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…

Category: Sustainable Travel Tips | Posted On: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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…

Category: Africa | Posted On: Friday, December 12th, 2014

Introductions: Tanner & Kolena, our new volunteers!

We thought it might be a good time to introduce ourselves as new volunteers with Crooked Trails and share with you what we are about, our background, and our hope for what Crooked Trails can accomplish in the future. My name is Tanner Colton and I am honored and privileged…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Note from the Field – Nepal

Crooked Trails Founder, Chris Mackay is in Nepal checking progress with Maiti Nepal. Here is her note from the field: We spent a couple hours at the border yesterday. Maiti Nepal girls had pulled over several buses and rickshaws with girls and pulling them over to investigate it was fascinating….

Category: From the field | Posted On: Monday, November 24th, 2014

Choquequirao – Peru’s Remote Inca Ruins

This remote and unspoiled Inca sanctuary is a far cry from the masses who swarm to Machu Picchu. Two days trek separates it from the nearest comforts like a hot shower and roads. The name Choquequirao in the local Quechua language means “Cradle of Gold.” It is nearly deserted in…

Category: Peru | Posted On: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Take the TAP Pledge

By Erika Klimecky By now you’ve probably seen the mountains of plastic waste that accumulates in less-developed countries when travelers use bottled water instead of coming prepared to clean their own. One of our eco-friendly travel projects is not about just a single country or location, but the whole planet…

Category: TAP - Travelers Against Plastic | Posted On: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Current Projects for Crooked Trails

By Erika Klimecky ** Crooked Trails is proud of the work we’ve undertaken. We love traveling with a purpose and we love sharing in the world community through our efforts. Here are some of our current projects. We’d love to have you along. Call us or browse our website to…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Discover Remote Inca Ruins on Foot… But For How Long?

CHOQUEQUIRAO: THE CRADLE OF THE GODS By Tammy Leland I stopped dead in my tracks as Choquequirao first came into view across the vast Andean Valley.  It sat looming above the fog like some hidden Shangri-la and I swear it emanated a golden hue like the lost and mystical golden…

Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Friday, August 8th, 2014

3 Summits for Nepal Fundraiser a Success Despite Mother Nature’s Curveballs

By Pam Perry The 9th annual 3 Summits charity climbs of Mount Baker and Mount Rainier were once again a big success! Crooked Trails partners with this fundraising event to help build vitally important schools in rural Nepali villages. More than $16,000 was raised and this year the funds will…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Thursday, July 31st, 2014