[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5WYlqD8mR0&feature=player_embedded#] March 27, 2010 will bring with it the fourth annual Earth Hour — the world’s largest switch-off. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is designed as a non-partisan movement, where the world’s communities, governments and organizations can come together to do something about climate change. To quote WWF: ‘The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting [...]
Just how impressive? How about $50,000 worth of funds that are helping to preserve the delicate ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands?! Inspiring. Adventure Life is an active member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA). IGTOA is a nonprofit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that are dedicated to the lasting protection of the Galapagos. Adventure Life, IGTOA and fifteen other IGTOA members have come together [...]
Starting off our staff travels for 2010, Adventure Life’s fantastic office manager and gate-keeper, Lynessa Nelson, is readying for a Peru adventure with her husband, Matt. Next week, Lynessa and Matt will hop on a plane from the Missoula airport to Lima, Peru. The first leg of their Peru journey is on the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, where they will spend time with a host-family on Amantani [...]
Last month, Adventure Life teamed up with our partners in Costa Rica, to sponsor a holiday party for a group of Costa Rican children from the Turrubares Mountains. The following is from our friends in Costa Rica regarding a few details of the celebration. Looks and sounds like it was a delightful day. On November 28, 2009 Costa Rica Reps based in San Jose, Costa Rica teamed up with [...]
The following article was written by Panama traveler M. Leonard. Thanks for the contribution! In the Caribbean Sea, a few miles off the east coast of mainland Panama, lies the San Blas Archipelago, a series of exquisite tropical islands. The Archipelago consists of 360 low-lying islands, including sixty that are homeland to the indigenous and traditional, Kuna people. The Kuna (also Cuna) Indians of Panama are a fascinating tribal society. [...]
The Pacuare is located between Costa Rica’s coastal lowlands and the country’s highest mountain range. Besides being home to thousands of species of birds, insets, reptiles and mammals, Pacuare is home to Costa Rica’s most important nesting ground for leatherback turtles. On our Turtles and Rainforest trip, our travelers have the unique opportunity to visit the Pacuare Reserve and stay at an active scientific research station, which doubles as lodging [...]
Travel writer, Mark Resnicoff and examiner.com feature our La Selva Ecuadorian Amazon trip as their “Deal of the day.” Missoula, Montana ecotourism specialists Adventure Life are currently offering an awesome 75% discount on their September 2009 La Selva Lodge Ecuadorian Amazon tours. Even in today’s tough economic climate, this deal makes Amazon jungle explorations more affordable than ever. Travelers reserving space on Adventure Life’s La Selva Lodge – Ecuadorian Amazon [...]
From Patagonia to Costa Rica, traveler, Shannon Beineke, weighs in on ecolodges and the regions where you can relax your head, take in remarkable surroundings and enjoy examples of effective ecotourism at work.
In the June/July 2009 issue, National Geographic Adventure highlights the Galapagos yacht, M/Y Eric, in their “World Class: Lodges + Escapes” feature. What makes the Eric so interesting? Complete with solar panels and wind turbines, the yacht is the first hybrid ship of its kind — but let’s hope it’s not the last. Take a look at the write-up below. By Costas Christ Intelligent Design: A Guilt-Free Solution For Galápagoers [...]
Sustainable, Responsible, Green, Eco Tourism — I know it can be tough to get beyond these labels and into the meaning behind such abstracts. But here’s a little help… Traveler, Sarah Shelton, provides some direction and does a great job highlighting the sort of questions you should ask your travel company if you are looking at going green on your next adventure.