Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
The Giant Tortoise - A Galapagos Superstar Earlier this year, the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) issued a notice to all Galapagos boat operators that they must start operating 15-day …
Cooling off in a swimming hole on the Roaring River
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David Vincent
Our last meal with Lenny is breakfast. He has coffee and breakfast with us and then sees us off at the airport. Tropic Air gives us a great ride to Belize City and then on to San Pedro. Mar at the …
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Mary Keenan
I am skipping a lot. There were guided hikes, canoe rides, wonderful meals, swimming, drinks, a hundred bird species ... I can't believe I climbed 40 metres with serious asthma, but the group was so …
Exploring the Antarctic peninsula
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
Bariloche is a large city by Argentinean standards. It is a resort city inside a lake region, near a Chilean border. After the deserted south it seemed cramped and noisy to us. After Ruta 40 traffic …
Tree Fungi Up Close
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Cynthia Gillett
We were being picked up at noon to go to the airport for our flight to El Calafate and, wanting to squeeze in another activity, we had asked our inn proprietors to arrange for two of us to go …
Close-up of an American crocodile basking in the sun at the Belize Zoo
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David Vincent
We have a few hours before we depart and visit the museums at Tikal. There are no fences here and all of the area surrounding the ruins are protected parks area so we see a lot of wildlife and many …
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Mary Keenan
At Sacha we stayed in a big cabina with a porch with hammock, bird and other noises all night to our delight. The accommodations are comfortable: hot water, fan, big spaces - but don't expect to dry …
Zodiac
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
Second day on Ruta 40: the road was the same, as yesterday, but now mostly hard-surfaced and we were running faster. Th landscape changed only in late afternoon, about a hundred kilometers before …
Tree Fungi in Tierra del Fuego
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Cynthia Gillett
After the delicious and generous breakfast buffet (eggs, meat, waffles, wide assortment of baked goods, fruit, milke, juices, etc.) we had an earlier pickup by Canal Fun for a 3/4 hr ride (including …
Swimming along with a sea turtle off Ambergris Caye
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David Vincent
This morning we leave for Guatemala. Ray drives us into town where we pick up Lenny, who will be with us during our trip to Guatemala. We drive to the border where there is a long queue to go into …
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Mary Keenan
We had days and nights in paradise. Swimming with piranhas yet! And I actually got a bit of one which friends caught. Delicious, but they are awfully small. We also swam with sleeping caimans, but I …
Blue icebergs near King George Island
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
We were on-the-way again. It was a long way. We made it today about 600 km by bus via National Road 40. What is Road 40? Why, it is in a list of main touristic attractions of Argentina in our Lonely …
Antarctic. Our plane
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Sergey Semenchinskiy
We were on-the-way again. It was a long way. We made it today about 600 km by bus via National Road 40. What is Road 40? Why, it is in a list of main touristic attractions of Argentina in our Lonely …
Beagle Channel shore in Tierra del Fuego Natl Park
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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 …
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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
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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 …
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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 …