The Universal Power of Sport

By Emily Cole Soccer is the world’s game, a universal language as profound as a smile.  I have been blessed to play and coach at many levels, but nothing taught me this truth like playing … Read More

Travel Inspires Giving

Crooked Trails has long been committed to the fight against sexual slavery and human trafficking, leading trips to Nepal, Thailand, and India to learn on-the-ground about the issue. What is truly incredible is what happens … Read More

The Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Christine Mackay, Crooked Trails Co-founder & Executive Director The journey to Mumbai was deep, intense, confusing and enlightening all at once, like India itself; a never-ending series of contradictions, where beauty brushes against deformity, … Read More

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