Beginnings of WAI

May 13, 2020
By Dan Friesen In 1964, after Dad parlayed his German language skills into a fast-track college teaching degree, he was hired to teach German at David Douglas High School. Those… Read More

A Tsunami of a Man

May 12, 2020
By Dan Friesen In my previous post, I left the story of my dad at the point where he had moved the family to Oregon to start a career as… Read More

George, the Early Years

May 10, 2020
By Dan Friesen As many of you know, Walking Adventures International (WAI) was founded by my father, George Friesen. Everyone has a story and every organization a tale to tell.… Read More

Tea Pluckers in Sri Lanka

May 4, 2020
By Dan Friesen I’m taking you back to Sri Lanka this morning to a part of this tropical island nation famous for growing tea. In its long and eventful history,… Read More

Serendipity in Rothenburg

May 3, 2020
By Dan Friesen Back in the 90s, our early trips through Central Europe always started in Amsterdam, from where we worked our way through the BENELUX countries and along the… Read More

An Indian Wedding Experience

April 30, 2020
By Dan Friesen Check out my host at the wedding party we crashed in a tiny, mountain village in Rajasthan, India. To say this first visit to India was memorable… Read More

People of China

April 29, 2020
By Dan Friesen We’ve taken many groups up China’s Yangtze River, third-longest in the world. One thing China has no shortage of is people! At every stop along the river,… Read More

Meet Hildrun and Louis!

April 26, 2020
By Dan Friesen Those of you who’ve traveled with us any length of time have likely traveled under the tutelage of Hildrun, a supremely competent, passionate, knowledgeable, and good-humored guide… Read More