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Sri Lanka offers white sand beaches, over 2,000 years of history, vibrant culture, and some of the greatest wildlife viewing areas in the world. There are 8 UNESCO sites within a country the size of West Virginia! You can see the world's oldest tree in the morning and gazing at elephants in the afternoon. Discover this captivating nation that is be...autiful, uncrowded, and very affordable.
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6 Experiences You Should Try In Southeast Asia

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Vietnam - Walking tour of Hoi An Start the day with breakfast at a local restaurant while sitting by the river looking back across to Old Town. With a cool breeze and a delicious bowl of Cao lầu, it's a perfect way to start the day and fuel up for your walk. Embark on the walking tour and explore a residential area where familie...
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Sri Lanka Boat Safari in Gal Oya National Park

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Wilderness safaris are life changing experiences but they do have their draw backs; dusty roads, grinding gears, and whining jeep engines. These are minor inconviences to see some spectaclur scenery and wildlife, but what if you could have this experience without those inconviences? Imagin...
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Ecological Wisdom From Sri Lanka's Vedda Population

Ecological Wisdom From Sri Lanka's Vedda Population
In 3rd century BCE, King Devanampiya Tissa, one of the earliest rulers of Sri Lanka, founded what is widely considered to be the world’s first wildlife refuge. Since then, this small nation has focused on continuing what King Tissa started, boasting 501 protected natural areas amounting to nearly 27% of the small island's land area. The Wanniya-laeto (Vedda) people are the original inhabitants of the island and their knowledge of these natural spaces is nothing short of astounding.  The Wanniya-laeto people are Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants with a history dating back to descendants of the island’s Neolithic community in 14,000 BC, or possibly earlier. With a name meaning forest dwellers, the Wanniya-laeto, were historically nomadic hunter-gatherers of the dry monsoon forest (wanni) and claim to have preserved their cultural memory since pre-historic times. These indigenous people are often referred to as Veddas (meaning hunters) because of their wild, disheveled appearance...
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An Interview With Radheesh, Founder of Leopard Trails Tented Camp

An Interview With Radheesh, Founder of Leopard Trails Tented Camp
Mr. Radheesh Sellamuttu, Managing Director of Leopard Trails. Radheesh recognized from a young age the phenomenal wildlife biodiversity of his country Sri Lanka. Inspired by the golden era of British explorers of early 19th century wild Ceylon, Radheesh left his business career to start designing adventure trips in Sri Lanka . His company, Leopard Trails tented safaris, allows a modern wildlife experience in “spectacular solitude and soothing comfort.”  What do we need to know about Radheesh Sellamuttu? I went to boarding school in Australia and completed my schooling in Sri Lanka. Academic excellence was important to me growing up. I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Imperial College London. My post-graduate qualifications and professional experience are in finance. I am passionate about wildlife, trading stocks, cooking Sri Lankan food, and spending money on experiences! How did you start Leopard Trails? Being immersed in the nocturnal...
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Eight Diamond in the Rough Destinations for 2016

Eight Diamond in the Rough Destinations for 2016
In celebration of Wildland Adventures 30th (diamond!) anniversary we’ve selected 8 of our hidden, and occasionally overlooked, gems. Some of these are trips that go further, to more remote areas or require a bit more of an adventurous spirit to get to. Others are ones that experienced travelers seek out and relish for their unique opportunity to see a long-established destination in a very different light. Still others are oft-overlooked destinations that really shouldn’t be. Below, we highlight misconceptions that might put some travelers off and what really makes the trip or destination really sparkle and shine. 8)  Ethiopia: Land of Legends Ethiopia is steeped in history and a crossroads of Africa and the Middle-East. This is an adventure traveler’s dream trip. The island monasteries of Bahir Dar, stone churches of Lallibella, the African Castles of Gondar, the Simien Mountains, Axum (the final resting place of the Ark of the...
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