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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 from...
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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 Alaska or how over a billion years of...
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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 sea....
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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

Performing Live From Asia Minor!

Performing Live From Asia Minor!
One of my favorite and most memorable experiences on Wildland Adventures in Turkey that we did on our first trip to Turkey 25 years ago, we did it again on this anniversary adventure in the Simena Castle: We advised everyone in the group who wanted to participate, to bring a favorite literary piece, or plan to share a personal performance of any kind in the seat of antiquity if they felt inclined. Imagine the setting on the Turquoise Coast of Turkey: From inscriptions that have been found here, the history of the ancient city of Simena goes back to the 4th century BC. Stepping onto the dock where our zodiac drops us we pass by a sarcophagus on the seashore and begin climbing up the hill among village houses soon reaching the entrance to the castle of Simena used during the Middle Ages by the Byzantines. Inside the medieval walls of the inner keep...
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Welcome to Colombia! First Impressions from Bogota

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It’s a sunny Sunday morning and I set out from my hotel early, armed with camera and coffee to enjoy a little independent wandering before scheduled meetings take over in the afternoon.  Within a few minutes I hit a major city thruway, but instead of vehicle traffic I encounter cyclists of all shapes and ages and scores of determined joggers, all making their way down Carrera Siete.  The aroma of grilled arepas, the occasional shout of a street vendor and strains of salsa or vallenato music float through the air. Remove the distinctly Latin character of the surrounding sounds and smells and this scene could be a typical Sunday in any modern metropolitan anywhere in the world, from Melbourne to Chicago.  Only, perhaps surprisingly, this is Bogota, where major roads are closed each Sunday to create several miles of pedestrian and biker thruways from one end of the city to the other,...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great stuff Kirsten! I am pretty jealous you got to go to Columbia, looks like it was an amazing time.
Thursday, 15 November 2012 01:25
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