Archive For: October, 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 Comments: 0 Posted On: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

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 Comments: 0 Posted On: Saturday, July 20th, 2013

The Colors of Rajasthan

By Crooked Trails Co-founder Tammy Leland THINK INDIA AGAIN. OH YES! WE ARE OFFERING THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND RAJASTHAN. For nearly 13 years I have been traveling to India.  I fly into Delhi, check into my favorite family homestay in Karol Baugh, wander the warm, busy streets to my favorite…

Category: India Comments: 1 Posted On: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

India Through a Child’s Eyes

By Dan Travers President, Crooked Trails Board of Directors This is my 5th time to India, but my first with a 4 year old.  His mom and I are exploring numerous parts we’ve never seen before while gathering ideas, names, and places for future Crooked Trails’ clients, as well as…

Category: CT Community Comments: 1 Posted On: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

An Update on the Deepen Rai Memorial Fund

To everyone who donated to the Deepen Rai Memorial Fund – The money in the fund will cover school fees, uniforms, books and dance, art and sports classes for their two kids. Tayamie Rai, their daughter, is 9 years old and Sisam Hang Rai, their son, is 5 years old….

Category: Community Projects Comments: 0 Posted On: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Deepen Rai – In Memory of a Great Friend & Crooked Trails Guide

By Tammy Leland We sat inside the cook tent at 15,000 feet to get away from the chill that blanketed the Zanskar Mountains.  With just enough room for the 9 of us, legs crossed, sitting in a circle, we warmed ourselves from the steam coming from the boiling lentils that…

Category: CT Community Comments: 1 Posted On: Friday, October 26th, 2012

A Mythical, Mystical Place: Ladakh, India

By Crooked Trails co-founder Tammy Leland “You have not heard about Ladakh?  How is this possible?……..Ladakh is the last place where you can see something of what Tibet must have been like……If I had a group of gangsters and a plane, I would kidnap you and take you there myself……You…

Category: From the field Comments: 0 Posted On: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Crooked Trails Live! Where Like-Minded Travelers Mingle

by Crooked Trails co-founder Tammy Leland He guides private clients on cultural travel programs, she has just returned from a volunteer service program in the Andean highlands, he works with a Nepali man and feels compelled to go there, she saw me speak at Savvy Traveler and has been following…

Category: CT Community Comments: 0 Posted On: Monday, April 25th, 2011

From the Field: An Update on the Flooding in Ladakh, Northern India

Our friend Sonam, who is based in Leh, India and who we work with for our Ladakh homestead program in the Himalayan village of Lingshed, sends the following update from the areas where flash flooding earlier this month has devastated the lives of many. Crooked Trails will be organizing a…

Category: CT Community Comments: 1 Posted On: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Our First YouTube Video!

Yes, Crooked Trails has finally done it. We have finally jumped on the YouTube bandwagon (granted it’s about 5 years late, but at least we’re on it!) and uploaded our very first video! So please go to our new fabulous Crooked Trails YouTube non-profit website and check it out here….

Category: CT Community Comments: 0 Posted On: Tuesday, November 11th, 2008