We are in the midst of extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances. As countries around the world ramp up efforts to curb the global COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we understand the concerns and uncertainty currently faced by all our friends, from our valued participants to our talented instructors, local guides and operators, and the people in local communities that rely upon tourism by groups like ours for their livelihoods. The quality of your overall experience, including your safety and security, have and always will be our top priority. We want you to know that the Visionary Wild team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and we are paying careful attention to information and guidelines from the WHO, the CDC, the scientific community, and health authorities around the globe. We are committed to doing our part to minimize the spread of coronavirus both in the USA and abroad, for the sake of the health of our participants, our instructors, and the global community in general. It is our hope that protocols currently recommended by the CDC and other health authorities and put into effect by state and national governments will begin to reverse the trend in new cases globally so that we can all begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel sooner rather than later. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by this crisis.

Workshops and expeditions with start dates through June 30, 2020 have been postponed, including the Great Smoky Mountains Workshop, the Grand Canyon by Raft Expedition, the Papua New Guinea Expedition, the Oregon Coast Vision Workshop, and the Redwood Coast Vision Workshop. Workshops and expeditions with start dates of July 1, 2020 or later are still scheduled as planned as we monitor how the COVID-19 situation evolves in the coming weeks and months, and we will adapt our schedule as necessary. We will be in contact with participants as soon as it is clear that a given workshop or expedition will be affected. To the extent that we can, we will try to reschedule affected programs to a later date so that you can still experience the destinations you wanted to visit and travel with the instructors from whom you wanted to learn.

We are grateful for your patience, understanding, and support as we adapt to this ever-changing situation. It is our hope that we will all emerge from this stronger and more focused than ever on our friendship and shared passion to engage with our world and capture its beauty through photography.

We will continue to provide updates on our website as the situation evolves. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to review resources available through the World Health Organization and CDC to learn more about COVID-19 and steps you can take to protect yourself.

Updated March 30, 2020