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My Long Distance Love Affair With Burma

Burma (or Myanmar) and I have had a passionate, long-distance love affair since I first set foot in the country in 2005. At the time I was a travel neophyte, but quickly getting a heady dose of the globe while sailing around the world with Semester at Sea. Ours was the first sailing to visit Yangon since the 1997 US embargo and it felt rebellious and a little dangerous to step off that boat and onto the marshy banks of the Irrawaddy River. Men on mopeds wearing long, tube skirts that I didn’t yet know were longyis and drivers of rusted WWII era freight trucks hauling enormous trunks of teak trees pulled over to gaze curiously at the large ship. Our vessel was alone and seemingly out of place at the small antiquated river jetty. Tourism wasn’t happening in Burma at the time. Unlike the ports we had embarked upon previously,...
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The Sweet Smell of Travel: Can You Smell it?

"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." - Rudyard Kipling Floral offerings in IndiaA destination is experienced with all senses, but we have to agree with Mr. Kipling that smell and travel have a particularly strong connection. It’s the sliver of a foreign place that you can always discern, even somewhere completely familiar and mundane; the faintest hint of jasmine in a local floral shop will suddenly conjure strong, vivid memories of balmy nights in Southern India, even if explored long ago. I like to think of it as our mind imprinting a destination by what it notices first, much like baby animals do when they open their eyes; they never forget the first thing that comes into focus. The travel experts at Wildland Adventures share some of their strongest travel/aroma associations: “Upon my first visit to Eastern Africa, I instantly picked up on the smoky aroma...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
In the rain forest it's like you can smell the oxygen. That fresh air combined with the scent of decomposition makes me relax and ... Read More
Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:30
Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great blog post! I always enjoy when a memory from a trip is inspired by a smell.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:07
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New Places We Plan To Go In Far Off Lands

We always have new places we plan to go, great guides we know in far off lands to share with you, and new trips we have in design that we have not yet announced. Often our alumni travelers ask us to design new trips to places they want to go so they can travel there in our more authentic and in-depth Wild style of exploring the world. Or, sometimes we turn our own vacations into Wildland exploratory trips like Jeff Stivers did when he turned a trekking trip into the jungles of Borneo into one of our first new forays in SE Asia as our Untamed Borneo Adventure. We are also often approached by outfitters and guides in far flung places who want to introduce our travelers to their country, family and friends. Indeed, the best thing about what we do is developing new trips through our expanding network of friends...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
You're welcome. We keep exploring and sharing new information about our discoveries and cool places and wonderful people we meet!... Read More
Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:52
Guest — ianjohnson
Thanks for taking time for sharing this post, it was excellent...i found a lot of informative stuff in your post keep it up thank ... Read More
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 15:44
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