Crooked Trails - Top Stories
Thinking about Nepal for the Long Haul
By Christine Mackay, Executive Director for Crooked Trails It’s been over a month since the quake. The intense fervor I felt overwhelmed by in the initial weeks has been replaced with a determination to help for the long run. I read recently that with disasters, there is the immediate relief…Read More >
Volunteers Needed! Travel to Nepal and Help Rebuild
Crooked Trails travelers change the world. Not only by what they offer in-country through their service and donations, but by opening themselves to a connection which fosters deep understanding and commitment. When the Nepal earthquake occurred, the people who contacted us first were those who had been to Nepal and…Read More >
Forever Changed by Nepal ~ One Traveler’s Story
By Tanner Colton & Kolena Allen, Crooked Trails volunteer & traveler It was like waking from reality to find yourself in a dream. The first light of day is yet to be born and a peaceful silence hangs over the land. I roll out of my sleeping bag and sneak…Read More >
"My experience traveling with Crooked Trails affected me deeply and continues to be present with me in my daily life."
- Jane P.
Crooked Trails - Sustainable Travel Tips
Travelers Against Plastic Celebration of World Water Day
Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) celebrated its 2nd year by honoring World Water Day on March 22nd at the Adventure HUB in Seattle. The event was in conjunction with ATTA Connect and hosted by Crooked Trails, Wildland Adventures and EverGreen Escapes (three Seattle-based tour organizations). We had just over 25 people…Read More >
Crooked Trails Included in Adventures Less Ordinary Guidebook
A new guide is coming out in January for eveyone who loves cultural travel. It’s called Adventures Less Ordinary, How to Travel and Do Good. Among the wonderful resources and information inside, there are three bits of great news about it: 1) It’s free! 2) It combines the expertise of two…Read More >
An Update on the TAP Campaign
By Chris Mackay Our Travelers Against Plastic campaign (TAP) had a great jump in support when I presented the campaign against plastic water bottles at The International Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in Kenya in September. I was overwhelmed by the positive response which, summed up in a nutshell was,…Read More >
"I chose Crooked Trails because they are committed to culturally and environmentally sensitive travel."
Crooked Trails - Gear Reviews
Gear Review: Free Country Women’s Shale Softshell Jacket
STYLE THAT GOES A LONG WAY! by Tammy Leland I have been an outdoor enthusiast my whole life. It all began in the early 70′s hiking and skiing with Dad in the Rocky Mountains. With a family of 6, we had no special gear for the outdoors. It was wool…Read More >
Gear Review: The Hoo-rag
by Angela Dollar A little while back the folks at Hoo-rag asked us if we’d like to test-drive their product. What is a Hoo-rag? you may be asking. If you’ve ever watched the show Survivor, and have seen the color-coded “buffs” each player wears, it’s essentially the same thing. It’s…Read More >
Gear Review: Chaco Sandals
By Angela Dollar Back in the 1900′s (okay, the 1990′s to be a bit more specific) it was all about the Tevas. If you are of a certain age, you’ll remember when Tevas first hit the market and people went nutso for these, the Grandaddy of All Sports Sandals. Never…Read More >
"I appreciated all the information and checklists that Crooked Trails provided to prepare me very well for this trip."
- Monica B.
Crooked Trails - Travel News
Nepal Earthquake Update & How You Can Help #Give3Nepal
* CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES ON FACEBOOK* The massive earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25 has been nothing short of devastating. This country and its people are near and dear to our hearts, and we are anxious to hear from our Nepali friends, as well as…Read More >
Announcing Our Newest Destination: Vietnam!
Once upon a time, Crooked Trails used to run programs in Vietnam. As interested dropped off, it came off our destination roster for awhile in favor of more popular locales. But Vietnam has recently re-emerged as travelers’ hot-spot, and we couldn’t be happier to be offering travel programs in Vietnam…Read More >
Launching a Non-Profit Coffee Shop In Cameroon
By Tanner Colton & Kolena Allen, Crooked Trails volunteers As our first big project in working with Crooked Trails, Tammy has asked us to head up the formation of a community owned coffee shop in Limbe, Cameroon. The coffee shop itself will be owned and run by local women’s groups…Read More >
"We had opportunities to meet people and see things that no other traveling group would ever have had the chance to do."