Getting After the Wild

Our Marketing Manager is a worldwide adventurer, always seeking opportunities to share the deeper experiences that define the 'Wild Style' of travel.  California grown, Jonathan got an early start exploring the world: "My Dad was always keen to take me into the wilderness and showed me not only how to protect and maintain our wildlands, b...ut also how to survive in them." Jonathan's passion for adventure travel has taken him far from home throughout Europe, down under, into South America, and to all the major national parks of the western states leading trips, competing in international snowboard events, searching for the best places for rock climbing, and studying Spanish. He launched his career in the adventure travel world as a professional guide and marketing specialist utilizing his field experiences with guests and his communication prowess to develop meaningful marketing geared to savvy travelers.  More

A wild taste from Morocco: Matbucha

A wild taste from Morocco: Matbucha
I just got back from a two week trip to Morocco and the day I returned I had to make one of my favorite dishes, matbucha . Matbucha is an appetizer which is pretty much what we would call salsa, but Moroccans call it a salad. Today at the office I ran a taste test just to make sure this was ready to suggest as a wild recipe and the staff gave it two-thumbs up! Matbucha Recipe: Ingredients 10 tomatoes (diced) 2 Bell peppers (diced) 1-2 Jalapeños (diced) 1/2 an onion, 1 onion if you love onions. (diced) 1-2 cloves of garlic - if you love garlic add two. (diced) 1 Tbsp of paprika 1 Tbsp of salt 2 Tbsp of sugar 1/3 Cup extra virgin olive oil Optional Ingredients: 1 Tbsp of turmeric 1-2 Tbsp of chili peppers - depends if you want some heat, typically you don't add chili peppers. 1 Tbsp of Ras...
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Headed to Morocco

  I love everything about traveling, including the journey to get to where I'm going. My trip to Morocco started with a flight from Seattle to Frankfurt and something I have always enjoyed about flying is looking out the window. For me it's better than tv, as I flew over the cascades and the Canadian Rockies I couldn't help but dream about climbing all the great peaks I saw. Then I was lucky enough to watch an electric sunrise over Iceland. Once I landed in Frankfurt I decided to make the most of my layover and take the train into the city to explore. But before I did anything I got myself a nice big pretzel and that hit the spot after my long flight. In Frankfurt I found some beautiful churches, nice parks and some pretty incredible architecture. Unfortunately I didn't have much time to explore more, but nonetheless spending...
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The TAP Challenge

What is the TAP challenge? Well let me first explain what TAP is, TAP stands for Travelers Against Plastic . A non-profit that encourages travelers and tour operators to travel more sustainably by simply traveling with a reusable water bottle. Wildland Adventures is a co-founder of TAP and a strong believer in creating sustainable travel options that leave little or no impact on the destinations we visit. As travelers we have a global responsibility to protect the people, places and cultures we visit. There are thousands of ways we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle, but it all starts with the right habits. One simple way to start is by always using a reusable bottle, when you travel and while at home. It just makes sense! I think in just a couple of years people are going to look back and wonder what the heck were we thinking wasting all...
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New Family Adventure Vacations

2013 has brought many new family adventure vacations  to the Wildland collection and we couldn't be more excited to share these new experiences with adventurous families. We spent last year traveling around the globe searching for new destinations and making new connections, so that we could handcraft the adventures families were asking for. Our new trips for 2013  are the perfect blend of adventure travel mixed with our signature 'Wild style' of meaningful cultural encounters and active explorations all the while staying in boutique accommodations that encompass the local hospitality and way of life. This type of travel is perfect for families wanting to make the most of their travel time by choosing adventures that also serve as educational experiences for young travelers.  With out without further adieu here's what's new for family adventure travel in 2013.   Our Nicaragua Family Adventure offers 9 days to explore the natural beauty and colonial charm...
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Getting Romantic in the Galápagos

Working in the adventure travel industry you come across some incredible places and hear some pretty amazing stories. Today I wanted to share an incredible place with an amazing story. The photo above is of the  Galápagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz Island and I think it might be the most romantic spot I've been to. This past spring I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador  and stay at the Galápagos Safari Camp for a few nights and it was a truly remarkable experience. I have stayed in some luxury hotels around the world and I would choose staying in a safari camp like this over a 5* luxury hotel in the middle of a city any day of the week. First off you get to be out in nature and you really can't beat that! Second the tents are awesome, it is like staying in a really nice hotel but...
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