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The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is a fascinating blend of pristine beaches, turquoise blue water, spectacular nature, ruins of ancient civilizations, and residents who have not forgotten their …

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The city of Cusco
Author
Jim Sullivan
Early morning Ollantaytumbo is quiet. Uniformed children are beginning to walk to school, vendors are setting up food tables, and travelers are beginning to orient themselves to their busses or the …
Square in Cusco
Author
Jim Sullivan
Our wonderful chauffer Aurelio and Juan gathered us up with our hiking gear and backpacks to launch the next portion of our adventure. We traveled along, stopping at a llama and vicuna farm that had …
Greeting the locals on the streets
Author
Jim Sullivan
The buffet breakfast of fresh and native fruits and bread as well as other traditional delights was a great preparation for our hiking day with Juan Barrios our guide for the remainder of the trip. …
Neighborhood of Cusco
Author
Jim Sullivan
Taypikala Hotel Cusco, Cusco We awakened early in order to enjoy the incredible breakfast buffet and head toward our 8:00am flight to Cusco. Double checking our hidden passport pouches, securing our …
Centennial
Author
Jim Sullivan
Our plans, hopes and dreams were about to begin as the wheels touched down on a stary night in Lima, Peru. Oh, the Rocky Mountains in Colorado were hours behind us, our fitness training was over and …
Day of the Dead
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Elizabeth Conway
Mexico Travel: Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) candles Coinciding with All Saints' and All Souls' Day each November 1 and 2nd, The Day of the Dead (or El Dia de los Muertos) is one of …
Exploring the region
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Sandra Woerner
I awoke at four. We were being picked up at the hotel at six to be driven to the airport. The concierge at the hotel arranged for our transportation and we paid our departure tax there which made it …
Rapelling the waterfall
Author
Sandra Woerner
I awoke at four to the screeching of howler monkeys. I kept looking for Tarzan and Cheetah. Our driver was to pick up up at six as we were to raft on the Reventazon River. When we arrived at the …
Exploring the region
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Sandra Woerner
The staff at the restaurant accommodate us with an early breakfast so we could set off on our snorkeling tour. It was very windy. Our driver picked up up at the appointed time and made two more …
Exploring the region
Author
Sandra Woerner
Sarah and I had decided we would spend the day in Puerto Viejo and do some shopping and just relax. It was a Saturday and the streets were crowded. I listened for howler monkeys that morning, but did …
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Elizabeth Conway
Sweepstakes is now closed. Stay tuned as we announce the lucky winner! It's not easy to get to one of the most isolated places on the planet -- but we're making it easier than ever to make an …
Horseback Riding
Author
Sandra Woerner
It was daylight at 5:30 each morning and I was always ready to get up and eat breakfast. I had repacked my suitcase the night before and placed my very damp clothes and very wet hiking shoes in …
Exploring the region
Author
Sandra Woerner
I woke up excited and somewhat apprehensive about the upcoming adventure. After all, I was terrified of heights and did not want to chicken out after reaching the waterfall. Well, that was not an …
Exploring the region
Author
Sandra Woerner
We had breakfast at the hotel which was originally a house and later several houses were connected to it. There was beautiful foliage everywhere and we had breakfast outside on a small patio. (our …
HIking through the forest
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Sandra Woerner
Sarah picked me up at my house on October 9th and we drove to Austin to catch our afternoon flight. After checking in and going through security, we got a bite to eat and waited. Our plane was …
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Lynessa Nelson
We flew to the Galapagos this morning. The kitchen at the hotel was closed when we got up but they fed us a muffin and juice on the first part of our flight to Guayaquil. Then on the two hour flight …
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Lynessa Nelson
The day in Ecuador begins earlier than we are used do as there are only 12 hours of light year round from 6am-6pm. So 6am actually feels like 8am back home. We had a continental breakfast of eggs, …
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Lynessa Nelson
Our Ecuador and Galapagos adventure began today with a bit of a scare. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 6:20am and both of us slept through our multiple alarms. We woke up at 5:20am and …
Sun Island
Author
Laura Chadwick
We spent the morning exploring the incredible peaks overlooking the harbor at Copacabana. It was quite a hike, but afforded a beautiful view of the town of Copacabana and the lake. We also got to …
Sunset on the Amazon
Author
Andrea Edwards
Landing in Miami this morning, I looked at my email and there was a message from Santiago. Just like last time, my sweet friend eased my transition home with a kind message. Before we left for Peru …

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