Traveler riding horse on Costa Rica Trip
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Monika Sundem
Horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica Everyone lately seems to be looking for ways to cut costs on the trip of a lifetime. For me, it can be difficult to give good advice on how to do this, as …
tango demonstration before we left port
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
A day with a choice: hiking from camp up to the base of the Torres (the spires visible from the Eco-Camp when the clouds deigned to lift), or a hike through puma country to see pictographs and …
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Adventure Life
Cusco, Peru is full of festivities   Check out Jerome's photo album of his Peru trip   What a back drop! Read Kathy's journal. Debbie Lester sent this posting recently …
Hayes in our cabin
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
Off to visit Grey Glacier and other local sights in the park. Couldn’t help but notice, the drivers had two tendencies, one, to drive on the left as long as there is no center line in the road …
The lunch scene on the Pacuare river
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Stephen Smith
I woke at 4:00am for my 5:00am ride to the airport. I went outside to wait at 4:50am, and he pulled up within about 2 minutes. The ride was dark, quiet and uneventful, and I was at the airport by …
the Via Australis at dock, seen from hill in Ushuaia
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
Our guide was at the hotel promptly at 10am with a minivan to take us to Puerto Natales and then on to Torres del Paine. The road led through mostly flat, open land, with glimpses of pink flamingos …
catch that wave, dude!
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Stephen Smith
I woke at 6:00am for my 7:30am boat transfer to the Bocas local airport. As Jim suggested, I simply left my bags on my porch, and somebody took them to the boat. I headed over to the main house for …
view of Ushuaia from across the bay
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
Everyone up early to disembark in Zodiac boats at Magdalena Island! We all wanted to walk among the cute “penguinos” before being off-loaded at our final destination, Punta Arenas. …
All forward! Whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River
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Stephen Smith
I woke up to bright sunshine at 6:30am for a 7:30am breakfast. Today was French toast (big thick heavenly homemade slices with powdered sugar), fruit, juice and coffee. We left for the bat cave at …
The Andes above Ushuaia
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
Last full day on the boat. Sailed through the fjord-like western channels of Tierra del Fuego, under cold grey skies and intermittent rain. Another lecture--on the Magellan Strait--a sailing knots …
Pacuare River rafting
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Stephen Smith
I woke up at 6:30am for a 7:30am breakfast. Today was breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon and juice and coffee. I can sum up the experience by noting that Jim popped out on the deck as I drank my coffee …
Time well spent in Guatemala
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
Once inside the park, it was one spectacular photo-op after another. We climbed one of the temples and found ourselves high above the tree tops. As we walked around this very large site visiting …
first view of Patagonia as we approached Ushuaia
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
This was Cape Horn day, and we had to be up early for disembarkation instructions in order to ride the Zodiac boats to Cape Horn…the last stop before Antarctica, if one was going that far! It …
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Raymond Jeffery
After the transfer our vessel carried on its way and saw some antarctic sunsets. Pictures to follow.
On the van to the Pacuare River
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Stephen Smith
I woke to a damp bed at 6:00am for a 7:00am early breakfast. But the weather had cleared and it was nice. I headed over to the main lodge for my final breakfast, alone this time since the others were …
Time well spent in Guatemala
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
Using river boat and van (the usual transportation modes) we proceeded to Tikal Archaeological Park to see more Mayan ruins. We were excited for since our arrival in Guatemala, we had been told over …
upscale Puerto Madero area, Buenos Aires
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
We were collected right on time from the hotel by a guide who delivered us to the airport and oversaw our check-in for our flight to Ushuaia, then accompanied us to the security checkpoint…a …
flipper motion
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Jayne Hope
Before embarking on our four month adventure I did a lot of research on explorers, conquistadors, indigenous and natural history in South America and Antarctica. Here we were following routes taken …
The frigate birds were constantly following the Angelito
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Judy Green
At 2:00 a.m. we heard the anchor rattle up for the departure for Baltra. I got up to watch the crew maneuver expertly around the boats in the harbor. At dawn we circled Daphne Island, little more …
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Raymond Jeffery
My Wife and I were very privaleged to see an unusual event on our Antarctic Trip, due to no fault of the two vessels involved one passenger's luggage was found to be on the wrong vessel. To put this …
Outside patio at Hotel Le Bergerac
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Stephen Smith
I woke very early at 5:00am after another good nights sleep. The weather has been blissful, but apparently it was not so before I got here. Prior to my arrival, it rained for over 10 straight days! …
Time well spent in Guatemala
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Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales
We took another short boat ride to the island which contained the Aquateca Archaeological Mayan ruins; a unique site with much excavating to be accomplished but little funding (an unfortunate …
The Peace Bear exhibit in Buenos Aires
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Karen Griffith-Hedberg
The rest of that day and the next we wandered around downtown Buenos Aires. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but found it to have a European feel (not such a surprise when you realize this is a …
Lingering after breakfast on board the Angelito
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Judy Green
We panga-ed to Floreana’s beach and followed a sandy path to see flamingoes nesting at the edge of a lagoon. Max and Sina from Stuttgart enjoyed the mud in their bare feet, but the rest of us …