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Monthly Archives:June 2023

Avoiding the Tourist Trap: 5 Travel Practices to Make Meaning Abroad

Traveling internationally is a rich and wonderful experience that allows us to immerse ourselves in new places and learn from diverse cultures. It’s a privilege to explore this world we call home. Interacting with people who lead distinct lives from our own shows us there’s more than one way to live. Travel is a treat […]

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Featured Blog: “In Defense of Challenge” by Tricia Chan from French Broad River Academy

This week, I wanted to spotlight a blog written by our friend Tricia Chan, the director at the French Broad River Academy for girls. The French Broad River Academy has been a leader in education and youth development here in Western North Carolina. As a former colleague of hers, I have seen her thoughtful leadership […]

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4 Ways to Be a Climate Conscious Teen Traveler

Travel is an incredible privilege that we are overjoyed to share with teens from around the United States and the world. In our climate-aware age, we also know that international and domestic travel come with impacts on the environment. Just as we make personal choices in our daily lives to reduce our environmental impact, we […]

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Is Bold Earth Right for Me? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Now is a great time to be planning out your summer break. There’s a lot to balance, between spending quality time with friends and family, while also pursuing your own interests. If you’ve been browsing our programs, but not ready to take the leap, check out these 5 questions to help you decide if a […]

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When Things Get Hard: Lessons Learned from Hiking

Hiking can be a healing activity for our bodies and minds. The physical exertion of a hike stimulates the release of endorphins in the brain that regulate our mood and ease pain. For many of us, nature is somewhere we can unwind from the stresses of every day life. But there’s also the important flip […]

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Camping for Teens: How to Prepare for Your First Trip

Signing up for your first camping trip as a teenager can feel like a daunting choice. You might have questions about how things are going to work. What are you going to eat? What clothes should you bring? How are you going to sleep comfortably? These questions would be important on any teen travel trip, […]

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