Jenny Johnston


Thousands of miles east of Liberia, of Sierra Leone, of Guinea, in the heart of the Maasai-Mara Reserve of Kenya, there is a safari camp that has seen brighter days.  This outfit and others …
The Chinese love food!  Food preparation and presentation in China is known as the ninth art. Chefs combining sight, smell, touch, and taste in their presentation are highly respected. A …
Best Times for Travel to Thailand Thailand is a nice year-round destination without any particular “off seasons” for travel. If a time of year might be avoided, it would be the rainier …
  Thailand's culture incorporates a great many influences as would be expected from its constantly changing government and kingdoms throughout the centuries.  Religious influences have …
Modern History The Thai people established their own states in the early 20th century, with the Ayutthaya kingdom showing itself to be the most dominant for a time. The states were all constantly …
Ancient History Vietnam has one of the oldest and most continuous histories of any nation.  The area has been inhabited by some of the world's earliest societies. The needs to control …
Tour of the Machu Picchu in Peru
History The first inhabitants of Peru were nomadic hunter-gatherers who lived in caves in Peru's coastal regions. The oldest site, Pikimachay cave, dates from 12,000 BC. Crops such as cotton, …
Snorkeling at Shark-Ray Alley during a Belize
For many reasons, Belize is a wonderful place to visit. In fact, the list of positive reasons to do so is a good deal longer for this small Central American nation than for most other, comparable …
A napping sea lion
Galapagos Tours Galapagos Cruises | Galapagos Multisport | Hiking Galapagos | Islands and Incas | Wildlife Odyssey The Galapagos Islands are a nature lover's paradise. Isolated from the …
Visitors explore the Mayan ruins of Tikal
Understanding Guatemala's Ancient History During a Guatemala trip, visitors will discover a rich, sometimes violent, always fascinating cultural history. The cultural history of Mesoamerica can …
Penguins in front of the Orlova and Ocean Nova
The idea of a large southern continent first appeared in the Greek writings of both Pythagoras and Aristotle. It was believed the earth would topple if a sizable landmass did not exist to balance out …
Sitting with a penguin
The time of year you travel to Antarctica does make a difference. However, deciding what time is "best" depends on what you are personally desiring to get out of your adventure. Particular …
The Roman theatre in Cartagena
Why the Mediterranean? Mediterranean Europe: one of the most culturally rich and exotic destinations in the world, from the ancient stone villages and sunny beaches of Portugal to the mystical …
Limestone islands in a lagoon
Untouched forests, pristine white sand beaches, crystal waters filled with reefs and diverse sea life: a South Pacific cruise offers the ultimate getaway from winters in both the northern and …
Adventure Life Peru guide training and new gear
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 …
An aerial view of Cape Town
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 …
The beauty of the Aurora Borealis.
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 …
See Blue-footed boobies on your Galapagos tour!
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
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
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
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 …
Brian Morgan, CEO, Founder
As a company, our hope is to inspire others to travel. The individuals of our team have experienced the world in unique and personal ways - trekking, camping, kayaking, rafting, biking, and even …
Miraflores Locks of Panama Canal
Next month, there will be a very special birthday to celebrate. The Panama Canal will be turning a century old! The momentous anniversary celebration in Panama is slated for August 15th - the …
Christmas on the beach is a great idea!
Thinking about all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season could stress you out...even in July. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you actually had a break during your time off? How great would …