Notes From The Road

Monthly Archives:February 2019

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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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