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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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