What is Gross National Happiness All About?

What is Gross National Happiness All About?
​Seven years ago on my first visit to Bhutan, I was eager to learn more about Gross National Happiness (GNH) that seemed to be a cornerstone of the country's marketing efforts. After all, it sounded like something that was dreamed up around a conference table, not an authentic statement about a third world country! It seemed like an almost-mythical...
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Your kids called... they want to go to Belize for the Holidays!

Your kids called... they want to go to Belize for the Holidays!
As the sunny days linger it’s hard to believe that summer is drawing to a close, but the shrinking daylight tells us that a new season is upon us. Back to school means the holidays are just barely over three months away. Lucky for you, we have space reserved for your family trip to Belize . The sun is ready to warm you up, and the accommodations will be more comfortable than home. Best of all, rather than take in all those extra holiday calories at home, work them off on your active Belizean holiday!  You don’t get any closer to the Belizean rainforest than you do while staying in your private treehouse on our Jungle Tree House and Reef Adventure ! From your personal treetop perch at the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge you can experience the tropics like Indiana Jones - caving, rappelling, ziplining, inner tubing, exploring ancient Mayan...
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Piranha Fishing & Machu Picchu

Piranha Fishing & Machu Picchu
This Wild family of three just returned from a custom adventure to Machu Picchu and the Amazon .  After hiking a segment of the Inca Trail, getting a taste of Peru’s cutting edge culinary delights, mountain biking through the highlands and ending piranha fishing in the Amazon, they had quite a few stories to share! “Gretchen, thanks to you and the entire Wildland Adventures team, we enjoyed a fantastic vacation!  Started off very well with your recommendation and subsequent reservation at Casa Moreyra, Astird & Gaston in Lima for our first amazing dinner (Astird introduced herself and we had a very nice chat J).   Accommodations, activities and most importantly, the Wildland Adventures representatives, drivers and naturalists/guides throughout our Peruvian adventure were top-notch!   Today alone, I’ve mentioned/recommended Wildland Adventures multiple times to friends at work. Top on my list; Piranha fishing, mountain biking, Inca Trail to Sun Gate & Huayna Picchu/Wayna...
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Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 3: Notes on guides, family travel and other African adventures

Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 3: Notes on guides, family travel and other African adventures
African Safari Guides All of our African safari guides are exceptionally trained and experienced professional naturalists, trackers, spotters and drivers. In East Africa, although we make use of some local flight connections, most safaris are overland expeditions in 4WD land cruiser-type vehicles (not minivans) with the same English-speaking, expert driver-guide throughout your itinerary. He will be with you from dawn until dusk, and on some safaris may join you for an evening meal. On Southern African safaris, where fly-in itineraries are more common, guides are often resident naturalists based at the lodges and camps. Because Southern African safari camps are often small, remote and more exclusive, guides usually share meals with guests developing close relations until you move to the next camp where you meet the next resident naturalist.   Family Safaris In general, East Africa offers more opportunities and greater value for African family safaris. Most camps and lodges...
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I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous!

I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous!
This family of four just returned from a week-long trip to the Andean highlands and was blown away by Peru’s beauty. “We had an amazing time. We all loved Peru and said it's the best family trip we've had. Everything was incredible. I had wanted to go to Machu Picchu and I was celebrating a big birthday this year. Several friends had used Wildland and had excellent trips and so we decided to plan something with you for Peru. Peru was easy to get to and allowed us to do a short enough trip to schedule with my adult children. I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous. It was an eye opener. We enjoyed everything. Machu Picchu was magical. Lima was probably our least favorite place, however, our guide did a great job of making the city feel smaller and more special. It was the perfect amount of time...
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