--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Earlier this year, I had the rare opportunity to travel with my 12-year-old daughter, Gabs, to Costa Rica. Exclusively a mother-daughter trip, all other siblings, husbands, grandparents, friends and … Author JULIE BLEAU This morning, we woke-up early as usual with the songs of the birds and the sounds of the geckos. At breakfast, Ginger and Iris, the Hotel's cats, greeted us and after took a nap on the deck. It … Author Laura Cahill We woke up to frosted tents, filled our bellies with instant coffee and quinoa pancakes, then started out on our hike to the Queua Sundur Valley. We headed up the valley through town passing children … Author Monica Laflin After breakfast, one of the Canadian college professors invited us to see what they had caught on their hikes last night. We were able to touch and/or hold a tree snake and a rhinoceros beetle. It … Author JULIE BLEAU After our day break, we woke up early with the birds' and geckos' sounds. . . quite a nice way to start the morning when on vacation. We prepared our bag for the afternoon: Kayak Adventure on the … Author Laura Cahill Today we headed to Chinchero for mountain biking to our first campsite. Before we hopped on the bikes we stopped to visit some women who specialize in the fiber arts. They showed us their work and … Author Monica Laflin The students are in the process of packing what they will need for 3 days/2nights in Cockscomb. We have to empty out the cabanas as Pook's Hill Lodge is booked for the time we are at Cockscomb. … Author JULIE BLEAU This morning, we woke-up without alarm clock. It was very nice to just take it easy and have nothing planned for the day except to relax. After a relaxing breakfast time, we grabbed our books, … Author Laura Cahill We had an earlier morning start and headed out to the river for a day of rafting. We lucked out with a sunny day, still not warm enough to swim, but not chilly.
After we geared up and had a paddle … Author Monica Laflin 7AM departure. UGH! LONG and rough drive over dirt and gravel roads. First, we visited one of the largest caves in Belize, the Rio Frio Cave. The students climbed all over the rocks at the cave. … Author JULIE BLEAU This morning, the alarm clock went off at 3:40 a.m. giving us plenty of time to do our business and get ready for our departure at 4:00 a.m. Hartfield was our driver from Hopkins, Belize to the … Author Laura Cahill Today is a day for Cusco. What a gorgeous city!
We met up with our guide, Juan Barrios, and the rest of our group and headed out on the town.
Slowly but surely we headed up the hill to sacsayhuaman, … Author Monica Laflin Only Ryan, Mitch and I went on the 9AM jungle hike. They wanted to use their new machetes to help clear the trail. Mike (Miguel) gave them major pointers and they were happy campers. We saw more … Author JULIE BLEAU This morning, we had time to relax and enjoy breakfast because our departure time was at 8:00 a.m. I was a little nervous because it's been nearly a year last time I went diving in the Caribbean. The … Author Laura Cahill Today is mostly a travel day - we boarded a comfy bus to head to Cusco. It was great to see more of Peru and see the change in geography. We made a couple of sight seeing stops along the way.
We … Author Monica Laflin We left at our usual time, 8AM. UGH! We did stop by the local flea market (only open 2 days a week) in Belmopan City on our way to the orphanage. Some of the items the students decided to purchase, … Author JULIE BLEAU This birding adventure started at 6:00 a.m. with our guide Golden. He drove us to the Mayflower Bocawina National Park about 15 minutes away from Hamanasi Hotel. Armed with our mosquito repellent … Author Laura Cahill We said our goodbyes to our Amantani family, and headed back to Puno. We made a stop at the Uros floating islands - super cool! It feels like walking on a water bed. They make their islands, houses, … Author Monica Laflin Only 4 students opted to go to the orphanage today-Kelsey, Chiara, Sam and Nicole. The rest decided to go to the construction site. Still very HOT and HUMID today!
At the orphanage there was less …