Beagle Channel shore in Tierra del Fuego Natl Park
Author
Cynthia Gillett
Today we are picked up by the local tour company, Canal Fun, and join others who have signed up for the hike around Tierra del Fuego National Park followed by a delicious provided picnic lunch …
Cave resident
Author
David Vincent
Up early to another hearty meal. Hector our guide drives us to the trail head where we begin our hike into Actun Tunichil Mucknal cave. We cross the river 3 times along the way before we enter the …
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Mary Keenan
Oriente is the Ecuadorian term for the huge region with Amazon tributaries. Ours was the Napo River, and the entire navigation is by motorized canoe or tug and barge. It was good to go to Sacha, …
King George Island. Antarctica
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
Raging wind shakes our ship. Something is squeaking on a deck and the snowstorm knocks on the window. I woke up in the hotel room. No ship, no decks. It was a dream. But the gale-force wind was real, …
Beagle Channel view from Tierra de Leyendas hotel
Author
Cynthia Gillett
We arrive in the Buenos Aires International Airport after our overnight flight from Atlanta and - Hooray! - our Adventure Life local contact is waiting for us just outside customs to help us exchange …
Penguins visit the saints
Author
Ernst Keibel
From charter flight into Ushuaia, straight into a string of buses and off to have a getting-to-know-each-other lunch in the Patagonian countryside. To finally walking up the gangplank of what …
Ready to explore the ATM cave!
Author
David Vincent
We are up early, eat a hearty meal and are off to St Ignacio. We canoe up the Rio Macal looking for local wildlife. We spot many iguanas, bats, and birds. We return to St Ignacio for lunch at a local …
Author
Mary Keenan
Back in Quito, but it's Sunday, so no way to get laundry done... and we won't be here long enough to dry any washed by hand. Problems of the rich.
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
We were on the bus again going to El Chalten. This town is placed on the other side of the same Los Glaciers National Park we visited yesterday. However, the park is large and the bus ride was three …
Author
David Vincent
We arise to a wonderful breakfast at the Biltmore and then meet our guide and driver Denny. He takes to the Belize Zoo. A fabulous experience. Most of the animals of Belize are represented here. We …
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Mary Keenan
A boat took us to Santa Cruz for our last afternoon on Galapagos, a little time to shop. For me, a time to wander around and get lost, but a cab for $1 found me! We had a little more time to admire …
Sunset in Antarctica
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
We left Puerto Natales by bus in the morning, and after half an hour reached the border between Chile and Argentina. We passed the Chilean checkpoint quickly, but the Argentinian side was not so …
Guide Lenny and the gang explore Tikal
Author
David Vincent
We arrive at our hotel, the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City. Ahhh, the tropical smells, warm breezes, and laid back attitude of the Caribbean. After the hustle and bustle, security checks and grumpy …
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Mary Keenan
We were actually on this island for TWO WHOLE nights! - a blessing for us because we have only carry-on luggage and need a spell to dry some clean clothes. I went to the turtle nursery, swam and had …
Rocks on sunset
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
Our official departure time for the national park bus was 8 am, but we were told that is the time the bus actually leaves town. A bus would take us from the hotel before this and we needed to be …
Jaguar gives a high five
Author
David Vincent
The beginning of our trip and an all day/overnight travel time. Carolyn and Dave live in Victoria, BC, Canada and our 2 sons, Geoffrey and Colin live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This was a chance for …
Author
Mary Keenan
Yesterday we arrived on my favorite island, did some snorkeling, then had drinks on the patio near our cabinas. Everywhere we arrive there are welcoming trays of juices or hot chocolate. A family fed …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
We left Punta Arenas by bus in the afternoon. Our next stop was Puerto Natales and then onto Torres del Paine Park and the cave of Cueva del Milodon. Puerto Natales is about 250 km north, on the …
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Mary Keenan
The Santa Cruz exploration was great fun; we went to the highlands, and I had the best espresso I was to have on the whole trip on a farm. There were a few other hightlights! but I am an espresso …
Ice grotto. Grinvich Island, Antarctica
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
Punta Arenas is not a very large town compared to European standards, but it is the biggest one in Chilean Patagonia. It is the capital of the southernmost region of Chile, Magallanes and Antartica …
Author
Mary Keenan
No time to snore in La Rabida Hostal much upon arrival, so we were glad we had come in last evening instead of the midnight flight: The Adventure-Life escort had us up at 5am to take us to a plane to …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
Author
Sergey Semenchinskiy
After breakfast we had to leave our lovely ship sadly. We all became friends here, both tourists and crew, and now already had to leave. We were put ashore on King George Island, near the Chilean …
Author
Mary Keenan
smooth flights. Our host hotel was easy to get to from the airport, so we flagged a yellow cab. The fare was $8 instead of the $50 it would have been to hire an escort.