--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Laura Lovato Got up early today to meet the driver Jorge. He was there right at 7 a.m., with a big van for just the four of us. We drove out through Braulio Carillo National Park to HWY 32 (stopping for rice … Author Joan Curti At Santa Fe we arrived to a beach with much younger sea lions than we had previously seen. They were much more energetic, playing with each other, and quite curious about who the visitors to their … Author Jason Elliott Rise and shine in Quito, use the bathroom in a normal fashion for what, unbeknownst to us, is the last time until we get back, and head out to the airport where our Quito guide points us in the right … Author Laura Lovato Since we came a day earlier than our Adventure Life tour started, we planned a day trip through the hotel. We'd heard about the Aerial Tram grounds and decided to check it out. The views from the … Author Joan Curti This morning we arrived at Santa Cruz. Of the 16 members of our Millenium family, 12 are leaving to continue their journey throughout South America, only two are heading home. We all hop on a bus … Author Jason Elliott Sander (my nine-year old boy) and I (my thirty-nine year old self) decided to take a trip to the Galapagos Islands. For us, the Galapagos is an almost mythical place, sort of like a Neverland for … Author maureen mcclellan Today is our last day. We have an afternoon flight to Cusco, so the Monasterio gave us a late checkout. We spend the early morning having breakfast in the coutyard under the sunshine and listening … Author Laura Lovato Today we flew from Charlotte, NC, to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International airport. The flight was a little sketchy, but it was our own fault since we did not check in the day before OR arrive a … Author Joan Curti This morning we landed at Cormorant Point, where there are no cormorants and the sand on the beach is a greenish/blackish color. We hiked up and over a small hill to a brackish lagoon, the home of … Author maureen mcclellan Today we have a great breakfast at the Monasterio to the sounds of the Gregorian chants. Then we meet Marco and take a taxi up to Sacsayhuaman. It is still early so the site is pretty deserted. This … Author Joan Curti When we went to bed last night we were in the harbor. We were going to start cruising during the night, and once we started up and left the harbor we didn’t get much sleep. The catamaran … Author maureen mcclellan This morning we hear the train running which means that the strike is over, so the next part of our journey begins. After an early morning breakfast farewell with our wild feathered friends we meet … Author Joan Curti In the morning, we deliver two dozen roses to the front desk clerk at the Hotel Eugenia, bringing a smile to her face. When Valerie picks us up, we give her the other two dozen. She delivers us to … Author maureen mcclellan This morning we got up early to go on a birdwatching walk but were met with a flock of wild parakeets squawking overhead just outside our room as they landed in a coral tree to eat the flowers. And … Author Joan Curti This morning we opened the curtains and found peacocks looking back at us. We decided to walk around the grounds again in the daylight and found we wished we had come earlier yesterday. If gave us … Author maureen mcclellan Today we got up early to see the sunrise. We stop at the entry gate to get the tickets Marco left there for re-entry and climb up to the guardhouse. Although there are a decent amount of people … Author Joan Curti Yes, I did count the speed bumps.
We had a racecar wannabe bus driver on our way to Lago Agrio. His strategy was to drive like mad until you reach a speed bump, slow quickly, bounce over the speed … Author Carolyn Devens I think I finally hit my stride today. I felt less like a guest being shown the ropes and more like someone that is settling in for the next 11 weeks. All the interns got up for the daily 6am check … Author maureen mcclellan Well, today's the big day!
We start with an early morning breakfast, leave our duffel bags at the front desk, and make the very short walk to the train station with our carry-on bags. The train … Author Joan Curti This morning we woke up to a steady downpour in the rain forest. I found myself thinking that this was great, it should rain in the rain forest. Yesterday was so sunny it was hard to imagine that it … Author maureen mcclellan Today I woke up early to see the resident alpacas at the Pakaritampu. The gardens here are pretty and peaceful.
Our driver comes and we're off to see the Sacred Valley. On the way have glimpses of … Author Joan Curti I slept like a log and got right up for the morning knock at 5 am, surprising, since I am not a morning person. We took another magical canoe ride back across the lake with lots of birds out in the … Author Carolyn Devens Happy Belated 4th of July everyone! I actually had the wrong date on my watch and totally forgot yesterday! I only realized this morning when someone said it was the 5th that I was off by a day. It … Author maureen mcclellan This morning we fly to Cusco and pass high over many snow capped glaciers, some razor edged. We are met at the airport by our guide Marco Palomino Tocre and the Cusco affiliates and our journey …