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September 10: Connecting South America: Chile, Argentina & Antarctica

September 10: Connecting South America: Chile, Argentina & Antarctica
September 10th @ 1 PM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Connecting South America: Chile, Argentina & Antarctica presented by Wildland Adventures South America Directors, Gretchen Traut & Sherry Howland. This ultimate introduction how to create a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of southern South America and Antarctica. More about the event: Are you dreaming of an adventure in South America but can't decide which country to visit? Why not combine two or three countries and maximize your holiday time? New connecting flights on the continent's national carriers make it easier than ever to bounce from one capital city to the next, allowing you to combine iconic "bucket list" trips such as exploring both the Chile and Argentina side of Patagonia, then set off from the continent’s tip on a voyage to Antarctica! Join South America experts, Gretchen Traut and Sherry Howland, for...
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October 8: Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala

October 8: Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala
October 8th @ 1 PM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala presented by Wildland Adventures President, Kurt Kutay. Kurt will be sharing his 30 years of travel experience to help you plan a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Belize and Guatemala. More About the Event: The "Mundo Maya" of Belize and Guatemala is a land of discovery and adventure in an exciting milieu of natural and cultural environments. Wildland Adventures' President, Kurt Kutay, will take you on a journey through the Maya heartland among highland native villages to spectacular archeological sites like Tikal and other ancient ruins still buried in the jungle. Apart from the archeological wonders and the variety and vitality of the contemporary indigenous communities, the physical beauty of the landscape is stunning. Travel through a verdant landscape of rainforests, cloud...
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October 15: Explore Wild Sri Lanka

October 15: Explore Wild Sri Lanka
October 15th @ 10 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Exploring Wild Sri Lanka presented by Wildland Adventures Asia specialist, Pam Perry. Pam will share her personal experience from Sri Lanka and an introduction how to create a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Sri Lanka. More About the Event When Marco Polo first visited Sri Lanka in 1271 he declared it to be, “the finest island of its size in all the world.” With its lush jungles, abundant wildlife, endless sandy beaches, and world famous spice and tea plantations, Sri Lanka is truly the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Its diminutive size is actually its greatest asset; there is so much in so little. It’s easy to travel to an incredibly vast assortment of captivating activities. For sand and surf, Sri Lanka has over twenty dazzling white beaches and the opportunity to go whale watching, scuba diving, surf or...
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How to Train Last Minute for a Big Adventure

How to Train Last Minute for a Big Adventure
Several months ago my co-workers and I decided to climb Washington's tallest peak, Mt. Rainier, which stands at 14,416'. Our goal was to use this climb to fundraise to bring solar power to five schools in Nepal that were devastated by the 2015 earthquake. I'm a very active person and have climbed some tall peaks, but climbing Mt. Rainier was by far my biggest objective to date. On top of that, my fellow co-workers are incredible athletes with a lot more experience in mountaineering and I wanted to make sure I could compete. My goal was to keep up my normal routine, and then train hard for the last two months before the climb. Unfortunately, I just didn't have extra time to start my training in June, so when July 1st came around, I knew I had to step up my game . Here is an outline of the five steps...
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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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