Teddy Zug is one of our most beloved counselors who never fails to bring huge smiles to campers’ faces. His laid back approach to life is paired with a rock-solid sense of responsibility and capacity to deal with any situation that comes his way. Teddy is famous on TFT trips for busting out his hacky sack everywhere from ancient Greek ruins in Sicily to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Here he is!

Teddy enjoying life in Syracuse, Sicily
Teddy Zug

Media, PA

Current town:
Colorado Springs, CO

Languages you speak:
TFT trips that you’ve been on:
Classic Italy, Sicily Community Service, Eastern Europe, Paris, Ireland Adventure, Amsterdam Belgium & Paris

Countries you’ve been to:
Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Canada

College major:

Favorite travel book, magazine, or film?
‘In a Sunburned Country’ by Bill Bryson
(For non full-time staff) What is your current job outside of TFT?
Besides the essentials, list 3 things you refuse to travel without.
Hacky Sack, Camera, Good people

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Sydney, Australia

What’s the most beautiful place on Earth?
Cinque Terre, Italy
If you could live in one country (besides your current residence) where would it be and why?
I would live in Australia because of the wonderful people, weather, landscape, and ‘no worries’ atmosphere.

What’s the strangest food you have eaten?
Lamb Sweetbread
Do you play a musical instrument?
The vocal chords, vocal percussion, and the mandolin

What kind of camera do you bring with you when you travel?
TFT standard issue or my Canon EOS Rebel

Have you ever backpacked through Europe, and where did you go?
Not officially

What’s your favorite landmark and why?
My favorite landmark is Pikes Peak because I never get tired of the joy it brings me every morning.

What’s your favorite beach and why?
My favorite beach is Coogee beach in Sydney, Australia because it’s a short bus ride from downtown and it’s absolutely gorgeous with a great atmosphere.

What are your hobbies?
Singing contemporary a cappella, foot bagging (hacky sacking), and Frisbee

What sports do you play?
Skiing, snowboarding, hiking/backpacking, running, hacky sacking (that’s coming up a lot isn’t it?), ultimate Frisbee, inner tube water polo

What do you love most about working for Travel for Teens?
The people that I work with and sharing my love of traveling with new people

What are the top 10 places you want to visit?
The Galapagos, Antarctica, Patagonia, Japan, Uganda, Alaska, Switzerland, Germany, China, and Egypt.

Teddy hard at work in the vineyard on the Sicily Community Service trip

Thanks Teddy!!! We’re looking forward to traveling with you this summer!