Just returned from an unforgettable couple of weeks in the Amazon -- where Adventure Life is working on a project with the Rainforest Alliance and USAID to strengthen, lend and receive advice from …

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Swimming in Pastaza River in Achuar communityOur plane at Shell - to KapawiEn route to Kapawai LodgeLanding strip in Achuar communityViews from KapawiExploring sand bar while our motor gets fixed
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Faye Xuan
We purchased our Machu Picchu (MP) tickets on day 2 in Cuzco at the Cultural Ministry. Friends had recommended we also do Wayna Picchu (WP). Only 200 people were allowed to climb WP at one time …
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Julia Kocubinski
Emily, the ranger from Glacier Bay National Park, joined us onboard for breakfast. She was to be our guest for the next couple days while we were in the park. The sky was partly cloudy, but we could …
Travel + Leisure A-List
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Elizabeth Conway
Adventure Life on Travel + Leisure A-List: World's Top Agents 2011 Adventure Life's Brian Morgan is recognized by Travel + Leisure' A-List 2011 -- the annual list features the world's …
Lima
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Len Meyers
A cosmopolitan city with Moorish influenced architecture and a historical downtown. The Miraflores District was lively and the walk along the cliffs from Lovers Park to Rabin Park afforded us vista …
Reaching rew heights in Bolivia
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Faye Xuan
It was an early day for us. At 6AM we hopped into our pre arranged car and headed to the Poroy station that was approximately 20 minutes outside of Cuzco. No more than five minutes after we settled …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we decided to go on a skiff ride with Vanessa before breakfast. It was just three of us and our naturalist guide, so we were able to see quite a lot, including another brown bear …
Wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago
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Faye Xuan
We arranged the Sacred Valley day tour on day one. The tour was quite cheap, only 20 soles (7 USD) which included transportation and an English speaking guide. Before hopping on a coach bus, we had …
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Julia Kocubinski
Mom and I woke earlier than usual this morning and got in a kayak to explore a little more of the inlet together. We headed out towards the opening and saw a few mink running around on shore, tons of …
Wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago
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Faye Xuan
We slept in as much as we could. We took our time enjoying our breakfast of papaya in yogurt and scramble eggs. The breakfast discussion involved whether was legal to bring cocoa teabag back home …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we woke and during breakfast, we motored towards Baranof Island where we spotted our first bear! As we were entering Red Bluff Bay through this tiny little entrance, Vanessa suggested we …
Wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago
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Faye Xuan
As per usual, we arrived approximately 1 hour before our international flight. Maybe I am getting older, but I actually felt a slight panic. At 5AM, YVR seemed unusually busy. After a smooth security …
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Julia Kocubinski
We spent the night quietly anchored in quiet little bay called Wood's Spit, just south of Juneau, and woke this this morning to our first adventure. We were motoring up Endicott Arm towards Dawes …
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke this morning to a much quieter Juneau. There were no ships in port this morning, so we wandered the deserted streets and found a place to have breakfast. We dropped our bags off with the …
Map of Amazon
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Mindy Teini
Today we have a full day of flights to get us back to Montana. Ryan and I are on separate flights, so we said good bye at the airport. I will be happy to see my own bed again, and can't wait to …
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Julia Kocubinski
We flew today from Missoula, MT to Juneau. The Juneau airport reminded me a lot of our hometown airport, small, quaint and fully functional. My mom and I were on one of our many mother-daughter trips …
Ryan and Mindy on the ship
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Mindy Teini
Today we head back to Napo to disembark the ship! It was sad to leave all the crew and our new friends. The Amazon was such an amazing experience, my favorite in Peru I think! As we started on our 2 …
baby sloth... oh so soft
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Mindy Teini
There was a little boy walking around with a sloth hanging from his shirt. They told us that the mother had died, so they brought the baby in as a pet. I could hardly stand how cute he was, so I …
The Delfin II
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Mindy Teini
At one village we were able to hand out additional school supplies, and play a friendly game of soccer against their women’s team (they crushed up). We talked to a few friendly locals about how …
Our guide, Simone, from the Achuar community on an Amazon trip
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Elizabeth Conway
Our amazing guide, Simone, from the Achuar community in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Did I tip? You betcha. To tip or not to tip - or what to tip!? Questions regarding tipping etiquette are some of the …
in the skiff on the Amazon
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Mindy Teini
Onward to the Peruvian Amazon! After a day of flying we arrived in Iquitos to embark on our Amazon River Cruise. Ryan and I were greeted with a warm welcome and a bottle of champagne to celebrate our …
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Earl Rogers
Return home to the states