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New Lower Prices on Greece Family Adventure

New Lower Prices on Greece Family Adventure
Good news for families interested in planning an adventure in Europe this year: prices went down on our popular Greece Family Adventure in the Peloponnese & Cyclades by over $3,500 for a family of four. Bad news for the Euro, but good news for US travelers! Greece is a haven for families seeking to immerse themselves in ancient history, blue waters, sporty adventures and delicious cuisine. Besides watching their world history come alive at sites such as the Parthenon and Delphi, kids will enjoy racing up to hill-top temples to imagine epic battles, or playing soccer with local children in the streets of a small village. Parents will appreciate the crystal blue Mediterranean waters, meeting local shepherds, walking on ancient footpaths and the comfortable hotels included in the itinerary.  Families come to Greece for the opportunity to see historic temples up close and taste the delicious cuisine, but on your return...
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Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 1)

Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 1)
Vibrant sunsets, pastel sunrises, crystal clear waters, scuba diving, caving, country cycling, wildlife spotting and a real taste of the Pantaneiro (Brazilian cowboy) way of life: welcome to Brazil’s Wild West. Last month, I had the extraordinary opportunity to explore Mato Grosso do Sul on the Adventure Travel and Trade Association’s Adventure Week in Brazil. In ten days we covered two spectacular areas brimming with adventure, unique landscapes, quaint colonial towns, rustic ranches, charismatic people and the most tantalizing food! Our journey began in Corumba, a charming frontier town in the South Pantanal, seated on the mighty Paraguay River. The Pantanal, the largest continuous wetland on the planet, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, is South America's primary wildlife sanctuary. With a total area of approximately 58,000 square miles, the Pantanal marks the heart of the South American continent and brings together several diverse regions: the Amazon rainforest,...
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Don't wait for a travel companion. Going solo may be the best!

Don't wait for a travel companion.  Going solo may be the best!
One of my favorite aspects of my position as a Program Director at Wildland Adventures is receiving post-trip emails from happy travelers!  Whether they use words like "transformed by..." or something as truly remarkable as "My doctor says she is going to start prescribing the Galapagos Islands for her patients with high blood pressure....mine came way down!" it's a gift to know we positively affect our travelers' lives.  I absolutely LOVE to read evaluations from solo women travelers, people who initiated our conversations reticent about taking on a big trip as a single traveler, but didn't want to wait for someone else to join her.  This was the case with a recent traveler to Ecuador and the Galapagos, Joanne Pires, who had called me to plan a post-birthday celebration.  A bubbling-over evaluation included this gem of a passage:   Joanne P in the Galapagos "Sherry, this truly was a wonderful trip.  Thank you...
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Advice for Traveling to Morocco, from a Wild Alum

Advice for Traveling to Morocco, from a Wild Alum
Three-time Wildland Adventures alumni Tom & Patti Saunders recently returned from a 13-day exploration of Morocco that roamed from the medinas of Fez and Marrakech to the serene oceanside town of Essouira to the oases and kasbahs of the Skoura Valley to the windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi They even emailed us in the midst of their journey to share their happiness: “For now, just a quick email to thank you. This trip has truly been amazing. We've just arrived in Marrakech and I have to let you know that the accommodations, choice of route, guides, our exceptional driver Kamal, our camel in the Sahara, the Atlas Mountains experience, and every day of this tour, could not have been better. What an experience. Enchanting!” Descriptions don’t do Morocco justice but the Saunders’ comments about traveling there should be inspiration for everyone. Here’s some more, in their own words:  What were the main...
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Signing Off the Season in Patagonia

Signing Off the Season in Patagonia
As Patagonia’s trekking season comes to a close this year, Wildland Adventurers alumni Lynn and Lawrence, report back in after spending the final days of their trip to Patagonia in the Fitz Roy area of Argentine Patagonia.   Lynn enthusiastically recounts, “We absolutely adored the trip and we LOVED the trekking! We know that many people are weary about traveling to Patagonia at the very end and beginning of the season, but it was perfect- there were hardly any tourists and mostly locals, who were eager to interact with us and make suggestions of local hot spots in El Chalten; the restaurants in this town are great! Our guide, Shaun, was wonderful! We are very active and got to cover 26 miles in two days around Los Glaciares National Park. Our drivers in and out of El Chalten were also great and made everything easy and we loved our hotel.” This ambitious couple also...
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