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Red-eyed tree frog on leaf
When a student group was notified that their international spring trip was cancelled by school administration for security concerns, they were crushed.  With less than a month to find an …
On our ninth day in Peru we hiked Huayna Picchu because after hiking 25 miles what’s another 4 or 5?  I was apprehensive because it sounded very technical but it was just climbing more …
Our final day before the trek began with a van ride (yes! a van ride!) to Maras, Peru and a visit to Sal Natural y Ecologica, the Salt Mines.  There are thousands of ponds that are fed from a …
We took advantage of the fact that we were going to be in Lima by adding an extra day at the beginning of our trip.  We worked with Adventure Life to get a hotel in Miraflores for two …
After our quick visit to Lima we flew to Cusco Peru to meet up with the rest of our group and meet our guide.  Our guide’s name was Juan Barrios and he was a Cusco native.  He met us …
Why would two, relatively same (although my children do call me crazy) decide to go to Peru and hike the Inca Trail for almost 25 miles from Km 82 to Machu Picchu? To celebrate our 30th anniversary …
An arctic cruise will give you a rare chance to see and explore the route through some of the best arctic routes in this world. Here are 25 reasons to love these arctic cruises. 1. Exotic …
I ventured off to Luxeumbourg with my boyfriend for my 23rd birthday in September of 2014. It was only a few hours drive from where we were living and it was the perfect weekend getaway to celebrate …
India will always hold a special place in my heart - we have a love, hate relationship.  In 2014 I spent one month living in Bangalore, India on an internship working with an organization …
Caymen Islands is a relatively small island for the number of tourists who come off of cruise ships on a daily basis. There isn't much to do around the city and there are a lot of local guides …
On a journey to explore the most unique places while trekking through this globe sustainably, I have decided to share my stories from the past and present which may help inspire you to do the …
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 …

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