--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Blogs News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Ranny and Donna Pierce Our last day on the Millennium has arrived. We have seen so much and experienced so much with the company of old friends and new friends that we met on board the ship. We will be sad to leave; yet we … Author Shahnaz Ahmed 7:45am. At airport waiting to board flight to Cusco. Water bottle was allowed. Nice to travel without fluid restrictions.
Breakfast was good. They had papaya juice and the watermelon was so red … Author Carol Thuerbach Another early start in order to see the resident family of giant otters -- and on cue, they put on a marvelous show, darting near our catamaran, catching fish, seemingly not the least disturbed by … Author Amber See After stopping and spending time at the site where the only Moai on the island with eyes stood, we set out for Ahu Akivi. Here seven moai stand on a single platform. Also at the site was a cremation … Author Andrea Edwards It rains most of the night and we're grateful for the openness of the rooms so we can hear all the jungle sounds. And the rain has made everything fresh and green and glistening. After breakfast we … Author Lynessa Nelson Gearing up!
For the past couple of months in the Adventure Life office we have been gearing up (pun intended) for the Bike Walk Bus Week Commuter Challenge here in Missoula. This is a week long … Author Ranny and Donna Pierce Two of the most interesting animals you will come in contact with in the Galapagos are the iguanas and seals.
The iguana was one of the most interesting varieties of animals on the face of … Author Shahnaz Ahmed At St. Louis airport, in flight. Bags checked to Lima at my request. The gal at the counter asked to check to Cusco, but decided against it as I needed my luggage at Lima. Next stop-Miami!
In … Author Carol Thuerbach While having coffee early this morning, the distinctive macaw call is nearby, and we see up close the Blue and Yellow Macaw! Minutes later, and our coffee getting cold, the lodge staff are all a … Author Amber See Our first stop of the day was Volcano Rano Raraku, the largest volcanic crater on the island. Over 100 meters deep in the middle. The reeds are so thick that if one knows the correct path you can … Author Andrea Edwards Early morning flight to Puerto Maldonado where we'll start our journey into the Tambopata National Reserve. The folks from Rainforest Expeditions meet us at the Puerto Maldonado airport and take us … Author Ranny and Donna Pierce Every day was a different island. Every island had its own unique look and its own particular inhabitants. Every island had a bird population, although some of the islands had many more birds than … Author Carol Thuerbach An early morning departure to ensure our seeing birds at the mud cliffs. Our boat drops us off at a floating blind, where a full breakfast is served. Blue-headed parrots by the hundreds, … Author Amber See Stepping out into the morning light, we noticed a rainbow in the sky. We spent half the day doing an archaeological tour of the Orongo ruins and of Rano Kau volcano. Wow! The scenery here looks as if … Author Andrea Edwards Our one day in Lima we strike out through Miraflores. A friend told us about Astrid & Gaston, one of Gaston Acurio's restaurants. Gaston is Peru's hotshot celebrity chef--their version of Emeril I … Author Ranny and Donna Pierce The ship we were on is the Millennium. It is a catamaran, which is a double-hulled vessel. Because of the two hulls, the ship moves through the water very smoothly and except for an occasional choppy … Author Carol Thuerbach Depart Puno, fly to Puerto Maldonado where we are met by our guide, Pepe.
Our bodies aren't in shock, but they should be as we have just a few hours ago left 12,000-foot mountain climes and now we … Author Amber See We set out to Easter Island this morning. Our flight was delayed due to rain and foggy conditions for 2 hours. After the short delay we arrived in Easter Island without incident! Met out tourguide, … Author Andrea Edwards Two good friends off on another adventure--this time to Peru! It's hard to believe that after weeks of planning, it's finally here. Props to Laura and Kassi at Adventure Life who made this trip … Author Ranny and Donna Pierce Over the next few days we visit many of the islands in the Galapagos, but of course not all. That would take an unusually long trip. Depending upon whether you do the four-day trip or the week trip, … Author Carol Thuerbach Our friendly boat captain, Narciso, and his son Carlos Antony are from the island of Taquile, and they are all dressed up in their customary costumes for today's arrival. At the island, Marco and we … Author Amber See Our final free day in Chile, we decide to take a day trip to the Andes mountains. Such an adventure to get to the top of the mountain with 61 curves of 180 degrees! But what a sight once we arrived … Author Ranny and Donna Pierce We all had a well earned night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast the next morning. Did I mention about the breakfast at the hotel? Even though it was considered a continental breakfast, it was … Author Carol Thuerbach Before leaving Tikonata, we stroll to the island's quaint museum which houses a small but amazing collection of mummies, all women, and all in the fetal position. As was the Inca tradition, each was …