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Q & A with Women's Travel Leader Sheri Goodwin

Sheri Goodwin, a women's health and wellness coach, is leading a special women's-only trekking adventure to Machu Picchu in July of 2014.  Based out of Seattle's Greenlake neighborhood, Sheri provides customized personal training, energy healing and wellness therapy geared towards helping women become healthier, look and feel better, regain energy and experience increased confidence. Many of Sheri's clients contact her with a specific goal in mind, such as getting in shape to climb Kilimanjaro, run a marathon or embark on a challenging trek in Peru. We sat down with Sheri to find out what inspires her to lead other women on life-changing adventures around the globe!  1.) What made you want to become a trip leader?  I started my travels working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and helped engage passengers with games of shuffleboard, ping pong, & volleyball tournaments as well as leading trivia nights, karaoke and dance parties! I left that job with enough money to...
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Guest — Hamish Healey
What a great job to have, getting to train and motivate people who want to attempt difficult adventures and improve themselves... Read More
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 07:54
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Trekking to Machu Picchu as a Solo Woman Traveler

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Guest Review from our Machu Picchu Mountain Lodges Trek  “Although hiking in the high altitude caused me to fall behind the main group, trekking up to the high pass on the second day with the additional local escorts/guides was a great experience. On that second day one guide walked with me who later performed a blessing for the group. We didn't have a common language but still communicated. He helped me walk across a ledge and made me feel safe. I so much enjoyed the time with him during the trek telling him my English and Chinese names. His name was Luciano and had such a kind spirit. I really enjoyed the assistant guide, Alfredo’s guidance and support. I didn't realize that the altitude was slowing me down and it put me behind the group. Alfredo coached me on my trekking technique and breathing. He was very encouraging that I was doing...
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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 further....
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Guest — Sherry Howland
Just a quick note to clarify: the "trek up the hill" Art mentions is our KM104, a terrific 4-6 hour hike that basically covers th... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2013 05:09
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A mother and son's graduation adventure in Peru

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"Oh, the zipline WAS intense.  I probably would have bailed had my son not been there.  We are a fiercely competitive family and I NEVER would have heard the end of it! We were thrilled by the hikes and zip line but my husband would have passed out (which is why we left him at home)!" concluded Jennifer Hines upon their return from a mother-son Wildland Adventure to Peru. Joe gets unclipped from the zip line on this mother-son Peru Family Adventure.  Their July trip to Machu Picchu was a family adventure to mark their son's high school graduation and to spend some precious time together on our Peru Family Adventure before their next transitions in life; Joe is headed for college in September and mom and dad are going to be empty nesters. Joseph climbs up the via ferrata fixed climb up the side of the Urubamba Valley. It's wonderful to...
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Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu and the Virgen del Carmen Festival

If you still haven’t made summer travel plans, consider joining me in Peru this July on what is surely a once-in-a-lifetime trip, trekking to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay route and celebrating an authentic Peruvian festival with locals on our Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu + Virgen del Carmen Festival trip.  We only feature this trip once every few years and space is limited to 12 participants.      Beneath the towering snowy peaks of Mt. Salkantay (meaning Savage Mountain in Quechua), we’ll hike along high mountain passes, meet local Quechua communities and engage in traditional customs honoring the spirits of the mountains and descend through the lush, bird and orchid-filled cloud forest to arrive at Machu Picchu.  You’ll carry just a day pack as we trek between comfortable mountain lodges, enjoying gourmet Andean cuisine, delicious wines, relaxing Jacuzzis and camaraderie each evening.  Pack horses accompany our group to carry belongings...
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