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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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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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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...
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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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Kayaking Over A Sunken City In Turkey

Kayaking Over A Sunken City In Turkey
After beating the streets of the old city in Istanbul, and hiking ancient trails through Cappadocia, then driving over the Taurus Mountains to Antalya, we dropped our bags in our sea front cottages in the village of Cirali and flung ourselves into the warm, salty Mediterranean. Ahhh...this is what I love most about this trip. By September the summer sun has heated the sea and the salinity keeps you afloat; I turn on my back, ears below the water so I can only hear my breath, and close my eyes--I'm back in the womb.  The first day of our forthcoming 5 night voyage along the Turquoise Coast several of us arose early to watch the sun arise out of the sea and the day started aglow in orange and red over the glistening, calm Mediterranean Sea rippling by the swimmer lazily taking a dip at dawn. Before we board our gulet...
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