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Culinary Colombia

Culinary Colombia
  Sorting coffee at San Alberta My first encounter with the flavors of Colombia occurred in Buenos Aires last April while wandering the streets surrounding the San Telmo market. Guiding trips is hard work and after close to three weeks on the road leading a group of Wildland travelers on our Hikers Patagonia Anniversary Adventure, I was famished and on a personal mission to eat every empanada I could get my hands on. Fortunately they were in no short supply that Sunday with countless people selling the steaming, savory pockets of beef, chicken and potato mixtures from grocery carts on the street. Out of the fifteen or so I consumed, the one that stood out was the ‘ Colombian style ’ empanada which had a fried cornmeal crust and came with a little cup of spicy sauce that I came to know as aji picante. I stood there in the market...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
Sometimes is just that one special ingrediant like the dried guascas (Colombian herb) that is what makes a recipe made at home tas... Read More
Monday, 22 October 2012 09:17
Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Oh man this looks delicious Kirsten! thanks for sharing this recipe from your travels!!!!
Monday, 22 October 2012 09:11

Beautiful in Borneo

Beautiful in Borneo
  So far the Borneo tour has exceeded expectations and we've been incredibly lucky with our wildlife sightings. First big day included seeing a mother and new born orangutan show up for the feeding at the Sepelok Rehabilitation center followed by a sneak peak preview of the Borneo Sun Bear center and seeing 5 bears close up. Next we cruised up the Kinabatangan River and by chance spotted a large heard of pygmy elephants eating and playing in the river. This was very rare and we stayed to watch two males jousting in the river for nearly two hours as the sun started to set and the fireflies by the hundreds began to emerge in the nearby trees lighting them up like Christmas trees. A phenomenal day that had everyone giving hi fives! Lighting struck twice for us as we moved on to the Danum Valley conservation area where we happened...
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Guest — Tiny Girl with Big Bag
So lucky you are! Thanks for sharing the pics
Friday, 23 November 2012 03:44
Guest — Kurt Kutay
Really incredible sightings!! Just this morning the TODAY show did a great expose on the deforestation in Sumatra and conservation... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:14
Guest — Jonathan Burnham
I am very jealous of your adventures in beautiful Borneo! Can't wait to hear more about and see all of your photos.
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:25

10 Must Read Travel Books

10 Must Read Travel Books
  Most travelers relish a good read as enthusiastically as they book their next plane ticket, for when the body is forced to stay put, a book at least allows the mind to wander limitlessly. Our Wild staff members are no exception and when we aren’t traveling, creating a new trip or writing and talking about adventure travel, we’re reading about our destinations in the form of guide books, novels, conservation journals, poli-sci essays – you name it! Here are some of our must-reads, organized by region, for your next global adventure with Wildland!  India & Asia  1.  Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kirin Desai For a change of pace in Indian literature, which can often be depressing, I recommend this book. This is a humorous look at the eccentricities of India’s Hindu pilgrimage culture with a touch of family relationships and peek into village life. Add in excellent writing...
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Going Wild!

Going Wild!
  Hello fellow adventurers, My name is  Jonathan Burnham  and I am the newest member of the Wildand team. I will be the Marketing Manager here and I am ecstatic about going  Wild . Trust me when I say you are going to see plenty of blogs from me  covering  everything from my travels with Wildland to news about what's going on in the adventure travel world. I figured since I'm the new kid on the blog I'd give you a little background about myself. I was born and raised in Southern California. Family travel was real important growing up and my Dad took me to visit National and State Parks all over the country, giving me the opportunity to learn about the diversity of natural habitats and their importance firsthand. I can say from experience that getting the opportunity to actually see how icebergs are made by calving glaciers in ...
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Guest — Daniella King
Congrats on the big moves Jon!! Looking forward to hearing about all your new adventures!! -Buenas Suerte Dude!
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:56
Guest — aldo
Guys I can tell you. You can honestly rely on this traveler for sure. Tuve el placer de conocerle en España y es el mejor! Jon go ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 07:05

Sleeping Under Mediterranean Starry Skies

Sleeping Under Mediterranean Starry Skies
When was the last time you slept on deck of a Phoenician style wooden schooner under the stars anchored in a quiet cove on the Mediterranean?    The best seasons to travel in Turkey  are spring and fall. On this late summer air the morning air was warm and sky clear so most of us take our leopard blankets up top to sleep on the thick sun mattresses covering much of the deck.       My favorite anchorage was our first morning we awoke on board at Simena Cove. Several of us arose at dawn to watch the sunrise over the placid channel between two spits of land covered in ancient ruins silhouetted in orange and red in the glassy water.      Since I slept in my bathing suit and t-shirt, I woke up and jumped off the bow feeling no difference in temperature between the warm dawn air and languid...
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Guest — Damian Bathory
I wouldn't mind sleeping in cotton nightdresses if it's under such a night sky. If I'm sleeping, I might as well do it in style.... Read More
Sunday, 02 December 2012 12:15
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