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Rugged Beauty, Remoteness and Lack of People

Rugged Beauty, Remoteness and Lack of People
This couple just returned from a custom trip to Patagonia with their friends. Starting in Santiago, they worked their way down to Torres del Paine National Park for hiking and exploring the environs and then came back north to visit the rustic coastal vineyards. “Torres del Paine national park and all of Patagonia stood out the most to us during this trip because of the rugged beauty, remoteness and the lack of people. Tierra Patagonia was awesome in the true sense of the word!! The staff was extremely professional, friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs. It was an excellent stay. The views from Tierra Patagonia will provide peace and tranquility to me for many, many years. The park was breathtaking and the activities offered were numerous and there were several levels of abilities from which to choose. The guides at Tierra Patagonia were all...
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Unlocking the hidden side of Melbourne after dark

Unlocking the hidden side of Melbourne after dark
Melbourne is the restaurant culinary and cocktail capital of Australia so after a guided walking tour of the lanes and arcades by day with Hidden Secret Tours, we headed back out to discover the al fresco eateries, cozy bars and music clubs nestled side-by-side in laneways that thread throughout the city. Here’s a sampling of what we found one night on the town in Melbourne.  Shebeen Bar and Restaurant on Manchester Lane donates 100% of profits to the developing world so no matter how much you drink at their bar they guarantee you’ll wake up the next day feeling good! The night started with Tommy’s Jalapeno Margarita with cilantro and chile, and a Pepino Pisco sour with cucumber and fresh mint.      Dinner was just a few steps up the way on Manchester Lane at Maccaroni Trattoria, everyone’s favorite new Italian eatery with a warm, homey feel of classic family...
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Guest Review: We Absolutely Loved Bhutan!

Guest Review: We Absolutely Loved Bhutan!
Susan Goldsworthy (three-time alumni!) and Kirk Friedland traveled with us to Bhutan this past January and returned with nothing but rave reviews for the Land of the Thunderdragon. They hiked to the iconic Tiger's Nest, stayed the night in a traditional homestay, and wandered through the glacier-carved valley of Phobjika. Read some of their favorite memories and stories from their adventure below: We absolutely loved Bhutan - what a unique people and culture. There was an overwhelming sense of peace and goodwill throughout the country and the landscape, geography and culture were fascinating. I would rate it as one of my favorite trips and places that I have ever visited.Thank you for an excellent experience! What places or experiences did you enjoy most and why? We loved Phobjika Valley, the black-necked cranes and our stay at Dewachen Lodge - lovely setting and beautiful room. The highlight for me  was the climb...
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Facts about Zika virus in Central America

Facts about Zika virus in Central America
I’m Costa Rican, and have been living in Costa Rica for 44 years. I travel to Central America and within Costa Rica multiple times each year to visit new hotels, lodges, activities being offered, etc.  I am concerned about health issues as much as any other person. None of my friends or colleagues have had Zika virus. In over 22 years working in the tourism industry and over 10 years working for Wildland Adventures I’ve never met a client with a case of mosquito-borne disease. According to the data currently available, Zika is no worse than the flu and is a potential threat only to pregnant women. Only 1 in 5 people who contract Zika show symptoms, and if they do have symptoms it is usually only a slight fever, rash, joint pain or conjunctivitis and goes away after a week. Unless I or one of my traveling companions was pregnant...
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Choosing the Right Elephant Experience in Southeast Asia

Choosing the Right Elephant Experience in Southeast Asia
The sentiments above are direct quotes from Wildland travelers who have just returned from Southeast Asia. Almost everyone who travels to Southeast Asia with us comes back mirroring these feelings – elephants are a highlight of any trip to SE Asia and it’s really not much of a surprise. There’s something romantic about riding an elephant through an Asian jungle; something unique about reaching out and touching your hand to an elephant’s trunk; a once in a lifetime experience to splash around in a lake with a friendly & playful pachyderm 10 times your size. Wildland has always prided itself on making sure we are environmentally and socially conscious – a standard applied across the board and especially to wildlife. We carefully vet all of the elephant experiences we use in SE Asia and you should too! This blog is meant to not only educate but inspire. I’ll discuss what...
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