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ElderTreks is introducing an exciting new initiative called “Real Stories. Real Experiences.” We are highlighting travel experiences from our travelers, team and fellow adventurers around the world!

We want to hear from you! We will be featuring guest bloggers on our website. Blogs can range on any travel topic, but we love spotlights on destinations we offer or travel tips. We will also share articles on our social media channels.

The first 10 selected will be awarded at $100 Future Trip Credit on ElderTreks exclusive trips.


  • Every article (blog post) must be unique, original and have been written by you.

  • Each post is limited to 500 words.

  • Make sure to write in a way that is experiential and focuses on the usability of the information and the quick and enjoyable informing of the reader. Articles such as “Top 10 List” – “Must See Destinations” – “To Dos in…” are the formats and styles we are looking for, but not the only ones.

  • Please send all items in a word document.

  • Posts may include photographs and videos. Prior to sending, please be certain that you own the intellectual property rights of the material.

  • If you have audiovisual material from your travels, you may include it, along with original text, in order to create a new post. (Pictures in jpeg format, videos uploaded in YouTube). You must hold intellectual property rights on the photos and/or videos.

  • You may also include photographs and/or video that have already been uploaded to a personal social network, such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and more. You must hold intellectual property rights on the photos and/or videos.

  • Please send all articles and related attachments to:

  • All submitted articles are subject to editing.

  • We thank all bloggers, but not all submissions will be used.

  • ElderTreks reserves the right to change the guidelines at any time and/or without notice.

- May 12, 2016

Recently we received an email from one of our travelers. It was a story of charity and doing something kind for those less fortunate. It is a privilege to be in a position to help others because we have an abundance ourselves. We believe this at ElderTreks. We feel very proud of many of our tour leaders who also believe in this philosophy and help us to leave a charitable footprint on places we travel to.

Jib is one such tour leader. We received an email from Nadine and Mo who were on the Laos trips this past January. They raved about how Jib bought blankets for the hill tribes in remote parts of Laos. In addition to ElderTreks’ contribution, Jib contributed personally as well as collected money from friends. She then bought, packaged and transported the blankets to the hill tribes who do not have adequate blankets and clothes when temperatures really drop, which it can due to the higher elevations of the villages. In fact, just days later, the village received snow, and it was the first time that many of the children had ever seen snow before.

Enjoy some of the photos of the hill tribe children receiving blankets.

Amanda Dunning - April 07, 2016

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