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Botswana Named Top Destination in 2013

Botswana Named Top Destination in 2013
Fodor’s just recently named Botswana as one of the top destinations to visit in 2013 and for good reason. Safaris in Botswana are THE place to go for a truly WILD adventure into the Africa Wilderness, far away from signs of human development like fences, roads, and cities. Botswana’s, and perhaps Africa’s crown jewel, The Okavango Delta is widely known as the Garden of Eden. The world’s richest and largest inland delta system is home to some of the last great herds of iconic mammals such as elephants, buffalo and zebra. Travelers experience the wilderness from the comforts of a tented camp, either permanent or mobile, and thus there is no “commuting” to the wildlife like in other parks and reserves. The Kalahari Desert often is traveled to as an extension to the Reserves and Parks like Okavango and Chobe with stunning open vistas, unique Kalahari game viewing, interactions with local Bushman and...
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Escorted Peru Trek

Escorted Peru Trek
Even though the falling snow provides ample opportunity to venture outside and be active, let’s face it; winter, especially the calorie-laden holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years, is a difficult time to stay in shape. Having goals to look forward to, particularly if they involve both travel and a physical challenge always keeps me motivated and a trekking adventure in Peru can be just the thing to ditch your winter hibernation and get ready for an exciting 2013. If you are free in July, consider joining me on a spiritual, physical and cultural journey through the Andes on our Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu + Virgen del Carmen Festival . I’ll be leading an exclusive group of Wildland Adventurers around the sacred Apu of Mt. Salkantay, along foot trails of the Incas on this specially escorted journey from July 5-18, 2013. We’ll savor 5 ½ days of spectacular trekking between...
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Costa Rican Christmas Traditions

costa-rica-christmas-traditions How does Costa Rica celebrate Christmas?
Christmas in Costa Rica commences with Festival de la Luz (Light Festival), when the capital city of San Jose is transformed into a garland of lights, lights that represent our inner light. Normally it is held December 13-17, although it's too bad it isn't done closer to Christmas when we have more guests traveling to Costa Rica who could enjoy the exhibition of floats through the streets of San Jose. Regardless it is an extravagant event and something I look forward to seeing each year.   Bullfights are another traditional event during the Costa Rica holiday season (December 25 to January 2). There are bullfights in the afternoons and at night at the Zapote Bullring, the ones at nights include fireworks. We do not kill the bulls here, they actually have a lot of fun chasing the improvised bullfighters who sometimes are not very lucky...We also have the National Horse Parade is normally...
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Catering To Boomer Travelers, Part I

Catering To Boomer Travelers, Part I
I received a query from a journalist asking us how travelers ages 50 plus can live an interesting life into their senior years. To which I replied, "Travel, of course!!" She asked me how we prepare boomers for adventure travel and what kinds of trips we offer that cater to travelers ages 50+. Although we have offered trips for families for many years, most of our Wildland Adventures around the world are designed for adults 50+. In fact, after more than a quarter century pioneering ecotourism and adventure travel around the world, many of the former parents who traveled with us when their kids were young and at home are now grandparents taking the whole clan to the rainforests of Costa Rica, on safari in Africa, to learn about evolution and see the amazing wildlife of Galapagos, or to explore the Mayan ruins of Belize and Guatemala.First of all, I told...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great article and I love the video from India. I need to go see a tiger in the wild one of these days.
Friday, 14 December 2012 08:44

Highlights of East Africa

Highlights of East Africa
I just confirmed a great custom safari in East Africa for two Wildland travelers that I'm calling the ‘Highlights of East Africa’ combining some of the best of Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. Recently I've received interest from several guests who have 20 or more days for their African safari vacation which gives me an opportunity to plan a really diverse and in-depth itinerary to many different habitats and to visit several native communities. In this recent case, they called to share their interests and style of travel; they are active people who like to take photographs, walk, hike, take pictures, visit local schools and markets and they were really keen to stay long enough in each country to really get a sense of the people and culture. They described themselves as adventurous but mentioned that they also enjoy the creature comforts of good food, beautiful camps and lodges and a warm...
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