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.
Traveler, M.J. Holliday, shares her experiences at the bustling and sometimes bizarre witches’ market, in Cusco, Peru. By M.J. Holliday Five hundred years ago, the Inca empire flourished in South America. At its center was the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the capital city of Cusco, Peru. The Inca were farmers, scientists, engineers and astronomers. When Fransisco Pizarro arrived with the Spanish armies in the sixteenth century, Inca medicine [...]
Bloggers and globe-trekkers, The Lost Girls talk with Adventure Life president, Brian Morgan, on travel’s delicate two-way street between visitors and locals. “One of traveler’s biggest responsibilities is to understand the local community, and one of the best ways to do this is to volunteer next to the people,” says Brian. “It’s hard to find meaningful experiences that could create a long-term change and also help our travelers understand the [...]
My husband, Aaron, and I trekked the Inca Trail last July. We work and play in the Montana Rockies, so we are no strangers to trekking beautiful mountain ranges. But the Andes and the Inca Trail are truly in a league or their own. The historic ruins and rich culture are as captivating as the incredible landscape. Another fellow Inca-Trail-trekker, Doug Klostermann, shares his Inca Trail experiences [...]
Reminding us of just how delicate our environment is, last week the Miami Herald reported that Bolivia’s Chacaltaya glacier has virtually completely melted — a good 6 years earlier than originally predicted.
Flights are notoriously competitive, so I was impressed to see the following discount from our air partner, Exito Travel. Winter Blues? Take a Cool $25 Off the Central & South America Enter the following promotion codeat Checkout: AMERICAN, DELTA, OR CONTINENTAL (code must match airline booked) Hours: 7-5 PST, Monday-Friday By Email: Send a detailed quote request to email@example.com. Travel must be completed by May 31, 2009 Tickets must be [...]