Adventure Travel


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 …
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 …
Playing around at Isla de Lobos - San Cristobal
Adventure Life is attending annual IGTOA meeting this week to discuss defining and achieving sustainable Galapagos travel. Photo by Adventure Life Galapagos traveler, Tamra Ortega Adventure Life …
Unforgettable experiences on your Antarctic cruise
Shoulder season, like early November, is a great time for an Antarctica adventure When deciding when to visit Antarctica, time of year does make a difference, but deciding which time of year is …
Adventure Life trip to Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni featured in Outside Adventures Life's Bolivia Backroads trip was selected by Outside Magazine as the go-to trip for exploring Bolivia's stunning and …
View of Temple I from North Acropolis-Tikal
Tikal ruins in Guatemala - be there at the end of the Maya calendar this Dec 21, 2012 On Dec 21, 2012, the Maya calendar will complete its 5,125 year cycle, marking the calendar's finality and the …
Perrito Moreno Glacier
On March 4, 2012, lucky visitors to Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier had the rare opportunity to witness a massive ice fall. It's been nearly four years since Perito Moreno glacier experienced an …
Colorful handmade carpet in for the Guatemal Easter Festivals
Guatemala's Semana Santa -- the Easter Festival -- in the former colonial capital are beyond comparison to anything in the northern hemisphere. Along cobblestone streets, intricate carpets of colored …
Bariloche Main city square
Argentina Travel: Bariloche's main city square Since the eruption of Chile's Puyehue Volcano in early June, flights in Argentina's Bariloche region have experienced disruptions. Waiting for 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 …
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 …