An Amazing & Incredible Experience: Guest Review from Bhutan

An Amazing & Incredible Experience: Guest Review from Bhutan
​Seon and Ki Kang first traveled with us to Sri Lanka in 2015 (read about their trip here: Sri Lanka: A Review and an Unveiling ). Their passion for spirituality, vibrant cultures, good food, and immersive local experiences inspired them to explore India and Bhutan on their next trip. They journeyed both countries in depth so this post will be...
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Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review

Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review
A three generation family of intrepid travelers recently returned from an unforgettable trip to Bhutan with nothing but glowing reviews for the land of the thunderdragon. Sabra, Hawkins, and Indigo are an active family who were looking to travel to Bhutan to experience the culture of this remote mountain kingdom, go hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas, and immerse themselves in Buddhism. They found all this and more as you can see from their comments below: Please comment on the enthusiasm, professionalism, or other qualities of your local guides: Sherab Zangmo - who my son named "Sherif" the first day - was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgable, full of interesting information, always enthusiastic, made adjustments according to our needs, took great care of us - no words can express our gratitude for her. We loved her and highly recommend her! Superb. Our guide and driver became like family....
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Sue and Carmi Explore China

Sue and Carmi Explore China
Three-time Wildland alums Sue and Carmi came to us last year asking, "what about China?" What about China indeed! Even though China isn't listed on our website, Asia PD Kelsey had spent time traveling in China and was excited to design an itinerary in the land of dragons and emperors.  Sue and Carmi explored an impressive variety of what China has to offer from the Great Wall to Tiger Leaping Gorge to the Terracotta Warriors to riding the rails through the Chinese countryside. Their 3 week trip took them from the capitol city iof Beijing all the way to the Southern metropolis of Shanghai in an adventurous loop. Enough from me, I'll let Sue and Carmi do the talking. Here's a little more from their trip report: What were the main reasons you chose this itinerary? We have never traveled in Asia, and thought that it would be amazing to...
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Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town

Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town
Sure, Prince George is adorable but the 6 month old prince of Bhutan is giving him a run for cutest royal toddler. Look at that smile and check out those dimples on Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck! King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King, featured cute photos of his 6-month-old son for the royal family's official calendar for the month of September. "Our September calendar is a treat, featuring these adorable images of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, as photographed by His Majesty The King," the organization wrote alongside a link to download the desktop calendar. "It is a joy to see our little Prince growing up so quickly, and touching to see him already begin to carry out Royal Duties." The proud father, who became the King of Bhutan in 2006 after his father abdicated the throne to allow his son to rule, tied...
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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...
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