5 Things You Can't Leave Home Without

5 Things You Can't Leave Home Without
Here at Wildland we don't just love travel: we live, eat, breathe, talk, walk and dream adventure travel ! Knowing that, our Wild staff wanted to share 5 things they can't leave home without. Wildland's Top 5 Things You Can't Leave Home Without 1. Journal- Record all of your favorite memories, it makes it a lot easier to share them when you get home. 2. Headlamp- One of the ultimate multipurpose tools and also great in case of an emergency. 3. Bandanna, p ashmina, scarf  or hat- Keeps you warm, keeps you cool and has plenty of other uses. 4. Phrase Book - Not only is it polite to learn some simple phrases in the native language of the country you're visiting, but is also a great way to start a conversation. Maybe you'll even make a new lifelong friend. 5.  Postcards and pictures of family from home - It's...
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5 Things You Can’t Leave Home Without for an African Safari

5 Things You Can’t Leave Home Without for an African Safari
  Having grown up in a travelling family, travel is an inherent part of my life and lifestyle. It is what I save up for and spend all my waking hours thinking about – by the time I was 18 I had been to more than 40+ countries. Over the last 12 years I have been to more 14 countries in Africa alone and have even toured, studied and worked in a variety of capacities in East and Southern Africa. My first safari was in South Africa with my family and I was hooked instantly. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to study, train and work as a guide and over the years have assisted hundreds of travelers in planning, preparing for and going on trips all over the region and really love sharing my passion and favorite experiences with a variety of travelers over the years. I...
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5 Things a Mom Can't Leave Home Without

5 Things a Mom Can't Leave Home Without
  As a traveling mom with two little adventurers, I always need to be prepared for almost anything and everything we encounter during  family travel . It is most definitely more work traveling with the family, but there's no greater pleasure than sharing somewhere amazing with the people I love most.   So mamas, here's 5 things you should think about bringing when traveling with the family. Essentials for traveling moms 1. A new bedtime story for the kids - We've read quite a few in the Magic Treehouse series and with nearly 50 books in the collection I can usually find something that’s topical for the trip. I also read some topical non-fiction with the kids before we go. 2. Wipes-  For the plane, for the car, for whatever my son has smeared on his face. 3. A cheap digital camera - So the kids can take their own pictures. We...
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We know you'll love our guides too...

We know you'll love our guides too...
Look at Serkan's face. Serkan must be thinking about what's in store next day... You'd think our in-country trip coordinator would be smiling on the joyous occasion of our welcome dinner in Istanbul, especially wearing his new Wildland Adventures shirt! But, alas, we have to cut Serkan some slack...the next day after our dinner together, he was driving 4 hours to his fiance's village to ask for her hand in marriage and seek approval from the folks! So, we can understand how he might have been a bit distracted in the moment the picture was taken thinking what he was going to say the next day! But, just minutes later, he and our Turkish director and lead guide, Alper, got up from the table to smile big time in celebration of the moment at the start of our 25th Wildland Anniversary Adventure in Turkey.   And, oh, by the way,...
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Sailing the Nubian Sands

Sailing the Nubian Sands
Sudan Travel Expedition March 2012   Guest Review: Alice Byers c ustom trip to Sudan   My friend Taddy and I were seeking another trip. We had loved travelling together last year in Ethiopia , just the two of us with a guide and some drivers on an itinerary arranged by my stalwart tour operator Wildland Adventures . It’s not easy for Taddy and I to find a trip that accommodates both of us! She has travelled in twice as many countries as I have, and we don’t entirely share areas of future interest. But last fall Taddy had identified a possible archaeological trip to Sudan that was to be led by two experts. It was to be very expensive and to accommodate a group as large as 17. We did not like that idea very much, but we liked the idea of traveling up and down the Nile River...
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