After work, I joined my wife and raced to the airport, where after a lengthy trip, arrived in Belize City. They opened the airliner and the humidity was the first thing we met. While the temperature was only about 85, so was the humidity. I loved it. We hit the puddle hopper for a fairly exciting ride and landing at Ambergris Caye. A taxi met us and whisked us off to Xanadu Beach Resort. …
''Antarctica? Why?'' ''Antarctica? Wow!'' Those were the two most common responses from family, friends and colleagues when they learned I was off to the frozen continent for the holidays. I stepped on the Antarctic continent twice: my journey through ice, wind and stormy weather a glorious one. John Steinbeck said it best: ''. . .we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.''
Albatross. Penguins. Seals. Whales. Giant waves. Glaciers. Spectacular land- and seascapes. All this and more on a 17 day voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Chronicle of our four person journey to and on the Inca Trail which culminated in a romantic proposal at Machu Picchu to which I said YES!!!
Documents our Darwin's Islands Trip to Galapagos through Adventure Life - full of exciting tortoises, iguanas and the natural beauty of the islands.
To the "end of the world" and back. My sister and I started the trip with a stay over in Buenos Aires before taking a flight to Ushuaia. Together we hiked and kayaked through Tierra del Fuego. We set foot on Cape Horn and an island inhabited only by penguins. Together, we sailed the Straits of Magellan; we learned about the history of Patagonia: the indigenous people, plants, animals, …
With the help of Adventure Life, we planned a last-minute trip to the Falkland Islands last December. We wanted to time our travels with the breeding cycle of the migratory penguins and we definitely succeeded - we saw so many fluffy, chubby baby penguins and were lucky enough to see albatross chicks and baby seals too!
A great trip with highlights being a morning scuba dive off Santa Cruz Island, an exhilarating hike up the Sierra Negra volcano, lots of curious and nonchalant animal/sealife, great company, accommodations and food, and knowledgable guides who accompanied us throughout our islands visit. Adventure Life arranged a last minute guided bus/walking tour in Quito to structure my last day while …
An account of the adventures and epiphanies of a diverse group of travelers in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
In 2011 my husband and I had two weeks to explore all through Peru! We participated in a multi-sport trip with hiking, biking, rafting, and horseback riding. We ended with a spectacular cruise on the Amazon River!
Jaw dropping flora and fauna in the Galapagos Islands. Spectacular guides with a wealth of knowledge. Amazing photography opportunities. Quite possibly the best vacation I have taken thus far. I highly recommend extending your stay on the mainland of Ecuador to experience the culture too.
Patagonia. How does one describe an area that is indescribable? It's a land of stark contrasts--jagged snow-capped mountains peaks, pristine lakes, and massive glaciers of mesmerizing beauty, but also a landscape of barren emptiness inhabited only by the incessant Patagonian wind. We called it ''Elusive Patagonia.'' After reading our journal and viewing our photos, what would you call it?
One good trip leads to another. I met two National Geographic photographers on a Baltic cruise. After a few hours of working with them, I really wanted to learn more. When I saw that they were leading a photo workshop in Rome, I signed on.
Ian and I escape to Nicaragua for two weeks to explore a country almost NO ONE visits. We discovered a land of impossibly friendly locals, beautiful scenery and unexpected adventures!