Meeting new feathered friends in Ecuador.

What made you choose these four Student Expeditions trips? I first chose Ecuador because it seemed like something that was most familiar. I’m Mexican-American, so the fact that I could understand and speak the native language of the country made me feel more comfortable and close to home. Also, the opportunity to visit the Galapagos and… Read More

April 11, 2016 | High School

I believe the greatest challenge my generation will face is climate change. I traveled to Iceland this past summer with National Geographic and witnessed climate change in action. On a small boat in an iceberg-filled lagoon, I saw a beautiful glacier crumbling to pieces. Right before my eyes, chunks of ice were falling off of… Read More

Stalagmites shimmering in Lofthellir's ice cave.  Photo by Trip Leader Mike Diaz.
July 21, 2014 | High School

Today our group visited Lofthellir, a 3,500-year-old ice cave near Lake Myvatn that was formed by lava. When we arrived, we put on our boots, helmets and headlamps, clambered down a metal staircase, and then squeezed through a small gap in the rock to enter the cave. Once we got into the cave, we saw… Read More