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Exploring the Kuang Si Falls in Laos Let me start by saying that seeing the Kuang Si Waterfall was part of an incredible three-week custom trip to Southeast Asia with Wildland Adventures that I just returned from this week. We visited the Kuang Si Falls on our last day in Laos and it was the perfect way to wrap up our time there. The falls consist of a 200 ft cascading travertine waterfall with several small falls and pools found below. The falls are about a 35-minute drive from Luang Prabang and then just a couple minutes of walking will get you there. This is a very easy spot to get to, which means it can get a little busy... So, make sure you get there early to really be able to take in all of its beauty.  Starting from the entrance you'll walk by several pools on your way up to the falls, each one with its own variation of...

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A Well of Inspiration in Tanzania   Many times over the years, Wildland travelers have truly awed us with their generosity and humility. But it’s even more of an inspiration when that person is only 12 years old!   During her Wildland Serengeti Family Safari, 12 year old Jamie visited the Mikocheni Primary School alongside our guide Hadji. What she discovered left a lasting impression, moving Jamie to make it her mission to assist the school and local community through building a well.  There is no source of water near the school and the children must carry their own water, in some cases walking up to 6 miles. This project will provide fresh water within easy reach of the thirsty students. Watch this short video, created (and sung!) by Jamie and her 3 older siblings, outlining her plan to improve the quality of life for the children of Mikocheni School.     We continually donate to...
Travel To The Source To Experience The Full Terroir A relevant food, lifestyle and culture report from the Hartman Group of Seattle, WA, reports on the growing consumer importance of "local" when it comes to the source and quality of food preferences.     Although this research is about the purchase and consumption of food at home, it speaks to us and our style of traveler who also appreciates experiencing farm to table when traveling on a Wildland Adventure. When we travel we go to the source to discover the origins of foods and to learn local recipes from families and celebrity chefs. This fosters a more sustainable kind of tourism in which we engage culinary experts, meet farmers and boutique wine makers, enjoy meals in local homes, and any number of special dining experiences in local eateries even including street foods like "mussels a la Istanbul" when traveling in Turkey.     We always seek out opportunities to...
Kids 25 PERCENT OFF for Wake of Magellan Departures this December! On our Wake of Magellan Adventure, follow the footsteps of early explorers, immerse yourselves in the wilds of Patagonia by land and sea without sacrificing comfort. This journey combines a five-day cruise around the Cape Horn with overland, naturalist-led explorations of Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego and Los Glaciares National Park. On this Patagonia adventure tour, spot wildlife on a hike and zodiac ride in Tierra del Fuego; trek across the massive ice field of Perito Moreno Glacier; explore a site that was once the largest Yamana native settlement and the spot where Charles Darwin landed in 1833, as your voyage winds through the Beagle Channel. In addition to awe-inspiring scenery, you also encounter a variety of wildlife in their native habitats: walk through the protected nesting grounds of the Magellanic penguins; watch for rhea, Black-necked swan and flamingo in Torres del Paine National Park; and hike among massive...
10 fun facts about sloths.... keep calm, slow down and enjoy! First of all, let me put a sloth smile on your face. Watch this fun video of Samantha, the cutest Costa Rican sloth and her friends who want to give us a message. Ok, now that you have a smile on your face and are contemplating Samantha’s message let me share some fun facts about one of my favorite creatures on earth, the sloth. You just have to travel with us to Costa Rica to see their faces! The word adorable comes to mind, right? Here are some really fun facts about these slow-moving mammals who are easily found on an ecotour in the jungles of Central and South America. I invite you to share any other of your favorite facts about sloths in the comments and we will add them to the list! 1. Sloth are arboreal creatures. If you want to find them look up in the Guarumo...
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