A whirlwind tour of 6 Ecuadorian lodges in the Amazon! Adventure Life is working with the Rainforest Alliance and USAID to lend support to community owned lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The goals …

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Ashley and Cody experienced the wonderful hospitality of the quaint Haciendas of Ecuador on their trip. Then the were off to visit the Galapagos and take in the extraordinary wildlife of the islands …

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Through Adventure Life\'s Grant Project the Mantay Shelter in Cusco, Peru was able to make security modifications to their facility. The Mantay Shelter supports adolescent mothers in reaching a life …

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Working on the outside wall of the shelterRaising the height of the outside Mantay shelter wallMortar is mixed for the bricks on the wallThe finished wall!Child at Mantay next to the new wallThe raised wall provides added security for the residents
A street vendor peddles brooms in downtown Quito
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Stuart White
Our gracious hostess Gloria gave us recommendations for some of the nearby attractions and we set out to sample the flavor of la Mariscal and the historic district. We wandered through a crowded, …
Gloria and Brownie at La Rabida
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Stuart White
Technically we're only traveling half-a-world (a hemisphere), but from Great Falls to Quito it is a world away in perception, and it's a little bit shocking that we can be transported from the high …
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Elizabeth Conway
Adventure Life Giveaway - Win 2 Free Flights to South America Adventure Life and LAN airlines have partnered to offer you the chance to win two round trip tickets from the USA to anywhere LAN …
Our honeymoon escape
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Kristen Kidder
Our last day of travel begins in the late morning, but we have several flights (El Calafate to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Lima, Lima to New York City) to get through before we arrive home. Cory …
Our honeymoon escape
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Kristen Kidder
Cory and I wake early for the final excursion of the trip - a tour of Perito Moreno Glacier with an opportunity to trek along its peaks. The lobby is filled with tourists with similar plans, and we …
Our honeymoon escape
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Kristen Kidder
Packing up and leaving EcoCamp is one of the hardest things Cory and I have had to do on a vacation. We've had such a wonderful time here and could have easily spent another week just taking in the …
Our honeymoon escape
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Kristen Kidder
A new group of EcoCampers arrived late last night, and there was talk that one of them was planning to join us on our 13 mile roundtrip trek to the Tower Base. However, we learn at breakfast that we …
Our honeymoon escape to Chile
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Kristen Kidder
Mornings in EcoCamp are almost indescribably cozy, as Cory and I wake each day to a freshly lit fire and hot water for tea (courtesy of Rafa, who sneaks in pre-dawn to prepare). This morning is …
Our honeymoon escape to Chile
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Kristen Kidder
During our first breakfast at EcoCamp, Cory and I learn that we will be sharing our guide with another couple, Doris and Richard. We realize we've been a bit spoiled - this is the first time on this …
Safety on deck
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Kristen Kidder
As Cory and I began to research the cruise, the stop we were most looking forward to was the trip to Magdalena Island to see the penguins. Our guides have informed us that close to 70,000 pairs roam …
Exploring Chile
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Kristen Kidder
Our second -- and, sadly, last -- full day on the ship passes with ease. Cory and I are not scheduled to board the Zodiac boats for our tour through the Alacalufe Fjord until later in the afternoon, …
I had planned on bringing a cat, but this sign overrulled me
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Tom Monson
The MIA-DFW flight went off without a hitch. I skipped breakfast and slept nearly the whole way, Karen ate (I think) and continued reading her Nook. Luggage pick-up and the shuttle back to remote …
Ushuaia
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Kristen Kidder
Our first full day on the cruise begins at dawn with ''early risers coffee'' on the deck. I'm excited at the prospect of our first trip on the Zodiac boat and make sure that Cory and I are near the …
Cool signs - part 3
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Tom Monson
Today would take us from FTE to AEP, switch to EZE and then fly to MIA on the overnight. And we still wouldn't be home until tomorrow morning. Our driver arrived a few minutes later than our …
Exploring Chile
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Kristen Kidder
Our plane lands in Ushuaia at 9:30am, and Cory and I head immediately to the Cruceros Australis office for check-in. The process was relatively seamless and was finished well before noon giving us a …
More cool signs
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Tom Monson
This morning would be the touristy part of our trip. No more trekking per se - although today's tour does have *multi-trek* in the name. A big tour bus picked us up in the morning -- I can't …
Happy feet on the Perito Moreno Glacier
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Kristen Kidder
...begins with a single step. I try to keep this saying in mind as my husband, Cory, and I set off for Ushuaia, Argentina for our once-in-a-lifetime Patagonian adventure. But the journey from our …