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

Navajo Code Talkers of World War II

August 6, 2022
The idea to use the Navajo language for secure communications originated with Philip Johnston, the son of missionaries to the Navajos and one of the few non-Navajos who spoke the… Read More

Navajo Nation

August 5, 2022
With 25,000 square miles spanning 3 states, the Navajo Nation is the largest Indian reservation in the United States, approximately the size of the state of West Virginia. By population,… Read More

Survival Tips for Driving in Cornwall & Wales

July 30, 2022
Saturday, August 15, 2015 By Dan Friesen I just returned today from Cornwall and Wales; friend and fellow guide Scott Burk was with me for the first two weeks of… Read More

A Plethora of Puffins

April 10, 2021
By Dan Friesen After a near-perfect day yesterday hiking in south Iceland, we stopped en route to our hotel for what we thought would be a grand slam way to… Read More

The More the Merrier!

May 19, 2020
By Dan Friesen I mentioned in the last post that 1993 was a tough year for Walking Tours, Inc. financially. We learned that many of our travelers attended the AVA… Read More

Dancing with a Teddy Bear

May 17, 2020
By Dan Friesen In 1992, I left my job as a CPA – it was not a great sacrifice! I had learned a lot about life and business in accounting… Read More

What’s Volkssport?

May 15, 2020
By Dan Friesen In 1988, Dad offered a tour to Central Europe he called Alpine Europe. It was to be his last year of travel, synchronizing with his retirement from… Read More