LOOKING BACK

    2019 was quite a year here at PPS. With over 30 weeks of trips, it was packed with all types of activities, a vast variety of landscapes, epic adventures, and endless opportunities for connection with all sorts of people. We went 300 miles across Mongolia by packraft and on horseback with our new friends the eagle hunters, and climbed to the height of Morocco to meet the Berber people in the Atlas Mountains. Our connections to community in Lake Eyasi deepened with our continued projects there, and the Southwest called us back to explore in the beauty and silence of the desert. Click on the links to see some photos. Perhaps they'll inspire you to have an adventure of your own.







    LOOKING FORWARD

    2020 is shaping up to be right in line with 2019! Most of our trips have been filled for over a year, but there are a few spaces left to explore the Adriatic with Deb in Croatia and to photograph the colorful culture and rich history of Peru with Reed. 2021 is packed with New Zealand Packraft, Mountain Bike & Hike (1 opening) and returns to some favorite places- Cuba, Mongolia for two adventures (1 space left on each), one by Horse & Camel, the other by Packraft & Horse with Eagle Hunters, the Azores and Vietnam by bike, and more. If any of these interest you, email us and we'll send the information packet or add you to the interested list!







    PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION

    Capture the world through the lens of your camera! Reed has a wide variety of photo trips coming up in the next couple of years. He's returning to Peru in September, a favorite trip taken at a different time of year! We have a couple of new photo expeditions in 2021- Morocco in February, Patagonia in spring, and summer trips to Iceland and Alaska to photograph the grizzlies are also in the works for 2021, so stay tuned... Contact us or Reed if you are interested!







    CONTINUING CONNECTION

    This is the fourth year in a row that we return to Tanzania to experience the closeness of our worldwide community through our projects in Lake Eyasi. This past year has seen the building of a well for the village and more new houses and outhouses. Our 2020 visit will involve more building, getting the store up and running, and most importantly by far, the chance to connect with the women who have become our friends. Look at Lightness's Women's Projects for more details on the different projects and how you can help. We'll be posting updates on Facebook while we're there in February. Perhaps you'd like to join us in February 2021 as we continue our efforts!
















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