--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author 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! … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 village … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 is … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder 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 … Author Kassandra Magruder Granada is known for its hundreds of tiny islands, called isletas, protruding into Lake Nicaragua. This body of water is the largest in Central America at 3,191 square miles and was the original … Author Kassandra Magruder We pick up the rental car bright and early and head straight for shopping. That's right - first day in Central America and I'm dragging Ian to a local market. I LOVE local markets - I could … Author Kassandra Magruder Tick another country off my list of Central American destinations! Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, now Nicaragua. I'm working my way south. Ian and I are off on our first international trip together … The Amazon Rainforest Makes Forbes' List of "10 Endangered Places to See Now"
Forbes just came out with a list of "10 Endangered Places to See Now" that includes some of Adventure Life travelers' … Author Jim Sullivan The hike up Huyana Picchu and extra morning at the city was very special. We returned to Aguas Calientes after another hair raising bus ride. We were in the last seat of the bus. Yes, we squeezed … Author Jim Sullivan Once again it was early to rise in order to catch a first bus. We had tickets to ascend Huayna Picchu and as the weather cooperated the mountain beckoned. Juan would lead Jill and Melissa to the … Author Jim Sullivan The food on our trip had been so healthy; we knew our senses would be ready for this day. Adventure Life had all of the tickets once again, and we were the early birds for the bus. We loaded … Chicago Tribune features Adventure Life Mexico tours
We're not the only ones who think Mexico travel is a great idea! Travel writer, Phil Marty, in the Chicago Tribune just featured Adventure Life … Author Jim Sullivan We awakened in La Playa also known as Sahuayaco or Sawayaco. Juan had arranged for a transport to carry us to the train station past Hidroelectrica and then into Aguas Calientes. It was a beautiful … Author Jim Sullivan Awakening in Ccolpapampa was a dream. The light breeze wisk the misty atmosphere in swirls, the rooster was announcing the day like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, our bodies remembered the trek … Author Steve Jochmans A simply awesome expedition to this area of the world and the ''White Continent''. Highlights included thousands of King penguins and their chicks crowding the beaches with elephant seals and fur … Author Jim Sullivan The Salkantay Pass loomed about 2500 vertical feet above us and was the topic of our conversation. There was no turning back as Aurelio had already departed, and our emergency horse was turned back … PBS's NOVA to feature "The Mystery of Easter Island" on Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM. I'll be watching!
A tiny pinprick in the great Pacific, Easter Island is actually a mound of consolidated lava and …