A Personal Invitation to Join CT’s Tammy Leland in Cameroon

Dear Friends, Since meeting my husband, Paco, in 2008 and visiting to his amazing home country of Cameroon, Africa, I have always wanted to make the journey back to work with his family on a project that would give back to his whole community.  It has been almost 6 years…

Category: Africa | Posted On: Monday, December 30th, 2013

KathmanDO: Have Faith in the Nepalese Police

By Diane Vinh, Crooked Trails participant One of the things that amazed me most about Nepal was how helpful and obliging the Nepalese people were.  This proved to be true on my last day in Kathmandu. After 8 days of village stays, school visits, and a look into the incredible…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Friday, December 20th, 2013

Vibrant El Salvador

By Kris Parfitt While only being seven hours long and three hours wide by automobile, the vibrant culture and landscape of El Salvador would take over a year to fully explore. Surrounded by Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean, El Salvador is by no means squeezed for culture, community…

Category: El Salvador | Posted On: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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…

Category: Gear Reviews | Posted On: Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Reflections on a Very Special Trip to Witness Human Trafficking Work in Nepal

By Chris Mackay I have just returned from one of the most amazing and memorable trips to Nepal I believe I have ever had. It always helps to have a great group, and we did. It was a diverse group from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds and everyone…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

An Update on Crooked Trails’ Annual Fundraiser

ENGAGE: Your Passport to a Path of Giving 2013 What a treat to see so many familiar faces and meet the new supporters who came out to Crooked Trails Annual Fun-Raiser on November 9th.  Thank you all for making it a BIG success and helping us to raise just over $21,000! As…

Category: Events | Posted On: Monday, November 25th, 2013

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,…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

India Alumni Night: In Review

Many a thanks go out to those who attended our first India Alumni Event this past June. We want to give a special shout out to Project Feast who prepared our delicious treats for the evening, and Elizabeth Bennett, whose recent trip to India inspired a wonderful presentation she was…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Menus That Make You Cry

By Dan Travers Crooked Trails Board President Every once in awhile, in some unusual cafe or restaurant in some far off  corner of the world, fate smiles upon you and you are blessed with the priveledge of enjoying a menu translated into English by a non-English speaking person.  Once you…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Friday, May 24th, 2013