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Georgia and Dot's adventure began on the Inca Trail in Peru with a custom Machu Picchu Pilgrimage Trip. They experienced the delights of trekking through the Andes of Peru and ended their tour in …

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Elizabeth Conway
The Atacama Desert has been experiencing an unusual amount of snow. The cold front that came through the region dumped nearly 32 inches of snow on the desert -- more snow then the region has seen in …
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Elizabeth Conway
357 dead sharks found on board illegal fishing vessel - photo courtesy of the Galapagos National Park Earlier this week the Galapagos National Park and the Ecuadorian Navy seized a boat that was …
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Terri Garland
The sight of the glacier was breathtaking. Listening to the sound of the ice calving and seeing it plunge into the sea was just awesome. It was really neat to see the animals that live in the …
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Terri Garland
We also kayaked so far out (with a guide) that we were too pooped to get back to the boat under our own power. We were so excited when a skiff came, picked us up and towed our kayak behind us. The …
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Terri Garland
I totally lost track geographically of the places we visited. And, when folks ask, I tell them I don't really remember. That is because for me the experience with my mom was what was important. On …
Machu Picchu
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Ann Umlauf
In all honesty, I was completely put-off by the idea of traveling via tour operator, especially during peak season. As an experienced traveler who has backpacked several continents as well as lived …
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Terri Garland
Mom and I were pretty tired after the flight from Baltimore to Fairbanks and then the 12 hour trek into and then out of Denali. We were happy we would stay put for the next 8 days. We like wine, so …
Vista Dome To Machu Picchu
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Ann Umlauf
At 9:15am, our lungs thanked us as we landed in Lima, back at sea level. We caught a cab into the city, walked around the shops for an hour and then excitedly marched over to Gaston Acurio's flagship …
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Terri Garland
So, Anchorage was really just a stop over. Seems like a nice place.
Machu Picchu Celebrations
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Ann Umlauf
The next morning after, you guessed it, another astonishing buffet breakfast, we spent our time walking around the streets of Aguas Calientes, purchasing souvenirs. In the early afternoon we traveled …
Kayaking in Alaska
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Terri Garland
Our time in Denali was short, but so memorable. We went hiking in the shadow of the Mountain, visited with native Alaskan's and went on a light plane ride over, through and around the mountain. It …
Performers, Machu Picchu Celebrations
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Ann Umlauf
We awoke to crystal clear skies and fresh mountain air, our breath visible as we walked to the train station. There was an obvious bounce in our step - we were headed to Machu Picchu!!! The blue sky …
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Elizabeth Conway
All smiles at the finish. A very very happy 3rd place team!   Team Adventure Life takes a moment from all the running to pose for a picture   Kassandra -- running our stunning …
Kayaking in Alaska
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Terri Garland
It was certainly a worthwhile commitment of time to get into Denali and Mom was a trooper. After a 6 hour train ride from Fairbanks to Denali, we had another 6 hour bus (as in school bus) ride to get …
Cusco, Peru: Market - Cheese
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Ann Umlauf
The following day our guide and driver picked us up and we drove to Pisac, another historical Incan site 1 hour from Cusco that lies at the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley. On the way we …
Mary and Terri kayaking in Alaska!
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Terri Garland
We spent only a brief time here on our way to Denali. But this was the beginning of the trip of a lifetime for my 77 year old mother, Mary.
Armed Guard @ Machu Picchu
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Ann Umlauf
After filling up at another exceptional breakfast buffet (a common theme in Peruvian hotels that I give two thumbs up), Marco picked us up at 8am with a hired driver and took us to Saqsaywaman …
Machu Picchu Celebrations
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Ann Umlauf
After ravaging a grand breakfast buffet in our hotel, we headed back across the street to board our flight to Cusco. Cusco is steeped with incredible amounts of intact heritage, and sitting at 11,500 …

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