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Adventure Life
Outside Magazine Trip of the Year 2009 - Killer Value In this tough economy, travelers are looking for the greatest deals on the planet. Adventure Life was honored with Outside Magazine's Killer …
A view of the surrounding nature
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Paulina Romero
When you visit Cuenca you understand why is was chosen as a World Cultural Heritage Site on 1999: the cobblestone streets, the churches, old buildings, convents, etc. The people provide the …
half way !!
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Paulina Romero
The two and a half hours from Cuenca are worth it! Ingapirca is an Inca fortress hidden between the Andes. Our guide makes it alive again!! What a culture. Landscapes around encourage you to continue …
A view of the surrounding nature
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Paulina Romero
After a 45 minutes flight, we landed in Cuenca, the flight was a good start... all those volcanoes below as welcoming us to our fast journey. Cuenca, so beautiful. Don't want to waste a minute so we …
Hiking on the glacier
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Adventure Life
Click for Renee's photo album of her trekking around Fitzroy and Torres del Paine Read Holly's Journal about hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Two moms take on the Cordillera Blanca with …
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Adventure Life
La Cumbre Volcano as seen from space Metropolitan Touring recently sent us the following update about the volcanic eruption in Galapagos. For more incredible images of the volcanoe, check these …
View from our room at AOL - a unique location
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Denis Mason
After a good night's sleep it was time to check out and drive to the airport for our flight to Quito, leaving Costa Rica behind, but taking with us countless memories of our recent advenures. We …
Man-sized leaf in Arenal Observatory Lodge garden
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Denis Mason
The 5:30 coffee delivered to our room was a welcome accompanyment to packing ahead of the 50 minute flight to San Jose. Back at the Grano de Oro hotel we were able to go online and see our wedding …
Secluded waterfall at AOL. So peaceful, worth the climb down
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Denis Mason
A "free day" to do as little or as much as we liked. After thoughts of taking it easy we read that there was a walk to a famous beach, 2 hours along the coast, so we decided to do …
Mountain Biking in Sacred Valley and Cusco
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Jonathan Brunger
Mountain Biking in the Andes during Peru Multisport Tour Whitewater Rafting on the Apurimac River during Multisport Trip The land of the Incas near Cusco and the Sacred Valley is a great …
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Jeff Welgoss
Regrettably our trip has come to an end. One last delicious robust breakfast overlooking the rain forest and saying good bye to Pooks Hill, the Mayan ruins and a few scorpions. Cindy won't miss the …
Huge rocks rolling down Arenal Volcano, view from AOL garden
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Denis Mason
Another speedboat ride another playful pod of dolphins, en route to Cano Island, 1.5 hours offshore from Drake Bay. We enjoyed some great snorkeling with White-tipped Reef Sharks, Puffer fish, …
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Jeff Welgoss
Our final full day in Belize and a great finale.
Arenal Volcano seen across Lake Arenal
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Denis Mason
Before we even arrived in the Corcovado national park we had enjoyed a dramatic morning. Minutes after our speedboat had left the hotel we saw a dolphin chasing a fish - both jumping out of the …
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Jeff Welgoss
Today included dad's one attempt at unseating Andrew Zimmern as Bizarre Foods host.
Golden beetle on our doorstep - it really looks metalic
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Denis Mason
To get to Aguila de Osa in Drake Bay we took two small planes, two cars and a speedboat. With just 30 minutes between flights we didn't have much time to play with, although there was live English …
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Jeff Welgoss
Inland to the jungle. From "tourist central" to an oasis in the middle of the jungle where our hot water is created by burning cohune palm nuts.
Hungry Hummingbird - spectacular colours and so small!
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Denis Mason
Driving around the volcano, we noticed it was throwing out even more smoke/ash, more than William had seen before too. It looked like a pyroclastic flow was coming towards us...but we still got out …
The honeymoon couple walking in Monteverde
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Denis Mason
Up early for a paddle on the Penas Blancas river. A great way to explore the area in silence and at a gentle pace. As well as the many birds, we "Jesus Christ" lizards, Otters, Bats, a 3.5m …
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Jeff Welgoss
Somehow this event didn't make it into "1000 Places to See Before You Die."
Hard to believe this is not a leaf - good spotting Jorge!
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Denis Mason
The transfer to Arenal was billed as the "ride of our lives" by William and indeed took us down some of the bumpiest roads in the country, and then onto a ferry for the last 30 minutes. It …
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Jeff Welgoss
More about the title in a bit. The most memorable event of the day had to be one of the top 3 showers of my life. Still G-rated.
Friendly little bird we saw while on the hotel trail
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Denis Mason
On the short drive to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve it became clear that we were not going to see the reserve in its typically cloudy conditions. We were lucky to enjoy this special place in …