November 19, 1863: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

November 16, 2022
November 19, 2022 by Dan Friesen Today, November 19, 2022, marks the anniversary of one of the most well known and oft quoted speeches in America’s history.  The Gettysburg Address… Read More

Veteran’s Day Address ~ San Diego 30 Year Reunion

November 12, 2022
Three years ago this weekend, WAI was wrapping up our 30th Anniversary Reunion in sunny San Diego. It was a delightful time of fellowship and renewed friendships and walking together… Read More

Cultural Conundrum on Capri

November 5, 2022
by Dan Friesen By 1999, I had been leading tours in Europe and the USA for about 7 years. Most trips, however, had been through central and northern Europe. Navigating… Read More

Are the British Isles Really British?

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022 by Dan Friesen WAI is excited to offer 3 tours that visit the storied British Isles in 2023. In July, we’re in Ireland; in August, were… Read More

Queen Elizabeth II: A Reflection on Old World Traditions and New World Candor

September 10, 2022
by Dan Friesen Part 1 of a multi-part series In the past 48 hours, volumes have already been said, written, and recorded in video on the life of Queen Elizabeth… Read More

Did the Irish Really Save Civilization?

September 2, 2022
  by Dan Friesen In 2003, I spent three weeks circumnavigating the island of Ireland on the initial WAI scouting trip. As usual when visiting a place for the first… Read More

Mosquito River: Getting the Bugs Out in Tanzania ~ Part 2

August 18, 2022
The blog below was written during the 2013 planning trip I took with Scott Isom to Kenya and Tanzania. One of our primary objectives during in-country scouting trips is to… Read More

Mosquito River: Getting the Bugs Out in Tanzania

August 12, 2022
The blog below was written during the 2013 planning trip I took with Scott Isom to Kenya and Tanzania. One of our primary objectives during in-country scouting trips is to… Read More