Enjoying the marine life of Alaska
Author
Marissa Jensen
We wake early this morning to begin our journey back to the boat. I am exhausted and can't bare the thought of kayaking 13 miles today. Luckily it is only 7 and we are back at the boat in time for …
Holding the starfish
Author
Marissa Jensen
Today we dock in the small port town of Klawok. Here we meet the mayor of the town Leslie. He takes us on a tour of the town. This small port town is know for its Totem Poles. We walk through …
Enjoying the marine life of Alaska
Author
Marissa Jensen
Our morning flight north to Alaska is only about 2 hours. Today is gorgeous with bright blue sky, crystal blue water and bright sun. Even the locals have spring fever as they are excited to see the …
For comparison's sake
Author
Marissa Jensen
Today I have the privilege of flying to Seattle with my good friend Renee. The flight went fast as we chatted the entire time. Once in Seattle, I connect with the light rail to get to downtown …
Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Brown bear fishing for salmon Wildlife has come to define Alaska. Images of grand grizzlies, a breaching humpback whale, or a bald eagle snatching a salmon from a stream have come to symbolize the …
Mother and child.
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
Like an old friend, the Eugenia Hotel and the staff greeted me with a smile. That evening I ate Locro soup at the Quito Hotel with a grand view of the setting sun and the lights blanketing the city. …
Explaining about Panama Hats, made in Ecuador! Who knew?
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
Watching the sun set over Baltra last night was heavenly. The stars were out in full force and I noticed the Southern Cross and Orion's belt as well as the North Star. I sat outside on the bow for …
Cheops Boat Museum
Author
Lynessa Nelson
We got up this morning, ate breakfast, and went off to the Luxor airport. Flying on Egypt Air has been an experience. The pilots do not seem to be as precise in their calculations and we had a hard …
This is an example of the various rock formations.
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
After a leisurely breakfast of granola, milk and fruit, I looked at the island we would be visiting today. It is only from far away that you can actually see the shape of the Chinese Hat (hence its …
Take a camel ride around the pyramids.
Author
Lynessa Nelson
I woke up this morning, had breakfast and went to the top deck of the ship. The sun had just risen and the river was peaceful as we cruised along. I took pictures of the fisherman and farmers out …
Emerald River near the Guayllbamba valley
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
North Seymour Island is a flat table top growing out of the Pacific Ocean. Tuff and basalt with a vein of limestone make the island seem like a lunar landscape. Great Frigate birds and Blue Footed …
Sleepy camels at the Pyramids of Giza
Author
Lynessa Nelson
Last night was not very restful, and so this morning I woke up a little nauseous and not ready for the big day ahead. At about 6 o'clock this morning we started to set sail. I was a little nervous …
Beautiful Emerald Valley
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
The morning dawned crystal clear and I had a spectacular view of Santa Fe Island. The island was formed by an uplift, rather than a volcano, which gives it a table top shape. It was a wet landing at …
Robbers' entrance to the pyramid
Author
Lynessa Nelson
This morning, we boarded a flight to Aswan which was a very short trip and easily done. At the airport they met us with an air-conditioned bus and cold towels to wipe your face and neck. We drove a …
Typical cart selling grapes and other fruit.
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
Sometime during the night the seas flattened out and it was smooth sailing toward San Cristobal. We arrived at Punta Pitt and the sunrise was exceptional. The island was silhouetted by the dawn and …
Author
Elizabeth Conway
My mom, and her three girls (and one grand-baby-to-be) on a canoe trip in Minnesota   Marissa and her mom getting ready to enter the ATM cave in Belize   Julia's …
Our egyptologist, Zainab
Author
Lynessa Nelson
This morning the hotel staff took us on a tour of the city after and huge breakfast with some amazing highlights: fresh squeezed orange juice, homemade greek yogurt, every kind of breakfast meat you …
A young boy learning the ancient craft of masapan figurines.
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
Espanola is a table top island, the oldest and easternmost in the archipelago chain with only a caldera of rock left. Millions of years ago it was a shield volcano which has basically fallen into the …
Nocturnal Monkey
Author
Stephen Krupnick
A great trip, lots of very interesting things to do, and one where I came away with an appreciation of the rain forest and it's amazing diversity of plant and animal life. This is definitely a …
The Pyramids of Giza
Author
Lynessa Nelson
We arrived into Cairo after a long redeye flight across the US and to NY, then onto Amsterdam and finally Egypt. We were so happy to be there finally. The flight really takes it out of you, …
Locals making masapan figurines in Calderon
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
The island of Floreana, a 5 hour motor sail from Santa Cruz and Baltra, was breathtaking at dawn. We had a hardy breakfast at the communal table and watched the sea lions congregating peacefully on …
Calderon and very fresh pork!
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
I was so excited I couldn't sleep! I awoke at dawn and when I arrived at the airport it was all fairly organized. I got my seat assignment and boarded the Tame plane that would wing its way about 600 …
Author
Elizabeth Conway
When my husband and I were in Peru a few season ago... And had even heard a few stories from a co-worker of mine who had a brush with a security dog at the airport who sniffed out a bit of coca …
Even the stairs were beautiful!
Author
Kerry Wohlstein
Today, I hired a taxi for the entire day to see the sights around the PIchincha countryside. First, we went to La Midad del Mundo, or Middle of the World Monument. It is a geological monument where …