While Traveling

Departure day has arrived and all of the heavy lifting you’ve done — planning the trip, raising funds, creating a budget, hiring a tour operator, recruiting a stellar student group – finally pays off. The participants are ticketed, their bags are packed, and you’ve prepared them for what they’re about to experience.

Make sure to lead the trek and not be consumed by logistics. You’ve done due diligence and hired a competent tour provider and guide, let them do their job. If you’ve spelled out in advance which trip leader is “in charge” of every time block of the trip, then you’ll be able to relax and take a supporting role some of the time.

Remember why you are doing this in the first place. Then go and enjoy. Your added value is in leading and sharing your personal experience.