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February 8, 2014 at 10 am - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Patagonia and Beyond: Chile and Argentina Top to Bottom presented by Wildland Adventures South America Program Director Kirsten Gardner.
More about the event:
Patagonia is a vast, wild land stretching from the Antarctic environment of Tierra del Fuego to high Andean mountains and wind-swept Patagonian steppe. Wildland Adventures’ will highlight the wildlife, gaucho culture, and the hiking and trekking opportunities throughout this spectacular region of Chile and Argentina. We’ll review the best ways to explore Patagonia, recommended lodges and eco-camps for hiking in the heart of Torres del Paine, Fitzroy and Los Glaciares National Parks. And beyond Patagonia, in the rest of Chile and Argentina we travel to Iguazu Falls, the Lakes District, the Atacama Desert, wine tasting and exploring Mendoza and Salta of NW Argentina, Easter Island, the great cities...
Whenever traveling abroad, I find a good way to get to know the culture and history of a country is through music. Whenever a significant cultural event takes place somewhere, you can be sure there will be some important music coming out of that time and place from the social commentators in the music world. From the evolution of blues music in the early parts of the 20th century, through the civil rights era of the 60’s, to the modern day, we’ve had musicians all along the way documenting their experiences and leaving us with a sonic history lesson of sorts.
When people think of Brazil in terms of music, bossa nova is usually one of the first things to come to mind. Thanks in large part to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes’ 1962 Grammy award winning “The Girl from Ipanema”, Brazil and bossa nova music are inextricably...
Here's a clip from tonight's PBS show Nature featuring none other than the blue footed boobies. Grab a bottle of bubbly with your lover and watch how they do it in the animal kingdom.
Our friend, Chris Morgan, a bear biologist from Bellingham, WA, the Executive Director of Wildlife Media, is now the "chosen one" by Nat Geo to narrate many PBS and Nat Geo nature programs. He's the new David Attenbourgh of nature films, and he makes this mating display in Galapagos really funny.
In fact, he's not unlike many of our Galapagos tour guides who share their amazing knowledge about natural history and evolution in an informed and entertaining style at a level everyone on a Galapagos tour can learn and enjoy. And this clip is too funny!
For more information about Galapagos voyages see Wildland Adventures Galapagos tours.
Interested in learning more? Contact Sherry Howland, South America...
Sheri Goodwin, a women's health and wellness coach, is leading a special women's-only trekking adventure to Machu Picchu in July of 2014. Based out of Seattle's Greenlake neighborhood, Sheri provides customized personal training, energy healing and wellness therapy geared towards helping women become healthier, look and feel better, regain energy and experience increased confidence. Many of Sheri's clients contact her with a specific goal in mind, such as getting in shape to climb Kilimanjaro, run a marathon or embark on a challenging trek in Peru. We sat down with Sheri to find out what inspires her to lead other women on life-changing adventures around the globe!
1.) What made you want to become a trip leader?
I started my travels working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and helped engage passengers with games of shuffleboard, ping pong, & volleyball tournaments as well as leading trivia nights, karaoke and dance parties! I left that job with enough money...
Hike the Inca Trail during the peak trekking season of April-October, and your experience upon arrival at Machu Picchu may look something like this:
Spiritual journey over. Welcome to tourist central, DisneyPicchu!
Hike the Inca Trail in December, and you may just have one of those remember-forever moments of solitude at Machu Picchu, where the only object in the way of your perfect shot is a local resident. (Photo credit to Wildland traveler J. Lopinot)
In early December, after the majority of the trekking crowd has fallen off for the year, I'll be hiking the Inca Trail and would be excited for you to join me! Our December 5-13, 2013 Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. To sweeten the deal, we are offering a discount of $300 per person which means the following rates for this trip apply:
Two travelers: $2995 per person
Four travelers: $2650 per person