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World Sufi Spirit Festival If you're planning a Wildland Adventure to India and you will be traveling through Rajasthan in February, ask us about making arrangements for you to attend the World Sufi Spirit Festival, one of the most beautiful cultural experiences unique to India. "Be happy for this moment. The moment is your life" - Omar Khayyam I always seek out opportunities to experience music when I travel because I love live performances. It's another looking glass into the culture and an opportunity to meet fun and interesting local people. Usually held each year in mid-February, the World Sufi Spirit [Music] Festival we attended in 2014 was a highlight of our trip in India, and one of the most stunning cultural events and music festivals I've ever experienced. Mystics, wanderers and performers of the sacred music traditions from the Orient and Africa gather for three days in the spectacular historic Ahhichatragarh Fort in Nagaur and...

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Travel Seminars: Adventures in Morocco April 26, 2014 at 10am - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on adventures in Morocco presented by Wildland Adventures President Kurt Kutay. About the event: Travel to Morocco on an all encompassing odyssey following ancient caravan routes of the Maghreb. This program delves deep into the exotic culture and diverse landscapes from the walled Imperial Cities seemingly suspended in time, through scenic high-Atlas Mountain passes and cliff-clinging kasbahs, among remarkably well preserved Roman ruins, and riding camels through the shifting dunes of the mighty Sahara to our camp in the desert. Colorful and vibrant Marrakech and the medieval souks of the Fez medina are introductions to Morocco's rich culture of art and craft. What really makes a Morocco Wildland Adventure extraordinary are connections in local communities and the gregarious hospitality, flavorful cuisine and lavish Moorish-style of the boutique accommodations. Our in-depth exploration of the...
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...
February 8, 2014 at 1 pm - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on The Wilds of Borneo and Indonesia presented by Wildland Adventures Indonesia and Borneo Program Director Jeff Stivers.  More about the event: Join Wildland Adventures program director Jeff Stivers as he presents the wonders of traveling in the untamed wilds of Borneo and sailing among the Lesser Sunda Islands on Indonesia in search of the Komodo Dragon. Jeff will share his recent explorations into the rainforests of the Malaysian state of Sabah, uncovering the largest flower in the world, encountering herds of Asian elephants, and meeting the man of the wild (Orangutan). Voyaging in classic yachts among active volcanoes and jungle-clad mountains, the islands of Indonesia are teeming with wildlife in beautiful national parks, and native villages with colorful markets and ancient tribal rituals. The coasts of Malaysia and Indonesia present world...
February 8, 2014 at 10 am - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Patagonia and Beyond: Chile and Argentina Top to Bottom presented by Wildland Adventures South America Program Director Kirsten Gardner.  More about the event: Patagonia is a vast, wild land stretching from the Antarctic environment of Tierra del Fuego to high Andean mountains and wind-swept Patagonian steppe. Wildland Adventures’ will highlight the wildlife, gaucho culture, and the hiking and trekking opportunities throughout this spectacular region of Chile and Argentina. We’ll review the best ways to explore Patagonia, recommended lodges and eco-camps for hiking in the heart of Torres del Paine, Fitzroy and Los Glaciares National Parks. And beyond Patagonia, in the rest of Chile and Argentina we travel to Iguazu Falls, the Lakes District, the Atacama Desert, wine tasting and exploring Mendoza and Salta of NW Argentina, Easter Island, the great cities...
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