Adventure Life

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The following is a guest post from the non-profit organization Cooperative for Education, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through education. We're excited -- even …
Riding in the surf
Endurance training for horses on the beach in La Pedrera, Uruguay The sound of the ocean woke me at 6AM. The waves were pounding the beach so loudly that as I opened my eyes I would have thought …
The paddle
Suzy enjoys the canoe ride across Laguna Rocha in Uruguay A thin bar of sand separates the sea from a long circuit of shallow lagoons which serve as a sanctuary for marine life and birds along …
Admiring the surf
John admires the impressive surf along Uruguay's coast We traveled from Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, east toward the Atlantic Ocean. As we left the city and passed through suburbs and then …
The market
Exploring the San Telmo Sunday Market in Buenos Aires I'll be completely honest -- I love clothes. I adore coordinating outfits, accessories, shoes, make-up -- if it's pretty, I'm in. It's taken …
Tango dancers in the street
A couple dancing the tango in the streets of La Boca We were greeted this morning by our bright and energetic guide, Jose. His enthusiasm and humor were literally infectious, and we soon found …
The magnificent canyon
Heading west on Ruta 7, we drove out of the pampas and vineyards of Mendoza and into the mountains. We passed the last vineyard and then entered a stunning red, orange and yellow limestone canyon. …
Cooking class in Argentina
Our first day on our Mendoza tour has been nothing short of perfect - we cooked a meal in a busy Argentine kitchen, toured the largest family winery in the country, mailed 3 cases of wine back to the …
Off to Argentina
Sullivan and Suzy take off for Argentina! Today's the day! South America adventure take 2. There are five flights between Missoula and our first destination - Mendoza, Argentina. This is the …
Weddell Seal, Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread December 3, 2011 We arrived at Macquarie Island about 7am. The sea was calm and the weather was foggy with light mist. We were met by park …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
photo by Laurie Allread December 1, 2011 and December 2, 2011 The days were spent cruising north to Macquarie Island. The time was spent attending lectures, cleaning our gear for our …
Antarctica Icebergs November 27, 2011 The Ross Ice Shelf came into view about noon. Size of France and is about 600 miles The vastness cannot be captured in with any lens. The icy cold winds …
Antarctic sunset
Antarctica at sunset - photo by Laurie Allread November 26th, 2011 Much to our surprise, the winds increased to 44 knots which again prevented the helicopters from flying to Ross Island for …
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
The Kapitan Klebnikov in Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread November 25, 2011 Our plans for visiting McMurdo and Ross Stations, Scott's Discovery hut at Cape Evans and hiking Observation Hill …
Observing the penguins
November 24, 2011 Our visit to the Adelie Penguin Colony was cut short by white conditions with 40 knots per hour winds. All passengers were on the island which was a ten minute helicopter ride …
Sun shot
Antarctica - Photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 23, 2011 During the early morning the captain moved the ship south toward Cape Evans on Ross Island. The ship was at its furthest point south on …
I guess he wanted me to take his picture
Emperor Penguin - Photo by Laurie Allread November 22, 2011 Last evening, we headed toward an area further close to Taylor Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in hope to make a helicopter …
Photo taken by Laurie Allread Nov. 21, 2011 from McMurdo Sound November 21, 2011 Shackleton's Nimrod Hut, Lat. 77 33 South. Long 166 67 E Last night, we left Franklin Island about 10 pm and …
Emperor Penguin - photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Again we were reminded of the old Russian saying "the best way though ice is around ice." The day was spent weaving in and out of ice …
Breaking ice
115 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula - photo by Laurie Allread November 19th, 2011 We spent the day heading toward Cape Washington or Coulman Island to visit emperor Penguins. The currents …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- 7PM The Kapitan Klebnikov pushes through ice - Photo by Laurie Allread Tomorrow will be another day of crushing ice as Coulman Island is still 170 miles away. Due to the …
The Kapitan Klebnikov breaks through the ice pack... November 17th, 2011 -- 9:00 am Yesterday we entered the pack ice about 8pm. The light was incredible as we photographed the snow petrels and …
Another iceberg
Icebergs in the Southern Ocean - Photo by Laurie Allread November 16th -- 6:15 am The view from the bridge was of calm sea with light visibility of about 300 meter. At times there is light snow. …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
Antarctica travel photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 15TH TUESDAY -- SOUTHERN OCEAN 7AM Last night we were warned to expect the worst and to secure our items in our cabins. Surprisingly, most of …

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