--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office 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 … Author Jaclyn Sharratt this girl and that guy spent the morning and afternoon lounging poolside, sipping on fruity drinks, devouring scallops and cerviche and reliving the adventures they shared together over the past 2 … Author Molly Quackenbush Breakfast was eggs, sunny side up, toast, delicious fruit juices, and very local, ripened ON THE VINE, bananas! (Unlike the ones back home !)
Back on the boat, and then a short hike to the kapok … Author Janis Miller After breakfast we are picked up by a private tourist bus and head to Selva Bananito. The ride takes us over lush mountains with steaming volcanoes to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The scenery … Author Allison Falden From Miami, Florida, USA to Lima, Peru. We arrived in Lima at 4:25 am and spent only a few hours there, by choice, so that we could have more time in Cusco. Having the options to customize our … Author Jaclyn Sharratt The sole reason for this girl and that guy to make the 6 hour bus ride to Ica was to sandboard/dune buggy. And boy, did they ever enjoy this crazy time!
The day started out like any other day in … Author Molly Quackenbush Back to the river! It's the beginning of daylight. It felt good to get moving on the nice little walk to the macaw lick. We are in a large covered blind along with a group of serious … Author Janis Miller Today we have the day to ourselves to regroup. This hotel is within walking distance of the city center so we head down to the open-air market which is a maze in which one can easily get lost. If you … Author Allison Falden Our flight left Friday, September 23rd from Jacksonville, FL. We made a pit-stop in Miami and then continued on to Lima Jorge Chavez International (LIM). Author Jaclyn Sharratt This girl and that guy spent this glorious day living the lap of luxury at the Las Dunas resort. They strolled the lush and landscaped grounds. They sat poolside and read their books. They spent time … Author Len Meyers In San Cristobal our educational experience continued at the Interpretation Center where it was interesting to see the exhibits and the efforts to promote and preserve this unique environment. Author Molly Quackenbush We departed early in the morning to fly to Puerto Maldonado, the airport/gateway city for the Madre Dios, Manu Rainforest Area. We would be staying at the Manu Wildlife Center. Getting there was … Author Janis Miller Today finds us leaving Seattle for an adventure in Costa Rica. We arrive at the San Jose airport in the evening. Standing in baggage claim, we spot our names on a sign held by a young lady from Costa … Author Jaclyn Sharratt After spending the two days on an island using solar power, sleeping in a mud hut and visiting with sheep, it was a stark contrast when this girl and that guy landed in the sprawling city of Lima. … Author Molly Quackenbush We walked down the pedestrian street to go to the Plaza de Armas. On the way, we peeked into the Iglesia Merced, which introduced us to the beautiful ornate style of churches the Spanish built. … Travelers looking for bargains should look towards Latin America. Like our Guatemala Classico trip 6-days for $795
Last week, the New York Times did a feature on ways to save on your next trip, … Author Jaclyn Sharratt Today is a day full of new and exciting adventures! Upon waking in Puno we were whisked away by a chariot... a Tuk Tuk. That guy was thrilled by this particular mode of transportation! After picking … Author Len Meyers On arriving in Santa Cruz, you knew you were in a very unique and one of a kind area of the world. We were able to get up close to the famous Galapagos tortoises in their natural environment. Their … Author Molly Quackenbush Our very satisfactory COPA flight arrived in Lima very late at night, so instead of having a few hours of sleep to catch a flight in the morning, we took a day to see Lima. This was the only part … Author Jaclyn Sharratt This was the day this girl was not looking forward to: the road trip. Seeing how on the go these two have been for the past few weeks, sitting still on a bus for 9 hours was going to be a challenge. …