Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
Sunday December 11 was another beautiful day in Buenas Aires. We started the day with a delicious buffet of eggs, ham, cheeses, breads, fruits, and beverages in our hotel, the Elevage. We …
Magellanic penguin
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Janet Gordon
We had an early morning departure for a day trip to Magdalena Island, home to about 100,000 Magellanic penguins. This was a chance to be up very close with these always cute birds without upsetting …
Penguin Action
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susan helder
Antarctica, a continent, is an environment of monochromatic beauty accented with remarkable lighting. All the shades of white, grey and black in the skies, clouds, ice, land and sea depict a …
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Majorie Gendler
Our first adventure was an early morning trip to an island penguin colony, populated by about 69,000 couples of mainly Magellanic penguins. We were limited to a pathway through some of their nesting …
Buenos Aires
Author
Janet Soto Mukai
After six days of solo travel, it was great to be in the company of my friends. We had a private city tour of sights not seen when I first arrived in Buenos Aires. Among the highlights were the …
Attack penguin!
Author
Janet Gordon
Travel helps make us be open for new experiences. An example today was just to have a conversation with my new friend Carolyn. We met in the hotel lobby. She had just completed the W route that I …
Buenos Aires
Author
Janet Soto Mukai
Since I had until 11:30 a.m. before the taxi came to pick me up to go to the airport, I wish I had checked into going bird watching early in the morning (5:30 a.m.) That is the best time to see …
Family scene
Author
Janet Gordon
There was a long layover in Santiago, which was fine since long lines were encountered to pay the reciprocal entry tax and to go through customs. During the flight to Punta Arenas I had my first …
Buenos Aires
Author
Janet Soto Mukai
The guide book calls Iguazu Falls 'Niagra on Viagra'. No kidding. Iguazu Falls can be accessed on an Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit, and Devil's Throat. The elevated catwalks are easy to traverse and …
Magdalena Island
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Janet Gordon
It's always good to have a travel day with no exciting anecdotes. From Portland, OR to a transfer at Los Angeles. A long overnight flight to Santiago with a brief stop in Lima. Luggage arrives …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
The morning flight to Iguazu left plenty of free time in the afternoon. A 30 minute (or so) ride from the airport to the Iguasu Jungle Lodge took me to the edge of the rain forest. The …
Punta Arenas--statue of Magellan
Author
Janet Gordon
As I prepare for another Adventure Life trip I resolve to try the trip journal contest again, having inexplicably failed to win last time. I humbly consider where I went wrong that time. Too long? …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay is northeast of Buenos Aires, just across the Rio de la Plata and accessed by a 45 minute ride on the Buquebus ferry. Obviously, this is a common mode of travel as …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
The tour bus picked me up in the morning and we headed out to the Pampean region about an hour outside of Buenos Aires to the Estancia Don Silvano, a former working ranch. Along the way, the guide …
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Laurie Allread
Weddell Seal, Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread December 3, 2011 We arrived at Macquarie Island about 7am. The sea was calm and the weather was foggy with light mist. We were met by park …
Buenos Aires
Author
Janet Soto Mukai
After a LONG plane flight from San Francisco to Lima to Sao Paolo to Buenos Aires, I finally arrived at the Reina del Plata Hotel, a boutique hotel close to the Plaza de Mayo. The city tour that …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
photo by Laurie Allread December 1, 2011 and December 2, 2011 The days were spent cruising north to Macquarie Island. The time was spent attending lectures, cleaning our gear for our …
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Laurie Allread
Antarctica Icebergs November 27, 2011 The Ross Ice Shelf came into view about noon. Size of France and is about 600 miles The vastness cannot be captured in with any lens. The icy cold winds …
Grytviken: a strange beauty from an ugly past
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Fergus Fricke
Returned safely and highly satisfied except for the extra weight put on.
Unknown volcano - Flight from Arequipa to Juliaca
Author
Elizabeth Conway
The bad news: American Airlines filed for bankruptcy this morning. The good news: At this time it looks like "business as usual" for travelers during the Chapter 11 process. Here is the official …
Grytviken visitors
Author
Fergus Fricke
To fill in the time between morning and afternoon tea we saw a film about 'extreme kayaking'. Now that is an adventure I do not want to have.
Cusco: A marriage of Spanish and Inca
Author
Nate Mirocha
We flew out of Cusco early in the morning to connect on a flight out of Lima and back to the States. Adventure Life made this seamless for us and provided a representative to take us to the Cusco …
Our first icebergs
Author
Fergus Fricke
Heave ho, the Drake Passage
Cusco: Windows perfectly aligned
Author
Nate Mirocha
Michele: I was very happy to take another shower in the morning (probably my sixth in the last 12 hours) and have a good breakfast at the hotel. We caught a 6 a.m. bus up to Machu Picchu to get an …