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Flat Stanley -- the international phenomenon that encourages school children to expand their geography know-how and explore the world... Joined me on my Antarctica adventure in November.

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Beth and Flat Stanley at Paradise Bay in AntarcticaAt the park -- see Chile in the background?Exploring Tierra del Fuego in Ushuaia before the cruiseCruising through Neko Harbor - stunning iceFlat Stanley gets close to a Weddel Seal on Aitcho IslandFlat Stanley takes a picture of his travel companions

Some photos taken on my trip to Ecuador in January 2010.

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The beautiful AmazonOdd bugHome in EcuadorEcuadorian nightlifeEcuadorian nightlife
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Elizabeth Conway
Galapagos Guide, Fabricio Chavez, filmed over a dozen eagle rays while leading a snorkeling tour in the Galapagos. The spotted eagle ray is recognized by the white spots on its body. Including its …
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Elizabeth Conway
Kassi does a little digging at her avalanche class   Kassi, all smiles in the snow One of our trip planners, Kassi, is taking avalanche training courses in nearby Bozeman, Montana. …
Gourmet food
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Elizabeth Conway
Peru's ultimate comfort food: Causa Rellena. Roughly 3500 different varieties of potatoes grow in the Peruvian Andes. There is no limit to the number of dishes that these carb-rich spuds can …
Back in Lima on the waterfront
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Lynessa Nelson
We arrived into Lima in the afternoon and were met by our local office and Milagros the owner. She took us to a wonderful restaurant on the waterfront in the Miraflores. We sampled the ceviche and …
Out our Cusco hotel room, Taypikala Hotel.
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Lynessa Nelson
This morning we got up and realized it was almost time to head home. We gathered our bags and went down to the complimentary breakfast at the hotel's dining room. It as an extensive breakfast …
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Lynessa Nelson
This morning Ayul took us to the local market where we saw all the traditional foods and goods that Peruvians barter and buy. My favorite find was a tincture "para hacer el exito" to make …
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Lynessa Nelson
This morning Matt and the other gentleman in our group got up at 4am to hike Wayna Picchu with Ayul. There was only 200 passes allowed to get into the second stop inside Machu Picchu so they had to …
Galapagos tortoise on a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Islands
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Elizabeth Conway
Ten sub-species of giant tortoises exist in the wild. The 11th species has one remaining survivor, Lonesome George, who resides at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Just how impressive? How …
On the train
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Lynessa Nelson
We rose early again this morning and Ayul gave us a tour of the Ollantaytambo ruins before anyone else was around. I loved that he took us to the ruins during these times because later I saw groups …
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Lynessa Nelson
Today was wonderful! We met up with the rest of our tour group, a young man and woman, in the hotel lobby. Along the way to the Sacred Valley we stopped to look at how they make the famous Peruvian …
Ollantaytambo ruins
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Lynessa Nelson
Last night when we checked into the hotel - the local tour office brought us our tickets for the bus ride to Cusco. They also had us fill out an evaluation of the Titicaca experience which I thought …
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Lynessa Nelson
The next day we say goodbye to our host family :( and motor on to the Taquile Island. We walk around the island with our guide and group then have lunch on the top looking out over the Lake …
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Lynessa Nelson
Friday - After only 2 hours of sleep with we stagger out of our hotel room in a rush at 2:45am to catch our 4:00am flight to Juliaca. Our alarm didn't wake us at 1:30am as planned. We race across …
Stanley Marathon in the Falklands
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Elizabeth Conway
Marathon runners take to the streets in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands   The Stanley Marathon in the Falklands is in its fifth year Update: Our 2012 Stanley Marathon in …
Dinner in Ollantaytambo
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Lynessa Nelson
Thursday - Finally made in to Lima this evening after a horrible layover in Orlando. Spent the night there after 2 planes failed on us with an emergency landing. Ready for some sleep at this time. …
Views of the Sacred Valley
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Lynessa Nelson
Four hours of driving, three hours of sleep, two lattes down and we are lifting off from the Spokane airport on the way to our first adventure in Peru! As the plane's wheels come off the ground, …
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Elizabeth Conway
Train to Machu Picchu in Peru   A reed boat -- Lake Titicaca, Peru Starting off our staff travels for 2010, Adventure Life's fantastic office manager and gate-keeper, Lynessa Nelson, …
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Julia Tester
Friday 1st January – We were sorry to leave so soon after such a wonderful and packed tour. We will definitely be back and will be recommending Adventure Life to our friends.

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