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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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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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5 Great Adventures for Mom

5 Great Adventures for Mom

Show Mom the world!

In the spirit of Mother's Day, we wanted to share 5 trips that we know Moms everywhere will love. Whether traveling with or without the family, here's some inspiration to get out and see the world.

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Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 1: East Africa

Where to go on Safari in Africa Part 1: East Africa
Africa is HUGE! How huge? You could stuff the USA, Mexico, Peru, China, and India inside its borders and still have room for Japan, New Zealand, Nepal, Bangladesh and ALL of Europe with room to spare!! The continent is vast and varied, to say the least. Deciding where to go in Africa is your first decision when planning your safari. Each destination offers an experience that is unique and awe-inspiring; whether you travel to Eastern Africa or Southern Africa the wildlife will astound you. On a Wildland Adventures African safari, your most memorable and meaningful experiences will be among the people you meet, our exceptional guides and the indigenous people. Africa Program Director, Chris Moriarty, has spent years exploring the continent and can help you decide what will be best for you. This blog begins my three part series on where to go on safari in Africa and for this one...
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