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My Go-to Base Layer The Reva Empower Me tee is more than a tee, this long sleeve moisture wicking top is my base layer of choice whether I’m downhill skiing, running, hiking or climbing. Features: Thumbholes: Not only does this top include my favorite thumbhole feature, Reva went a step further and added the finger wrap. This nifty feature means you can leave the glove liners at home; once your fingers are warm, the wrap forms a sleek looking cuff at the base of the sleeve. Inconspicuous pocket: Who doesn’t love a secret pocket? This one hides nicely along the left side of your waistline and is perfectly sized for your credit cards, license or cash. Cooling mesh side panels: This base layer is designed to keep you dry, an important feature for both comfort and safety when your on a trekking adventure. Versatility: This top is great for yoga, running, hiking, cycling, climbing, winter sports,...

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The Safari That Changed My Life We originally went on a Wildland Adventures trip to Tanzania in 2002. It would be a vast understatement to say that our Wildland Adventure to Africa changed my life. As a child, I had watched Wild Kingdom and other nature programs on TV, but I never imagined that I might one day travel to Africa. My wife, Wendy, arranged our first trip working with Nicole from Wildland Adventures. It was a private tour with our three boys, aged 8, 14, and 16. We were met by a representative at the airport who took us to our hotel, where we subsequently met Ronald our driver and guide. Ronald stayed with us until we departed for Zanzibar. We spent two weeks exploring the Northern Circuit of game parks beginning with Sinya, a private game reserve and ending with six days in the Serengeti. Part of the time we were also accompanied by...

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Into the Heart of Varanasi How do you connect with 1.2 billion people? In India, our local connections all started with Amit and Jessika Sankahla years ago, now a new family with their little daughter Siyana. Meet the Sankahla family in Kurt's previous blog. They have introduced us to their extended family, friends and so many acquaintances in local communities throughout India. Amit’s grandfather was a leading tiger conservationist in the 1950s whose work was supported by Indira Gandhi. Today, Amit follows in his father’s path taking Wildland travelers to his jungle ecolodges on our Tigers and Travels in India where we have seen many tigers accompanied by some of the region’s most exceptional naturalist guides and in local trackers. At Khana Jungle Lodge, we are welcomed by Dimple and Tarun, Amit’s cousins who have been running the lodge for 20 years and host us like family. In between the morning and afternoon tiger safaris Dimple gives cooking lessons and...

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How to Make Local Connections in Morocco I would say the single most difficult thing about planning a trip is finding an authentic cultural experience with the locals and I'm not talking about pulling over in a small town to buy some souvenirs. I'm talking about a real sincere opportunity to get to know the locals, without artifice and without a script. By far my favorite memories have been getting the chance to get to know the locals and experience their daily life. Finding that local connection is especially arduous when planning a trip to Morocco. Morocco is undeniably a beautiful and fascinating country, but not the easiest place to find an authentic experience. It's really important if your planning to travel to Morocco that you go with a travel company that really knows Morocco well and more importantly, has amazing guides.  Having a local guide that you can trust is the true key to a successful trip in Morocco. Luckily for me...

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A Patagonian Victory Patagonia. The word is synonymous with the rugged beauty and untamed landscapes that is an utter rarity in today’s modern world. Home to thousands of miles of old-growth forests, extraordinary species, mountain glaciers and a vast variety of other bountiful natural resources, Patagonia is a priceless refuge and heritage site that must be protected. Over the past several years, the HidroAysen Project, which intended to place five dams on two of the healthiest rivers in Chile’s Patagonian region- two on Rio Baker and three on Rio Pascua respectively- has been a looming threat. The proposed joint-collaboration between Chile’s Colbun and Spain’s Endesa companies would have cost $7 billion dollars and generated 18 gigawatt hours of power. The damage, including 1,000 miles of old-growth forest clear-cut, 1,500 miles of transmission lines stretched, 15,000 acres flooded, and the displacement of many local peoples “would have put at risk the wilderness, traditional culture,...
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