One of the squares in Lima
Author
Robert Sterling
We had a taxi arranged by A-L waiting for us the next morning, taking us to the airport for Cusco. About 30 minutes back to the airport. Line wasn't too bad at the airport. We were flying LAN …
Balcony Architecture  -  Lima
Author
Robert Sterling
Morning came, and with it breakfast. This was included in the room, as were all breakfasts. However, after breakfast, 2 of us went back to bed!!!! The other 2 went out exploring. Just a couple of …
The Guards at the Capital
Author
Robert Sterling
As our older son, Will, is currently in school in Boston, we were scheduled to leave from 2 different destinations, meeting in Dallas, and flying the 8 hour trip to Lima together. We had a small …
Baroque cathedral, Quito
Author
Steve Alcorn
Alas, it was time to leave the islands and my tour companions who were continuing their journeys elsewhere. We returned to the airport island of Baltra the way we arrived, by bus and water taxi …
Welcoming Arms in Mira Flores  (notice the grey sky)
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 …
Portion of the Wall of Tears, Isabella Island
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 …
Family kayaking fun in the Sea of Cortez
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 …
View from the pirate's hideout, Floreana Island
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 …
Iguana on the terrace, Red Mangrove Resort, Santa Cruz Islan
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 …
Puerto Ayora Harbor, Santa Cruz Island
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 …
Blue footed boobies, Santa Cruz Island
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 …
Giant Tortoise on Santa Cruz
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 …
Square in front of the President's Palace, Quito
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 …
Marine Iguanas Bask in the Sun - Adventura Lodge
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 …
Marine Iguana on the deck Adventura Lodge
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 …
Caves on Floreana
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 …
Inca Bridge
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 …
Barb at the Pier
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 …
Romantic Machu Picchu
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 …
A seal naps on the deck of Adventura Lodge
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. …
Valley view from Winay Wayna
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 …