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

Travelers Against Plastic

Travelers Against Plastic Campaign Founded by the Executive Directors of two sustainable travel organizations; Crooked Trails and Wildland Adventures, the TAP Campaign is an outreach initiative which aims to educate global travelers about the harmful impacts of plastic water bottle usage and encourage travelers to be prepared to clean their…

Category: TAP - Travelers Against Plastic | Posted On: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Host an International Exchange Student

Our friends at CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange sent us the following message regarding a great opportunity to host an international exchange student in your home: These great kids will be arriving to our state from now until the end of August and we still have many that are…

Category: CT Community | Posted On: Saturday, July 26th, 2014

West Seattle Street Fair with Immersion Travel Magazine

By Chris Mackay A big shout out to all those who faced the 90+ degree weather and came to visit the Crooked Trails booth at the West Seattle Street Fair. It was great to meet so many new faces and also to get to learn about the travel dreams of…

Category: Events | Posted On: Friday, July 25th, 2014

Progress in Nepal

Crooked Trails co-founder, Chris Mackay is currently working on a project in the rural Nepal community of Chendeni. It deals with the difficult issue of human trafficking, in particular, from this community of Chendeni to brothels in India, across Nepal’s south border. The challenges are many, but the work is…

Category: Nepal | Posted On: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014