Travel insurance – is it worth it?

In our many years of travel, we’ve learned that things certainly do not always go as planned. But there are two essential things any traveler can have to help deal with the unexpected. 1. An open and flexible frame of mind 2. A good travel insurance policy! Do we think…

Category: Top Stories | Posted On: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Forging New Partnerships, Creating New Opportunities and Discovering New Experiences in Nepal

CT guides Tanner & Kolena are sending periodic dispatches from the field in Nepal, where they our first group of post-quake volunteers and now are doing further re-con work on the ground . . . It is approaching the one month mark in our time here in Nepal and we…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Returning to the Village – A Traveler’s Account

Story by Crooked Trails participant Jeanette Smith Photos by Crooked Trails participant Jody Baush First, I need to backtrack to October 2011 when I attended a Crooked Trails Fundraiser and on impulse signed up for a volunteer work trip to Chandeni Village in Nepal with an add-on trek to Tengboche….

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Help Us Build a Milk Station in the village of Chandani, Nepal

The village of Chandani has just over 1,000 households, all of which were damaged or completely destroyed by the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. Crooked Trails has been working in Chandeni for the past 7 years and conducted an assessment of damage in late July. Directly after the quake, we delivered…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Monday, October 26th, 2015

From the Field: First Post-Quake Volunteer Program in Nepal

CT guides Tanner & Kolena send this latest dispatch from the field as the first group of volunteers to come to our partner village of Chandani after the earthquake has just wrapped up . . .  >>> We are still enrolling for the December 2015 and April 2016 Rebuilding Trips…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Monday, October 19th, 2015

A Cable Car to the Remote Inca City of Choquequirao?

Update from the field by Crooked Trails Co-Founder, Tammy Leland Choquequirao roughly translates to ‘the cradle of gold’, but I have been there, and I am certain that it was meant to mean ‘the cradle of the gods’; a place where great Inca royalty were born from Inti, the Incan…

Category: From the field | Posted On: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

The Latest from Nepal – Building a Milk Station, Basketball at Maiti Nepal, Staff & Travelers in the Field

By Christine Mackay, Crooked Trails Co-founder Nepal has always held a special place in my heart.  When the earthquake hit, I was hit as well. My life was changed, and like many who are involved in that part of the world, I went to work raising funds to help. It…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Power of She: A Women-only Journey to India with Chick Chat

By Christine Mackay, Crooked Trails Co-founder Meet Tracy Klinkroth. Tracy has participated in three Crooked Trails travel programs, served as our Board President, and has been an undaunted supporter of our work for nearly a decade – raising tens of thousands of dollars to support our work through her fun…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

First Trip to Vietnam? Here’s What We Recommend

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails Co-founder Vietnam is so much more than just another gorgeous place to visit in Indochina. It has it all! The people, food, sites, adventure and culture are all outstanding. Planning a trip to Vietnam involves an initial big choice: do you go to the North…

Category: Family Travel | Posted On: Thursday, October 1st, 2015