Notes From The Road

Category: Blog Newsletter

Avatar

Advice for the Current Coronavirus Quarantine

It’s a strange world out there. Schools across the country have moved to virtual learning, restaurants can only offer take-out, and ski areas, movie theaters, concerts, and sporting events have been cancelled. There will be no March Madness. The streets of big cities are eerily deserted. Our hands have never been cleaner. We are in […]

Read Post
Avatar

Parent Communication during an Adventure Treks Trip

One of the first questions parents ask when looking into Adventure Treks is, “Are your trips tech-free?” We all agree it’s more important than ever for teens to experience a digital detox, and that’s why Adventure Treks students don’t have access to their phones throughout their trips. However, we understand that not having contact with […]

Read Post
Avatar

Fostering Females’ Confidence through Outdoor Adventure

During my childhood, I often watched my dad, uncles, grandfathers, and male cousins head off for weekend camping trips and annual deer camps. They spent their days outside or in a rustic cabin, building fires, cooking meals over a fire, using outhouses, and “roughin’ it.” My brother taught me the knots and outdoor skills he […]

Read Post
Avatar

Gear Series: Tips for Buying Hiking Boots

Interpreting the language of outdoor retail When it comes to buying outdoor gear for Adventure Treks (or even for a personal trip), there’s nothing more daunting than trying to decipher every obscure label, material, fabric, and technology that comes with buying even the simplest outdoor item these days. But Adventure Treks is here to help! […]

Read Post
Avatar

Former AT Instructors’ Year-Long Trip Report

For former Adventure Treks instructors Todd and Meghan Beer, life with their 4-year-old daughter Lila has been anything but boring. In June 2019, the family deposited their belongings into a storage unit in Chicago, and then set off on a year-long trip around the world. As of early 2020, they’ve visited 16 countries on three […]

Read Post
Avatar

Nice Kids Finish First

We often hear students say after arriving home from Adventure Treks, “Everyone is so nice at AT… why can’t it be like that in the real world?!” Of course, we’re thrilled to hear the feedback, because it means we’re doing our jobs in providing the close, inclusive communities we promise to everyone. The culture of […]

Read Post
More Posts