--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Blogs News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Adventure Life's Official Blog Author Andrea Edwards This morning we took the little boats to the Yurapa River and on the way saw some incredible birds--bright yellow kiskadees, kingfishers, hawks, a yellow-headed caracara, a woodpecker, herons, a … Author Laura Chadwick La Paz is an incredible, bustling city, with some of the best people-watching (and dog-watching, if you are like me) ever. I could have sat on a bench for hours doing just that- and believe me after … Author Andrea Edwards The Aqua has three naturalist guides on staff and each day the passengers are broken up into smaller groups and set out for an adventure with one of the guides. This morning our little group of 8 … Author Laura Chadwick Today we toured the Tiahuanaco ruins, about an hour and a half from La Paz. These ruins pre-date the Incas, and could not look more different from those in Machu Picchu. They are set on a high … Author Andrea Edwards Andrea here, signing in to detail the rest of the journey.
We fly from Lima to Iquitos, landing in the late afternoon. At the tiny Iquitos airport, we meet up with the rest of the group going on … Author Laura Chadwick We arrived in La Paz early in the morning, which gave us a beautiful sunrise view of the city as we were driven down from the airport. Our wonderful guide Grace met us at the airport, and showed us … Author Andrea Edwards The ride to the airport in Juliaca takes about an hour. While we wait at the airport we journal and Andrea gets a little teary-eyed, thinking of the wonderful people and memories we are leaving … Author Andrea Edwards Andrea wakes me up at about 5:30 a.m. to see the sunrise out our window. It's gorgeous! We step outside to try to get a picture and we're surprised that it seems much warmer than last night, mainly, … Author Andrea Edwards Today we will take a boat on Lake Titicaca and travel to the island of Amantani, where we will spend the night with a local family. As I'm showering in the hotel before leaving, I give myself a … Author Andrea Edwards Today is a travel day. We will take our van with Liliana to Puno, about 6 hours away. We pack up, grab breakfast and leave by 8. By then we are the last guests at the Lodge. Apparently most tourists … Author Andrea Edwards Although technically only 30 miles away, it takes about an hour and a half to get to Cruz del Condor (Condor Cross), where we will hopefully see the Andean Condors this morning. So, it's up early for … Author Norma Norland We have been back from the Amazon for several weeks now. There has been plenty of time to readjust to the cool, the early frosts, the lingering sunsets. And the wind. There isn't much wind in the … Author Andrea Edwards Today we drive from Arequipa to the Colca Valley with Liliana and a driver. We leave Arequipa and on the way out of town stop for Gatorade and coca leaves, as we will reach an altitude of over 16,000 … Author Miki Thomaston We learned so much.
What it means to be Peruvian.
What a soles will buy you (a trip to the bathroom).
What 3 soles will buy (an empanada).
What 8 soles will buy (a sandwhich in an authentic … Author Andrea Edwards Our LAN flight from Lima to Arequipa takes just over an hour. Arequipa is around 600 miles south of Lima. Its heritage is Spanish, and it is nicknamed the White City because the prevalent building … Author Jason O'Kane Looking to contact other guests on this cruise. If you are a guest on this cruise, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Author Jackie Corday Slideshow In addition to the stunning scenery, we all thoroughly enjoyed the company of our guide, cook and wrangler, who each did a wonderful job of making our trip so special with their knowledge, excellent … Author Miki Thomaston We slept in, with the exception of a barge in from the security guy who thought we had left with the other parts of our group. We walk the Avenido el Sol again and Jo visits Ricurras bakery again. … Author Andrea Edwards Lee here. I'll journal the first part of the trip and Andrea will take over at the Amazon. The trip really started last January when I received a call on a weekday morning from my friend Andrea in … Author Lynessa Nelson Our Tough Adventure Life Dirty Dash Team: Jens, Erin, Katie, Maggie, Shaela, Sullivan & Erin
Creative costumes, great brews, and mud-covered bodies were all part of Missoula's Dirty Dash Event … Author Miki Thomaston We slept well.
We rose earlier than we wanted because the kitchen was right below us. Load noises and great smells were below us. And, the sun was out with a vengeance. We enjoyed our Peruvian … Author Norma Norland And then there were the river dolphins, gray ones and pink, and many, many birds. By category I can name birds that were identified to us: kingfishers, wading birds, vultures, hawks and kites, … Author Miki Thomaston Jan was ill at breakfast. Mick stays home with her. Jo and I boarded the bus and headed to one of the 7 wonders. At 10am, I began my Huana Picchu hike. I started off fast and then slowed to take …