It has been over 20 years since we began The Road Less Traveled. It was a sunny summer afternoon in Chicago, when we purposefully took pen to an illustrious “yellow pad of paper” at our kitchen table and made a choice to follow a dream. We had no idea where it would lead us or what the future would hold. Our hope as new parents and pioneers of an outdoor adventure travel program was to create a one-of-a-kind life changing experience for youth that would transform peoples lives around the world. We were young, passionate, and convinced we could make a difference.
As we look back over the past two decades we realize we could never have anticipated what was being created that summer afternoon. We have grown into an internationally recognized and respected company with outdoor adventure, service learning, language, leadership, environmentalism and global perspectives programs in 17 countries around the world. Our goal was and remains to support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community and understand the world and its people in a different way.
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