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Spending a week onboard the expedition vessel Atmosphere was an incredible experience, the ultimate catch-and-release that I will never forget. The service was first-class, prompt and one step ahead …

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Pre-boarding treats at the private marinaWaiting to boardMy cabin on the AtmosphereComing in for a landingShip CabinLoading on the rib boat for our excursion to the hotsprings
Sunset at Fernando de Noronha
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Jenny Johnston
And the winner is... Adventure Life is thrilled to announce that our Undiscovered Brazil trip has been named one of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler “50 Tours of a …
Chachapoyas Ruins
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Jenny Johnston
You may remember our post about the definitive changes to the Choquequirao Trek due to the construction of a cable car.  By the end of 2015, the first aerial tramway in all of Peru will be …
Argentine pesos and US dollars
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Jenny Johnston
As if you needed ANOTHER reason to visit this beautiful country, there is now even more incentive for US travelers going to Argentina!  The exchange rate for the Argentine peso to the US dollar …
Le Soleal sails blue waters
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Jenny Johnston
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 …
Tungurahua beginning to erupt in 2014
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Jenny Johnston
You may have seen our Tungurahua blog posting back in February.  If not, you can check it out here to read the story or to refresh your memory. Well, the volcano is causing excitement yet …
IGTOA Training 2013
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Jenny Johnston
IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association) held the first "Five Star Guiding in Five Days" course at Charles Darwin Research Station from November 18 to November 23.  …
Choquequirao
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Jenny Johnston
Little known to the world, this ancient Peruvian city is often referred to as Machu Picchu's sister city.  However, we wholeheartedly believe it is a worthy destination on its own.  …
Exploring the market in Pujili, Ecuador
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Jenny Johnston
After a long year of hard work and effort, you've earned yourself a vacation. Go ahead and map out your travel plans, but be sure to set a budget. Unless you're Kim Kardashian or Kanye West, …
An aspiring soccer player
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Jenny Johnston
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 …
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Elizabeth Conway
Starting early next week, the city of Puno, Peru is transformed for the Virgin of Candelaria Festival. Thousands of dancers and musicians fill the streets with sounds and fantastic costumes to fill …
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Robert Chappelle
Hey! This would be a short segment!! Today was very long. We all had a nice breakfast and packed up the smaller escort boat. We said our goodbyes to the Manatee and traveled up river to Coca. On our …
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Robert Chappelle
Today was our last full day in the Amazon Rainforest! We all had to wake up super early for our next tour! Our group traveled to a place called Sani Isla, which was located on a tributary of the Napo …
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Robert Chappelle
We woke up early in the morning for an optional bird watching tour. Of course I took the opportunity! ;) The weather was still raining, but it was not a downpour like yesterday. We got to see more …
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Robert Chappelle
Today we actually had a normal wake up call. Everyday in the morning, the crew of the Manatee would play music over the intercom system to wake us up. Usually they played some sort of elevator music …
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Robert Chappelle
We had an early breakfast with our fellow tourists before they left for Coca. We said our farewells and wished everyone a safe trip back. Our guide, Avel, took my Dad and myself on bird watching …
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Robert Chappelle
Today, we woke up super early to see the parrots and parakeets at the clay licks! Parrots and other birds in the psittaciforme family digest fruit and their seed as a part of their diet. Most of the …
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Robert Chappelle
We woke up early today for a black water preserve expedition!! This area had over 500 species of birds and a variety of different mammals! We left on one of the long canoe motor boats to travel up …
Start of Project
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Alejandro Hayes
This April 2014 begins a new conservationist initiative at the Peruvian Cloud Forest (ACP Bosque Nublado). Thanks to combined efforts of local association PERU VERDE, Adventure Life and a wonderful …
Strawberry shortcake and port dessert
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Lynessa Nelson
Day two of our cruise it becomes apparent that we'll need to take up some sort of activity to avoid gaining ten pounds in the next week.  Eating five times a days will have that effect on a …
Yacutinga Fireplace
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Jenny Johnston
Yacutinga Lodge recently received the distinction of becoming the FIRST ecolodge in Argentina to be verified by Rainforest Alliance.  This reflects the lodge's commitment to operate …
Volunteering in Peru
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Jonathan Brunger
Native Tree Planting Project in Cachiccata Healthy Breakfast at Cachiccata School Our travelers frequently voice their wishes to contribute to the communities that they will visit, whether it …

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