My husband, Aaron, and I trekked the Inca Trail last July. We work and play in the Montana Rockies, so we are no strangers to trekking beautiful mountain ranges. But the Andes and the Inca Trail are truly in a league or their own. The historic ruins and rich culture are as captivating as the incredible landscape. Another fellow Inca-Trail-trekker, Doug Klostermann, shares his Inca Trail experiences [...]
UPDATE: As of Dec. 20, 2009, Argentina now charges a reciprocity fee. Click here for details. Great news from our affiliates in Argentina: The announcement of charging a reciprocity fee to passengers was rejected. As a consequence of the pressure of the tourist sector, the decision to implement it has been “frozen.” – Kallpa In other words, Argentina is not implementing the visa reciprocity fee at this point for [...]
Reminding us of just how delicate our environment is, last week the Miami Herald reported that Bolivia’s Chacaltaya glacier has virtually completely melted — a good 6 years earlier than originally predicted.
Happy Mother’s Day! In celebration of the day’s holiday, I thought I’d share one of my favorite mother-daughter trip journals. Adventure Life staff member, Julia Kocubinski, and her mom, Sue, took a trip to Ecuador’s cloudforest, Quito, Banos, and the wildlife rich Galapagos Islands last November.
Sustainable, Responsible, Green, Eco Tourism — I know it can be tough to get beyond these labels and into the meaning behind such abstracts. But here’s a little help… Traveler, Sarah Shelton, provides some direction and does a great job highlighting the sort of questions you should ask your travel company if you are looking at going green on your next adventure.