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Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 1: East Africa

Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 1: East Africa
Africa is HUGE! How huge? You could stuff the USA, Mexico, Peru, China, and India inside its borders and still have room for Japan, New Zealand, Nepal, Bangladesh and ALL of Europe with room to spare!! The continent is vast and varied, to say the least. Deciding where to go in Africa is your first decision when planning your safari. Each destination offers an experience that is unique and awe-inspiring; whether you travel to Eastern Africa or Southern Africa the wildlife will astound you. On a Wildland Adventures African safari, your most memorable and meaningful experiences will be among the people you meet, our exceptional guides and the indigenous people. Africa Program Director, Chris Moriarty, has spent years exploring the continent and can help you decide what will be best for you. This blog begins my three part series on where to go on safari in Africa and for this one...
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We had a wonderful trip to Morocco

We had a wonderful trip to Morocco
The Seltzer-Blaue family of four including two teens chose Wildland for their spring break adventure to Morocco. Although they are very well traveled, they had never planned a trip with us before so there was a lot of back and forth designing a trip just right for them...   "We had traveled extensively prior to Morocco. We spoke with the other travel companies we have used and enjoyed. We also spoke with other companies we hadn't used and Wildland was one of them. Speaking with Kurt and his enthusiasm for Morocco and travel in general sold us on traveling with Wildland. We chose this trip because we wanted to experience the exotic, and we did exactly like the tour name Exotic Morocco.   'With the anti Muslim sentiment that exists in the US, it would be great if more Americans could experience the culture and kindness we experienced. I am grateful...
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Hiking the Himalayas: Can You Do It?

Hiking the Himalayas: Can You Do It?
The short answer is yes.  Too often when people think of trekking in Nepal they think of Into Thin Air, of impossibly tall mountains, and of glacier-strewn ice fields. Too rarely do they realize that hiking into the foothills of the world's tallest mountains is doable for just about anyone.  Conde Nast contributor, Jen Murphy, recently wrote a piece outlining what you need to know about trekking in Nepal after she hiked to Pangboche on the Everest Base Camp trail this past October. She starts off with, "Suprise! You don't need to be an extreme athlete to tackle Nepal!" See what else she had to say below: Has the country recovered from the April 2015 earthquakes? In Kathmandu, many buildings and stupas remained in need of repair, and tidy piles of rubble lined the streets, but much of the city was back in action. In Namche Bazaar, a hub for trekkers,...
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Leaving a Footprint of Help to Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal

Leaving a Footprint of Help to Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal
When Seattle-based Wildland alumni traveler, Debbie Daniels, called to ask if we would make a financial contributioin to her "Nepal 2015 Adventure" we said yes! Because Debbie was signing up for one of the most purposeful and meaningful adventures of her life: to help stop human trafficking of Nepalese girls. She was also going to help with the post-earthquake rebuilding campaign.    She was traveling in a small working group with our friend and colleague, Chris MacKay, founder of Crooked Trails, a non-profit travel organization that operates some of the most impactful community-based tourism initiatives we know. When Debbie made the ask, Wildland contributed to this initiative, and we have subsequently committed to further supporting the Maiti Nepal project through our own Nepal treks and adventures.     Here's Debbie's report:    The experience lives on and on inside of me.    I am only now able to write and share...
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Why You Should Travel to Bhutan Now

Why You Should Travel to Bhutan Now
It's hard to describe the raw beauty of Bhutan. Only by traveling to Bhutan can you really get an understanding of the magnitude of its allure. To try to put it in perspective here's a few reasons why you should travel to Bhutan. Define: Shangri La (shang.ruh.la) – a mythical Himalayan utopia enclosed in mountains, shrouded in mist and mystery, a permanently happy land isolated from the outside world. Or is it mythical? Bhutan, aka Druk Yul the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is perhaps the closest we can ever get. It’s a land where snow-capped peaks rise above lush green valleys and primeval forests. Where dzongs and monasteries perch on the sides of mountains and Buddhist culture reigns supreme. Bhutan is a land full of ancient mysticism and surprises, where you’ll find yourself asking if this is reality at every corner. There are a plethora of reasons to travel to Bhutan but here...
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