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...

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 international 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.

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Adventure Options Podcast with Kurt Kutay

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I enjoyed my recent interview with Shayna Brazier and hope you will too. In this episode of her podcast, Adventure Options, I share stories of my life's adventures, including a bonus why she declares that I am "definitely a romantic". I talk about my childhood and Turkish heritage, and how one ...
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Why It’s Never Been Better To Travel To Cuba

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Obama announced a warming of relations between Cuba and the United States in December 2014, making it possible for Americans traveling to Cuba with specific educational licenses. Then in November 2017, the Trump administration announced certain changes, most notably that although travel under Educational Activities (People to People Travel) is stil...
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Do you need to keep prescriptions in their original bottle when you travel?

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Travelers often ask us if it's necessary to retain all prescription medications in their original containers when traveling. While that's always the best course of action, sometimes containers are too bulky and it becomes impractical when your packing space is limited (especially because you should carry medications in your carry-on bag). In genera...
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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

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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 sym...
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