Buenos Aires
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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
Author
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
Author
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
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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
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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
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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 …
Stromness: the sea is no longer red
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Fergus Fricke
How could men have built a 'whaling station' in such a beautiful place but one has to admire their courage. Was it just money that drove them to it?
Clouds above Cusco
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Nate Mirocha
Michele: We woke up to our last breakfast with our team of porters and Augusto. A table was set up outside, overlooking the clouds. Our group wore the brightly colored and festive garments from their …
Antarctic sunset
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Laurie Allread
Antarctica at sunset - photo by Laurie Allread November 26th, 2011 Much to our surprise, the winds increased to 44 knots which again prevented the helicopters from flying to Ross Island for …
The graves of whalers and whales
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Fergus Fricke
A couple of cold zodiac trips amongst the icebergs. Afternoon tea (well hot chocolate and biscuits actually) delivered to us by zodiac. The ship's hospitality staff must have read my mind or heard my …
Cusco: Plaza de Armas
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Nate Mirocha
Nate: It was cold this morning until the sun rose over the mountains and showered our camp with direct light. Once packed, we set off for the first site of the day, which was visible from camp, but …
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
The Kapitan Klebnikov in Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread November 25, 2011 Our plans for visiting McMurdo and Ross Stations, Scott's Discovery hut at Cape Evans and hiking Observation Hill …
Stromness whaling station
Author
Fergus Fricke
At last we set foot on the Antarctic Continent and walk up a glacier until we are in danger of falling down a crevasse. In the afternoon we landed at Paulett Island to see a few more penguins and …
Lima: Al fresco kitchen at first dinner
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Nate Mirocha
Michele: Vidal had warned us that this was going to be the hardest trekking day but I was not at all prepared for the intensity of the trail. Our goal was to reach the first of 3 mountain passes we …