Jenny Johnston


Hiking with our guide
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Jenny Johnston
If you like nature, wildlife, beautiful scenery, and BEER...we have the trip for you.  The "Whales, Tales, & Ales" departure on the Wilderness Adventurer highlights all of the …
Crusing the Galapagos islands
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Jenny Johnston
Unlike other volcanic island chains, such as Hawaii, the Galapagos have multiple volcanoes that are simultaneously active.  As if these islands were not mysterious enough with so many unique …
Norval is ready for his Chile & Argentina adventure
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Jenny Johnston
The highlight of my week was a conversation I had with a gentleman named Norval.  He has a trip planned with Adventure Life to Chile and Argentina.  The trip planning process went as …
Kayak the tranquil tropical waters of Belize
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Jenny Johnston
OUTSIDE, America's leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Pelican Beach Resort as an honoree of their annual Travel Awards.  These awards celebrate travel that inspires people to …
Me and one of my many friends
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Jenny Johnston
Enchanted Galapagos Wondering why Darwin's Enchanted Isles are one of the most fascinating travel destinations on Earth?  In no other corner of the world can travelers hike in search of …
The iconic feet of the Blue-Footed Booby
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Jenny Johnston
A brief history of human impact on the Galapagos Islands The Galapagos first appeared on maps around 1570 with various explorers making stops but never settling on the islands.  Whalers and …
Views of the Sacred Valley
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Jenny Johnston
Introducing...the Sacred Valley The Sacred Valley is located in the Andes Mountains near both the Inca capital of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu.  This area encompasses the …
IGTOA Training 2013
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Jenny Johnston
IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association) held the first "Five Star Guiding in Five Days" course at Charles Darwin Research Station from November 18 to November 23.  …
Adventure Life Peru guide training and new gear
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Jenny Johnston
We may be biased, but we truly believe that our guides are the BEST in Peru!  Recently, Adventure Life offered some further training that will help them keep this title.  Adventure Life …
The beauty of the Aurora Borealis.
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Jenny Johnston
You may remember our blog post about the Mystery of Franklin's Lost Ships and the upcoming search expedition on the One Ocean Voyager.  Well, now we can share the exciting news …
Mary in the Arctic
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Jenny Johnston
Adventure Life Trip Planner, Mary, has unique plans for her upcoming birthday. Despite a cake, and a song, and well-wishes, this celebration will definitely be like none other she has ever …
See Blue-footed boobies on your Galapagos tour!
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Jenny Johnston
Ecuador really stood out from the crowd at the 2014 World Travel Awards! The South & Central America gala awards ceremony took place on August 9th to showcase the very best of these regions. Our …
Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
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Jenny Johnston
Adventure Life had the pleasure of hosting award-winning travel writer, Don Mankin, on his recent trip to the Galapagos. Don's blog, The Adventure Geezer, is an insightful reference for the …
Arctic northern lights on a small ship cruise
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Jenny Johnston
Captain Sir John Franklin departed England in 1845 on his fourth, and final, Arctic expedition. A Royal Navy officer and experienced explorer, Franklin was leading this voyage that was meant to …
Machu Picchu Clouds
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Jenny Johnston
Machu Picchu is world-renowned as a meticulously preserved site that should be on every traveler's bucket list. This legendary lost city of the Inca is held sacred by local Peruvians and deeply …
Traveler letters and photos
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Jenny Johnston
Here at the Adventure Life office, we absolutely love hearing from our travelers!  In this digital day and age, it especially excites us to get "snail mail" correspondence.  Such …
Typical beachfront restaurant in San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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Jenny Johnston
Careli Tours Nicaragua recently received the Central America Award to the Tourism Excellence Without Borders.  The Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, Wilhelm von Breymann, presented the …
An aerial view of Cape Town
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Jenny Johnston
South Africa Tours: 3 Action-Packed Trips Under $3,000 You may be thinking about taking a trip to South Africa soon, and who could blame you?  After all, the Rainbow Nation of South Africa is …
Rios Tropicales Lodge
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Jenny Johnston
One of our Costa Rica accommodations was recently recognized for their commitment to sustainablity.  Rios Tropicales Lodge received the "Level 4" Certification by the National …
Machu Picchu Clouds
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Jenny Johnston
Ancient ruins, ancient traditions, and ancient jungles are awaiting you in Peru.  Wander through charming markets, explore rainforests, observe unique wildlife, and walk the same trails as the …
Trip Planner, Sullivan, at the market in Pisaq, Peru
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Jenny Johnston
Thinking of traveling to Peru but concerned about safety?  We have some recommendations for safe travels as well as some information that may settle those concerns. Tourism in Peru has boomed …
Choquequirao
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Jenny Johnston
Little known to the world, this ancient Peruvian city is often referred to as Machu Picchu's sister city.  However, we wholeheartedly believe it is a worthy destination on its own.  …
Copper Canyon Trekking
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Jenny Johnston
Mexico has been the focus of news in recent years, and it has not all been positive.  However, the U.S. Department of State updated its official travel warnings concerning international security …
Enjoying pisco sours made with 10,000 year old glacial ice during our Grey Glacier boat tour
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Jenny Johnston
A Mi Manera, a restaurant in Cusco, has given some great Peruvian recipes to Adventure Lifers during a cooking class we include in tours.  Since it is always fun to explore the local foods of a …