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The Puzzle of Patagonia Part II: Donde Ir?

Back in August I set out with the best intentions to compile a series of blog posts to share my first-hand knowledge of the vast region known simply as Patagonia and help educate you, dear readers, on where and when to spend your time in this most fabled swath of South America. Between planning custom trips, developing new programs in Brazil and Colombia (coming soon!), embarking on a few jaunts myself and readying for winter relocation to Breckenridge, CO, I got a tad sidetracked. Without further ado, here is part II of our Patagonia Puzzle series, which delves into the highlights of three of the most popular destinations in the region; Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and El Calafate & El Chalten in Argentina, located at opposite ends of Los Glacieres National Park. Two questions that I hear from potential travelers time and again are "What is the difference...
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India Week Goes Social

Here's the low-down friends, tweeters, pinners and bloggers.... Every day during India week (Nov. 12-18), Wildland Adventures will be going social to share information, photos, videos, guests experiences and answer questions in order to provide travelers the background info they crave when planning a trip to India .    In addition, followers and fans will have the opportunity to win prizes from Wildland Adventures throughout the week. Including a photo canvas print from Kurt's trip to India, two books on India and some Wildland gear.  Books up for grabs: India Handbook, 18th & Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Twitter:  To enter to win a travel book on all you need to do is follow us  @WildTravel  and use  #IndiaWeek  to share or retweet our tweets. Just use #IndiaWeek and @Wildtravel in the same tweet. You'll automatically be entered to win, it's that simple!    Facebook:   On the Wildland Facebook page join the conversation...
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5 Reasons to Start Planning a Trip to India

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1. The Tigers   They are big, beautiful and endangered, but travelers can still see  tigers in India  in the wild. There may be as few as 3,200 wild tigers left in existence, with an estimated 3,800 remaining in India. Three tiger subspecies (Bali, Javan and Caspian) have already gone extinct and a fourth (the South China tiger) the next on the brink. Illegal poaching is the primary cause of the tiger's decline, driven by black market demand for tiger skins, bones and organs. The wild tiger once roamed throughout much of Asia. Today, this magnificent cat remains in just 7% of its original habitat. Shrinking tiger habitat is becoming increasingly fragmented due to encroachment by commercial uses and expanding human populations around tiger habitat.   2. There is more to India than the Taj Mahal Everyone goes on  tours to India  for the Taj Mahal but few know about the Chambal River Sanctuary, located nearby....
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Why India? Why Now?

  Why travel to India? Because India is a country beyond adjectives: colorful, vibrant and exciting is not enough to describe this unique country. The variety of experiences you can have here is never-ending. Where else can you find a noble and stunning white marble monument to love, a wild river where you can spot jackals, crocodiles and river dolphins, and tall brick-making chimneys set among colorful mud-walled villages all within a 2-hour drive?   Why India? Because India has an amazing variety of wildlife and its National Parks and reserves are some of its best-kept secrets. Wildland's Tigers and Travels in the north includes several reserves where you have an excellent chance of seeing a tiger, not to mention gazelles, deer, wild dogs, monkeys, lemurs and so many beautiful birds. The south is home to elephant herds as well as wildcats, spotted deer, bison, any number of reptiles and birds,...
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What Makes Costa Rica Unique?

tree-frog-costa-rica Why is Costa Rica so special?
Costa Rica is an extraordinary country located in the Central American Isthmus, therefore the country has functioned as a bridge in the exchange of wildlife species between the continental masses of North and South America. There are very few places on earth that have as much diversity as Costa Rica , especially for the size of the country. Here are 7 reasons why Costa Rica is so exceptional: 1. Biodiversity   One morning in the Corcovado National Park at the Sirena Ranger Station , I observed tapirs (mom and calf), two anteaters, a family of coati, a family of peccaries, a sloth, three species of monkeys, tons of birds, insects, butterflies and the following morning a puma female with her two cubs and that is only the tip of the iceberg! Costa Rica has over 1,000 species of butterflies, over 1,200 varieties of orchids. over 850 species of birds, more than 130 species of...
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