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Takeaways From The Galapagos

Takeaways From The Galapagos
Guest review from Val B, a grandma traveling with her daughter and two grandkids to the Galapagos. First off, Wildland Adventures provided excellent materials and prep work for our Galapagos Family Adventure. All crew on the ship (Flamingo I) were excellent. They worked for us, but seemingly enjoyed each other, too. Which makes for a great team spirit and enthusiasm that could be "felt" by all. Our Naturalist guides, Gabby and Karina were exceptionally knowledgeable, and nice. There wasn't one question they couldn't answer fully. At the end, it was like we were "family" --- I've been on a lot of tours (Africa, China, Peru, Antarctica) and NEVER had such a great experience with trip leaders. Our local (Quito) guide, Marya, was super nice, friendly, and took us to really fun places. And, I LOVED that Karina made a cd of her photos and video for each of us. Plus the...
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Multigenerational Family Travel

Multigenerational Travel: Going Wild With The Whole Gang   After planning far flung family adventure vacations for the past 25 years, we’re having great fun these days planning trips for large family groups including many of you who traveled with us when your children were younger and are now hosting trips for your extended family including grandkids in tow! This growth in multigenerational travel at Wildland Adventures hasn’t really changed much in our modus operandi because it is essentially an extension of the family adventures that we have specialized and expanded upon for a generation. Our own family travel life experience follows the development of the Wildland Adventures family travel program. Five years after our son was born in 1989 we started designing family adventures and invited other like-minded families with young kids like ours to join us. First we designed our Costa Rica family adventures; next we designed Panama and Belize family...
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Guest — Blake Levi
These places are perfect for luxury family vacations. Thanks for posting. I hope to see more pictures of places here.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 15:56
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My Love Of Travel and Traveling With My Love

At the risk of getting mocked by my own staff, I'll admit it here and now: I got wildly inspired to share my world of adventure travel from Robert Redford's character as Denys Finch Hatton in the 1985 movie Out of Africa. When Denys takes Karen Blixen up in the biplane to fly over the African savanna and out on safari in Kenya I knew that's what I wanted to do when I found the love of my life: to share my spirit for adventure and love of wild places. So, after I started Wildland Adventures one year after the movie was released and met Anne one year after that, I had my "Finch Hatton moment"  to plan my own wild honeymoon adventure. Women swoon over this scene when Fitch Hatton shampoos Karen's hair in camp. Guys, we can help you create these kinds of moments that will put your love on cloud...
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Guest — Nicole Russo
You two are an inspiration! I love your story and how much you two still explore in life together. Well written, Kurt and congra... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2013 01:23
Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great blog Kurt! It is quite extraordinary all the amazing things you've done with and for Anne over the years, I can learn A LOT ... Read More
Friday, 08 February 2013 06:30
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Catering to Boomer Travelers, Part II

In my initial response, Catering to Boomer Travelers Part I, from a query I received by a Wall Street Journal writer asking us how boomer travelers ages 50 plus can live an interesting life into their senior years I replied, "Travel, of course!!"She also asked me what kinds of trips we offer and some revealing characteristics that distinguish our adventure travel company from others. This is how I replied to her:Spirit of Adventure: Wildland Adventures are physical, intellectual and spiritual adventures versus a physically risky or arduous challenge. The real adventure comes from new insights, experiencing the awe found in nature, encounters with local cultures, and the excitement of personal discovery that we strive to build into every itinerary and encourage in the spirit of every traveler. We know that creating indelible bonds, breaking down barriers that separate and divide, and facilitating situations where travelers can feel part of a local community or family...
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Guest — Jon Killpack
Great stuff Kurt. Love the emphasis on local interaction breaking down walls, and the idea of learning from one another. Keep it u... Read More
Friday, 18 January 2013 14:40
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