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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Happy New Year from Siem Reap!

Happy New Year from Siem Reap!
The Doehring family just returned from a Southeast Asia adventure that started in 2015 and spanned Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. They didn't even return to the states until 2016 :) Starting in Northern Vietnam the Doehrings explored the countryside by bike, Halong Bay by boat, and Hanoi by street food vendor (the best way to do it!) After Vietnam, they jetted over to Luang Prabang in Laos where they learned about rice production and spent 2 full days living and interacting with elephants at the Elephant Conservation Center .  Paul says, " Luang Prabang is a beautiful city and one I could see myself living in. The architecture, the food, the people - everything was great!" Janet emebellished on the rice experience saying, "I'll never take rice for granted again!"  The Doehrings continued on to Southern Laos and explored the 4,000 islands. It's a  quick hop from there to Cambodia where...
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Meet Your Guides: Surya

Meet Your Guides: Surya
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of a trip are the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. Wildland focuses 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 went to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Surya, a young naturalist based in Satpura National Park, answers my questionnaire below. If you want to see more from our guides in India head over here ! SURYA – Forsythe Lodge, Satpura National Park WHERE FROM: Chennai WHEN DID YOU START? 2011 HOW DID YOU BECOME A NATURALIST? Always been interested....
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Our Family's Trip to Vietnam and Cambodia Was An Amazing Adventure!

Our Family's Trip to Vietnam and Cambodia Was An Amazing Adventure!
The Oliver family just got back from 17 days in Vietnam and Cambodia! The parents, Brenda and Dylan, had traveled extensively on their own but wanted to show their 2 boys, Elliot (7) and Jackson (8), a different culture with a side of adventure! Here's what they have to say about their trip to SE Asia: Overall: The trip was an amazing adventure. Great learning and bonding experience for families On the guides: We really enjoyed our time with Huan in Hanoi, the kids loved Linh in Hue, Hein was great on the bike tour, Dat in Saigon was full of knowledge, Len in Siem Reap was wonderful and knew just the right pace for the temples. Thida in Phnom Penh was well informed and we loved bringing her son to the wildlife sanctuary with us. She was very generous and enthusiastic to have us try many roadside treats.  Meals: Meals...
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What to Pack for Your Trip to India

What to Pack for Your Trip to India
I would venture a guess that the first question 98% of our travelers ask me after booking a trip to India is, "now, what do I pack?!" It's a valid question! Not only is India's climate different from what many of us are used to but the cultural expectations are as well. Get ready to pack a little different than you ever have before and you'll be well prepared to experience a country different than anywhere you've ever been before! After spending 7 weeks in India, I've put together this packing list to help give you an idea of what to bring for your adventure in India.  1. Shoes : I brought 3 pairs of shoes that I thought covered the spectrum fairly well. Sneakers for when I was hiking or exercising, sandals for most days (I really liked how sturdy the Birkenstocks were), and a pair of waterproof and durable...
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Meet Your Guides: India

Meet Your Guides: India
Meet Your Guides: India Edition Namascar! More often than not the highlight of a trip are the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. The guides I had the opportunity to learn from and befriend on my most recent trip to India were wonderful. Wildland focuses on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise. The dates, times, and names they can keep straight is mind boggling. I especially enjoyed chatting with the guides when we had some free time to sit in the car or talk over lunch at a restaurant. We discussed life in India vs life in the states, what sports we liked, what other...
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