The central acropolis of the Maya ruin site Tikal
Explore the ancient city of Tikal during a Guatemala tour Hidden within Guatemala's El Peten jungle is Tikal, the largest ruined city of the Maya Classic Period. The site encompasses at least …
Rotten Ice
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Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island and Vernadsky Station in the Argentine Islands. Weather: Cloudy with some rain and light snow in the afternoon. 34 degrees F In the morning for …
Antigua Central Plaza
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Gerard Errante
Greeted by another beautiful morning, after an early breakfast we left the wonderful Hotel Aurora for a full day of travel. We were met at 8:00 AM, and joined by our new travel mates, Nita and Larry …
View from my room
Author
mary Fuller
Next we head North to Iguassu Falls and Buenos Ares
Keep lov'n our planet!
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Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: The Gerlache Strait, Errera Channel, Cuverville Island, and Neko Harbour in Andvord Bay. Weather: Overcast. 37 degrees F The day started with a few Minke whales escorting the MV …
View of Pacuya Volcano from Antigua
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Gerard Errante
In the clear light of day, the courtyard that had looked somewhat mysterious in the subdued light the previous night, burst into a profusion of colors. After the previous day's diet of airport food, …
Sea adventurer on the Beagle channel
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mary Fuller
Back to Ushuaia and bittersweet partings from new friends from all over the world. Farewell to our home away from home, the Sea Adventurer Now when you walk the streets you see familiar faces. 54 …
Rock'n on New Years Eve!
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Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: The Drake Passage Weather: Sunny. 30 degrees F After a better-than-average Drake Passage we were quickly approaching Antarctica and hoped to see the South Shetland Islands in the …
Hotel Aurora courtyard in Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
For the last several years, my partner D and I have arranged end-of-year trips, in part with the idea of celebrating New Year's Day in an exotic locale. Some previous trips have been to New Zealand, …
Becca at the end of the world
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mary Fuller
Merry Christmas. And your gift is... calm seas on the Drake passage again. A sunset that lasts for hours and brings with it the most beautiful pink and blue sky. The birds fly around the ship as if …
What a day!
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Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: Drake Passage Weather: Overcast. 39 degrees F It was Christmas Eve and my adventure South was truly underway now. The conditions were not so rough that the ship could not make …
Katy and Becca
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mary Fuller
It snowed on the ship. Our Australian friends really enjoyed that. Another friend celebrated his birthday. I got a picture of him under a rainbow. Beginning and ending the trip with rainbows. …
Strike-a-pose
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Walter Woods
Weather: Sunny. 43 degrees F Ushuaia is often referred to as ''the end of the world; the beginning of everything''. It certainly felt that way to me as I boarded the MV Ortelius today between 4 and …
Katys serenity at the end of the world
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mary Fuller
First , and probably only, day of cold and wind- in the 30's F and 15 mph wind Of course this is the day we went to the geothermal Deception Island. So that was no real issue. Saw fur seal, …
King penguins at Volunteer Point on East Falkland Island
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Greg Michaels
We had one more day in Chile before our overnight flight home. We went to the local zoo, which was surprisingly great for a small zoo, especially their large aviary filled with parrots, peacocks and …
Whale Breaching
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Walter Woods
Ushuaia, Argentina Weather: Partly cloudy. 43degrees F ''Antarctica? Why?'' ''Antarctica? Wow!'' Those were the two most common responses from family, friends and colleagues when they learned I was …
Parque Nacionale
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mary Fuller
Today we visited Port Lockroy. Mailed letters at the post office. All of us have a bit of sunburn on our faces. We saw beautiful icebergs from water level in the kayaks and played sponge tag. Saw …
Rockhopper Penguins on Saunders Island
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Greg Michaels
Sadly, this was our last day in the Falklands. Our excellent driver picked us up and took us to Mount Pleasant airport, about an hour from Stanley and the Malvina House. He even stopped along the way …
Rufous collared sparrow, tierra del Fuego national park
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mary Fuller
Today is the solstice- the longest day of the year. Another sunny, warm day. How lucky we are. Went to Vernadsky Landing and had a homemade vodka and visited the southernmost gift shop on the world. …
A curious King Penguin in the Falklands
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Greg Michaels
Today was an all day trip to Volunteer Point, a little beach situated probably only twenty miles from Stanley as the crow flies. However, the only overland route has very little in the way of marked …
Local beer at Dublin pub
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mary Fuller
Beautiful sunny day again. Now we are wearing sweaters instead of parkas. Many Gentoo penguins, Skuas and their babes. Avalanches across the bay. Beautiful lookout view. Fun slide down the snow. We …
Baby Seal at Sea Lion Island
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Greg Michaels
Today we left Saunders Island and returned to Stanley. We were hoping to fit in some more time with the wildlife today but it didn't quite work out. We did enjoy our arranged tour and visit to the …
Ushuaia
Author
mary Fuller
Bright sun greets us with amazing temperatures and calm seas. Becca, my daughter and I get to kayak through Mickelson Bay and see blue icebergs, clear water and brash ice. Katy, my other daughter, …
Mingling with the locals in the Falkland Islands
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Greg Michaels
We had another half day at the neck before our obliging hosts returned us to the Settlement where we would spend our last night. No view of the penguins here, but the accommodations are nearer to the …