Celebrating & Empowering Women in Cameroon and Around the World

By Tammy Leland, Crooked Trails Co-founder As a girl growing up in the United States, I never celebrated International Women’s Day. I never actually even knew about it. I had always been very independent, walking through life without fear and never afraid to go after what I wanted. When I…

Category: Africa | Posted On: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Exciting Projects In Sibuje Village, Nepal

If you have been following the work of Crooked Trails you have no doubt heard of our partner in Nepal, Karma Sherpa, and the amazing work he is doing in his home village of Sibuje. I have had the privilege of spending many days with Karma and proudly call him…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Should I Be Concerned About Zika Virus in Peru?

Crooked Trails is aware of the concern of the Zika Virus that is spreading in South America. Peru has had two reported cases of the virus in a country of 30 million. Peru’s Health Minister is taking measures to ensure the virus does not spread in the country. The Zika Virus…

Category: Peru | Posted On: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Lessons, Lessons, and more Lessons: Getting Educated In Nepal

CT guides Tanner & Kolena have been sending periodic dispatches from the field in Nepal, where they spent the fall guiding our travelers and doing on-the-ground re-con for us. Here’s their recap post on what they learned during their time -(well-meaning person) How was the trip?! -(me) Well, it was……

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Cuba – The View from a ’55 Bel Air

By Dan Travers, Crooked Trails Board President Reflecting on my last 2 weeks in Cuba as I ride from the southern coast back to Havana in Orlando’s 1955 Bel Air with wood interior door handles and side panels and frightening rack & pinion steering, but powered by a new Toyota motor…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Reflections on Three Months in Nepal

CT guides Tanner & Kolena have been sending periodic dispatches from the field in Nepal, where they have been guiding our travelers and doing on-the-ground re-con for us this fall. Here’s their final post before they make their way back to the U.S. Time moves in such unpredictable ways. A…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Where Destiny Meets Purpose

By Crooked Trails Co-founder Christine Mackay Everyone has a “moment” in their lives when it all comes together and your destiny meets your purpose, leaving you with an overwhelming sense of deep satisfaction knowing you are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. It happened…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Travelers Support Rural School in Cameroon

Every day, children walk the small, steep jungle trails in the hills high above Limbe, Cameroon to attend classes at the Mawoh School. For years, the school was supported by the mother-in-law of Crooked Trails co-founder Tammy Leland. After she passed away, her family – and now, the CT community…

Category: Africa | Posted On: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Nepal Update

By Christine Mackay It’s been 7 months since the devastating earthquakes hit Nepal. To bring you up-to-date, we wanted to share an overview/timeline of what has been going on over there, both with our work and the country. April 25                  7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal with the epicenter in Gorkha….

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015