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Meet Dr Olaf – Our Marine Biologist Program Leader!

If you travel within Australia on one of our ocean-focused programs, you may be lucky enough to meet (or even have your program led by) our favourite marine biologist – Dr. Olaf Meynecke. Olaf is originally from Germany, and he has been living in Australia and specialising in Australia’s marine life for nearly 15 years, with a particular focus on …

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5 Key Ways We Can Choose To Refuse

While Plastic Free July is well underway, it’s never too late to take action to reduce your plastic use. Actually, it’s never been more important. From its energy-intensive production to its inability to degrade, plastic is a never-ending problem. We all know that we need to refuse single use plastics (and really should be doing this already), so here are …

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Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Setting New Year’s resolutions is somewhat of a normality in society today, and so is forgetting about them by the time February rolls around. It’s natural to want to make positive changes, whether it’s getting fit, saving money, finding a job, or spending more time with friends. […]

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Rustic Life Crew Blog Series

Welcome to our Rustic Life Crew blog series! Each month, a Rustic student who has travelled with us will share their inspiring thoughts and incredible stories. These students have been invited to join our Rustic Life Crew where they have opportunities to attend events, get involved and become ambassadors for Rustic Pathways. We are currently seeking motivated, passionate and inspiring …

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Impact at Rustic Pathways

At Rustic Pathways we assess our impact in two ways: through our students and the communities we partner with. Read the Full 2017 Impact Report Student Impact To understand our impact on students, we use surveys, interviews with students and their parents, and reports from our trip leaders to determine whether they experienced growth as a result of our programs. …

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How a group of rustic alumni is educating the world about Myanmar

A group of Rustic Pathways alumni returned home from Myanmar in June where they participated in Dreams of Nation and wanted to do something to share what they learned. They created a website called Stories of Myanmar. Carey Davis, of Northborough, Massachusetts, is a member of the group that created the site. She answered a few questions about why the group created Stories …

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How to Teach Your Students to Talk About Development and Service

Development is complicated. Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult to describe what you’ve learned (or what you’re preparing to learn) during a culturally-immersive travel experience to friends and family back home. It’s easy to exaggerate the differences between your hometown and the communities your classes visited. And it’s important to remember that you’re getting as much back as you’re giving—what you contribute …

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Filtered: 10 Landscapes That Will Take Your Breath Away

Some of the most powerful travel experiences happen when you just can’t help but admire a beautiful landscape. Those quiet moments of wonder speak the loudest and become lasting memories. Today we’re bringing you the 10 most wanderlust-inspiring photos from the past week. While there’s nothing more incredible than experiencing the awe of #sorustic scenery in person, these snapshots offer …

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