Adventure Travel


acrylics, Sally Lightfoot crab
Galapagos began to show off immediately.  As we were coming in for a landing, we spotted two yellow-orange land iguanas off the runway.  Darwin finches and lava lizards dodged in and …
acrylics, sea turtle babies, detail
Hello! My name is Staci, and I am an artist and photographer.  My favorite subject to work with is wildlife, so the Galapagos Islands were an obvious dream destination for …
Less than 10 days until we begin our adventure and I couldn't be more excited by the prospect. A little background as to why we chose this small country in Central America: we both wanted to go …
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 …
If you're looking to start travelling sustainably, the best and fastest way to do so is to start living a backpacking life on a budget. There are so many little aspects to backpacking that make …
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 …
Do I have to choose one time?  For those of you who don't know Canadians, we are known for escaping to the wonderful world of Orlando, Florida during the winter months. Why? I'm not …
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 …
I was lying on the beach and was approached by a Cuban man who clearly knew the area too well. He was approaching everyone in clear sight and in hiding, and asking if they would like a massage for …
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 …
How to Choose the Right Tours While on Vacation Well I can tell you right off the bat, at the age of 16 or 17 I wasn't thinking too much about sustainable travel at the time. However, …
Buenos días from Tamarindo! If you haven't already figured it out, we made it to the hostel safe and sound. We are in the beautiful city of Tamarinado, which is unfortunately full of …
Costa Rica adventures
Adventurous spirits! I already wrote about our Pacaure River rafting trip in another blog post.  However, it was so awesome, that I think it deserves to be mentioned again.  You should not …
Costa Rica adventures
Why Nicoya Peninsula? Like I mentioned in another post, one of Jordan's dreams has been to SURF in COSTA RICA.  So, when we were planning this trip, one goal was to make this dream come …
Lemaire Channel
Untouched. Vast. Remote. Antarctica is a place to be removed from life's routines, breathe in clarity, and realize how very small we are in the world.  Here are some of Don Mankin's …
Torres del Paine spires
Votes have been cast, and the results are in.  There are no longer only SEVEN wonders of the world, and we are excited to have personally discovered the EIGHTH years ago!  Torres del Paine …
View from my balcony
I'm not really afraid of heights, but I have a healthy respect for gravity. As a child I loved climbing to the highest possible point in a tree, hugging the trunk and let the wind sway the tree …
My horse and my guide
Our first overnight on the great El Chepe Mexico adventure in the little town of Cerocahui (approximately a 40 min drive from the Bauhichivo train station), I agreed to go horseback riding. I'm …
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 …
Rafting the Fu
Fantastic Futaleufu whitewater rafting on a Chile adventure tour! From the stark and stunning Atacama Desert, to its legendary Patagonia peaks, a Chile tour provides an outdoor playground for …
Our team of Adventure Lifers!
Our Tough Adventure Life Dirty Dash Team: Jens, Erin, Katie, Maggie, Shaela, Sullivan & Erin Creative costumes, great brews, and mud-covered bodies were all part of Missoula's Dirty Dash Event …
We always like to think that our trips are life-changing -- but even we couldn't have guessed how one Antarctica adventure would completely transform the life of one of our travelers. Adventure Life …
Palenque
Mexico's Palenque ruins - a beautiful ancient city to explore during your Mexico vacation Throughout Mexico, there are stunning reminders of the grand civilizations that one dominated the region …