There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. -Theodore Roosevelt
I thought I understood how incredible the Road Less Traveled was when I went on a trip with them to Tanzania at age sixteen. But it was not until I experienced leader training and leading thirteen teens on a month long trek throughout the most beautiful Scandinavian terrain and watching them grow every day did I realize just how amazing the company is. The Road Less Traveled provides an incredible opportunity for teens to step out of their comfort zone into a new environment and become inspired by everyone and everything surrounding them. The effort that goes into planning the most incredible trips and ensuring that every participant is safe and having the best trip possible, displays the passion that every member of the Road Less Traveled family brings to the mission and summer adventures. -Bella
Bella graduated from Colorado College last year with a Bachelor's Degree in World Religion. She now works as an EMT on an ambulance in Chicago and spends her free time running along Lake Michigan training for a marathon, rock climbing at an indoor gym and exploring the city. Bella was a past participant on the RLT Hujambo trip in Tanzania and has led teens kayaking through the Fjords in Norway, hiking and working with wolves in Colorado, and scuba diving in Belize. She hiked throughout the Himalayas for four months and continues to dream of the breathtaking snow-covered summits. Bella loves the city excitement but continues to dream of the mountains, ocean, and adventurous souls that she bonds with every summer with the Road Less Traveled!