Sherry Howland has focused her life around conservation, adventure travel and the ecotourism industry. She has traveled extensively throughout the world including numerous Wildland Adventures to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Patagonia and personal explorations to Alaska, Europe, Jordan, Egypt and living in Turkey for a year crewing aboar...d a gulet on the Turquoise Coast. Sherry is a dedicated travel pro with extensive experience in customer service and ecotourism planning and development, and including event planning and management as Tourism Development Manager for the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau. Sherry contributes her professional editorial skills at Wildland, having worked several years as an online editor, writer and consultant. She has served on the Board of Directors for IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association), advancing the cause of conservation and sustainable tourism in the archipelago. In her personal life, Sherry volunteered as a Keeper's Aid at Woodland Park Zoo’s feline unit, assists in cooking demonstrations at her local organic farmers market, and dances regularly with various Brazilian Samba and West African groups in Seattle. More

Ecuador Travel: Spectacled Bear Footage and Conservation at Zuleta

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Many years ago, while hiking Peru's Inca Trail , I had the great fortune to see a spectacled bear foraging down the slope in heavy vegetation. Even my Peruvian guide was amazed and assured me that "This is very unusual! They are not seen very often!" It's a gift I am ever thankful for, so I want to share this fabulous footage (courtesy of the ...
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Visit Slovenia for a trip less traveled

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One of my favorite all time quotes comes from a Wildland Adventures Alumni in regards to her family's summer  hut-to-hut trek in Slovenia :   "The beauty of the Julian Alps is amazing as well as the Soča Valley. We loved the fact that one day we didn't pass anyone on the trail for hours until we got to the cows and summer cabins. We ...
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Ecuador Travel | Dog Lovers Will Adore Hacienda Zuleta

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Hacienda Zuleta is always one of our most popular experiences on a trip to the Ecuadorian Andes , for very good reasons: It's gorgeous, it's historic (the family home of former President Galo Plaza Lasso), it is an authentic working estancia and offers fun and exciting activities for the whole family. But perhaps one of the best reasons guests love...
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Galapagos Essentials | What You Need to Know

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  Many consider a  trip to the Galapagos  as a "trip-of-a-lifetime", but if you're like most aspiring Galapagos adventurers , you've probably looked at countless brochures and websites only to become more confused. So many yachts, islands and itineraries, and what's all this about naturalist guide ratings? Well yo...
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5 Ways to prepare your kids for the Galapagos

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You'll create lifelong memories with your kids on a  Galapagos Family Trip ; hiking volcanoes, exploring black sand beaches and coming snout-to-snout with some of the world's most amazing and exotic animals. Traveling with kids can be tricky though - here are 5 ways to prepare your kids for a great trip to the Galapagos. 1....
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