Top Five Experiences on our Inca Trail Trek and Amazon Adventure

Top Five Experiences on our Inca Trail Trek and Amazon Adventure
Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world and its spot is well deserved. The list below breaks down this wonder even more, describing five awesome reasons a trip to Machu Picchu & the Peruvian Amazon should be number one, not seven, on your list of places to go. Spoiler: the last reason is time sensitive... 5) Arriving at the Inca town of Wiñay Wayna After three unforgettable days on the Inca Trail, you arrive at Wiñay Wayna, an Incan town perched on a steep forested slope high above the Urubamba River. You wander its large complex of ancient dwellings, terraces, and still functioning waterworks thinking about how far you’ve come, how unbelievable the journey has been so far, and how excited you are for what lays ahead – the “lost city in the clouds”, Machu Picchu. 4) Paddling the Amazon River Traveling downstream by dugout canoe,...
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Traveling with a Writer's Eye

Traveling with a Writer's Eye
Hi. I’m Dave Fox. I’m a travel writer and writing coach based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I’m on a mission not only to tell my own stories, but to help other people tell theirs as well. I’m super excited to be partnering with Wildland Adventures on a special travel writing tour of Vietnam March 6-17, 2017. Along the way, I’ll teach a series of workshops to help you write about your adventures – for your own personal enjoyment, or with the goal of getting published. Writers of all skill levels are welcome! You can also join me LIVE on November 15th at 11:30 AM PST for a free webinar on  Travel Writing Basics: From Personal Journals to Published Tales . I first visited Vietnam in 2008. At the time, I was working as a tour guide in Europe for Rick Steves, and I was looking for a vacation somewhere...
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Women of Wildland Talk Travel – Part 1 in a series

Women of Wildland Talk Travel – Part 1 in a series
Wildland Adventures was founded on the principle of travel being a force for good in this world –this is true not just for the communities that we visit and the natural spaces we journey through, but for our travelers as well. Being a single traveler should not impede your ability to grow, transform, and experience new lands so Wildland’s  women’s trips  are designed to help wild ladies sync up with like-minded companions and explore the world. The women who work here at Wildland each have stories about how travel has transformed them and we’ll be sharing these in order to inspire you to set out on your own adventure – with friends or without! Grettel Calderon is Wildland’s Latin America Program Director and she knows how travel can change you at your core. “In 2010 I took a journey to Rwanda and Tanzania, and was a part of a small...
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Belize it! Final week to save on our Belize Holiday Adventures

Belize it! Final week to save on our Belize Holiday Adventures
Final Week To Save $500 Off Your Belize Holiday! We’re holding some of the last remaining rooms at Belize’s best ecolodges and beach bungalows for this holiday season for five more days*. Be one of the lucky few to join our Holiday Jungle Tree House & Reef Adventure or Holiday Ruins, Reef & Rainforest Active Adventure , both with departures on December 24th and save $500 per adult/$300 per child/teen . Why not make your holiday plan today and tell your kids you’re leaving the wrapping paper at home. This space won’t last! *Offer valid until Friday, Oct 21, 2016. Holiday Ruins, Reef, & Rainforest Active Adventure 8 Days: Explore by 4x4, boat, on foot and flippers! Ride horseback through the jungle, zip-line through the forest canopy, and canoe down winding rivers surrounded by monkeys, iguanas, and toucans. Hike through rainforests by day and search for nocturnal marine life at...
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Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review

Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review
A three generation family of intrepid travelers recently returned from an unforgettable trip to Bhutan with nothing but glowing reviews for the land of the thunderdragon. Sabra, Hawkins, and Indigo are an active family who were looking to travel to Bhutan to experience the culture of this remote mountain kingdom, go hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas, and immerse themselves in Buddhism. They found all this and more as you can see from their comments below: Please comment on the enthusiasm, professionalism, or other qualities of your local guides: Sherab Zangmo - who my son named "Sherif" the first day - was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgable, full of interesting information, always enthusiastic, made adjustments according to our needs, took great care of us - no words can express our gratitude for her. We loved her and highly recommend her! Superb. Our guide and driver became like family....
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