--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Robert Sterling ''Give your children experiences, not things.'' Someone told us those words of wisdom years ago, and as a family, we have tried to do this. Two years ago, when our oldest son graduated from the … Author Steve Alcorn The Wall of Tears is a grim reminder of the penal colony that operated in times past. The rocks are of dark lava and were placed by the prisoners who, we were told, hauled them in rucksacks without … Author Elizabeth Conway The family that sea kayaks together, stays together.
It was by lucky circumstance that our guide, Pedro, was joining us for more of our Mexico travels and we were delighted to have his … Author Steve Alcorn Breakfast was followed by a bus trip to the foot of the Ierra Negra volcano and a six mile round trip to the top and back. It was a bit rainy so the narrow trail was slippery at times. Our guide … Author Steve Alcorn After breakfast we bused to the Peace Asylum where we encountered the giant Galapagos tortoises. These guys are impressive! And, like almost all of the wildlife in the Galapagos that we encountered … Author Elizabeth Conway Faye enjoys some playtime after our private picnic lunch on Baja's Espiritu Santo
We had a solid sleep after yesterday's long day of travel & transfers. Everyone rose bright-eyed and we were … Author Steve Alcorn Divemaster, Richard, introduced me to Galapagos below the waves after breakfast while the rest of our group toured the Santa Cruz highlands by bus. We saw an abundance of multicolored fish as well as … Author Steve Alcorn I was picked up promptly at 6Am by Christian, the English speaking Adventure Life guide, and driver for transfer back to the Quito airport. As a solo traveler I had plenty of opportunity to ask … Author Elizabeth Conway 5 bags, 3 kids, 2 parents, 1 yoga mat, 2 life jackets, 5 sets of snorkeling gear, 11 days of camping gear ... and a partridge in a pear tree -- the Conways are finally Baja bound!
The Conway … Author Barbara Holmes We were happy to find the same Adventure Life representative meeting us that took us to the airport when we got off the plane from Balta. He drove us back to the Grand Hotel.
We had a good night at … Author Steve Alcorn Landed at the brand spanking new airport in Quito about 10:30 PM just in time to grab a taxi to the beautiful Rincon de Puembo hotel for a few hours sleep before catching the morning flight to … Author Barbara Holmes After our boat returned us to Santa Cruz, we checked in and were amazed at the terrific room at Adventura. We had a beautiful, private balcony that overlooked the Port as well as a room that was … Author Barbara Holmes We met Igor early to board the Chevato to take our morning excursion. After a short drive through town, we stopped at a quarry to see the flamingo. There were several of these beautiful birds along … Author Barbara Holmes We were introduced to our new guide Igor the night before we left for our hike to the Sierra Negra. We boarded our Chevato and started the long ride with only three other hikers and our hotel … Author Gina Lieser The following is a guest post from the non-profit organization Cooperative for Education, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through education.
We're excited -- even … Author Kristine Kyllander Our travel day home was a long one - more than 24 hours from the time we left our hotel in Cusco to the time our plane landed in California. Most of that time was spent reminiscing on our favorite … Author Barbara Holmes In the morning, we had a good country breakfast at the same restaurant as the night before with good fresh butter, yogurt, cereal, fruits and eggs.
Afterward, we climbed aboard our Chevato to make … Author Kristine Kyllander After an early night, we were waiting at the entrance gates to Machu Picchu when they opened at 6 am. There were about 30 or so people in line in front of us, but because we knew where we were going … Author Barbara Holmes We had a great breakfast out on the deck overlooking the port. We were joined by sea iquanas that were sunning themselves on the deck around us. Grey pelicans swooped and caught fish in front of us. … Author Kristine Kyllander Day three ended and Day four began with all of us awake listening to a symphony of frogs. Apparently these particular frogs are tiny and transparent so they overcompensate your inability to see them … Author Barbara Holmes We were met in the morning by a very nice and articulate Adventure Life representative who took us to the airport. He walked us through all the paperwork and luggage inspections required to get … Author Kristine Kyllander The first portion of the hike on day 3 was a pretty sharp incline, significantly shorter in duration than day 2 but I had thought all of the climbing was behind me and was exhausted before we reached … Author Barbara Holmes We flew in on LAN on the redeye and were really glad the Adventure Life staff recommended a direct flight from JFK and suggested that for such a long flight we upgrade to Business Class. The seats …