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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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Culinary Colombia

Culinary Colombia
  Sorting coffee at San Alberta My first encounter with the flavors of Colombia occurred in Buenos Aires last April while wandering the streets surrounding the San Telmo market. Guiding trips is hard work and after close to three weeks on the road leading a group of Wildland travelers on our Hikers Patagonia Anniversary Adventure, I was famished and on a personal mission to eat every empanada I could get my hands on. Fortunately they were in no short supply that Sunday with countless people selling the steaming, savory pockets of beef, chicken and potato mixtures from grocery carts on the street. Out of the fifteen or so I consumed, the one that stood out was the ‘Colombian style’ empanada which had a fried cornmeal crust and came with a little cup of spicy sauce that I came to know as aji picante. I stood there in the market crowd, relishing...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
Sometimes is just that one special ingrediant like the dried guascas (Colombian herb) that is what makes a recipe made at home tas... Read More
Monday, 22 October 2012 09:17
Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Oh man this looks delicious Kirsten! thanks for sharing this recipe from your travels!!!!
Monday, 22 October 2012 09:11
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Welcome to Colombia! First Impressions from Bogota

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It’s a sunny Sunday morning and I set out from my hotel early, armed with camera and coffee to enjoy a little independent wandering before scheduled meetings take over in the afternoon.  Within a few minutes I hit a major city thruway, but instead of vehicle traffic I encounter cyclists of all shapes and ages and scores of determined joggers, all making their way down Carrera Siete.  The aroma of grilled arepas, the occasional shout of a street vendor and strains of salsa or vallenato music float through the air. Remove the distinctly Latin character of the surrounding sounds and smells and this scene could be a typical Sunday in any modern metropolitan anywhere in the world, from Melbourne to Chicago.  Only, perhaps surprisingly, this is Bogota, where major roads are closed each Sunday to create several miles of pedestrian and biker thruways from one end of the city to the other,...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great stuff Kirsten! I am pretty jealous you got to go to Columbia, looks like it was an amazing time.
Thursday, 15 November 2012 01:25
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