Barb on the beach
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 …
Above cloud 9
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 …
On the Beach at Santa Cruz
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 …
Working the Gringo Killer
Author
Kristine Kyllander
In Tim's words ''This is no joke!'' The hiking on day two was difficult made more so by the fact that we didn't really get much sleep our first night in our tents. We all had …
The Crew
Author
Kristine Kyllander
I was a bundle of nerves and excitement as this day began. Had we physically prepared enough? Had we packed correctly? Would I starve, or worse, get sick on the trail? Could I make it four days …
Riding in the surf
Author
Sullivan Peraino
Endurance training for horses on the beach in La Pedrera, Uruguay The sound of the ocean woke me at 6AM. The waves were pounding the beach so loudly that as I opened my eyes I would have thought …
Sacred Valley Picnic - Note the Chairs
Author
Kristine Kyllander
Today we left Cusco to journey to the Sacred Valley and ultimately Ollaytatambo. It is impossible to comment about the drive out of Cusco without mentioning the plethora of stray dogs that seem to …
The paddle
Author
Sullivan Peraino
Suzy enjoys the canoe ride across Laguna Rocha in Uruguay A thin bar of sand separates the sea from a long circuit of shallow lagoons which serve as a sanctuary for marine life and birds along …
Sacred River
Author
Kristine Kyllander
This was a super fun day and we're all glad that it was a part of our trip. Our rafting guide - Alexander - met up with us the night before to do a little prep and go over what we needed to bring …
Ruins in the Sacred Valley
Author
Kristine Kyllander
On this morning we headed to the airport for the short (just over an hour) internal flight to Cusco. There were some amazing views of the Andes from the plane window and upon arrival in Cusco we were …
La Catedral
Author
Kristine Kyllander
We had no pre-set plans or arrangements for our time in Lima so we had decided to stay within walking distance of our hotel and just explore. The weather was typical for Lima with mild temperatures …
The Convent
Author
Kristine Kyllander
This trip was a lot of firsts for me. First time in South America, first time traveling with my boyfriend (Tim), first time traveling with my brother (Bryan) and his wife (Bridget), and first time …
Volunteering in Peru
Author
Jonathan Brunger
Native Tree Planting Project in Cachiccata Healthy Breakfast at Cachiccata School Our travelers frequently voice their wishes to contribute to the communities that they will visit, whether it …
Beth - looking like a pro!
Author
Lynessa Nelson
Adventure Life Climber Beth shows us how its done! Recently, the Adventure Life crew took an evening to check out the new climbing gym in town. When we're not off on adventures in Antarctica or …
Admiring the surf
Author
Sullivan Peraino
John admires the impressive surf along Uruguay's coast We traveled from Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, east toward the Atlantic Ocean. As we left the city and passed through suburbs and then …
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Celebrate Earth Day -- Help us plant trees in Ecuador! Adventure Life is celebrating Earth Day by planting trees. You should join us! CLICK HERE to plant your tree. One entry = one tree. The …
Looking forward
Author
Liz Fleming
Exploring the land of the midnight sun on a remote Arctic adventure tour. If you find it hard to sleep in the land of the midnight sun, it won't be the light keeping you awake. It'll be the …
The market
Author
Sullivan Peraino
Exploring the San Telmo Sunday Market in Buenos Aires I'll be completely honest -- I love clothes. I adore coordinating outfits, accessories, shoes, make-up -- if it's pretty, I'm in. It's taken …
Day 5: Paine Grande across Lago Nordernskjold
Author
George Sloan
Which Patagonia did we encounter, the hard mistress, or the enchantress? Well, some of both. Since most of our time was spent exploring the area's national parks, we saw the best of what …
Tango dancers in the street
Author
Sullivan Peraino
A couple dancing the tango in the streets of La Boca We were greeted this morning by our bright and energetic guide, Jose. His enthusiasm and humor were literally infectious, and we soon found …
Day 11: A sea lion among a colony of Imperial cormorants
Author
George Sloan
For our last day in Ushuaia and the final scheduled activity of our trip, we took a half-day boat ride on the Beagle Channel. Having read Darwin's ''The Voyage of the Beagle'' in …
Day 10: The southern end of the Pan American highway
Author
George Sloan
Today we toured Tierra del Fuego National Park with a canoe trip down the Rio Lapataia to Bahia Lapataia, and a 5-mile coastal hike -- the longest trail in the park -- ending at Ensenada Zaratiegui. …
Taking a siesta
Author
Sullivan Peraino
Relaxing on the porch at Casa Zolo with a glass of Torrontes from the nearby Bodega Melipal Mendoza is the only province in Argentina that still observes a siesta. Actually -- scratch that -- that …
Day 9: The port at Ushuaia
Author
George Sloan
Of course, the next morning was bright and clear as we waited for the bus to return to El Calafate for a flight to Ushuaia, our next stop. At least we had a chance to see the mountains in all their …