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Turkey Guest Reviews: Turquoise Coast Odyssey Julie and Bob Reed, and Jane Kaplan, we among a small group of Wildland travelers on our Turquoise Coast Odyssey.      Here's what they had to share about their guide, and deep personal experiences in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and cruising in a gulet along the Mediterranean coast:   "It is very hard to say what we enjoyed the most, every experience was unique and offered its own insights. Istanbul was overwhelming and amazing, we enjoyed the energy. Cappadocia was so different, would have loved another day there because our time there was very busy. Sirence with Ephesus was wonderful, the history was hard to comprehend as was all the history in Turkey, but our guide Ozlem made the experience exceptional.    Ozlem was wonderful, she was very enthusiastic about everything on the trip, and especially knowledgeable on the history and ruins as well as insights into Turkey today. She...

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3 Reasons Why Travel to Turkey is #1 The most frequent question people ask me as the founding director of Wildland Adventures is: "What is your favorite destination?" Depending on my mood I might say Manu National Park in the Amazon of Peru, or tiger viewing in India, or the wilds of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. But most of the time I declare my #1 destination is Turkey. I qualify that choice by simultaneously acknowledging that it's not just because of my Kutay family Turkish heritage. And I'm not the only one who rates Turkey #1. Among all our Wildland Adventures around the world, Turkey is the one destination we most often hear from returning travelers they didn't expect they would be so surprised, so amazed, and so delighted; that their Wildland Adventure in Turkey was one of the best trips ever. 1. Why so surprised? These days there is some initial trepidation traveling to this...
Meet & Greet with Kelsey, Wildland's Asia Program Director Hello! It’s nice to “meet” all of you! My name is Kelsey and I’m the new program director for Wildland’s trips to Asia. I’m coming into this position with what I like to consider both hard and soft skills. I have the travel experience and academic knowledge (Asian Studies minor in college) to be a specialist for many parts of this sprawling continent. My first of many trips to Asia took me through six different countries in 9 months and it was love at first sight (and taste). I’m always planning my next trip back to Asia and I like to say that we’re in a committed and successful long distance relationship.  I’m also coming in with a lot of enthusiasm, I love traveling and I love connecting with people who are excited about traveling. The people I have met through Wildland so far have been so wonderful and it’s great...
Fun Fact of the Day: Baby Elephants Suck Their Trunks! BBC wildlife contributor Kate Evans lets us in on a little known, and certainly adorable, fun fact about elephants. As in all young mammals, an elephant calf's sucking reflex is strong. And when a youngster is not feeding, it may suck its trunk for comfort, just as a human baby would suck its thumb. Newborn elephants have little control over their trunks and must learn how to use them. They practice by exploring their environment - touching fellow herd members, their surroundings and themselves. They must then master the use of their trunks for feeding. With more than 50,000 individual muscle units in the trunk, it's a complex skill to learn. This hilarious video demonstrates the struggles of mastering the trunk. Though trunk-sucking is more common in the early stages of life, elephants of all ages do it, even big old bulls, usually when they are feeling nervous or unsure!...
Mom, we should go back to Costa Rica every year! Young adventures Lucia and Oscar just finished their second trip to Costa Rica this year with their family. This time they came back to visit one of their favorite places: The Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park on the South Pacific of Costa Rica, and this time they took my suggestion to also visit Tortuguero National Park on the extreme opposite side of the country, the North Caribbean. Lucia and Oscar's Mom, Katherine, shares their experience with us: "Dear Grettel, First, thank you so much for the bug book and the towels and water bottles!! I really appreciate how you go all out for your families, the great care you put into creating a wonderful travel experience from start to finish. I absolutely could not recommend Wildland Adventures more highly- I am a walking advertisement to anyone who asks about our trip! It's interesting because some friends of ours traveled...
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