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Guest Travel Blogs Gone Wild!

Guest Travel Blogs Gone Wild!
After returning from traveling 35 days in Africa from Cape Town to Zambia , I just read through all the Wildland blogs posted in the past month by our staff and WOW, what a gold mine of heart-felt appreciation from our guest reviews, and expert information from our destination program directors!   We've been calling on our travelers to share their experiences more and now there  are so many informative, inspiring, insightful blog entries. Especially when read all together as I just did they are a wonderful reflection of what ' The Wild Style ' is all about in terms of custom itineraries, flexible schedules, exceptional guides, meaningful personal experiences, special activities, and lots of great food, wine and fun. Charlie and Muki shared why they chose Wildland among the many trips and companies they compared:   “We chose this itinerary after we looked at multiple Patagonia itineraries from different companies....
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Why visit Cape Town with a guide?

Why visit Cape Town with a guide?
We asked our Cape Town guide  Doug Thompson , pictured here with his wife Sarah, to tell us why Cape Town, and why Cape Town with a guide. Why Cape Town ? Cape Town is the perfect gateway to Southern Africa. It's a gentle landing for those travelers who are on their first adventure to Africa. Many guests are surprised at its cosmopolitan feel , its vibrancy and the Mediterranean atmosphere. It is unmistakably Africa, but for those heading into 'darkest' Africa on safari , it offers a colorful arrival that often takes ones' breath away. Cape Town has the variety of settings that few other cities offer. Within a radius of 40 minutes drive, one can experience spectacular coastline, majestic mountains, semi-arid ecozones, and the beautiful winelands. As far as cities go ( 4.5 million people) , we can get out of the city onto the beach, into the forest,...
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Having a wonderful time and tomorrow is Machu Picchu!

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Message we received today from a Wildland traveler: We are having a wonderful time. Your guides have been fantastic! Delia (SP) is working on her MS in archeology - a rare find in a guide. She was so informed and is a true expert. The choice of sights that we visited were perfect. The largo private collection was unbelievable. And the cathedrals and monastery visits were very different - we enjoyed the entire morning. The afternoon was spent going to hike and to dinner and supper. Today's flight to Cuzco was easy and most of us are handling the altitude fairly easily. Harry - our guide now - is great. He took us for a warm up hike today on our way from Cuzco after lunch. I think he was testing out the old folks to see how much he could push us. We kept pushing him to go a little...
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Antarctica - The Trip of a Lifetime

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Wildland traveler Keiko Pitter recently returned from the White Continent, which she explored as a single traveler on our Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula trip aboard the 92-passenger expedition ship Sergey Vavilov .  Keiko has traveled extensively around the world but called this Antarctica cruise the 'trip of a lifetime' and returned to us with a wonderful report of the experience, plus tips for travelers considering this trip in the future.  So if Antarctica is on your radar, either for the near future or a distant dream, keep reading for first-hand advice!   Why did you choose this trip over other trips to Antarctica? I've wanted to travel to Antarctica for quite some time, but just did not have the time. I had always heard that going to Antarctica without going to South Georgia and Falklands was a mistake, so now that I'm retired this was the perfect trip! I...
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Wild Love: A True Story

Wild Love: A True Story
"They say that in order for a marriage to last a long time you have to fall in love over and over again."   That's exactly what we did on our last trip with Wildland Adventures when we planned to travel to Peru . As you can see, my husband John is a professional photographer. As a result, I can never, ever get a hug on vacation without some serious rib bruising! HA! So if I want a hug, I just hug his back. Keeping humor in a marriage helps too! Despite seeing numerous pictures of Machu Picchu, we were blown away.  Stunning.  We were very happy that we added an extra day to be together in the Sacred Valley – amazing.  When we were on the Peru Amazon adventure we were all on a constant lookout for jaguar. Fiorella , our guide, and I were sitting in the back of the canoe...
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