The Road Less Traveled

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    At The Road Less Traveled we strive to give support to young people the support they need to get outside, to seek adventure, and build community through travel and challenges. The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing experience, an extraordinary opportunity to join others in exploring humanity and building deep relationships with the world’s scenery and its people. A language and multi-sport adventure travel program, we offer programs in over 20 countries and North America. We engage in a service of presence and active listening in the world, giving young people a deeper sense and understanding of the world through first-hand experiences. We encourage involvement; cultivate leadership, excellence, openness and sensitivity, initiative, communal participation, social activism and environmentalism. The Road Less Traveled is the adrenaline rush you get from running a class III rapid in a canyon so deep you can't see the tops of the rock walls; the rainbow scintillating through the spray of a waterfall; the shadow a mountain casts on the world below at sunrise. It is shouting out your order for a kilo of tomatoes in a noisy street market in Sevilla or being invited into a monk's quarters for tea in a small Northern Indian monastery. It's paddling a boat filled with sand and small rocks to make cement on a remote beach in the San Blas Islands. The Road Less Traveled is removing ourselves from the familiar spaces we know too well, and venturing into places that inspire us not only to explore our surroundings, but also ourselves.

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    The Road Less Traveled has an office in Chicago
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    Delaney Gustavson Reflects on Her Summer in New Orleans

    In celebration of our incredible 2019 Alumni, this fall we are featuring student stories on our blog. Today’s reflection comes from Delaney Gustavson, and this summer she joined The Road Less Traveled on our trip to New Orleans: The Gulf Coast. This program combines community service and hurricane r…

    A Reflection on Costa Rica: El Sendero

    Reflection by Alex Janower: Hi! My name is Alex and I am a three-time RLT alum. Most recently, I participated in El Sendero in Costa Rica. For the first week of the trip, the sixteen of us got to know each other and the culture in Pejibaye, a small town near the southwestern coast, where we …

    The Legacy of Man and His Land: A Conversation with RLT Director Jim Stein

    The Road Less Traveled’s founders and Directors, Jim and Donna Stein, have been offering summer travel and adventure programs for teens for the past 28 years. However, many years before Jim and Donna sat down at their kitchen table with a yellow pad of paper to start The Road Less Traveled, Jim disc…

    From A Parent’s Perspective: A Reflection by RLT Alumni Mom Allison Kimmich

    Reflection by RLT Alumni Parent Allison Kimmich: My husband Nik and I sat in the hotel lobby, leaning over his cell phone listening to our son Sameer on speaker from his Road Less Traveled program in Tanzania. “Hi son, how are you?!” Nik exclaimed. “Hi honey, we miss you!” I chimed in. “Hi guys, I’m…

    Truly Life-Changing: A Reflection by Trip Leader Lucas Boyd

    This week, we are excited to share a reflection from one of our 2019 trip leaders, Lucas Boyd. Over the past three years, Lucas has led RLT travelers in Utah, Colorado, Florida, and Belize – this summer he will be at the helm of the Tanzania: Hujambo program. In …

    Discovering the Meaning of Kindness in Vietnam

    Though many of today’s teens have grandparents who fought in the Vietnam War, it is surprising how little most students learn about the war in school, let alone Vietnam itself. On our Vietnam: Ban Than program, students spend 25 days immersing themselves in Vietnamese culture, visiting markets and m…
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    The Road Less Traveled Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was The Road Less Traveled founded?

      The Road Less Traveled was founded in 1991.

    • How many employees does The Road Less Traveled have?

      The Road Less Traveled has 35 employees.

    • Who are The Road Less Traveled competitors?

      Competitors of The Road Less Traveled include TAG, Reho Travel and Untours.

    • Where is The Road Less Traveled headquarters?

      The Road Less Traveled headquarters is located at 2331 N Elston Ave, Chicago.

    • Where are The Road Less Traveled offices?

      The Road Less Traveled has an office in Chicago.

    • How many offices does The Road Less Traveled have?

      The Road Less Traveled has 1 office.