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Taking the family to the Galapagos? Here are a few things to know!

Taking the family to the Galapagos?  Here are a few things to know!
I admit I may be a bit biased, but I believe the Galapagos Islands may be one of the best destinations on Earth for family travel.  They offer the perfect combination of education and fun activities - hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and now even stand-up paddle-boarding on some vessels!  We work with yachts offering a range of family-friendly cabin configurations, and naturalist guides who are experts at not only imparting great information but also bringing all the kids onboard together in activities, promoting connections and friendships.  What are other differences in Family Departures that set them apart from regular Galapagos voyages?   The yachts with designated Family Departures will accept younger kids on those special dates.  For example, the Eric or Letty normally set a cut-off age of 12 years on regular sailings, but if you choose a Family Departure, the minimum age can drop to 5 years. Another favorite Family Departure...
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Traveler's Against Plastic in Action

Traveler's Against Plastic in Action
Wildland is a proud supporter and co-founder of Traveler's Against Plastic (TAP), a non-profit initiative encouraging travelers to bring a reusable water bottle when they travel. Millions of water bottles get discarded all around the world each year, and as travelers we have the responsibility to protect and conserve the amazing destinations we visit. Parker Mason, an intrepid Wildland traveler, just returned from abroad and relayed the following to us: "I really want to commend you guys on your support of the Travelers Against Plastic campaign. I'm only sorry it's not a better photo, because this scene was disturbing and all too common. It shows one of the things I will always remember and it's not very nice. We bought a Steri-Pen. It worked fine. After seeing scenes like this, we were much better about using it and certainly better about watching what happened to plastic water bottles. And I pledge...
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I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous!

I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous!
This family of four just returned from a week-long trip to the Andean highlands and was blown away by Peru’s beauty. “We had an amazing time. We all loved Peru and said it's the best family trip we've had. Everything was incredible. I had wanted to go to Machu Picchu and I was celebrating a big birthday this year. Several friends had used Wildland and had excellent trips and so we decided to plan something with you for Peru. Peru was easy to get to and allowed us to do a short enough trip to schedule with my adult children. I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous. It was an eye opener. We enjoyed everything. Machu Picchu was magical. Lima was probably our least favorite place, however, our guide did a great job of making the city feel smaller and more special. It was the perfect amount of time for...
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Three Cabins Remain - Galapagos Holiday Cruise

Three Cabins Remain - Galapagos Holiday Cruise
Want to give your family a holiday gift they’ll never forget? How about fresh mangoes still warm from the equatorial sun, and the chance to make new friends with penguins, seals and giant tortoises? Close your eyes and picture your best holiday ever…instead of opening gifts under the tree, on Christmas morning you will be embarking on your Wild cruise aboard the twin yachts Eric or Letty on our 10-day Galapagos Holiday Cruise. Imagine your family communing with their new friends while exploring remote, rugged islands by kayak, on foot, Zodiac or with a snorkel. Your dream is within reach! We have only three beautiful cabins left for our December 23-January 1 departure. Space during the holidays is extremely limited and will go fast so contact me today.  Feeling spontaneous and want to save $800 per person?  We have a few spaces available for our July 7 – 16 departure of our Galapagos Adventure Cruise aboard the luxurious Athala catamaran. Kick...
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Focus on TCT: Jhai Coffee House, Laos

Focus on TCT: Jhai Coffee House, Laos
One thing I love about working in the adventure travel industry is the small world experiences that seem to happen across the globe. Jhai Coffee is one such example and we're proud to support this philanthropic coffee house in Southern Laos as one of our Traveler's Conservation Trust projects.  Tyson Adams, the founder of Jhai Coffee, grew up in Ephrata, WA. After graduating he worked in Laos at a non-profit where he fell in love with the country and saw an opportunity to create change at the Boliven Plateau in Southern Laos. He returned three years ago and started Jhai Coffee, the world's first philanthropic coffee roaster located at the source. In just three years Jhai has built 15 clean water wells in the surrounding villages, educated hundreds of children on proper hygeine, and brought Laos coffee to international market.  Coffee is the lifeblood of the Boliven Plateau. This region of Laos is...
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