We spent over a week in Alaska going from Sitka to Juneau. Lots of kayaking, icebergs, bears, and so many whales! An incredible group of people aboard ship. They call this a small ship cruise, but …

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Making a quick phone call with a new friendThe Sitka National Historical Park entranceThe fort at the Sitka National Historical ParkEnjoying a cup of coffee at the Juneau harborTotem poles are traditional for the native population of Alaska
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 …
Tungurahua beginning to erupt in 2014
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Jenny Johnston
February 1st, 2014 will go down in Ecuadorian history:  it was a big day of spewing lava and ash for the Tungurahua volcano.  The volcano had two moderate eruptions, followed by a third of …
Experience carnaval during your Brazil tour
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Jenny Johnston
Celebrated in countries around the world, Carnaval is characterized by its energy, color, music, and dancing.  This festive season takes place immediately before Lent, traditionally giving …
View to Urubamba River
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Jenny Johnston
Travel.  It makes us aware of the world around us, stretches our comfort zone, and grows us as human beings.  If we become better individuals, doesn't it make sense that we would also …
Exploring the market in Pujili, Ecuador
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Jenny Johnston
After a long year of hard work and effort, you've earned yourself a vacation. Go ahead and map out your travel plans, but be sure to set a budget. Unless you're Kim Kardashian or Kanye West, …
Miraflores Locks of Panama Canal
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Jenny Johnston
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 …
Before the zipline tour
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Jenny Johnston
Costa Rica Costa Rica offers a breathtaking array of sights and sounds throughout its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and variety of wildlife. This dynamic country enthusiastically welcomes …
A young woman explores via Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
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Jenny Johnston
Travelers interested in a Hawaii cruise can take advantage of current discounts on one of Adventure Life’s popular trips.  Passengers who book the Hawaiian Seascapes cruise by July 31st …
Nik & Dusty are in awe of Antarctica
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Jenny Johnston
We planned a trip to Antarctica for two of our favorite Adventure Lifers, Nikki & Dusty.  They captured some absolutely amazing video footage that would convince almost anyone that this …
Valentine's Day Around the World
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Jenny Johnston
Love is all around us.  Or perhaps it is more truthful to say that boxes of chocolate, heart-shaped balloons, sappy cards, and battles for restaurant reservations are all around us.  The …
Wolves nuzzling in the snow
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Jenny Johnston
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Sunset over Salar de Uyuni
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Jenny Johnston
Travel + Leisure magazine recently released what they believe are the "World's Strangest Natural Wonders".  Wouldn't you know that one of our popular destinations made this …
A Maasai warrior walks across the African bush
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Jenny Johnston
Discover true adventure on one of our many Africa tours. Observe hippos, leopards, and gorillas in their natural habitat.  Experience the thrilling frenzy of the Great Wildebeest …
A cheetah scouts for prey
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Jenny Johnston
Prepare yourself for an experience of a lifetime!  Our Africa Tours provide the opportunity to observe diverse and unique wildlife.  Our Africa tours visit the major national parks, …
Breaching Orca Whale
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Jenny Johnston
Breaching orca whale Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions.  Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale watching …
View groups of caribou as you explore the north
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Jenny Johnston
Brown bear fishing for salmon Enter an untamed wilderness that allows opportunities to have up close experiences with the natural wonders of Alaska.  Moose, caribou, brown & black bears, …
Tapati Festival on Easter Island
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Jenny Johnston
Easter Island is full of mystery.  Visit during the first two weeks of February and you will be even more intrigued! During the Tapati Festival, the entire island comes together in song and …
Sunrise on the cliffs
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Jenny Johnston
The last year comes to a close, and 2014 brings with it an opportunity to make the next year even better!  Many of us think of similar "resolutions" for each new year, but why not be …
Kayaking to the glacier!
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Jenny Johnston
Explore remote areas directly from your small ship cruise Small ship exploration is not the typical "cruise".  With fewer passengers onboard, the crew is able to give you personal …