Adventure Travel


acrylics, flightless cormorant, single page
Tagus Bay on Isabela Island...known for its graffiti?  Apparently early boats, like 1830's, carved their names then others followed suit. I didn't see the old stuff...just …
Acrylics, colored pencil
   Elizabeth Bay was full of wildlife.  There is no landing place--we explored from the dingies.  The red mangroves are a great refuge for a variety of animals.  We …
acrylic painting of the marine iguana on Espanosa
Today was the first of two days visiting sites on Isabela Island.  We landed at the harbor for Puerto Villamil, the town on Isabela, and with all the rain, our bus was late.  So we explored …
Acrylics, penguin
Up early for more adventures!Bartolome island is an interesting place.  The rocks are fantastic--there are amazing lava formations everywhere. And, on the way in....we saw a Galapagos …
Finished map in acrylics and gold leaf
There are many things to consider about HOW you travel in the Galapagos.  It seems like each island has its own unique flavor, with specializations that aren't available anywhere …
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 out …
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 me!   I …
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 …
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 …
Le Soleal sails blue waters
Small ship adventure cruising is not a new way to travel.  However, it has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels.  Upscale ships, such as Le Soleal, reflect a shift …
Hiking with our guide
If you like nature, wildlife, beautiful scenery, and BEER...we have the trip for you.  The "Whales, Tales, & Ales" departure on the Wilderness Adventurer highlights all of the …
Kayak the tranquil tropical waters of Belize
OUTSIDE, America's leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Pelican Beach Resort as an honoree of their annual Travel Awards.  These awards celebrate travel that inspires people to …
An aspiring soccer player
The attention of the world will be on Brazil this summer.  Not because of wild Carnaval celebrations, or discoveries in the Amazon rainforest, or the growing economy.  The world will be …
Experience carnaval during your Brazil tour
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 …
Lily pads in Guyana
Amazing waterfalls of Guyana According to the December 2013/January 2014 edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine, there are 20 must-see places for the year to come.  Comprised 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 …
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 …