--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Blogs News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Adventure Life's Official Blog Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author Jennifer Israel It's my birthday today! I turned 48, and I did it hiking in Peru. Oh yeah. Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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. … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author Noel Swanson So that was it, a full month in South America, and then back to BVI to board our boat. A great adventure. Author 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 … Author Sandy Lane Sandy – I’ve had limited conversations with some of our 10 crew members. None spoke English well, all are native to Galapagos, and none has ever been to the USA. Our guide, Samuel … Author Sandra Woerner I awoke to the sound of rain at two in the morning. It sounded wonderful against the greenery outside our room, but I was afraid it would ruin our morning on Machu Picchu. I did not sleep much that … Author Sandy Lane Sandy – We started the morning with a great breakfast that included French toast. Every morning we have fresh fruit juice; usually we have no idea what fruit the juice comes from, but it is … Author Sandra Woerner After breakfast, we walked to the train station and boarded for the two hour journey to Aguas Calientes. The Urubamba River ran alongside the railroad tracks and the mountains were on either side of … Author Sandy Lane Sandy -This morning the group went to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos' capital, to visit the Interpretive Center. I did not go because 4 hours will be spent in the town and I cannot imagine not … Author Sandra Woerner When Herbe came to pick us up there was a parade of protesters(workers) marching in the streets. We had to wait a few minutes before our driver could get the van through the streets. We were going to …