A journey aboard the MV Ushuaia in November, 2010. There is no way to describe Antarctica without seeing it. You come back home and everyone asks \"What did you do? What did you see\"? …

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Overlooking the Plaza de Armas, Cusco - double rainbow
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Allison Falden
Today we said our goodbye's to our driver and our guide and we headed onto a luxurious bus that took us from Cusco to Lake Titicaca. We stopped at various locations along the way, one of the first …
Morning on the Rio Negro
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Maria Campbell
Today was an excursion I'd really been looking forward to -- our Amazon tree climbing day. Luckily, I'd way overpacked so Robyn was able to borrow all the clothes and shoes she needed for the day …
canopy platform, kapok tree,Manu
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Molly Quackenbush
We were so excited that today's the day we've been preparing for and looking forward to for so long. Every weekend for 6 mos we took a practice hike of at least 5-6 mi. Outside our window and from …
Transport in Istanbul
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Jennifer Barile
Today we explored the areas of Karakoy, on the opposite side of the Galata Bridge from Eminonu. The Bridge separates old Istanbul from modern Istanbul. The bridge was lined with fisherman, and …
more flowers
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Janis Miller
Our little kitty will miss our handouts as we are headed back to San Jose. It is 8:00am and it is 82 degrees with 109% humidity. Even the locals say this is unusual. Yesterday the city actually cut …
Peruvian Masks
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Allison Falden
Our guide instructed us on the best time to head over to Machu Picchu, which was early, but well worth it, since we avoided the mass crowds. Juan showed us all around the ruins and explained the …
Climbing trees
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Maria Campbell
The trip started off a bit rocky. We landed in Manaus, Brazil on September 29th -- or rather, I should say I, my friend Robyn, and my luggage landed. Robyn's luggage was still sitting in the Miami …
Macaw Lick
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Molly Quackenbush
Finally the first day I wake up feeling good, which greatly impacted my energy and mood. (It was a very good idea to bring the antibiotic from home. I got better that much faster, and it greatly …
Pomegranates!  Growing right outside our hotel in Istanbul.
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Jennifer Barile
Today we hit the spice bazaar in the area of Eminonu. What an amazing place full of wonderful smells and colorful displays. We sampled olives, cheeses and Turkish Delight, which is basically all …
Flowers
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Janis Miller
Well, lesson learned today - take cash!! Since we are just a couple miles from the Jaguar rescue center, we decided to walk even though it was hot. We left the hotel about 8:45am for the 9:30 entry …
Herbal Medicine Market
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Allison Falden
In the morning, we explored the ruins with our guide and then began our hike to Lamay, which was approximately 3 miles. We descended on a trail through the Sacred Valley and spotted other smaller …
Parrots at the Macaw Lick
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Molly Quackenbush
Argh! Woke up sick again, after a very bad night for the digestive system. I decided it was time for the Cipro antibiotic, which we had brought with us. However I took it in the night without …
Istanbul - The Blue Mosque
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Jennifer Barile
After the 11-hour flight from New York to Istanbul, we were excited to begin our honeymoon adventure! First things first....After claiming our bags (which arrived along with us!) we stood in a short …
and we are off
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Janis Miller
Today we ventured into town (most people would rent a bike or moped but we took a taxi). As this is how we operate, we were too early for the local market to be open (we are early birds) so after …
Vegetables and Beans for sale - well maybe after her nap.
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Allison Falden
After breakfast, we began our trek through the mountains. The hike today was about 8 miles in length and was very difficult due to the altitude. We made multiple stops to catch our breath. Even …
Arequipa
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Len Meyers
The best part of the trip was everything and the worst part (was leaving) but nothing. A last shout out to Kassandra, Ashley, the Adventure Life staff both in the USA and Peru, Ecuador and the …
Cottages & Garden, Manu Wildlife Ctr
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Molly Quackenbush
I awoke feeling weak and nauseous from the altitude, so stayed in bed until noon. Dave said the breakfast buffet was very good, brought some nice plain rolls. After those and lots of liquid, I felt …
Horseback riding
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Janis Miller
Now it is off to the beach. After lunch a taxi picks us up and takes us to Shawandha Lodge outside of Puerto Viejo. The taxi driver was a character. We can certainly see why this is a good pick for a …