After ten years of working in the adventure travel industry and bringing thousands of friends, family and clients to the far edges of Latin America – to such sites as Bolivia’s Salt Desert, Huarani tribal territory, Belize’s subterranean caves, and more – the edges of Latin America weren’t so sharp and unknown to me anymore. I decided it was time to journey to the edges of my known world once again, and Antarctica would provide that first edge.
For the past few years, I have heard lots of news about carbon offsets and we have had lots of discussion within the office about carbon offsetting. I’ve skeptical of the usefulness and so we have never offered carbon offsets to our clients. To me, it seemed as if the threats facing the pristine forests of the Amazon, the fragile wildlife of the Galapagos and the wonderful indigenous cultures of [...]
MSNBC has a great article on Machu Picchu. An excerpt is below. Follow this link for the full story! Machu Picchu may have been less of a city, than a spiritual destination for the Inca. New research argues the ceremonial path into the city was conceived as a replica of the path followed by the first Incas in cosmological myth.
Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, tiny Belize is bordered by Mexico in the north and Guatemala to the west. But don’t let its size fool you. Only 14,270 square miles wide, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the Western hemisphere offering some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. Traveler, Christa Visperas, elaborates below and shares some of the best locations in Belize [...]
In this tough economy, travelers are looking for the greatest deals on the planet. Adventure Life was honored with Outside Magazine’s Killer Value award in their April 2009 Best Trips issue. Our featured trip was our new Patagonia Wildlife Safari – trekking in the famed Torres del Paine. You can check it out here: http://www.adventure-life.com/chile/chile_tours/tour/PWS5-7.php5.
Trekkers in South America are daring and adventuresome – not to brag or anything. My group planned our hike to the famed Machu Picchu ruins for months. We marveled at the ruins as we massaged our tired legs. Then we flew back the United States without giving mystical Patagonia a second thought. We were right there! Why didn’t we continue our journey? Follow more than one path during your stay [...]
Metropolitan Touring recently sent us the following update about the volcanic eruption in Galapagos. For more incredible images of the volcanoe, check these links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4514 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=2690 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14945 Personnel of the Galápagos National Park who over flew the volcano at Fernandina Island, inform that the activity continues, but with less intensity. They have observed lava flowing from three fissures, which forms a lava river of about 10 meters (30 feet) at [...]
Today’s post is a fun journal entry by Cierra Rantoul during her small ship cruise on the Rhine River in 2007. Thanks Cierra! Hi everyone! Me here! Day Three of my Christmas holiday mini-cruise! I have to say that for as small as this boat is – only 130 passengers max – it has to be the best cruising experience I have ever had! That big ship [...]
Debbie Lester sent this posting recently about her families experience at Inti Raymi. Thanks Debbie! PS Adventure Life has special departures each year that include VIP seating at the event – spaces book up early! My trip to South America would not have been complete without visiting Cusco, Peru during the Inti Raymi, the festival of the Sun. Every year on June 24th Cusco comes alive as the [...]
The following article was written by Galapagos traveler M. Sparga. Thanks for the contribution! The first time I went to the Galapagos Islands, one of my traveling companions had his cap blow off into the sea while we took a dinghy from our cruise ship to one of the islands. Another tourist joked that we would probably run into a sea lion wearing the cap later that [...]