The brick work reminded us of Comalcalco in Mexico
Author
Philip Flood
Saturday, June 13 – We were more than ready for a nice easy day after yesterday’s events, and we managed to have a fairly easy day today in Antigua. We got going around 8 AM. Our hotel …
Entrance of Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave
Author
Marissa Jensen
We are at the airport bright an early this morning. We use the self check in at the airport (so nice). We had a little trouble checking my mom in because when I purchased the tickets, they put her …
Mixco was one of the last Mayan cities to fall
Author
Philip Flood
Friday, June 12 – This was our last day with Sergio. Sergio is fairly young in appearance. He is married and has a wife named Amanda. He has two daughters, Sophia and Sabrina, ages 10 and 8, …
Outside of Actun Tunichil in Belize jungles
Author
Marissa Jensen
I can't believe our vacation is finally here. After giving this trip to my mom for her 50th birthday last year at this time, I didn't think this trip would ever come! Wow did that year go fast. …
Most of the site has been reconstructed
Author
Philip Flood
Thursday, June 11 – We didn’t really like Hotel El Recreo. We were not able to figure out how to get the hot water to work, if there is any, so showers amounted to something resembling …
And the zip-lining begins...
Author
Vicki Vandruff
My flight arrived back in Los Angeles at 7:00 this morning. Already I’m thinking about where and when I’ll go next….
Mixco is a beautiful site and well worth the trip
Author
Philip Flood
Wednesday, June 10 – Sergio, Sheree and I had a talk last night about options for activities this morning. There were three possibilities. We are just outside the Biotopo de Quetzal, where the …
Author
Adventure Life
MSNBC has a great article on Machu Picchu. An excerpt is below. Follow this link for the full story! Machu Picchu may have been less of a city, than a spiritual destination for the Inca. New …
The downhill side of the ultimate workout
Author
Vicki Vandruff
Today started the long journey home…the one-hour van ride to Juliaca; to the almost three-hour flight from Juliaca to Lima; to a five-hour layover in the Lima airport, before my eight-hour …
40 miles is close in TX but it took 2 hours to get there
Author
Philip Flood
Tuesday, June 9 - This morning, we are scheduled to meet our driver at 9 AM. We got up at 7:30 and headed downstairs for the continental breakfast. The Biltmore Express had a few tables and chairs …
day one of the hike
Author
Vicki Vandruff
As I lay in bed last night, I could see the full moon through my window as it shone across the lake…what a beautiful site it was. With one group member ill and me nursing a twisted ankle, we …
Mixco Viejo is located 40 miles from Guatemala City
Author
Philip Flood
Monday, June 8 - Welcome to my Guatemala journal. My name is Phil. I am 52, overweight and out of shape. My wife, Sheree, is the same age as me, but keeps herself in much better condition. This is …
Sleeping seal
Author
Jennifer Crossman
What a trip!! I can't believe we saw what we did in such a short time!! I only hope future trips can compare to what we saw here. 2:45 PM We're on the plane in Guayaquil waiting to depart for …
The drying of coffee beans.
Author
Vicki Vandruff
In order to stay warm last night, I slept fully dressed in several layers of t-shirts and sweaters, gloves, scarf and hat! This morning the sun was out and it was a bit warmer as we prepared to make …
Author
Louise Flynn
We were on Samba for the voyage of June 9th thru the 16th. We had a wonderful experience. First I want to make it clear that this is an adventure trip and this vessel is not for those looking for a …
A curious sea lion checks out Adam checking out the sea lion
Author
Jennifer Crossman
That's right, I said Sea Wolves. The people who live on the Galapagos call sea lions 'Lobos.' The translation for Lobos is wolves, so I guess if I stretch it a bit, we swam with wolves... I know, I …
Getting ready for the ride
Author
Vicki Vandruff
We boarded a boat that would take us across Lake Titicaca to our first home stay on Llachon; en route we stopped at Uros, the floating islands. The “mayor” showed us how the islands are …
Exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard the Millenium
Author
Jennifer Crossman
12:00 PM Man am I cold!! We just got back from snorkeling and it was very chilly. Normally, the sun is out and helps to warm you as you float around gazing at wildlife, but today there was no sun in …
roadside view of a glacier
Author
Vicki Vandruff
We took a bus from Cusco to Puno, which took most of the day. We made several stops along the way to see ruins, a museum and have lunch, before arriving in Puno late in the afternoon.
Aaron on a snorkeling trip to Hol Chan in Belize
Author
Adventure Life
Snorkeling off the coast of Ambergris Caye in Belize   Exploring the crystal clear waters of the Belize Barrier Reef by kayak   Snorkeling and kayaking adventure in …
Exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard the Millenium
Author
Jennifer Crossman
11:43 AM We had a dry landing on Lobos Island this morning. Lobos Island is a small island that is a resting place for sea lions and a few frigate birds. The island itself wasn't much to look at; …
Partying in Ollantaytambo
Author
Vicki Vandruff
Finally, I had a free day to relax and enjoy the culture and the people. I wandered the streets of Cusco and spent countless hours in the Plaza de Armas watching and talking with people; I …
A land iguana and his Liliputian friend (lava lizard)
Author
Jennifer Crossman
2:15 PM Just waking up from a nap while our boat refuels at Baltra Island. Next stop: Seymour Island. Before I fill you in about that though, let me tell you about Bartolome. I awoke this morning …