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My husband and I traveled to Belize for our first trip ever to Central America! It surpassed our every expectation!

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When you watch your airplane leave you...The solution to being stuck in SFO due to weather delaysSolution to spending the night in airportsThe grill that our lunch was made on

3 Days touring around Quito followed by 7 days of a land-based Galapagos tour with Adventure Life. Naturalist Cezar Salazar was superb. We lived on land on three different islands in comfortable …

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Looking at CotopaxiA beautiful day in EcuadorRoasting cuyLocal children playing in a fountain in QuitoSmoking Cotopaxi?Local musicians in the street
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Elizabeth Conway
Enter our Pinterest Recipe Contest today! There is no better way to learn about the local culture than by meeting local people in the markets and sampling the food. We love to taste our way …
Feria de Mataderos
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Elizabeth Conway
Enjoy a little gaucho culture at the Feria de Mataderos during your Argentina trip Continuing with a few insider tips for exploring the best of Buenos Aires, I invite you to visit some of the …
Hosteria Granja La Estacion / charming and unique
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Cindy Samoray
There really was a silver lining to that dark cloud of my injury. An unexpected personal touch for me that otherwise would not have happened. Instead of going out of town to Otavalo or some other day …
Great family picture...what a day!
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Cindy Samoray
Injuring myself and not being able to walk around was not in my plan for this vacation. Once back with our friends we were supposed to visit the Historic District in Quito, take a day trip to Otavalo …
Den, Andy, Daniel, Cindy & Carmen resting at the base camp.
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Cindy Samoray
Our final morning, day 5 of this exciting expedition rose bright and beautiful, yet bitter sweet because it was the last day of our road trip. On the way back to Quito we'll stop in Tulipe to tour …
the channel
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Mary Fran Archer
People asked me lots of questions about my proposed trip to the Galapagos? Why there? What tour company? When? But by far, the most common and often first question was: Are you going by yourself?? …
Snow/ice capped Cotopaxi, thanks to camera zoom feature!
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Cindy Samoray
Day 4 of our adventure yet again began early for me as the guys slept. We would meet for breakfast at 9 and say goodbye to the South American coast as we journey on to the cloud forest at Mindo. Of …
kicker rock
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Mary Fran Archer
High altitude? No problem. I've been to Park City, Utah, I've climbed a mountain in New Zealand. So I was totally unprepared for altitude sickness. Quito is nearly 9,000 feet up and for the first …
Me...in the lower right corner/Daniel encourages me
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Cindy Samoray
Day 3 of our tour kept us on the coast. While my kids slept in...I longed for a good cup of coffee and was eager to take a morning stroll along the beach. The beach (la playa) was waiting but not the …
A dance for all ages
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Elizabeth Conway
Visit some of Buenos Aires' best Milongas The first is a series of insider tips to best help you explore Argentina's Buenos Aires -- I begin with some of its best Milongas. Milonga refers to a …
cruiser
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Mary Fran Archer
Today's entry is all about food. Even our small army of 6 (5 travelers and our guide) travels on its stomach. Sadly the key picture for this entry is fuzzy -- but I include it because it has the …
Dennis & local guide on our way up to the base camp.
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Cindy Samoray
The plan for day 2 of our road trip was to meet for breakfast early; getting a jump start on the day. The drive to our next destination would take about five hours. I was up early enough to watch the …
Iguanas
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Mary Fran Archer
Today's adventure began on San Cristobal island in the Galapagos. We were fitted for wet suits and taken by cabin cruiser to the rock you see in the distance in photo 2. From the harbor it looks …
King of the hill! Not surprised Dennis snapped a pic
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Cindy Samoray
Monday morning, day 1 of our road trip began early; the boys and I are fortified once again by the breakfast buffet. Everything we Norte Americanos might find at an elegant Sunday brunch plus a bevy …

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