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The Gift of Strawberries

Simon, Dragons Admin

The wild strawberries are ripening! Yesterday, Ruby and I went out to the field across from our screen porch in the woods to collect a few of these little gems. Although minuscule in comparison to the domesticated giants, they hold twice the......Read More

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Introduction

Logan Dracos, Participant

Hey, I’m Logan and my pronouns are he/his. I’m a rising senior from New York City and I really love to be outdoors. I usually prefer canoeing/kayaking, but I love to hike too. I did the 100 miles of wilderness with my brother and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Senegal

Vesper Zero, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Vesper. I’m a seventeen year old girl from Boulder, Colorado and I am so incredibly excited for this amazing experience we all are about to have! I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing this......Read More

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Sophia intro

Sophia Fields, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Sophia and I’m a rising senior from Portland, Oregon. I basically like to do anything outdoorsy like skiing, going to the beach, swimming, hiking, and sometimes surfing even though I’m terrible at it. That being......Read More

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Intro

Harper Hanson, Participant

Hi! My name is Harper, I am seventeen and a rising senior at Santa Catalina High School. I currently am living in Monterey, California with my family, but I am originally from Washington State. I do a lot of hiking with my dogs and ride my horse......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Question

Lily Cinquanto, Participant

Can we bring instruments? Answer: Yes! Music is a great way to connect and very much welcome on our course. However, please note that you’ll want to travel light, so if you do bring an instrument, make sure it’s practical for travel......Read More

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David bloom, Participant

Hello Everyone, My name is David Bloom I am a 15 year old boy from San Fransisco. I am super excited to experience a new country and to get to know some incredible people. I can’t wait to meet all of you in person! I am really looking forward......Read More

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Introduction

Lily Cinquanto, Participant

Hello! My name is Lily, I’m 20 and from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I am going into my sophmore year of college at the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. I just completed a 2-month gap semester where I was camping, hiking, canoeing,......Read More

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Maya, Participant

Hello, my name is Maya (they/them). I just graduated high school in Colorado and am going to college in the fall to major in ethnic studies and history with a minor in gender studies. I am extremely passionate about social justice and community work......Read More

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The Good Life: Pre-Course Assignment!

Jac Kovarik, Participant

Hello all!!! I hope this yak finds you beginning to enjoy your summer 🙂 our course is only a bit more than two weeks away…I can’t believe it! As we near the course, I invite you to participate in this little pre-course assignment to......Read More

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Introduction

Meghan Donovan, Participant

Hi everyone, my name is Meghan. I go by she/her pronouns, but feel free to call me Meg. I’m from Boston, Massachusetts, and I am 16 years old. I live a pretty outdoor lifestyle. I love hiking and just having a fun time. My favorite color is......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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A few important things to do

Instructor Team, Participant

Greetings to you, dear students. It is drawing closer to the time when we will be packing up our bags, putting on our hiking shoes, and hugging our loved ones goodbye as we head out on an adventure that will take us both to the other side of the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Packing Question Answer

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hi Sarah, Thanks for the question! That’s a good one and others were probably wondering the same thing. Generally the cube that comes with your charger, and definitely in the case of iphones, is dual voltage, which means it can be used with......Read More

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Hi my name is Leila!

Leila, Participant

¡Hola a [email protected]! I can’t wait to travel with you all!! Me llamo Leila, I am 16 and a rising senior in high school. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, Nueva York, and am definitely a city kid at heart, though I do love to explore and adventure......Read More