Kelsey had high aspirations of someday working in the corner office of a skyscraper, wearing high heels, and clacking noisily on a keyboard. Then, she moved to the northwest from Boston, truly discovered the outdoors and started traveling. There was no turning back after that. Now her days are filled with playing outside and planning her next...

Kelsey had high aspirations of someday working in the corner office of a skyscraper, wearing high heels, and clacking noisily on a keyboard. Then, she moved to the northwest from Boston, truly discovered the outdoors and started traveling. There was no turning back after that. Now her days are filled with playing outside and planning her next skiing or international adventure. She’s traveled extensively in Asia and South America and spent time in Europe as well as Central America. She’s still got 163 countries to go (and 33 seemed like so many…) so it looks like there won’t be any time for skyscrapers in her future. After majoring in International Business and minoring in Asian Studies Kelsey is excited to combine her passion for travel and academic knowledge to plan some truly inspirational trips created in the wild style for those as excited about Asia as she is. 

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Meet Your Guides: Jai Bhati

Meet Your Guides: Jai Bhati
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of  adventure trips to India  is the guides. We know how important good guide is to a trip and we put a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. We focus on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise. The last time I traveled to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Jai wasn't my main guide at Kanha Jungle Lodge but he was my youngest and most enthusiastic! Jai grew up in Kanha National Park, a famous tiger park known for being one of the largest and oldest in India. His parents run the lodge and are experts in the fauna and flora of the area as...
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Good News of the Day:Tiger Populations Are Growing!

Good News of the Day:Tiger Populations Are Growing!
The World Wildlife Fund announced Sunday that for the first time in 100 years the numbers of endangered, wild tigers is increasing! "After a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations are on the rise! According to the most recent data, around 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild—up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010. We can attribute this updated minimum number—compiled from national tiger surveys—to rising tiger populations in India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan ; improved surveys; and enhanced protection of this iconic species. “This is a pivotal step in the recovery of one of the world’s most endangered and iconic species,” said Ginette Hemley, senior vice president of wildlife conservation at WWF. “Together with governments, local communities, philanthropists, and other NGOs, we’ve begun to reverse the trend in the century-long decline of tigers. But much more work and investment is needed if we are to reach our goal...
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Hiking the Himalayas: Can You Do It?

Hiking the Himalayas: Can You Do It?
The short answer is yes.  Too often when people think of trekking in Nepal they think of Into Thin Air, of impossibly tall mountains, and of glacier-strewn ice fields. Too rarely do they realize that hiking into the foothills of the world's tallest mountains is doable for just about anyone.  Conde Nast contributor, Jen Murphy, recently wrote a piece outlining what you need to know about trekking in Nepal after she hiked to Pangboche on the Everest Base Camp trail this past October. She starts off with, "Suprise! You don't need to be an extreme athlete to tackle Nepal!" See what else she had to say below: Has the country recovered from the April 2015 earthquakes? In Kathmandu, many buildings and stupas remained in need of repair, and tidy piles of rubble lined the streets, but much of the city was back in action. In Namche Bazaar, a hub for trekkers,...
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Field Report: Trekking in Nepal

Field Report: Trekking in Nepal
A group of four friends recently finished up Nepal's iconic Annapurna Base Camp trek. Here's an update from their adventures in Nepal  about their trek in this remote and mountainous nation.  "We spent the last five days descending into terraced valleys, crossing through rhododendron jungles, climbing carefully constructed steps all to reach this climax: Base Camp. I have never been so stuck by mountains- no words could describe the elation at the spectacular images we were seeing.  I realized that trekking has become my pilgrimage, a way to give homage to the great pachamama.. I absorb spiritual qualities from the people I meet and the natural phenomena that we encounter... For the past 3 days we have had a spirit friend walking beside us in dog form, we have walked through rain and snow, helped porters and have met so many beautiful people.. Leaving behind my western views I am seeing...
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Meet Your Guides: Snehaa Sundaram

Meet Your Guides: Snehaa Sundaram
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of adventure trips to India is the guides. We know how important  good guide is to a trip and we put a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. We focus on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise. The last time I traveled to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Snehaa was my main guide at Kanha Jungle Lodge in Kanha National park, a famous tiger park known for being one of the largest and oldest in India. Her laugh is infectious and her knowledge of everything elephant is truly impressive! Try to stump her with a question about elephants, I dare you! Snehaa works at  Kanha...
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