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Great News for Galapagos Conservation! We here at Wildland Adventures are thrilled to hear the news that conservationists associated with the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry have brought back a unique species of giant tortoise on the island of Espanola! Once thought to be extinct in the late 50s, Chelonoidis hoodensis has grown from 15 individuals to now 1000 tortoises, each of which can potentially live up to 200 years. This is a major win for the diversity of giant tortoises on the islands, and our congratulations go out to Professor James Gibbs and his team. All Wildland Adventures travelers to the Galapagos have at least one opportunity to visit tortoise breeding centers like the one responsible for this tremendous success, and our travelers’ optional contribution to the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association goes toward programs exactly like this one as well as other conservation endeavors. We invite you...
When the travel gods give you bad weather- keep calm and…drink wine! Currently in Argentina there are several severe wind storms, mainly within the province of Buenos Aires, passing through the country. This has resulted in much pandemonium around flight delays and cancellations including two of our own traveler’s flights from Mendoza to Buenos Aires. I checked in with these guests this morning to let them know that we were adjusting their itinerary so as not to miss important excursions in their next destination and that we had alerted the next hotel they would be arriving later than expected. They told me that they were having a ball and taking advantage of the extra time to do some additional wine tasting in Mendoza. I loved this attitude and think that it perfectly embodies the go-with-the-flow nature we all must strive for while traveling when circumstances out of our control arise. Why not make something great of it? This underlies howwe, the Wildland Team,...
THE TRIFECTA EFFECT: Tank, Fleece and Shell for your next Trek While hiking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu, part of what makes the experience so exceptional is the vast array of microclimates you pass between. Though absolutely incredible, it can present its self as a challenge when creating a packing list. This past August when I was hiking the Inka Trail, I couldn’t have been more thankful for the three lightweight layers I ended up living in (and out of) while hiking. Here are three excellent choices for the perfect trifecta of hiking layering for your upcoming trek from ExOfficio! LAYER ONE: The quick drying and wicking GO-TO TANK for when the sun (much closer at such high elevations) beats down overhead. The wicking and quick dry is critical because, though you will be feeling quite hot while on the move, the wind will give you unwelcomed chills when you stop if you are wet with sweat.  LAYER TWO: The lightweight...

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Dining in the Brazilian Amazon With all the ingredients he needs in the Amazon, celebrity Brazilian chef Thiago Castanho, is offering up a 12-course tasting menu ($65 per person) at his restaurant Remanso do Bosque in Belem.  According to this recent article in the New York Times, Daring Fare, From the Amazon's Mouth to Yours, his restaurant has climbed into the ranks of Latin America's top-rated restaurants.  Call or emial our Brazil Program Director, Gretchen Traut, to plan a Wildland Adventure to Brazil, and if you go to Belem check it out and let us know if you get there before we do.   ...

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Etihad Brings Back The Glam To Flying Just imagine. I’m getting ready to board a 16 hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles and I’m actually looking forward it; not just getting home to Anne, but actually to the inflight experience on Etihad Airlines, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. It’s one of the best in-flight services now, especially in Business Class, but it is soon going to take flying to entirely new heights: Etihad is bringing the glamor, along with the comfort, back to the skies with their new aircraft and enhanced in-flight services. I traveled to Abu Dahbi with the head of the North American sales office for Etihad, Patrick Dunne, who took me to the Etihad Innovation Center, a full size, walk-through reconstruction of the new A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft cabins, including mock-ups of The Residence by Etihad™ and the new First Apartments and First Suites. Our walk-through also featured...
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