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We stopped at various locations along the way, one of the first … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author 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 … Author Allison Falden Today we drove up to Allpachaca, 12,000 feet elevation to begin our biking tour. Before we started our biking journey we visited a weaving demonstration and learned how the villagers make different … Author Molly Quackenbush Before the alarm, we're awakened by a loud roar, like distant machinery. We soon learn they're the howler monkeys! That was awesome! It's still dark as we head to breakfast. There's a little … Author Janis Miller I have not told you about our accommodations here. (Pictures included) Our cabin is on stilts with one whole side that opens up to a large deck with two hammocks overlooking the forest and mountains. … Author Allison Falden Today we met Juan for a trip to the Cusipata section of the Upper Urubamba River. During our drive there, we traveled past terraced fields of corn, potatoes, and other crops.
Once we arrived at …