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Family Travel Dreams

My family may be a bit unusual for instead of sweet nothings, my son whispers his travel dreams in my ear. The other day he whispered “Egypt”, “Denmark”, "India". I looked at him quizzically. He explained these are countries he wants to visit. Naturally I was curious as to why these disparate places particularly and I learned the answers: Egypt due to a series of fiction books he is reading by Ric Riordan starting with “The Red Pyramid” , Denmark to make a pilgrimage to Lego headquarters, and India because his mom plans trips there. I enjoy introducing my favorite destinations to Benjamin, so I have recruited him to help me lead our  Escorted South India Family Adventure  in April 2014. Come join us! We will be hiking in coffee-covered hills, searching for elephants in a nature reserve, floating on peaceful rivers, looking up at 57-foot statue of a Jain Lord...
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Nicaragua Family Vacations

“Nicaragua was exactly what I dreamed it would be - off the beaten path but very comfortable. Julio was one of the best tour guides we've ever experienced. He was intelligent and knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be around. I would recommend him to anyone! One of the reasons we wanted to visit Nicaragua was that it isn't yet Americanized (no Starbucks or McDonalds!). We felt comfortable wandering around the towns at night. At no time did we fear for our safety. If you don't mind giving up a few modern conveniences, this is a trip well worth taking.”  Beth Pollock and family (parents and two daughters 15 and 18) "Our accommodations were absolutely wonderful. Quite and serene. We could not have had better guides. Julio Flores was knowledgeable, fun and always on time. He was also flexible and the drivers were terrific. Definitely the way to go for the 4...
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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...
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New Adventures in Central America

    As Wildland Adventures Central America program director I'm excited to share what's new in our lineup for Central America this year. Take a look at where and why we added a few amazing trips for 2013. Costa Rica The Osa Peninsula Wildland Adventure is a pretty new and unique Costa Rica Vacation  that focuses on the southern Pacific coast. We cover the Northern area of the Park (Drake Bay and San Pedrillo Station), the Central area (Sirena Station which is the heart of the National Park) and the Southern part of the National Park (Salsipuedes, La Leona, Carate) and of course time to explore the Lapa Rios private rainforest reserve. I personally don’t know of any company that offers a trip involving 3 of the main stations of the Corcovado National Park from an upscale point of view but also with an option to stay a night or two longer at the Sirena station...
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12 Miles of Paradise

Guest Author Brad Nahill I’ve done a lot of jungle hiking but never at night and never at this pace. We moved quickly through the rainforest, hurrying to the beach at the end of the trail, in the hopes of arriving in time to put a satellite transmitter on a black turtle currently on the beach. The rumble of far-off thunder faded into the sound of crashing waves as we crested a hill near the end of the trail. Our destination was Brasilon Beach, within the La Flor Wildlife Refuge in the southwestern corner of Nicaragua . This beach is one of several turtle nesting beaches along this stretch of coast protected by Paso Pacifico , an innovative young conservation organization. Paso Pacifico focuses on protecting the “Paso del Istmo”, an incredibly beautiful 12-mile stretch of land between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean. I had arrived to this incredible corner of Nicaragua...
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