What is a Gap Year? A ‘Gap Year’ is intentional time away from the classroom or workplace—far from a wild or leisurely vacation—that facilitates personal growth through challenge and purpose. It is a time to pursue life experience and investigate interests.... READ MORE
Keilani Lai-Hipp didn’t grow up camping. “I was a beach baby,” she explained. Her one exposure to camping had been on a southwest road trip, tagging along with her brother, an avid climber—far from their home in Boston. During that... READ MORE
If you’re like me, your heart races when you look at Outward Bound courses. The silhouetted figures of people in kayaks against blood orange sunsets always makes me ready for adventure. It reminds me of how daunting kayaking felt at... READ MORE
We’ve all heard the big buzz about popular podcasts like Serial and This American Life, but if you’re looking for stories about risk, challenge and adventure, or compelling discussions about natural history and conservation, here are a few outdoor podcasts... READ MORE
When you think of Outward Bound, you think of challenge and adventure. You think of tarps, backpacks, cat holes, canoes, bickies, blisters, topo maps and mountains. But, you don’t really think of love. For this Valentine’s season we’re going to... READ MORE
You may be wondering, If your first course was so monumental and moving, can you recreate the experience a second time or even a third time? Maybe you’re worried those deep pockets of tenacity wouldn’t be accessible again. Maybe the... READ MORE
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