Magellanic Penguins at Grave Cove, Falkland Islands
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Amy Sonbuchner
Thankfully, we have good traveling weather. We're happy to postpone the rough seas for as long as possible. We wake at 7:00am to a very bright room. I guess that is the danger of leaving the balcony …
Margie and Janet in zodiac gear
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Janet Gordon
This was a low key day that was a chance to gear up for the trip home the next day. The morning excursion to Laguna Sejar started with just a short drive. The high salinity of the water and the …
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Majorie Gendler
On our last full day in San Pedro we drove out to Sejar Lake, a salt water lake that some tourists like to swim in to see how well they float.
Room at the Hotel Contempo Managua
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Marnie Green
Our Nicaraguan adventure got off to a good, but uneventful start. After an early flight from Phoenix to Miami we met up with our great friend Sam. We had just enough time for a beer and a snack …
View to right from hotel
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Valerie Fife
Signed up for a tour of Hermans Cave. I've been on several cave tours before, but never got to scramble and really explore a cave before. Saw cave creatures like blind spiders, crickets and bats up …
Map of Falkland Islands
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Amy Sonbuchner
Friday, December 16th This morning, the alarm sounds off at 2:45am. We have thirty minutes before our ride comes. We hustle with the excitement of a trip to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the …
Serrano River cascades
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Janet Gordon
The excursion today included salt flats, high lakes and a close look at several species of flamingos. Our first stop was the small, charming village of Toconao. We stopped in at their church, the …
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Majorie Gendler
This day we drove through the small town of Tocona out onto the Salt Flats, and to the lagoons of Mescanti and Meniques.
View to left from hotel
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Valerie Fife
Very easy flights from MIA to BZE on to Dangriga and pickup for Hamanasi. The check in at the hotel started with a 'welcome drink' and warm friendly smiles. Our treehouse room exceeded our …
Annette and Barbara
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annette friedman
Well. I guess one of the highlights of this kayaking trip was when travel friend, Tina, with a scream, knocked over the privacy tent, and the commode, landing just like an upturned turtle- with her …
Confluence of milky glacial flow and fresh Serrano River water
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Janet Gordon
Among the superlatives to mention, the Tatio geyser basin is the highest such area in the world at about 14,000.' The chance to have acclimated came in handy, although the walks at the basin were …
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Majorie Gendler
We got up early in the morning for our drive out to the Geyser to get the best views of the steam rising into the morning light. In the afternoon we visited the Valley of the Moon where we walked …
Sugar Mill in middle of jungle created by the British
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Robin Muskal
San Pedro is a fun and quaint little Island. We went on 2 snorkeling trips one during the day where we visited sting ray alley. Here we snorkeled with nurse fish and sting rays exclusively. Our …
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Elizabeth Conway
We received the most charming holiday card in the mail last week from our travelers, Sandi and Joe Costa, who joined us on a custom Peru adventure in October. And while I'd like to take credit for …
Treehouse room
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Valerie Fife
Went via Miami so we could visit with Gerard's sister. We stayed in the Miami International Hotel right in the international terminal - very convenient. This made for an easy connection the next …
Daily dose of Pisco Sours
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Janet Gordon
Our flight from Santiago went north to the city of Calama and then it was over an hour by van to the small town San Pedro de Atacama. Ironically, in Patagonia we never were very far above sea level …
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Majorie Gendler
We flew from Santiago to Calama early in the morning and were met by a driver who took us to San Pedro de Atacama. San Pedro is at about 8,000 feet and the tourist center of the desert, which is the …
High Temple, Lamanai
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Robin Muskal
After Lamanai, we took a local bus across the border into Chetumal, Mexico where we rented a car and drove toward Majahual for 5 nights on the beach. We snorkeled the reef, took long walks and swung …
Cormorant colony
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Janet Gordon
Several of us made our way back by van through Puerto Natales and back to Punta Arenas where Margie and I caught our flight to Santiago. After a brief layover there, our early morning flight would …
Lamanai Ruins - 13 foot stone mask of Mayan King
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Robin Muskal
The next day a family from Texas arrived with 3 son's and we spent the day together hanging out on the dock while the kids swam and played. In the evening after a wonderful meal of fish, veggies …
Margie at Last Hope Fjord
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Janet Gordon
This was a day of easy hikes and new areas in the park to see. A few miles of gentle hiking took us past guanacos grazing among the low vegetation. A few were doing (wink) what guanacos do. Our …
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Majorie Gendler
On our last full day at Torres Del Paine we hiked to the east of EcoCamp in an area with an abundance of guanacos. They were quite tolerant of us being near them as long as we did not get too close.
Bats sleeping on tree during the day on boat trip to Lamanai
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Robin Muskal
The next morning was a 6 a.m. sunrise canoe ride across the river into a channel where we had a peaceful hour of bird watching. We also learned many interesting facts about the area from our …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
Our last day in Argentina was spent flying back to Buenos Aires. We had some unexpected delays in getting luggage at the domestic terminal which then put us in the middle of commute traffic to the …