Seeing Everest from a Different Point of View

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails Co-founder “It’s Kathmandu!” Pema said excitedly, and more loudly than appropriate inside a movie theater. Pema has never seen an American movie, and so for his first time, I thought … Read More

On the Slow and Unbeaten Path in Vietnam

By Chris Mackay, Crooked Trails co-founder I wanted to get off the beaten path in Vietnam. So even though the floating markets of Can Tho were great and I very much enjoyed visiting the noodle … Read More

Volunteers Needed! Travel to Nepal and Help Rebuild

Crooked Trails travelers change the world. Not only by what they offer in-country through their service and donations, but by opening themselves to a connection which fosters deep understanding and commitment. When the Nepal earthquake … Read More

Announcing Our Newest Destination: Vietnam!

Once upon a time, Crooked Trails used to run programs in Vietnam. As interested dropped off, it came off our destination roster for awhile in favor of more popular locales. But Vietnam has recently re-emerged … Read More

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 … Read More

Top Sustainable Travel Destinations for 2013

Each year, we see different countries capture the collective attention of the travel community as they plan their next adventures. Here’s three of the top destinations that we expect to send a lot of travelers … Read More

The High Cost of Our Addiction to Gadgets

By Christine Torrison Mackay I read The Week magazine, and recently there was an article titled Technology: Is it making addicts of us all? It noted that, “next year, for the first time ‘Internet use … Read More