A Life in Travel

The founding President and CEO of Wildland Adventures and the director of the non-profit Travelers Conservation Trust. He has traveled and guided throughout the world since 1975. Kurt completed an M.S. degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan after conducting research in the National Parks of Costa Rica. He has also worked on int...ernational programs for the U.S. National Park Service. Kurt has authored a chapter on adventure travel for Fodor's guide books and published numerous articles on ecotourism. As a recognized industry pioneer in adventure travel and ecotourism, he has served on numerous professional boards and conservation organizations including The International Ecotourism Society, the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, the Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition of East Africa, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. More

Our Shared Passion for Compassion

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This month I want to share A Closer Look at how we at Wildland give back in our own communities. Anne and I have an inspirational story of giving the gift of travel to a deserving young person in our neighborhood schools who rose up against the odds, and now the world beckons. Check out our feel-good video interview with local student Shea, and rea...
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Part 2: A Closer Look at Elephants & People in Zimbabwe

Conservation trips in Zimbabwe
In the second part of this Closer Look a Zimbabwe I'd like to share our conservation efforts that are an integral part of our new Water for Hwange Safari  departing June 2019 and how you can be a part of it. ( Check out Part 1 if you haven't already read it) Our Water for Hwange Safari  is a special opportunity to be immersed into a ...
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Part 1: A Closer Look at Elephants & People in Zimbabwe

A Closer Look at travel to Zimbabwe
​ "They are coming here next to go after Zim's elephants," he said. "It's a mafia network of spies with connections at all levels of society. We're ramping up to do all we can to stop them." I was at the Victoria Falls airport a few years ago on a custom safari in Zimbabwe when I unknowingly struck up a conversation with an attaché of the U.S. emba...
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Kutay Family Adventure to Colombia

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In early April, Anne and I met our son Tarek in Medellin. He was headed north concluding a 3 month backpack adventure through Chile and Argentina, so we planned to meet in Colombia for a 12-day  family adventure from coast to coast. Colombia borders two continents and two seas, bridging incredible biodiversity, cinematically colorful...
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A Closer Look With Kurt Kutay | Travel To Cuba

A Closer Look at Cuba
  ​If you've not yet been to Cuba, I suggest you take a closer look! Here's why you should travel to Cuba : Since Cuba opened to American travelers, 2016 was a record year for tourist arrivals on the island. Airlines had high hopes, cruise ships added Cuban ports of call, and institutional travel like Smithsonian and National Geographic a...
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