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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...
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Hike the Inca Trail With Me!

Hike the Inca Trail during the peak trekking season of April-October, and your experience upon arrival at Machu Picchu may look something like this: Spiritual journey over. Welcome to tourist central, DisneyPicchu! Hike the Inca Trail in December, and you may just have one of those remember-forever moments of solitude at Machu Picchu, where the only object in the way of your perfect shot is a local resident. (Photo credit to Wildland traveler J. Lopinot) In early December, after the majority of the trekking crowd has fallen off for the year, I'll be hiking the Inca Trail and would be excited for you to join me! Our December 5-13, 2013 Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. To sweeten the deal, we are offering a discount of $300 per person which means the following rates for this trip apply: Two travelers: $2995 per person Four travelers: $2650 per person Six or more...
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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...
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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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A Rare Bear Spotted in the North Cascades of Washington State!

On September 27, Wildland Adventures President, Kurt Kutay, captured this glimpse of a rare sub-species of Andean bear in the North Cascades of Washington State pursuing its favorite prey, the little Townsend's Chipmunk.   In his field notes Kutay observes, "I have seen the Andean Spectacled Bear filmed by Wildlife Media for their upcoming motion picture, Bear Trek The Movie, clinging to rocks on steep inclines in the northern Andes of Peru, just like this individual I witnessed on rock formations of the Cascades!" [See BEARTREK Peru Promo ] Image of the Andean Spectacaled Bear in the northern Andes of Peru. Photo courtesy of Wildlife Media in support of the Andean Spectacled Bear Conservation Society Peru. "But to witness this Cascadian sub-species of Andean bear (if that makes any sense to real biologists), clinging to rocks on a precipitous slope going downhill, well, that was just incredible to witness, no less capture on...
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