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What is the TAP challenge? Well let me first explain what TAP is, TAP stands for Travelers Against Plastic. A non-profit that encourages travelers and tour operators to travel more sustainably by simply traveling with a reusable water bottle. Wildland Adventures is a co-founder of TAP and a strong believer in creating sustainable travel options that leave little or no impact on the destinations we visit. As travelers we have a global responsibility to protect the people, places and cultures we visit. There are thousands of ways we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle, but it all starts with the right habits. One simple way to start is by always using a reusable bottle, when you travel and while at home. It just makes sense! I think in just a couple of years people are going to look back and wonder what the heck were we thinking wasting all...

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  Earth Day is a great reminder of all the gifts nature offers us and how we must strive for minimum impact in the sacred lands we visit.  Sometimes it the most direct solution is the best! Here are a few, simple, eco-friendly ideas to consider when traveling to celebrate and give back to our amazing planet. Plant a tree! You've heard it before, but what more direct way to help the cause. This is something that can be easily done at any of the ecolodges you stay during our trips and I’ll be happy to coordinate it for you.  Learn about the culture, the environment and how to protect them.  Read about the destination you are choosing to visit, take a sustainability tour at any of your ecolodges, learn about local endangered species.  Then, get closer to the local culture by participating on community activities and donating school supplies at very low-income...

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  Travel to Nicaragua and enter the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes: a place where local guides will help you discover this region’s grand Spanish colonial heritage, quaint rural villages, friendly native peoples and lush landscapes. Despite its tumultuous political history, the people of Nicaragua have a lasting commitment to peace and prosperity – something they openly share with our travelers, especially families. Nicaragua is also the perfect place to get in touch with your inner-explorer: discover the colorful architecture (and history!) of Leon and Granada, hike one of Nicaragua’s 40 volcanoes, kayak along the shoreline of the largest freshwater lake in the Americas or join one of our naturalist guides to search for monkeys, birds and other wildlife in the rainforests and cloud forests. Why travel with Wildland Adventures to Nicaragua? The Guides: We work with the best guides in Nicaragua, young enthusiastic professional bilingual guides who are very...

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  We here at Wildland Adventures feel traveling is a privilege and that travelers have the responsibility to be good global citizens when they travel. With that said here are some tips from our staff on how to be a good traveler. Go with the flow - Turn every delay or deviation into an opportunity; bonding with locals over a long delayed flight in Argentina could result in an invitation to share dinner and drinks at a friend’s house later or a political demonstration blocking the path of a pre-arranged city tour can provide valuable insight into the socio-economic issues present within a country that aren’t addressed in a guide book. Try everything once - Almost seven years ago I (Kirsten Gardner) sat in a tiny, smoky hut in a remote Burmese village and watched three women chop apart a chicken, tossing bones, skin, entrails, feathers and all into a bubbling...

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Our first Argentina wine tour tasting was one of the most informed enoteca experiences I've ever had. We started at the Bonfanti family vineyard walking through the vines with Alejandro Bonfandi, one of two sons who own and operate their estate winery. Roberto, their father, manages the vineyard; Sebastian, one of the sons is the winemaker; and Alejandro runs the business side. Familia Bonfanti is a boutique micro-winery located in the Lujan de Cuyo in the upper Mendoza Valley. The estate dates back to 1915 when their Italian grandfather planted the first vineyard to Malbec and in 2005 they completed their state of the art micro winery.  Situated on a beautiful property olive trees are intermingled in the vineyards, colorful red roses bloom at the end of trellised vines with views of the Andes in the stunning blue sky on the horizon.  We're ready to help harvest grapes on our Argentina wine tour...
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