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
Travelers Against Plastic Celebration of World Water Day
Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) celebrated its 2nd year by honoring World Water Day on March 22nd at the Adventure HUB in Seattle. The event was in conjunction with ATTA Connect and hosted by Crooked Trails, Wildland Adventures and EverGreen Escapes (three Seattle-based tour organizations). We had just over 25 people…
Category: Events | Posted On: Friday, March 27th, 2015
Big Love to Our Volunteers
Crooked Trails, like all non-profits, relies on a diverse group of volunteers to keep things moving due to our small staff. In this piece we want to highlight a few of those volunteers and the jobs they are doing for us. All of the volunteer came to us because of…
Category: CT Community | Posted On: Monday, March 16th, 2015
ENGAGE Event a Great Success!
What a great time this year’s fundraiser was. Rather than doing a traditional silent and live auction we had about 50 trips and vacation spots offered at 20-50% discount. Whoever got to the signup sheet for a given trip first, got it. Done deal. The key was that each table…
Category: Events | Posted On: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
A Visit to the Indian Border with Maiti Nepal
The fight against human trafficking By Christine Mackay, Crooked Trails Co-founder We stood at the open border between India and Nepal surrounded by a cacophony of sounds and smells, most of which were not pleasant. We were in Bhairawha, one of 23 official border crossings in the southern Terai region…
Category: Community Projects | Posted On: Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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