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...

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 aboard 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.

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My Favorite Creatures in the Galapagos

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When you think about a trip to the Galápagos what wildlife do you picture? There are so many endemic species and if that wasn't fascinating enough the wildlife is unafraid of humans, creating some of the most magical and intimate wildlife encounters you can find on the planet. Here are five of my favorite creatures in the Galápagos, each one bringi...
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New Croatia Culinary Adventure: Taste of Istria

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Let me introduce you to one of Croatia's lesser-known treasures, the Istria Peninsula and our new Culinary Adventure, Taste of Istra . Relish the world-class cuisine and remarkable wines of Croatia on this active culinary adventure among the farms, vineyards, and olive groves of Istria.  Bike, hike, kayak, and eat your way around this beautifu...
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Gathering Around The Table - Food & Culture in Egypt

Egypt-food-culture Gathering around the table in Egypt
One thing almost every destination in the world shares is an association of food and place. A sudden whiff of epazote or cumin instantly transports me to Mexico and all the memories that go with it. The food of a given country often tells something of the country's history, from ancient trade routes to colonization give and take.  The foo...
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Shared Adventures in Slovenia: Trip Review

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 When two separate parties called us to do a lengthy combination of our two main Balkans destinations, Slovenia and Croatia , I suggested they join forces and travel as one group in order to lower costs and share the fun. They were all so good-hearted and fun spirited, I knew they would have a good time traveling together. And t...
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Ecuador Travel: Spectacled Bear Footage and Conservation at Zuleta

andean-bear Exclusive footage of Zuleta's spectacled bears
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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