pride ourselves in being a small, […]

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Adaptability: The Unsung Hero of Bold Earth Trips

“According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.” – Leon Megginson I saw this quote […]

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Benefits of Teen Travel and Service Trips

If you’re reading this, you may have already researched the extensive benefits of teen travel and community service programs. As more and more studies show that today’s teenagers are experiencing higher than ever levels of pressure, depression, and anxiety, parents continually seek out programs that boost confidence, increase independence and leadership skills, and offer inclusive […]

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Pros and Cons of Cotton Clothing

As we move into the new year, parents and students begin to look ahead to summer and make their 2019 Bold Earth trip selection. There are so many options taking place around the world—we know it can be hard to choose! With trip selection comes trip planning, and it’s important to know that no two […]

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Camera Recommendations for Bold Earth Trips

Many parents choose Bold Earth because of our no-electronics policy—teens finally get a much-needed break from digital and social media! But the first question they ask is, “How will Bold Earth teenagers be able to take photos?!” Believe it or not, digital point-and-shoot cameras are still available (we know, it sounds crazy). That’s what your […]

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Reclaiming Conversations at Bold Earth

Before I had kids, I had no idea that one of the benefits I would be looking forward to for my three daughters and one son would be the opportunity to escape their electronic devices and engage in face-to-face conversation over an extended period of time. The book Reclaiming Conversation by MIT’s Sherry Turkle, the leading […]

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It’s OK to be a Beginner!

For many students, a Bold Earth trip is filled with a lot of firsts. First time traveling outside the country, first time flying alone, and for most, first time meeting a big group of people you don’t know. Stepping out of your comfort zone when traveling in a group for the first time can be […]

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