Travel With A Purpose
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Founded in 1998, Crooked Trails is a non-profit travel organization working to transform tourism into a positive force in the world. We create custom-designed interactive journeys and support community development projects in partnership with local communities, NGOs and operators.
Our goal at Crooked Trails is to create positive connections that inspire travelers to get involved in the places they visit and to empower locals to take charge of tourism in their communities.
I chose Crooked Trails because they are committed to culturally and environmentally sensitive travel. Their dedication is unparalleled as evidenced by the level of commitment they put into developing and running their programs.
Traveling through Crooked Trails opened my eyes to what really being an active traveler means. For me it was a way to connect with the places and people in Peru and as I said I will never go back to passive traveling again. I can’t wait for my next Crooked Trails adventure!
The children and parents we met in Usabamba, a village at 13,000 feet into the Andes Mountains, gave me a refreshing perspective on what it means to be a community of families.
Our kids had, for the first time, an appreciation of where they live and an understanding of what it would be like to live in another part of the world.
I have traveled with Crooked Trails to Thailand, India and Peru. With each trip I returned to find my world view shifted. I have come to appreciate the richness and beauty of cultures which are vastly different from my own.
It’s hard for me to stop looking at my pictures and talking about the whole experience.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, and leading to the most amazing view… where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you.”
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