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Beau Pinkerton and I just finished a cruise thru the NW Passage from W. Greenland to Kugluktuk, Nunavut above Alberta in Sept 2012. The crew and staff were fantastic, thefood ''off the chart'', and …

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A giant ceiba tree found during a hike near Pook's Hill
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke early this morning to eat a hot breakfast and set off to the ATM cave. We arrived at the trailhead, where they were now building an welcome center and bathrooms. The first time I visited this …
Managua zipline!
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Diane Dusini
After Hope and I travelled to Nicaragua in March, 2012 with Adventure Life, we could not wait to go back and this time, we brought Andy along with us, making us ''Un Hombre y Dos Mujeres''!!! We …
Snorkel the reef
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Elizabeth Conway
Belize travel: Choose a reef-safe sunscreen to help prevent coral bleaching. We just received an email from one of our travelers, Mike Jarosick, who returned from a trip to Belize. Sharing our …
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Kassandra Miller
We check out of the hotel bright and early this morning and walk across the street with our belongings. It's a quick and dirty 12-ish hours back to Montana and we arrive home refreshed and happy, …
Overlooking the rainforest at Xunantunich ruins
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke this morning to the sound of a howler monkey, in the trees above our cabin! Evan was glad I had explained their sound before we went to bed. It sounded like there were dinosaurs outside our …
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Kassandra Miller
Today is our last day in Nica. We decide that we haven't really had enough time to do any actual shopping. Beyond that first day at the Masaya Market, we haven't purchased anything at all and now …
Playground in the Cayo district of Belize
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Julia Kocubinski
We departed last out of Missoula, on our way to Belize! Evan and I spent our several hour layover playing pool and drinking microbrews in the Salt Lake Airport. Not a bad way to start our vacation! …
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Kassandra Miller
Finally, it rains today. This is supposed to be the end of rainy season and it's been hot and dry for the past 12 days. And when it rains in the highlands, it really rains! We sleep in, relax and …
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Kassandra Miller
We say goodbye to the warmth of sand and water this morning. We have one final destination on our whirlwind tour of Nicaragua: the mountains near Matagalpa. We aren't really beach people, much …
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Kassandra Miller
Today, we set our sights on learning to surf! The breaks in front of Monty's are fairly small, great for beginners. Ian and I head out with surf boards and Monty for instruction. He gives us a …
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Kassandra Miller
I have a penchant for seriously off-the-beaten path locations. Not only do I want to go to Nicaragua, but I want to go to the most remote places in the country. Way up north is a little beach …
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Kassandra Miller
Leon was the heart of the Nicaraguan revolution. It stands in stark contrast to Granada, the seat of the conservative ruling party of several generations past. Leon is non-touristy, where Granada …
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Kassandra Miller
We have A LOT of driving to do today. Today will be our longest day. We are essentially going from the south end of the country to the north end, so we expect to spend around 8 hours in the car. It …
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Kassandra Miller
We say a sad goodbye to our new friends at La Omaja and set out on the ferry once again for the mainland. There isn't too much confusion about our tickets this time and we find ourselves driving in …
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Kassandra Miller
It's been two days since we've seen a volcano, so guess what ... time for another volcano! Ian and I are suckers for mountains, so climbing volcanoes seems the thing to do. The hotel arranges for a …
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Kassandra Miller
It's time to say goodbye to Granada and head for our next location - Ometepe Island. We run into our first case of bad luck at the ferry dock - they have no reservation or ticket for us. I show …
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Kassandra Miller
Today, we're set for some serious hiking. We don't get as early a start as we'd like (hello hangover!) and we make it to the entrance to Mombacho Volcano at around 10 AM. It takes some finagling to …

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