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10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier

10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier
A volcano is a volcano right? WRONG! Kilimanjaro is quite a different mountain than Mount Rainier. Here are 10 reasons why you can and should climb Kilimanjaro with Wildland Adventures instead of Mount Rainier on your own: 10) Climbing Kilmanjaro is non-technical – Kili requires no technical climbing gear. Warm clothes, a good sleeping bag and pad and a sturdy pair of hiking or mountaineering boots are as technical as it gets. Contrast that with Rainier where you’ll need ropes, harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axes and full set of mountaineering skills and training including glacier travel and crevasse rescue. If that doesn’t convince you, the oldest person to climb Kili was 84. A regular exercise routine and time spent hiking uphill are all that you’ll need to do to get in shape for Kili. 9) Kili is in a spectacular setting – Kili is surrounded by some of the greatest places...
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Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town

Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town
Sure, Prince George is adorable but the 6 month old prince of Bhutan is giving him a run for cutest royal toddler. Look at that smile and check out those dimples on Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck! King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King, featured cute photos of his 6-month-old son for the royal family's official calendar for the month of September. "Our September calendar is a treat, featuring these adorable images of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, as photographed by His Majesty The King," the organization wrote alongside a link to download the desktop calendar. "It is a joy to see our little Prince growing up so quickly, and touching to see him already begin to carry out Royal Duties." The proud father, who became the King of Bhutan in 2006 after his father abdicated the throne to allow his son to rule, tied the...
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Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools - Guest Review

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools - Guest Review
Rich and Cathy Decker almost didn’t make it out of the United States thanks to a Delta Airlines computer crash that grounded 2,000 flights the night before their departure to Africa. Early morning emails by Rachael, our VP of Operations and some re-juggled logistics had the Deckers back on track and seamlessly connecting to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. According to Rich, “Rachael and Chris were terrific! I was so impressed that Rachael was giving attention to this at 6am. Wildland helped to fix the flight mess and the rest of our vacation was fantastic.” Rich and Cathy started their time in Victoria Falls with a tour of the falls as well as a visit to a local village. “I found the village visit to be especially educational and moving. We spent an hour and a half with a mother and her three kids seeing where they cook, eat and sleep. I...
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Your kids called... they want to go to Belize for the Holidays!

Your kids called... they want to go to Belize for the Holidays!
As the sunny days linger it’s hard to believe that summer is drawing to a close, but the shrinking daylight tells us that a new season is upon us. Back to school means the holidays are just barely over three months away. Lucky for you, we have space reserved for your family trip to Belize. The sun is ready to warm you up, and the accommodations will be more comfortable than home. Best of all, rather than take in all those extra holiday calories at home, work them off on your active Belizean holiday!  You don’t get any closer to the Belizean rainforest than you do while staying in your private treehouse on our Jungle Tree House and Reef Adventure! From your personal treetop perch at the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge you can experience the tropics like Indiana Jones - caving, rappelling, ziplining, inner tubing, exploring ancient Mayan ruins and more. ...
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Soar and Explore New Zealand

Soar and Explore New Zealand
New Zealand is the ultimate escape. Nestled in the Pacific Ocean it's green, peaceful shores are far from heightening political tensions, pollution, and overcrowded shores. It has something for everyone from world class wine to close encounters with little blue penguins to some of the best trekking in middle earth. Here are a few compelling reasons to consider New Zealand for your next adventure: Right now: -  Increased flights from the US to New Zealand: Air travel to New Zealand is seeing a 30% increase in capacity this year with added destinations and carriers. Air New Zealand and United both have direct flights from multiple destinations in the US including Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  - New Zealand is a safe, secure destination. Most issues stem from rival rugby teams  - The exchange rate is favorable for Americans at the moment and is only excpect to get better Always New...
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