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Camping with the Locals

Our Easter Island tour was packed to the brim with fun and educational activities. The planning that went in to this vacation by the Wild Calls made each day better than the previous one. After a few days of guided tours and some free time to explore the island, we came upon a...

Tuki Family Curanto

One of my favorite experiences on Easter Island is the feast that Johnny Tuki and his family host for our travel group. This feast, also known as a curanto, is a tradition that many Polynesian cultures have where a huge meal is prepared and cooked in a dug out pit in the ground...

The Horseman

After the long flight required to reach the most remote inhabited place on the planet, it was night time when we landed on Easter Island. Walking across the tarmac the smell of ocean air and a slight humid breeze was enough to awaken our senses. We were greeted with flowers and...

A Celebration of Life on Easter Island

During our time on Easter island we were adopted by the local Rapa Nui people. Throughout our stay, our new friends spent days and days preparing a ceremony for their recently deceased aunt. We showed up to meet them one evening and they greeted us covered in blood from preparing...

It’s Time to “Cowboy Up”

“The iconic cowboy represents the best of America — the courage, optimism and plain hard work. Cowboys are heroic not just because they do a dangerous job, but also because they stand for something — the simple, basic values that lie at the heart of the cowboy way. Even though...

Maui’s ‘Iao Valley and Needle

‘Iao Valley is a hidden gem on the island of Maui. ‘Iao means “cloud supreme” and is pronounced similar to “EE-ow.” Dramatic green hills tower above you as you walk into this sacred tropical paradise. ‘Iao Valley is special for a few...

Peru / Machu Picchu – Bucket List Optional

Its time to make that decision that will change your life and perspective of the world. Join us as we explore the ancient Inca past and visit the incredible site of Machu Picchu as well as other important and amazing locations in mysterious Peru. I know for many people travel is...

My Chinese Wake-up Call.

Last year in August, I turned fifty. Besides the usual jokes that come with attaining the half century mark, the event was unmoving. I have lived a very full life and have traveled more than most. This last week I had the opportunity to attend the NTA (National Tour Association)...

Show and Tell: Wyoming Style

The turtle lazily raised its head above the surface of the lake it inhabited and peered into the distance. The lakes dimensions were enormous as it covered an area of 15,000 square miles. Bounded by the newly uplifted Wind River Range to the north, the Unita Range to the south,...

Hawaiian City of Refuge

Here is a picture of Wild Calls guide and legend, Charlie Love, walking into the City of Refuge near Kona, Hawaii. History paints this sacred spot as a safe zone for taboo perpetrators. When someone would commit a crime such as murder, they would flee to this spot hoping to make...