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State Memorial for Tigress Machli of Ranthambore National Park, India

State Memorial for Tigress Machli of Ranthambore National Park, India
The legendary tigress Machli was given a state memorial service yesterday recognizing the deep respect Indian government officials have for their endangered Bengal tiger population. Machli was 19 years old, far beyond the average age of 12-15 years. She was perhaps the most photographed tiger of all time as she became accustomed to the presence of humans in the park often revealing herself to park vistors and conservationists studying her movement and behaviors.  The territory of Rathanbore National Park that she ruled included several lakes around the Ranthambore Fort where crocodiles dominated the shore. Macheli was also we'll known for this 2008 video where she attacks and kills a 14 foot long crocodile!  She was featured in the National Geographic documentary Tiger Queen, and also honored on a postal stamp.    As we recently reported in a recent blog tiger populartions in India are growing: Good News of the Day: Tiger Populations Are...
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New Signature Trip to Vietnam!

New Signature Trip to Vietnam!
If you always travel with a blank journal with dreams of filling it up (but maybe never do), then we have a special trip for you! We are excited to announce a new signature tour, Vietnam: Travel Writing with Dave Fox. Dave is a travel writer, writing coach, and Saigon resident who will be leading the tour along with some of our favorite Vietnamese local guides this March 6-17, 2017.   On this 12-day adventure, you’ll not only explore Vietnam but learn to write terrific travel tales of your own. Visit eye-popping cities and serene Mekong villages, and relax on a two-night cruise through iconic Halong Bay. Highlights include interviews with a retired war veteran, a cooking class in the Mekong delta, blending in with the locals in Ho Chi Minh City on a motorcycle ride through the bustling streets, and a candlelit dinner in one of Halong Bay’s iconic caves....
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October 8 - Between Two Continents: Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama

October 8 - Between Two Continents: Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama
October 8th @ 10 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama presented by Wildland Adventures President, Kurt Kutay. Kurt will be sharing his 30 years of travel experience to help you plan a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Central America. More About the Event: Home to an astonishing abundance of tropical flora and fauna, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua are a mecca for nature and adventure travelers. Join Wildland Adventures President Kurt Kutay, who worked for the Costa Rican National Park Service, on a guided exploration of spectacular images through the Central American isthmus filled with white-water rivers and waterfalls, tropical rainforests, active volcanoes, mountain cloud forests, coral reefs and indigenous cultures. Home to rare and exotic wildlife, travelers can see monkeys, sloth, sea turtles, caiman, poison arrow frogs, macaws and toucans, colorful butterflies, and...
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October 8: Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala

October 8: Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala
October 8th @ 1 PM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala presented by Wildland Adventures President, Kurt Kutay. Kurt will be sharing his 30 years of travel experience to help you plan a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Belize and Guatemala. More About the Event: The "Mundo Maya" of Belize and Guatemala is a land of discovery and adventure in an exciting milieu of natural and cultural environments. Wildland Adventures' President, Kurt Kutay, will take you on a journey through the Maya heartland among highland native villages to spectacular archeological sites like Tikal and other ancient ruins still buried in the jungle. Apart from the archeological wonders and the variety and vitality of the contemporary indigenous communities, the physical beauty of the landscape is stunning. Travel through a verdant landscape of rainforests, cloud...
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October 15: Explore Wild Sri Lanka

October 15: Explore Wild Sri Lanka
October 15th @ 10 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Exploring Wild Sri Lanka presented by Wildland Adventures Asia specialist, Pam Perry. Pam will share her personal experience from Sri Lanka and an introduction how to create a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Sri Lanka. More About the Event When Marco Polo first visited Sri Lanka in 1271 he declared it to be, “the finest island of its size in all the world.” With its lush jungles, abundant wildlife, endless sandy beaches, and world famous spice and tea plantations, Sri Lanka is truly the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Its diminutive size is actually its greatest asset; there is so much in so little. It’s easy to travel to an incredibly vast assortment of captivating activities. For sand and surf, Sri Lanka has over twenty dazzling white beaches and the opportunity to go whale watching, scuba diving, surf or...
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