Peru Travels - Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Pisco, Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Moray salt mines and more. It is easy to understand why a tour of Peru is …

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My Bolivia travels included a handful of days in culture-rich La Paz, followed by a trip to the Salt Desert and shores of Lake Titicaca. The landscape was inspiring, but was overwhelmed by the …

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Every June Ecuador celebrates in all the highlands the Corpus Christi. The major festivities takes place in Pujili, mainly in two days. The first one is a mestizo celebration and the second day is …

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A group of students from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY were lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and to the Galapagos Islands. This is just one student's journal from the …

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flying butress
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Joseph Monticello
I spotted grey dolphins on the morning canoe trip. A roar similar to that of a tornado or jaguar echoed from the forest. I asked the guide what it was. It turns out that it is the sound of a howler …
The southern cross
Author
Joseph Monticello
An early morning canoe trip presented many birds and pink dolphins. We went to a small village and experienced how the "settlers" lived. I was amazed to see they had a satellite dish and …
Oh! what a beautiful morning
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Joseph Monticello
Up at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for a canoe trip. The sunrise was spectacular. The amount of plant life was amazing. After the canoe trip, I headed back to the MY Tucano for breakfast. At 10:00 a.m. I …
Traveler at Pook\'s Hill Jungle Lodge
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Marissa Jensen
Once we are on the flight to Billings, I am over joyed to see our son. Two weeks is a long time for a mom to be without her baby. When we land I expect our son to coming running for us. Nope! He …
unidentified orchid
Author
Joseph Monticello
It was exciting to get on board and get settled in. I was on the front bow in what seemed like only minutes. As we headed up river, I could feel the excitment build. Within half an hour I spotted the …
View from the Balcony Belize Beach hotel
Author
Marissa Jensen
Today we are on our way home. We take the regular boat (so much smoother!) back to mainland Belize. Just as we are pulling away from the dock, we see a school of permit feeding. I am surprise none …
Into the great fog
Author
Joseph Monticello
The city tour gave a good over view of Manaus, but the real adventure didn't begin until I boarded the Motor Yacht Tucano and headed up river on the Rio Negro.
Our cabana at Pook\'s Hill
Author
Marissa Jensen
This morning we again go for another boat ride. We take this snorkel tour a little more relax. Even though we have done it a few times this week, we figure we have to take advantage of it on the …
Eric, Letty & Flamingo
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Elizabeth Conway
The M/Y Eric is one of three sister ships in the Galapagos: Seen here the Eric, Letty, Flamingo In the June/July 2009 issue, National Geographic Adventure highlights the Galapagos yacht, M/Y Eric, …
Cabana at Pook\'s Hill
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Marissa Jensen
We again meet up with our guide Abel and fellow guest Ginger to embark on another day of snorkeling and relaxing. Some other guest arrive last night and I realize it is the family I the previous …
View from the bed of our Beach retreat
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Marissa Jensen
Today we opt to hang out on the lodge. This morning we take a Belizean Cooking class with the ladies in the kitchen. We help them make the appetizers for the dinner tonight and then the noodle …
More penguinos
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Antarctica is sought-after by travelers for its incredible scenery and wildlife Travel to Antarctica has always been for those eager to explore the very end of the world. Unfortunately, as the …
Skull in Belize\'s ATM cave
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Marissa Jensen
I am so excited for our day today. We are going to do a Discover Scuba course. We spend the morning getting fitted with equipment and learning the ropes. Our guide, Alex is very thorough, fun and …
The bamboo forest
Author
Philip Flood
Monday, June 22 - It is time for the trip home. Umbaldo showed up on time, right at 8. We loaded his Subaru wagon, and headed out of Antigua for Guatemala City. On the way out of town and on the …
Actun Tunichil is an amazing place
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Marissa Jensen
Today we again explore the reef with Abel and the other guests. We also stop at an island where a bunch of Conch shells have washed up on shore. This too reminds me of Gilligan's Island. The day …
An education in the Inca history of corn and potatos.
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Mary Schlicht
The flights home from Lima seemed to slip by in a dream. I couldn’t wait to return home to tell everyone about this grand adventure and about the insights I’ve gained from my travel to …
Our room at Ram Tzul in the cloud forest
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Philip Flood
Sunday, June 21 - This was our last full day in Guatemala. We had our breakfast at the La Lanterna, did our final packing, and got ready to meet Hugo by 8. Hugo had told us that he might not arrive …