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Copper Canyon Trekking
Mexico has been the focus of news in recent years, and it has not all been positive.  However, the U.S. Department of State updated its official travel warnings concerning international security …
Enjoying pisco sours made with 10,000 year old glacial ice during our Grey Glacier boat tour
A Mi Manera, a restaurant in Cusco, has given some great Peruvian recipes to Adventure Lifers during a cooking class we include in tours.  Since it is always fun to explore the local foods of a …
Tungurahua beginning to erupt in 2014
February 1st, 2014 will go down in Ecuadorian history:  it was a big day of spewing lava and ash for the Tungurahua volcano.  The volcano had two moderate eruptions, followed by a third of …
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 …
View to Urubamba River
Travel.  It makes us aware of the world around us, stretches our comfort zone, and grows us as human beings.  If we become better individuals, doesn't it make sense that we would also …
Valentine's Day Around the World
Love is all around us.  Or perhaps it is more truthful to say that boxes of chocolate, heart-shaped balloons, sappy cards, and battles for restaurant reservations are all around us.  The …
Wolves nuzzling in the snow
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Sunset over Salar de Uyuni
Travel + Leisure magazine recently released what they believe are the "World's Strangest Natural Wonders".  Wouldn't you know that one of our popular destinations made this …
View groups of caribou as you explore the north
Brown bear fishing for salmon Enter an untamed wilderness that allows opportunities to have up close experiences with the natural wonders of Alaska.  Moose, caribou, brown & black bears, …
Tapati Festival on Easter Island
Easter Island is full of mystery.  Visit during the first two weeks of February and you will be even more intrigued! During the Tapati Festival, the entire island comes together in song and …
Sunrise on the cliffs
The last year comes to a close, and 2014 brings with it an opportunity to make the next year even better!  Many of us think of similar "resolutions" for each new year, but why not be …
Kayaking to the glacier!
Explore remote areas directly from your small ship cruise Small ship exploration is not the typical "cruise".  With fewer passengers onboard, the crew is able to give you personal …
The SS Legacy
SS Legacy parked in front of a waterfall On the SS Legacy, the cruising style is categorized as a "Heritage Adventure" incorporating historical exhibits ashore and onboard character …
Gold rush characters wave to neighboring cruisers
As part of the United States of America, we may take for granted the rich and distinct culture of Alaska.  Ancestors of the Alaska Natives are believed to have migrated into the area thousands …
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 …
Gorgeous reflections on the Bolivia trek
As the sun rises on 2014, we all remember and are shaped by what occurred in the last year.  Good and bad, exciting and disappointing, encouraging and frustrating - much has happened in the …
Celebrating our new website with fantastic travel discounts! Have you seen the new look of Adventure Life? Check it out! It's mobile-friendly, bursting with eye-candy and full of great new …
A View of Granada
Nicaragua travel is finally coming into its own. Want to go? Nicaragua travel is gearing up for a successful 2013. It is drawing a lot of attention from the tour industry and both the …
Earlier this year, I had the rare opportunity to travel with my 12-year-old daughter, Gabs, to Costa Rica. Exclusively a mother-daughter trip, all other siblings, husbands, grandparents, friends and …
The dining room of the Finch Bay hotel is cleaned after the flood. The hotel was flooded by the equivalent of various very high tides – not waves. Finch Bay re-opened to visitors on March 15, …
The Galapagos Islands take precautions as a tsunami is anticipated to arrive sometime today around 4:30 pm UPDATE (March 12, 2011): The tsunami hit the Galapagos about an hour later than originally …
Map of Chile Earthquake - from BBC News Over the weekend an 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Chile. Our thoughts are with our friends and partners in Chile. All of our travelers are …
How often have we seen this photo?  Why not take it yourself!
Machu Picchu ruins in Peru - Photo by John Keller We have updated information regarding the re-opening of access to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Town (also called Aguas Calientes). Following up …
Approaching the remote La Selva Lodge - Ecuadorian Amazon Travel writer, Mark Resnicoff and examiner.com feature our La Selva Ecuadorian Amazon trip as their "Deal of the day." Missoula, …