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7 Days 7 Chakras: Yoga in Goa Jen and Heather got it Goain’ on with yoga in Goa! The inspiration for our 2 week yoga and cultural trip to India started with our son’s high school journalism teacher turned yoga instructor. Jen Mitchell just retired from teaching high school on the eve of this trip after having successfully started Twist Yoga several years ago, a vinyasa yoga studio in our hometown of Edmonds, WA. Together with her business partner, Heather Falcon, they have been offering yoga retreats in Hawaii and Oregon, and this was their first international yoga retreat. They designed the yoga program at Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Village in north Goa and asked us if we would set up a post-retreat cultural adventure to Varanasi, the Taj Mahal and Delhi. The trip sold out quickly. Although Anne and I were not originally planning to go, it took little convincing by other participants on the trip...
Travel Seminars: Wines & Adventures in Africa & Argentina March 29, 2014 at 1 pm - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Wines & Adventures in Africa & Argentina. About the event: Join Wildland Adventures Directors Kurt and Anne Kutay, with local wine experts, Ruth and David Arista, proprietors of Arista Wine Cellars, Edmonds, WA for this fun and exciting program about special wine and wildlife adventures in Argentina and Southern Africa. We will share images and stories of our wine and culinary adventures with a local group of travelers to Mendoza and Northwest Argentina in 2013, a trip that is now available for other active travelers and aficionados of wine and cuisine . This presentation will be our first introduction and invitation to the local community for travelers interested in joining us on our Wine and Wildlife Safari to South Africa in 2015. On both of these hand-crafted culinary, cultural and wildlife...

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Mumbai: More Than a Stopover Mumbai is becoming a more frequent stopover for international arrivals on trips to India, like our connection through Dubai on Emirate Air. Also when traveling between northern and southern India domestic flights often connect through Mumbai including our flights between Goa-Delhi-Varanasi. But Mumbai is much more than an overnight connection. While Delhi is India’s political capital, Mumbai is its commercial and financial capital with more industry and export than any other city of India by far: With over 12 million registered residents (and there are always many more people living in Indian cities who are not officially registered), Mumbai is the largest city in India, the center of Bollywood, and contains one of the largest slums in the world. If you’re flying through Mumbai you can simply stay overnight at the JW Marriott on the coast not far from the airport or at any number of comfortable brand hotels near the...

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Elusive Prowler Finally Caught on Film! Some of you may recall I recently mentioned Hacienda Zuleta as one of my Top 3 Places to Fall in Love in Ecuador. Maybe I’m not the only critter who feels that way, because the hacienda’s remote trail cameras caught the following images of a visitor patrolling the night in the Andean backcountry…perhaps enroute to a romantic interlude? We received these wonderful images from Zuleta’s current patriarch, Fernando Polanco Plaza (grandson of Ecuador’s past President Galo Plaza Lasso), along with his very entertaining story about how they decided to install the trail cameras. We are thrilled that Hacienda Zuleta’s conservation efforts are yielding these results! "I've been around Zuleta since I was a little boy, when my Grandfather Galo Plaza was living here. My entire life I've heard rumors that we have Puma roaming around the Andean Páramo (higher elevations, above the primary forest), but never, in all my time...

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Kama Sutra Valentines Nothing like starting with chocolate and ending with more chocolate. We just finished a two week  India yoga and cultural adventure through southern and northern India that was so relaxed and frenetic, deeply spiritual and perplexing, fun and despairing, and at times challenging, but every day provided one unexpected and insightful adventure after another. As a traveler if you are open to the experience India inevitably presents it teaches us in so many ways. And I know from previous travels here that nothing is as it seems and like our guide Herendra told us when someone commented on pigeons flying overhead, “Everything has meaning.” On this last night of our Yoga Cultural Adventure it was Valentine’s Day, Scott’s birthday, and our 26th wedding anniversary so we needed a place to celebrate life and love! But of course, here in the heartland of the Kama Sutra, every restaurant was full of...
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