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College Essays: Hugs vs. Emojis

At Bold Earth, we focus on providing our hard-working, high-achieving students with a chance to disconnect from the pressures of school and have a fun summer experience. While we are not an academic program (kids are in school enough these days) or a college preparatory experience, we believe that Bold Earth remains educational and can […]

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What It’s Like Snorkeling in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for many things: beautiful beaches, volcanoes, surfing, rich culture, and much more. With each island’s diverse ecosystems, Hawaii is blessed with a rich biodiversity. Bold Earth has been leading teen adventure trips to Hawaii for decades. Unsurprisingly, snorkeling is usually one of our highest-rated activities.  I’ve led Bold Earth trips in the […]

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Four Reasons Why You Should Visit the Swiss Alps

When choosing to embark on a teen travel adventure trip with Bold Earth, the immediate draw to our Alps excursions is the opportunity to hike around Mont Blanc through stunning scenery. While the highlight of this trip is the multi-day trek through the Alps, it’s not the only reason to choose this adventure. Let’s take […]

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5 Activities You Should Try During Your Overseas Adventure

An overseas trip, particularly as a teenager, can be a life-changing experience. As with most things in the information age, there are more options than there is time (or money). It can be hard to select a trip or activity that’s going to maximize your limited time. If you’re like most of us, you only […]

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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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