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Author
Carolyn Devens
As the relationship between the two bosses and EVERYONE ELSE continued to deteriorate, we all found joy in our last few excursions. Sophie and I found ourselves back in Kruger, this time taken by the …
Crossing the Roaring River on the way to the ATM cave entrance
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Traveler and guide cross a river while hiking to Actun Tunichil Muknal   Ancient Maya pottery in the Actun Tunichil cave   One of nature's incredible formations in the ATM …
Hot spring in the Atacama
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Geysers in Chile's Atacama Desert Late last month, less then 1/100th of an inch of rain fell in the desert city of Iquique, Chile. Typically, drizzles don't make headlines, but when a drizzle …
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Approaching the remote La Selva Lodge - Ecuadorian Amazon Travel writer, Mark Resnicoff and examiner.com feature our La Selva Ecuadorian Amazon trip as their "Deal of the day." Missoula, …
Frigatebird, Genovesa
Author
Charles Anderson
Our contacts in Quito picked us up at 530AM for our trip to the airport. We almost forgot about the forty dollar per person airport fee you have to pay in order to leave the country. I suppose it …
Swallowtail Gull, Genovesa
Author
Charles Anderson
After an early morning wakeup, we ate breakfast and departed for Coca. I could tell that many of the guides were anxious to contact their families as we neared Coca and cell phones began to work. …
Red-Footed Boobie, Genovesa
Author
Charles Anderson
The highlight of the morning was hiking to the Canopy Walk, which consists of three towers connected by a walkway suspended high above the canopy. The structure took over four years to build and was …
Jenny in front of our dome at Eco Camp
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Traveler outside of her dome at Torres del Paine's EcoCamp   EcoCamp at sunrise -- hard to beat that view   A remote welcome from Sacha Lodge, in the Ecuadorian …
Red-Footed Boobie Chick
Author
Charles Anderson
The days at Sacha consist of a morning activity followed by a four hour free period at the Lodge and then a late afternoon activity. There are also optional evening activities. During our stay, we …
Nazca Booby on Genovesa Island
Author
Charles Anderson
I woke up in the early morning with the worst itching of my life! Our lunch spot after the rafting trip was swarming with mosquitoes. We had been prepared for mosquitoes in the Amazon but were never …
Red-Footed Boobie, Genovesa
Author
Charles Anderson
To get to the river, were picked up at 7AM and traveled approximately 70 miles. A good part of the driving (3-4 hours) was spent descending into the western lowlands along a precarious winding road …
Sea lion taking a look in the rearview mirror on Genovesa Island
Author
Charles Anderson
This was our free day in Quito. Our Galapagos guide, Luis, recommended a tour guide named Jorge who gave us a tour of the city and escorted us to The Equator. In Quito, we spent most of the day …
Lions Head, San Cristobal
Author
Charles Anderson
After breakfast on the ship, we took our last panga ride to the pier on San Cristobal. The sea lions appeared to be sprawled out on the stairs just where we left them a week ago. We boarded a van …
Sun Deck on the Eric
Author
Charles Anderson
The morning hike on Espanola was one of the most beautiful of the trip due to the rocky cliffs along the coast which created a fantastic vista. This island is the only place in the world where the …

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