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, but...

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, but 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. 

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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 you get to...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
It's been too long since I was in Galapagos last. I need to go meet Michael and Stephanie in their home, along with all their anim... Read More
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 09:27
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Far From The End

If you are reading this chances are the world didn't end today! But it did provide a chance to poke fun at all this end of the world junk. These are a few of my favorites I've seen. We also had some fun with this at Wildland and ran a survey asking people where they would go if the world was really going to end. And the winner goes to....... a safari in Africa was the overwhelming favorite, with trekking in Patagonia coming in second and seeing tigers in India sneaking into third place. Now with all this rubbish out of the way, it's a good time to start planning for the future. Even though all of this end of the world stuff was pretty ridiculous, it does get you thinking that life is too short and who knows... maybe a fiery asteroid might just come hurtling at earth one day. When I got...
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Hiking in Patagonia - End of the World

I got asked where would I go if the world was really coming to an end December 21, 2012.   This could possibly be the toughest question to ask someone whose passion is adventure travel. I pondered between choosing somewhere new or returning to a place that I love for a while and I have to give in to my desire for exploration and go somewhere new. If it was truly the end of the world I would go hiking in Patagonia. I’ve spent my whole life dreaming about it, so why not take advantage of my last chance to see it. I would go because I love the mountains and Patagonia has some of the most gorgeous ones you can find. To see and climb Cordillera del Paine in Torres del Paine National Park would be quite the way to go out. I would want to bring my Dad who instilled my...
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My Gorilla Trekking Dream

   As Wildland Adventures Marketing Manager one of the hardest parts of my job is reading amazing itineraries, listening to guests and staff share trip memories and looking at extraordinary photos from far off destinations all day. I know what you're thinking "Tuff life dude," but let me explain. After a long day at work all I ever do is dream about work every night, I think that should count as overtime if you ask me!One adventure that frequently appears in my dreams is our Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Adventure. As a photographer, wildlife junkie and adventurer I think gorilla trekking in Uganda would be a true life changing experience. It has all the ingredients for an epic adventure: an exotic destination off the beaten path, unbelievable wildlife experiences and plenty of diverse landscapes. Even the accommodations on this trip blow my mind, a mixture of 5 different lodges, camps and hotels that each encompass...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
I would love to not only go with Jeff, but to have him as my guide would be an epic adventure.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 06:06
Guest — Tad
Those sound like sweet dreams! Trekking with gorillas is amazing and in many ways, life changing. You should join Jeff on his next... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:18
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Tiger Tourism Ban Lifted

 First off I wanted to share some Tiger facts before we got down to business about the Tiger tourism ban. Tigers can reach up to 11ft and are the heaviest cats in the wild weighing up to 660lbs!!! Three of the nine subspecies of the modern tiger are now extinct and the remaining six are all classified as endangered species. India is home to approximately half of the world’s tiger population, with an estimated 1,700 in the country. The current range of the tiger is only 7% of what it used to be, which brings us into our discussion about the Tiger tourism ban.On July 24, the Supreme Court banned tourists from the core areas of parks where tigers are believed to breed and hunt. They passed an interim order disallowing tourism to Tiger reserves until another direction to further question the manner in which the country protected areas are identified,...
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