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Traveling with a guide The importance of traveling with a guide
The travel industry as a whole is always marketing "cultural" experiences but what does that really mean? Typically, and sadly enough, that usually means just visiting a cultural spot with no opportunity to connect in a meaningful way and with just a short glimpse into the lives of a handful of people. If you really want to...
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10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier

10 Reasons Why You Can and Should Climb Kilimanjaro versus Mount Rainier
A volcano is a volcano right? WRONG! Kilimanjaro is quite a different mountain than Mount Rainier. Here are 10 reasons why you can and should climb Kilimanjaro with Wildland Adventures instead of Mount Rainier on your own: 10) Climbing Kilmanjaro is non-technical – Kili requires no technical climbing gear. Warm clothes, a good sleeping bag and pad and a sturdy pair of hiking or mountaineering boots are as technical as it gets. Contrast that with Rainier where you’ll need ropes, harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axes and full set of mountaineering skills and training including glacier travel and crevasse rescue. If that doesn’t convince you, the oldest person to climb Kili was 84. A regular exercise routine and time spent hiking uphill are all that you’ll need to do to get in shape for Kili. 9) Kili is in a spectacular setting – Kili is surrounded by some of the greatest places...
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I wish my biology professors had Onik's wide-ranging knowledge

I wish my biology professors had Onik's wide-ranging knowledge
Doug and Peggy just returned from a trip to Costa Rica in the middle of the dry season and had an incredible time, they especially loved their guide. This active couple traveled with their friends Allan and Terry visiting different areas of the country including the North, Central and South areas of the Osa Peninsula (one of my favorite places in Costa Rica) and shared some memorable pictures of the abundant wildlife they encountered along the way which was one of their main targets on this trip.   "Hi Grettel.  Fabulous trip!!   The communication with you was excellent. You tailored the trip to our goals providing answers to our questions quickly. Everything was well delineated prior to our departure.  The places we enjoyed the most were La Paloma, Lapa Rios, and Arenal Observatory Lodge.  They were all excellent. The accommodations were great and the locations were in the heart of incredible biodiversity....
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Wildland Does South America Better Than Anyone!

Wildland Does South America Better Than Anyone!
This 3-time alumni family just returned from a holiday adventure to Chile and Argentina, doing a custom Best of Patagonia  trip visitng: Atacama, Valparaiso, Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Buenos Aires.  Continue reading as they share their incredible experience:   "This was another outstanding Wildland trip! We have traveled with Wildland 3 times before and have loved the trips. We believe you all do South America better than anyone! We were incredibly grateful for all of Gretchen's help in planning this trip and her patience in helping with the changes and questions along the way. We were especially grateful and impressed with how Gretchen and others helped us when our daughter missed her connection. The Delta agents kept telling her not to go to Santiago because of the strike but she left anyway and we kept our fingers crossed that it would work. Thanks to all of you, she...
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Meet Your Guides: Luis at Explora Atacama

Meet Your Guides: Luis at Explora Atacama
As the year comes to a close, I wanted to take the time to highlight some of the key players in Wildland Adventures’ travel experience: our guides! This year, I had the chance to be out in the field with several of our amazing guides: Joao and Abadias in the Brazilian Amazon, Bira in Salvador, Tiago in Chapada Diamantia, Everaldo in Rio de Janeiro, Cata and Nicole in Torres del Paine, Chile and Oscar and Luis in Atacama, Chile. One of my favorite memories, while out in the field this past year, was hiking up Lascar Volcano with our guide Luis in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Luis has made a strong reputation for himself amongst Wildland travelers for his expert knowledge of astronomy while entertaining guests during his informative lectures about the night skies at the Explora Atacama observatory in addition to his intricate knowledge of the unique flora, fauna...
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