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Mary Curry
Started the day with a birthday present for my husband in a plastic bag as I forgot to bring wrapping paper. Breakfast was custom made omelets. They were delicious, but I lost my appetite midway …
Spider Monkey
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Tami Doughty
Our bodies seemed to be adjusting to the rhythm of going to bed with the dark and rising early - similar to the other residents of the jungle around us. We had spotted a small lizard living in our …
Pack ice
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April Killingsworth
This was our last day of landings before heading back to Argentina. We landed in Whaler's Bay on Deception Island, known for massive whale slaughters in the 1900s. There were huge metal barrels …
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Mary Curry
Today is the day that we have been preparing for, a series of Class V rapids known as Inferno Canyon. We started out on the Rio Esplanon near at the headwaters of the Fu to get warmed up and practice …
Natural tropical setting at the Belize Zoo
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Tami Doughty
We slept soundly in our thatched cabana, but woke long before our alarm clock was set to go off as the jungle sounds coming to life were a more effective way to wake. We were so excited for this day …
Antarctic Circle Crossed
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April Killingsworth
We were meant to also land on Goudier Island which was right near Port Lockroy, but there were too many penguins to land the zodiacs without disturbing them. So we cruised around the island to see …
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Mary Curry
Today was great fun! We took a short ride to the Rio Azul, a small, crystal clear, calm river that feeds into the Fu. We boarded 1 or 2 person inflatable kayaks that were MUCH more comfortable than …
Black tailed deer
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Tami Doughty
It was a rude awakening, the alarm clock, but despite the early morning hour we were so excited to get the day started. We’d left cold, snowy Montana yesterday morning arriving at Houston just …
Crossing the Antarctic Circle!
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April Killingsworth
After breakfast we landed at Cuverville Island which is small & rocky and home to the largest Gentoo penguin colony in the region. Over 4800 breeding pairs of penguins! One thing you don't …
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Mary Curry
We took a break from rafting today to go horseback riding. The trail wound through the woods under low hanging branches, through mud, up rocky hillsides and along a steep drop off beside the river …
Crossing the Antarctic Circle!
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April Killingsworth
This was probably our other most favorite day... First we landed in Neko Harbour which was our first landing on the actual continent of Antarctica (as opposed to islands). HOORAY! Neko is notorious …
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Mary Curry
Today we rafted the same "Bridge to Bridge" segment of the Fu from yesterday with the addition of two class V rapids at the bottom, Mas or Menos and Casa de Piedras. Apparently we took the …
Crashing waves in the Drake Passage (and this was mild!)
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April Killingsworth
One of our best days! Our first outing was zodiac cruising in an iceberg graveyard in Pleneau Bay. By far one of the highlights of our entire trip. There's a place in the bay where the currents have …
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Mary Curry
Wow! Phenomenal day of hiking, whitewater rafting, and kayaking! Woke late because we missed our wake up call and slept for a heavenly 11 hours. Raced to grab a quick breakfast to go, passing the …
Iceberg out the porthole of our cabin
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April Killingsworth
Today we were supposed to land at Detaille Island, but the seas were too rough so we were stuck on board. Still we had great iceberg viewing when we were allowed on the outside decks & we saw our …
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Mary Curry
We met the group and set off for the full day drive to camp. We stopped in Esquel for lunch and several travelers ordered the largest hamburgers I have ever seen. At the border, the Argentinians were …
The width of our cabin
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April Killingsworth
Typically we would have two excursions per day, one after breakfast and one after lunch. Our first landing was on Stonington Island where we were able to explore two historic huts. The first was …
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Mary Curry
Spent most of today in the airport. Aerolineas was running delayed (a common occurrence we learned) so we waited ~ 4 hours for our flight. Arrived exhausted for a quick dinner of hamburgers and pasta …
Bird watching in the Drake Passage (Albatross)
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April Killingsworth
Today is the day that we cross below the Antarctic Circle! (66 degrees 33' South) We all gather on the bow of the ship for a photo and a toast of hot cocoa & rum and the captain blows the ships …
Explore the Machu Picchu ruins or climb Huayna Picchu - Young Mountain - on your trip to Peru
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Elizabeth Conway
LAN airlines offering deal on domestic flights for Peru travels Here's a great deal for those headed on a Peru trip. LAN airlines is offering a free round trip domestic Peru flight when you …
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Mary Curry
Took the train to the northern suburbs and hopped on lightweight bamboo bikes to explore the residential neighborhoods. Immaculately kept yards and well painted homes contrasted sharply with litter …
Bird watching in the Drake Passage (Albatross)
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April Killingsworth
Our second of three days at sea in through the Drake Passage. When the weather is calm we are allowed on the outer decks, but that is pretty rare on the Drake. The waves seem pretty rough, but when …