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

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