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Trekking the Planet visited 50 countries on six continents, on a 424-day journey, as a way to help students from ages 6 to 17 years old learn more about world geography. Our mission is to instill a greater awareness and curiosity about the world – its people, culture and our fragile planet – to as many kids as possible. Studies have shown that American knowledge of geography is among the worst in the world. By following the progress of this expedition, kids gained greater knowledge of where Kyrgyzstan or Ethiopia is, for example, and learn more about the world’s people, culture and nature.
It is so hard to fathom all the planning and foresight that is required for your trip. I cannot imagine and am thoroughly impressed.” - Abe P.
During the time we were away, we took a series of hikes or “treks” to some of the most remote and unspoiled places in the world. We are traveled by ground (boat, train, bus) where possible, to experience the world more closely and minimize our carbon footprint. We left on our expedition in January 2012 and completed our travels in March 2013.
To date we have 850 subscriptions from Educators located in 20 countries, representing 55,000 students. We also have a Friends subscriber base of over 300 people.
I love travel and think it is a way to grow and make us aware of all the history and culture that is the world as a whole. I look forward to receiving your emails and keep up with your travels.” - Rose M.
All subscribers receive a periodic newsletter with updates on our activities, as well as access to our education materials, stories, pictures and video updates from our travels.
Here is a sample of a newsletter that subscribers receive:
Sending my children and grandchildren to your site so we can have some geography discussions. Thanks for sharing your trip of a lifetime.” - Marilyn H.
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