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…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Friday, June 5th, 2015

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…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Monday, May 18th, 2015

Donation Update: Nepal Earthquake Relief

First off, and a big thank you to all of our wonderful donors and supporters taking part in our #give3nepal campaign. We have the following update as to how your donations are being used in Nepal. At the time of this writing, our Nepal Relief Campaign has raised $30,636! 100%…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Fast in Solidarity and Bring the Light to Nepal on 5/16

As an act of solidarity and support for the people of Nepal, we invite you to join us in fasting on Saturday, May 16th – the 3 week anniversary of the earthquake in Nepal – as part of our #give3nepal relief efforts. We mark this as a time of reflection…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

One week of emotions doing relief work from my desk in Seattle

By Christine Mackay, Executive Director for Crooked Trails  When I heard about the Nepal quake on that fateful Saturday morning in April, I was in shock. In fact I did nothing, I felt nothing, like a slate board that had been wiped clean. It was too much. I could not…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Crooked Trails Community Joins Together in Solidarity & Support for Nepal

Tents & Tarps Collected and Sent to Devastated Villages in Nepal The first reports from our partner village of Chandeni, Nepal after the earthquake, were both reassuring and devastating. We were grateful, first and foremost, to learn that miraculously, there had been no loss of life in Chandeni. But, they…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Monday, April 27th, 2015

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…

Category: Top Stories | Posted On: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Elephants, Cheetahs, and Warriors, Oh My!

We are excited to announce our newest Africa travel program, “Wildlife and Warriors: An Experience in Conservation and Culture.” This exciting program combines aspects of traditional safari, community-based tourism, and volunteering to create a most unique and authentic Kenya-based experience that contributes to both the viability of wildlife and Kenyans…

Category: Africa | Posted On: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015