Student and avid reader Ethan Bondick enjoys world travel and the education and adventure it provides. He has visited destinations as diverse and far removed as the North Pole and Peru, where he climbed to Machu Picchu and viewed the Nazca Lines. Since his mother is from Mexico, Ethan Bondick and his family frequently travel there together for reunions.
Ethan Bondick’s family excursions often include sightseeing of historically or culturally significant attractions, such as the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, which he visited during his first trip abroad. When the destination provides the opportunity, he seizes the chance to learn about and view wildlife. For instance, while exploring the Galapagos Islands, he swam with penguins and a baby sea lion and was able to view the famed giant tortoises from a close range.
Ethan Bondick’s enthusiasm for travel is not yet exhausted, and he is planning a trip to Tanzania for 2014. On the itinerary is a climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of a fundraising initiative for one of his favorite charities, Heading Home. The journey will take six days as his group hikes 80 kilometers and climbs to an elevation of more than 14,000 feet.