The world is waiting…

By Crooked Trails Traveler Stephanie S.Everest has always been on my bucket list, as it is for many people.  After an emotionally taxing year of my 2nd divorce, my cousin’s suicide, my middle son’s health … Read More

Mozart in the Himalayas

By Crooked Trails traveler Alison Schafer We shoved oboes into duffel bags. Slid recorders next to hiking socks and zipped up carry-on bags. Nestled a clarinet next to a rain jacket. Stuffed harmonicas in small … Read More

The Call of the Mountains

Tammy Leland of Crooked Trails in the mountains

By Tammy Leland, Crooked Trails Co-founder & International Program Director When I was 12 years old, I was given a rock for my birthday which was inscribed with the following quote … “Whatever you do, … Read More

Himalayan Digital Detox

Nepal Sherpa homestay trek suspension bridge trail

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails Co-founder & Executive Director By my estimation, trekking in Nepal is one of the most amazing things you can do in this life. There’s the mind-blowing scenery, the exercise which … Read More

The Transformational Power of the Andes

Peru Andes vista by Jay Waltmunson

By Emily Jump, Latin America Programs The first change I notice upon landing in the Andes is an obvious one – at these heights, I feel the thin atmosphere in my lungs and muscles with … Read More