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La Higuera Trek

I-Team, Instructor

Hello everyone! Here are some pictures of our adventures in La Higuera. We are still trekking but wanted to give you a brief update about our journey. Hope you like the pictures! Lxs instructores....Read More

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Evenings in Djiakhanore

Beth Eanelli, Participant

Yesterday afternoon we all had an excursion out to the beach in town with our host families. The heat was intense and so the water refreshed us all. Willow even said “I am cold” after she got out of the water. I doubt she’ll say that again......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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First Impressions of Homestays

Anna Hobelmann, Participant

Nanga def? That means “How are you?” and the response is “Mangi fi rekk!” or I’m doing well! Yesterday was our first day with our homestay families! Everyone was definitely feeling some mixed emotions, but we all agree......Read More

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Our next trek

Arim, Zach & Justin, Participant

Yesterday, our trek was delayed for a day. The Mule herders said that it is too snowy and dangerous at the mountain’s peak, and the instructor decided to take the time to rest and get everyone ready for the trek. Due to this, our 5-day trek......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Our Journey so far

Rory and Serafina, Participant

We arrived in sunny, mountainous Cuzco around 10 AM, after some long, exhausting flights (with some surprisingly good 2 am airplane pasta). After driving for about 2 hours, we finally arrived at the beautiful Casita Huaran. Tania and her wonderful......Read More

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Ocongate and Ausangate Trek

I-team, Dragons Admin

Queridas familias, We want to let you know that we are in Ocongate. This afternoon we had a beautiful ceremony guided by two spiritual guides and friends of Dragons, Siwar and Miguel Inti, who are always seeking to share the ancestral knowledge of......Read More

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Nafio from Diakhanore

Beth Eanelli, Instructor

Hello from the Senegal Instructor team! We just returned from an evening walkabout visiting our travelers in their new homestay families which they entered this afternoon. We added a bit of ceremony and surprise in presenting the family/student......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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What We Are Looking Forward To!

Will, Galen & Emmanuel, Participant

Saludos desde Ocangate! We have loved everything we’ve done so far, and we are looking forward to all of our next adventures! This afternoon, our trek guides, Miguel Inti and Siwar, are going to lead us in a ceremony of welcome and connection......Read More

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Highlights 9/21

Sarah, Lila & Kashius, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hi friends and family! It’s Sarah, Lila and Kashius. We are going to tell you about the highlights of our trips thus far. We played soccer at Casita Huaran with a group of Peruvian kids, ranging from 8 years old to 22 years old. Unfortunately,......Read More

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From Samaipata to Vallegrande

I-team, Instructor

Today we left  Samaipata to go to our next destination: Vallegrande. Here you can find a picture with our hosts in Hostal Serena. The group had a great time in this place, but we are excited about the upcoming adventures. Also, there is an......Read More

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Dos Cielos!!!

Grace, Participant

Yak of the Week

Looking out at the idyllic town of Samaipata, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything more peaceful in my life. Hostel Serena, where we’re staying, sits on a hill that gives you a perfect view of the valley where the town lies. El......Read More

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La Llegada

Henry Robbins, Participant

We met at the Miami airport at 5:30 on Wednesday, September 15th, which already seems like an eternity ago. The anticipation of meeting everyone was coupled with a nervousness of the unknown. Almost immediately, complications arose. Earlier that......Read More