I Have an Obsession With Ecuador

I Have an Obsession With Ecuador
Tiny Ecuador, no larger than the state of Nevada has it all! Think of it divided into 4 distinct north/south bands: The lush rainforest and indigenous cultures of the jungle in the Oriente (east) The Andean spine is the seat of the capital city of Quito, the world-famous Otavalo Indian market, and elegant 300+ year old Spanish haciendas, reborn as boutique hotels. The western slope of the Andes is shrouded in cloud forests and cascading waterfalls, lush habitat for wild orchids and hundreds of exotic bird species. And 600 miles off shore, the Galapagos Islands continue to evolve, to educate mankind in evolution, and the sheer, stark beauty of Mother Nature at work. As Wildland Adventures Galapagos Program Director I love the fact that I not only plan trips, but I am directly involved in projects that affect positive change in our destinations. Wildland Adventures was a founding corporate member...
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I just discovered “Tincho” from Argentina.

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“New Age” from Argentina was recently displayed at my local grocery wine department as the latest rage in Argentina. Since Anne and I are leading our upcoming Wines and Adventures in Argentina trip with our friends from Arista Wine Cellars in Edmonds, WA, I figure we better get in the know. Turns out, it’s been around Argentina for while now, and especially popular in a hot day in sophisticated Buenos Aires. Now is seems to becoming all the rage in the US. I can see why… The profile description under the bottle written by the wine steward read that it’s best as a refreshing drink in summer (which is happening right now in Argentina) over ice with lime or lemon. I rushed home to give it a taste. Wow! It’s a Sauvignon Blanc (50 percent) and Malvasia (50 percent) from Mendoza, Argentina. New Age is very light-bodied, but utterly crisp...
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New Bedouin Trek to Petra

New Bedouin Trek to Petra
Are you looking for something completely new? Do you feel yourself slipping into a “been there/done that” funk? I have the cure! My name is Sherry Howland and I am the Jordan program director for Wildland Adventures and I'm here to tell you that our new  Bedouin Trek to Petra is a one-of-a-kind adventure you won't just find on every travel site. In fact, you will find it with Wildland Adventures alone. Pioneered by Yamaan Safady , one of Jordan’s most respected adventure guides, the Bedouin Trek to Petra was created by Yamaan after months spent living with the Bedouin tribes in the remote interior of Jordan, tracing their timeless nomadic routes and establishing the best campsites along the way.     Sherry and Yamaan share a laugh, one of many, trekking for 5 days into the back side of Petra  through the desert, mountains and wadis (canyons) of Jordan. ...
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New Places We Plan To Go In Far Off Lands

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...
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South Africa Honeymoon Safari

South Africa Honeymoon Safari
  Any romantics out there? This past year I married the love of my life, but I proposed to her on a safari in South Africa last year. I couldn't have dreamed that I would have gotten such an extraordinary chance to propose to the woman I love in such an amazing place and it certainly did not hurt that we were treated like royalty at the  Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge . I was able to work with the lodge and guides to organize a walk to the top of a beautiful hilltop just as the sun was setting before getting back in our safari vehicle where we quickly came across an incredibly rare sighting- 2 leopards mating. An unbelievably magical and romantic experience that we will forever cherish.     Africa has always been close to my heart having spent so much of my young life studying and working...
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