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PostCards from the World, My Dreams of Peace We believe in the power of travel to create understanding, brotherhood and peace on the planet. This is a really wonderful project that many Wildland family travelers, young travelers and teachers might be interested in participating and supporting. TIMOTCA, in partnership with Artsonia and Teachers Discovery, is connecting thousands of teachers around the world to have their students share “PostCards From The World, My Dream of Peace”. Creating small original art works, this project celebrates the creative spirit that is within all of us and has the power to change the world.     TIMOTCA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 launched the project to foster peace and cultural understanding through art and to build a Peace Monument and Cultural Center presenting the visual and performing arts of every country on earth. What a great project!      Art Beyond Borders is the first collection of postcards from 60 different...
How to handle a travel emergency in your sleep We have guests who are sleeping in a tent on Kilimanjaro right now and we just received a call from Isaac Hilpman at Exito Travel that Air Uganda went out of business yesterday. So the flight they booked before they departed  from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to Entebbe, Uganda 10 days from now no longer exists! Now it’s 12pm in Seattle, 11pm on the mountain, and they’re in the middle of climbing Kilimanjaro--all 19,000 feet of it, to the roof of Africa. They started their climb yesterday, and will return to Arusha, Tanzania on Sunday. Although there is emergency communication by radio with park rangers, they are otherwise out of touch until then.   So, while they were asleep on the mountain our team immediately went into action. With the assistance of Exito Travel we booked a new flight for them before everyone else on that Air Uganda flight made their alternate arrangements, arriving only 30...

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New in the Wild Hola! As the new South America program director, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and also take a moment to thank Kirsten Gardner for paving the way for me and offering such great support and guidance as I assume this position. My name is Gretchen Traut and I was born in New York City and raised in Seattle.  My family has roots in Germany and along the Slovak/Polish border which resulted in frequent travels to Europe during my childhood to visit relatives and family friends. My family’s strong heritage and yearly travels ignited within me a deep and ever-broadening desire to venture into the unknown and seek out intercultural experiences and adventures. The vast majority of my adult life I have spent abroad, as I have constantly looked for new ways to study, teach and travel internationally on my own.  I think that, as international citizens in...

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How to Tip on the Inca Trail Trek Head porters, chefs, toilet porters and guides - oh my! The Inca Trail trek, like any supported backcountry trip, has a large cast of characters who ensure that you as a trekker are encouraged, enriched, well-fed and safe throughout your journey. These individuals work very hard, literally engaging in 'back breaking' labor for a seemingly puny salary by our standards, and they rely on tips from trekkers as a portion of their compensation. The polite thing to say is that 'gratuities are at your discretion,' but in reality if you are trekking the Inca Trail in Peru, you should budget porter, guide and support staff tips into the overall cost of your trip. Here are my recommendations for 'how-much' and 'how-to' when it comes to divvying up tips on the Inca Trail.  How Much: This varies greatly based on the number of people in your trekking group, but at a...
Passion + Purpose = Adventure Philanthropy Adventure philanthropy is all about combining your passion with a purpose. My passion happens to be travel, so with each trip I try and incorporate a philanthropic activity—volunteering with a local charitable organization, making a donation, or just becoming more knowledgeable and engaged in a social issue that is affecting the community I’m visiting. My Personal Journey I became an adventure philanthropist several years ago, while visiting a school in Tanzania’s Usambara Mountains. This one day field trip turned out to be the highlight of my entire two months in Africa – eclipsing climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, learning to scuba dive in Zanzibar, and a mountain biking safari. The school trip made such an impression because it gave my fellow travelers and me an opportunity to learn first-hand how much we take for granted in more economically advanced countries. Meeting the school children and seeing their joy of learning despite the...
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