Machu Picchu trekking and tours
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Jenny Johnston
Peru, land of the legendary Incas, has retained much of its mythical feel. The cultural capital of Cuzco provides a glimpse into the country’s proud history, as the center of the Sacred Valley …
Machu Picchu Clouds
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Jenny Johnston
This iconic landmark is one that is included on countless bucket lists as a "must-visit" destination.  Everyone wants to GO to Machu Picchu, but few consider HOW they might prefer …
An infamous Pisco Sour
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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 …
Packed for a trip
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Jenny Johnston
The hosts of the 2016 Olympic Games is extending a gracious gesture to travelers around the world.  Brazil is granting a visa exemption for tourists visiting between August 5 - September 18, …
Thai elephant playing in the water
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Jenny Johnston
Many travelers visiting Asia have come to expect an elephant ride to be a part of their trip. As we get requests for these types of activities, we want to avoid any disappointment when we …
The mysterious lost city of Machu Picchu
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Jenny Johnston
Contrary to some of the news floating around recently, Machu Picchu archaeological site will NOT be closing in April 2016.  There are indeed some maintenance closures for travelers to be aware …
The sun sets behind two travelers enjoying the warm sands of a Nicaragua beach.
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Jenny Johnston
Nicaragua trips are becoming more and more popular among travelers for many reasons.  Affordability, beautiful beaches & cloudforests, unique accommodations, charming …
Kayaking in beautiful Alaska
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Jenny Johnston
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated, "Enjoying an ocean cruise and breaking a sweat aren't concepts that traditionally go together.  Indeed, the indolence that many people crave …
Local moving cattle through the fields
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Jenny Johnston
  Now that you are convinced that your next trip MUST be a river cruise, the difficult decision of deciding "where to?" is upon you.  Adventure Life offers river cruising in some …
Camping on the Choquequirao trek
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Jenny Johnston
In a recent Adventure Life blog post, we highlighted the Choquequirao Trek and explained how it is undergoing some definitive changes.  By the end of 2015, the Peruvian government plans to build …
Volunteering in Peru
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Jenny Johnston
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 …
Sea turtle monitoring
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Jenny Johnston
National Geographic Adventure picks Baja Sea Turtle Conservation tour as a Top 10 Trip that Gives Back In its Top 10 Adventure Trips that Give Back, National Geographic Adventure features one of …
Fog over the ruins
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Jenny Johnston
1. When is the best time to go to Peru? Travelers can visit Peru any time of the year. Dry season runs from May to November and this is typically the time that is most recommended. However, this is …
Cruising the Kinabatangan River
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Jenny Johnston
Best Time to Visit Borneo   Unlike its Southeast Asian neighbors, Borneo lies south of the typhoon belt and enjoys relatively dry weather while the rest of the region is drenched in …
Borneo has great beaches for sipping straight from a coconut
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Jenny Johnston
Borneo Cuisine The Malaysian part of Borneo is an ethnic melting pot of Chinese, Malaysian, and indigenous peoples who have coexisted on the island for centuries. The result is a spectacular …
Traditional dress of the Dusun tribe in Sabah
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Jenny Johnston
Sabah Culture When considering the culture of Borneo, it is important to keep in mind exactly which part of Borneo you are traveling in.  Borneo is an island, the third largest in the world, …