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Kurt & Anne Kutay

This husband and wife duo have traveled worldwide together for over 30 years, experiencing new cultures and destinations that have inspired them to curate extraordinary trips to share with others.

As the founder of Wildland Adventures, recently acquired by Austin Adventures, Kurt brings a lifetime of designing and leading adventure trips around the world to the Austin family. He is an ecotourism pioneer having founded and served on professional travel, conservation, and cultural heritage organizations dedicated to bridging adventure travel, conservation, and community development. He currently serves as the Director of the Travelers Conservation Trust and a founder of the Transformational Travel Council devoted to deepening our personal life experience and renewal of the planet through travel. Kurt’s love of travel and appreciation of diverse cultures originate from his Turkish heritage and childhood visits with family in Istanbul.

Anne brings decades of experience alongside husband Kurt, having helped build Wildland Adventures into a respected international adventure travel icon acquired by Austin Adventures. Her life of adventure started in her younger years alternating between leading camper overland tours through Baja and northern Mexico in winter and working for concessionaires and assisting park personnel in Yellowstone. After their kids flew the coop she parlayed her love of food, drink, and travel to host wine and culinary adventures including early trips to Argentina, South Africa, Spain, Croatia, and Slovenia.

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