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Nicaragua dispelled all myths. It is gorgeous, affordable and very safe. Tourism is a relatively new phenomenon, so you pretty much get the country to yourself. Ometepe Island is perhaps my favorite …

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LandscapeKayaking the Isletas

The Greenberg family decided to give back to the area they were visiting in Peru. They participated in a home restoration Volunteer Service Project in Cachicatta community. They continued their …

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The work begins with a lot of wheelbarrow trips of suppliesPatching up the siding of the homeThe whole family works together on the project

Pictures from New York and Atlantic City

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Patricia Bolgosano
We arrived in San José in the late morning. Elegant, with beautiful gardens, Le Hotel Bergerac is a worthwhile walk away to downtown San José. Our first stop in San José was the …
Breakfast at Casa Aliso
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
Hola from Quito, Ecuador! We arrived last night and came straight to our boutique hotel, the beautiful and charming Casa Aliso. We were greeted by the friendly and helpful Patrick, who gave us some …
Arctic Reindeer
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Paul Ackerman
Our crossing from Norway to Greenland took three days, our route taking us along the southern edges the massive ice sheet which covers the polar sea. The ship even made a non-scheduled detour into …
Polar Bear and Cub, Spitsbergen
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Paul Ackerman
Ever since Christopher Columbus discovered that his route to the Orient was blocked by a new and unexpected continent, the quest for a Northwest Passage – a sea route from the Atlantic to the …
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Jennifer Israel
It's my birthday today! I turned 48, and I did it hiking in Peru. Oh yeah.
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Jennifer Israel
Okay, we didn't love the mountain biking. To tell the truth, it wasn't really mountain biking, being 90% on paved roads, and it wasn't a workout at all, being entirely downhill. The brochure showed …
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Jennifer Israel
Today was whitewater rafting on the Urubamba river. Our guide was great - another friendly local - but the rafting was pretty tame stuff; about 2 hours, with only two class 2 rapids. We both …
Icebergs in Greenland
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Paul Ackerman
We had traveled to the Bottom of the World ten years ago when we sailed to Antarctica and so it was just a matter of time before we set off to visit the Top of the World as well. The two Polar …
Holiday Galapagos Cruises
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Elizabeth Conway
Start planning your Holiday Adventure Tour These holiday travel tips are about planning for the best -- best experiences, best trips, best alternatives if you run into issues. It's about being …
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Jennifer Israel
Today we meet our guide, Teddy. He is fantastic, a gem of this trip. He is fun, sweet, and knowledgeable. He is also one of the friendliest people we've ever met - he shakes hands and jokes with …
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Jennifer Israel
It's been WAY too long. We both used to travel a lot. We loved to travel, especially the rougher, more adventurous kind of travel that brings you unpackaged experience. We even moved to Japan for …
Machu Picchu!
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Sandra Woerner
Our evening meal on the flight was not too bad. I don't think Zed ate. This time the sound system on my seat worked and I watched a couple of movies. We landed in Houston about 6:30 AM. We had a …
Creek through Ollantaytambo
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Sandra Woerner
I slept a little better that night and I got up around 7 am, dressed and went to drink some coca tea and check my email. We were not leaving until noon so I let Zed sleep a little later than usual. …
Bartolome- Early morning hike up stairs
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Sandy Lane
We awoke early to catch an early flight out of Quito. We arrived home in the US safely and full of memories of a wonderful grandmother-grandson adventure. Afterword - Awesome is probably a word that …
Streets of Ollantaytambo
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Sandra Woerner
Our two river guides, Gilber and Eduardo, along with our driver, Jose picked us up about 9 AM at our hotel and drove us for two hours to our starting place on the river. We stopped at a small store …
Rare cactus w/ different colors due to pH levels in ground
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Sandy Lane
Sandy – At 6 AM, bags and people left the boat at Santa Cruz, ultimately for the flight to Quito. At the dock, we spied our goofy bus named First Class, and took our seats. On board all 15 of …
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Noel Swanson
So that was it, a full month in South America, and then back to BVI to board our boat. A great adventure.
Fountain for ritual bathing
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Sandra Woerner
We had all decided the previous day to hire a driver to take us to Pisac and surrounding areas. Zed and I met Santiago in the plaza by the church . A couple of the members of the other family were …

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