Gentoo penguin crossing at Grave Cove, Falkland Islands
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Amy Sonbuchner
I sleep until 8:45am and wake up feeling refreshed. We have our breakfast and perform the mandatory gear cleaning in preparation for our stops in South Georgia. There is a lecture on king penguins …
Our ride
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Marnie Green
We met our second day in Leon without a plan but we picked up steam as the day progressed. We started with an early morning walk through the streets of Leon and enjoyed the bustle of the city. The …
Sunrise
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Valerie Fife
Went on the tour to see Mayan ruins today. 2 hour drive each way to get there, but got to see many interesting sights along the way. Passed Amish settlements, the Belize capitol and took a single …
Gentoo Penguins at Grave Cove, Falkland Islands
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Amy Sonbuchner
This morning we didn't hear our alarm. Instead, we wake up to a shrill voice over the loud-speaker: ''The lecture will start in twenty minutes.'' We jump out of bed, quickly dress, and run to grab …
Tyndall Glacier from zodiac
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Janet Gordon
The early departure to drive back to Calama and then fly back to Santiago was the start of the long but uneventful trip home. This is a chance to give kudos to Adventure-Life and its partners for …
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Majorie Gendler
We flew back into Santiago where Janet continued on home and I stayed on for another week exploring the city on foot and taking day tours. I returned home on New Years Eve.
This landscape was stunning
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Elizabeth Conway
Airlines announce that starting Jan. 1, 2012 - all internal Ecuadorian flights - including those to the Galapagos - will have a fuel surcharge UPDATE Jan 9, 2012 - For both Aerogal and TAME …
With guide Roberto at Lake Managua
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Marnie Green
Today started bright and early with a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast. We are all now fans of gallo pinto (a mixture of rice and beans), queso frita (fried cheese), chorizo, huevos, and tortillas. …
Hamanasi Beach
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Valerie Fife
Went on the birding tour today. Our guide Pedro was obviously a real birder and passed on his enthusiasm to us less knowlegeable passengers. Saw 50 different species of birds in their natural …
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 …
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 …