Pisac, Peru
Author
JULIE BLEAU
We woke-up early, got breakfast and our lift picked-us up at 7:30am. Our flight from Cuzco to Lima went well. At our arrival, nobody was there to direct us and we ended up getting lost in the …
Capuchin enjoying a snack in the rainforest canopy
Author
Cindy Messinger
Early morning explosions are tough to ignore, even while sleeping. I began dreaming that my Mom and I were running off our island ( that would be my home in Singer Island, Florida ). The volcano …
Prepared to do some amazing ziplining!
Author
Bryan Kaschube
Oh the pain! Muscles aching and the most exciting and endurance ridden part of the river is ahead of us! Luckily, we had the morning to relax and explore a little more of the lodge. After …
Terraces and mountains in Pisac, Peru
Author
JULIE BLEAU
Waking up at the Sanctuary Lodge, by Machu Picchu was a luxury we loved. We had planned to sleep up to 6:30am, but the buses were already arriving and excitement in me made me get up at 5:40am. We …
Bugs at Pacuare Reserve
Author
Cindy Messinger
After all the animal encounters, I thought the excitement would begin to wane. Well, I guess I was wrong. As a novice rafter, I had no idea what fun Exploradores Outdoors would offer. Nor did I …
Bird of Paradise variety
Author
Bryan Kaschube
6:25am Pickup for a 2 day whitewater rafting extravaganza!!! We both were looking forward to this part of the adventure! We were grouped with 3 other people! Two that were on the same Adventure …
Terraces of Pisac-Peru
Author
JULIE BLEAU
It rained all night and still we can hear the rain this morning. Ah well, that’s why all is green and lush around here. My husband and I put on our raincoats and head-up for breakfast. Buffet …
Capuchin on palm leaf
Author
Cindy Messinger
While still at Pacuare in the morning, we attempted to locate the very rare Agami Heron's nesting site. As our long forest walk came to no avail, we enlisted the help of Daniella. He took us through …
One of the many colorful flowers we documented
Author
Bryan Kaschube
7:30am: We are leaving for our first tour in Costa Rica!!!! We are prepared for rain with our ponchos in hopes of keeping the rain away! Just as a little side note! The fruit and juice here is …
A delicious potato appetizer at Ami Manera Restaurant-Cuzco
Author
JULIE BLEAU
We left with our guide Marco to the Ollantaytambo bus-train station. Since January 2010’s mud slides, some bus transportation is available to visitors to access the train station some 30 …
Who's up there?
Author
Cindy Messinger
To witness a living dinosaur is truly an amazing thing - The Leatherback's ancestry dates back to the Dinosaur era, believe it or not! It is so hard to believe we witnessed 2 of them (during the …
A cool naturally painted tree at Doka Estate
Author
Bryan Kaschube
2:30am: It's been two days since our wedding, and now for a full day of travel. Our flight leaves Spokane at 6:15am and we arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica at 9:30pm. What a journey it's going to …
Magnificient Inka wall on the Sun Palace foundation in Cuzco
Author
JULIE BLEAU
We left around 9am to Pisac. On our way we saw magnificent landscapes, mountains, met a man with his two llamas. This man had a positive energy and splendid smile. We stop for a little snack. On …
Red Ginger at LeBergerac
Author
Cindy Messinger
Our driver arrived early to transport us to Pacuare Reserve. That was a nice surprise as we were expecting 'island time'!!! Although he did inform us that there had been a landslide and we may have …
Us in front of huge rock in Sacsayhuaman-Cuzco
Author
JULIE BLEAU
We woke-up at 6am and went to have breakfast. Nice little buffet with pastries, eggs, all sorts of tea including mate de coca (coca tea). Having read that coca tea is very helpful for high …
Convent de Santo Domingo, Cuzco
Author
JULIE BLEAU
We woke-up at 6am and went to have breakfast. Nice little buffet with pastries, eggs, all sorts of tea including mate de coca (coca tea). Having read that coca tea is very helpful for high …
Ocean Diver across from Le Bergerac
Author
Cindy Messinger
We arrived at the airport at about 9:30 p.m. We took a cab to Le Bergerac, made ourselves welcome cocktails, and tried to keep from waking any other guests. Armed with our cameras and a very nice …
Cuzco and Plaza de Armas
Author
JULIE BLEAU
After months of preparation and days of packing, we are finally ready to go. It’s 3am and the alarm clock goes off. We are both awake and excited to go. My husband had cereals and orange …
Hiking Alaska
Author
Marissa Jensen
This morning we enjoy our last wonderful breakfast before we disembark in Juneau. I spend the morning exploring Juneau before we head to the airport. What an amazing week exploring Southeast Alaska.
Hiking Alaska
Author
Marissa Jensen
Yes, you read it right...swimming with Glaciers. Today we are in Endicott Arm. We get to take the kayaks out to get a closer view of Dawe's Glacier. The sound the cracking ice makes is eerie. …
Hiking Alaska
Author
Marissa Jensen
Today we are out on yet another kayaking adventure. This will be one of our first in open water so we have a safety briefing on what to do if you capsize and how to avoid that. We will be kayaking …
Hiking Alaska
Author
Marissa Jensen
Today we are 100% dependent on the tide. We must make it into the narrow passage of Ford's Terror during high tide. We take explore the wilderness area by skiff. Again hoping to see some land life …
Just a comparison in size
Author
Marissa Jensen
This morning, I am out in the kayak early. The water is glass and the quiet of our kayaks moving through the water is eerie. As we round the bend into the cove, we see an old whaling station. When …
Zainab explains the boat reconstruction
Author
Lynessa Nelson
It has been a long, wonderful day and we are now in the Cairo airport at 2:30 in the morning waiting for our 4:30 flight to Amsterdam and then home to the US. My goodness the time has passed so …