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Dancing to the End of the World

My favorite activity is dancing – West African, Afro-Brasilian, pure Samba, bellydance, you name it. And nowhere is dance more highly regarded and more integral to each day of life than in Salvador, Bahia, in the northeastern reaches of Brazil. If I knew the world would truly end on a specific day, I would book a flight to Salvador immediately, bringing along as many of my dance friends as possible, and we would join the throngs of partying Bahians in the cobbled streets of the old city, the Pelourinho – because of course Brazilians would quite naturally respond to the end of the world – as with any event – by dancing, making music, singing!   I’m sure the drum group Olodum (who performed on Paul Simon’s Rhythm of the Saints and in Michael Jackson’s video They Don’t Care About Us) would be leading the crowd in thunderous samba reggae rhythms...
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5 Things You Can't Leave Home Without

Here at Wildland we don't just love travel: we live, eat, breathe, talk, walk and dream adventure travel! Knowing that, our Wild staff wanted to share 5 things they can't leave home without. Wildland's Top 5 Things You Can't Leave Home Without 1. Journal- Record all of your favorite memories, it makes it a lot easier to share them when you get home. 2. Headlamp- One of the ultimate multipurpose tools and also great in case of an emergency. 3. Bandanna, pashmina, scarf or hat- Keeps you warm, keeps you cool and has plenty of other uses. 4. Phrase Book- Not only is it polite to learn some simple phrases in the native language of the country you're visiting, but is also a great way to start a conversation. Maybe you'll even make a new lifelong friend. 5. Postcards and pictures of family from home- It's a great starting point for conversations with...
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5 Things a Mom Can't Leave Home Without

  As a traveling mom with two little adventurers, I always need to be prepared for almost anything and everything we encounter during family travel. It is most definitely more work traveling with the family, but there's no greater pleasure than sharing somewhere amazing with the people I love most.   So mamas, here's 5 things you should think about bringing when traveling with the family. Essentials for traveling moms 1. A new bedtime story for the kids- We've read quite a few in the Magic Treehouse series and with nearly 50 books in the collection I can usually find something that’s topical for the trip. I also read some topical non-fiction with the kids before we go. 2. Wipes- For the plane, for the car, for whatever my son has smeared on his face. 3. A cheap digital camera- So the kids can take their own pictures. We make a photo book of the...
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Sailing the Nubian Sands

Sudan Travel Expedition March 2012 Guest Review: Alice Byers custom trip to Sudan My friend Taddy and I were seeking another trip. We had loved travelling together last year in Ethiopia, just the two of us with a guide and some drivers on an itinerary arranged by my stalwart tour operator Wildland Adventures.It’s not easy for Taddy and I to find a trip that accommodates both of us! She has travelled in twice as many countries as I have, and we don’t entirely share areas of future interest. But last fall Taddy had identified a possible archaeological trip to Sudan that was to be led by two experts. It was to be very expensive and to accommodate a group as large as 17. We did not like that idea very much, but we liked the idea of traveling up and down the Nile River viewing ancient artifacts and getting to know the people,...
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10 Must Read Travel Books

  Most travelers relish a good read as enthusiastically as they book their next plane ticket, for when the body is forced to stay put, a book at least allows the mind to wander limitlessly. Our Wild staff members are no exception and when we aren’t traveling, creating a new trip or writing and talking about adventure travel, we’re reading about our destinations in the form of guide books, novels, conservation journals, poli-sci essays – you name it! Here are some of our must-reads, organized by region, for your next global adventure with Wildland!  India & Asia  1. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kirin Desai For a change of pace in Indian literature, which can often be depressing, I recommend this book. This is a humorous look at the eccentricities of India’s Hindu pilgrimage culture with a touch of family relationships and peek into village life. Add in excellent writing from...
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