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