My Photos : Richard
Beau Pinkerton and I just finished a cruise thru the NW Passage from W. Greenland to Kugluktuk, Nunavut above Alberta in Sept 2012. The crew and staff were fantastic, the food \'\'off the chart\'\', and the trips ashore to see wildlife and visiting Inuit villages excellent and well planned. I had a blast visiting remote islands, villages, exploration sites and just cruising the remote straits, gulfs and inlets. Overall, Clayton, Brad and his team did an outstanding job on this incredible adventure.
Read my journal : Northwest Passage Cruise on the Clipper Adventurer
I went to : Arctic
My Photos : Giovanna
A fabulous trip onboard the Grand Odyssey to celebrate my sister’s 15! Clearly a great experience to share with you. We already know why the Galapagos are called “The Enchanted Islands”
I went to : Galapagos
My Photos : Jenny
My husband and I traveled to Belize for our first trip ever to Central America! It surpassed our every expectation!
Read my journal : The Importance of Being Earnest...And of Beating Ernesto!
My Photos : Brian Morgan
First trip to Asia, but not the last. Spent six weeks getting under the skin of the place. Explored the forests of Borneo, the big city lights of Kuala Lumpur, and wonderful Malay hospitality.
My Photos : Miki
How can you summarize Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu? You can\'t! I will use bullets to try to help...The 7 wonders of our trip:1-How\'d they build the road to Machu Picchu (MP) and how do they keep them in great shape? They aren\'t paved and there are many switchbacks and many many buses each day.2-The bus schedule is flawless at MP. Little waiting and they are a marvel to watch as they pass and maintain order on the mountainside.3-Wild orchids jut out of the mountain. They are on road sides and at MP. They epitomize Peru. They can make hard thinks look simple.4-Some places living without reliable running and hot water at points throughout the day. That is harder than it sounds. 5-How\'d they fit so many vendors in one place, so the vendors even step out to beg for business. Compreme. Non, muchos gracias senora.6-How\'d the Incas know to layer the terraces with clay and gravel and dirt to avoid erosion and filter the water.7-How\'d Peru and the Incas inspre me to be more Inca-like...To learn more Spanish, to master hard stuff, to do something I think I can\'t, to do the Inca trail or hike Huana Picchu.Do:-drink coca tea as soon as you arrive-do drink the \"syruppy\" coffee at breakfast, but you may need to mix half and half with hot water-learn some Incas...Pachacutec, Manco Inca...-stay near Plaza de Armas in Cusco-stay at the Inti Inn in Aguas Calientes if you wanna dance all night to the Chez Maggy\'s music next door-stay at El Sauce for a marvelous view of Ollantaytambo ruins and water systems-drink Cusquena. And Chiccha morado. And say yes to cuy.-learn that @ = alt 64 on a spanish keyboard-learn to say non, muchas gracias senora. Yo tengo sombrero or whatever you already have that they are selling. Be sincere and they will leave faster!-charge your camera battery so it doesn\'t die at MP. Really.Don\'t:-take a bath in the fountain at MP-take a bath in the hot bathes at ACalientes*growing theme?-plan on using the potty at MP-not inside anyway-eat an unpealed apple-drink with your already inebriated buide-where they traditional wool pullover while climbing Huana Pichhu or wear wedges.To be Peruvian is to understand that all types of people have to live together. They have meshed Spanish and Inca tradition and religion to become who they are today. The Incas believed in duality. Man and woman. Peach. Sun and moon. I wouls say thats about right. Peruvaians are kind, gentle people (well, except the pushy women on the streets selling!). We stand to learn a lot from them.I gaze sleepily out the window as our overnight flight is met with sunshine. I glance twice out the window as I think I see terraces. White puffy terraces and the shapes of Machu Picchu. I look for a shape of a condor and slightly make it out below the terraces. Am I too tired? I have been Incanized!
Read my journal : 7 wonders at a 7 wonder
I went to : Peru
My Photos : Kristen Kidder
Cory and I were so grateful to have had the opportunity to explore this beautiful part of the world. Our Patagonian Safari was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we will treasure forever. Thank you Adventure Life!
Read my journal : Patagonian Paradise
My Photos : Juan Barrios Samanez
Join me for a guide\'s-eye view of hiking around the Cusco region of Peru. Here are a few photos from our the multisport trip including biking around the lake and hiking from Huchuy Cusco down to Lamay. We had a lot of fire on the mountains around Cusco so the air was smoky.
I went to : Peru
My Photos : Sullivan Peraino
Creative costumes, great brews, and mud-covered bodies were all part of Missoula\'s Dirty Dash Event supporting our local Casas program. Running a 5K can be difficult enough - but to do it on a smokey-air polluted day (thank you nearby forest fires) takes some real dedication. Our team scrambled over pipes, commando crawled on gravel rocks, and jumped into a huge mud pool as just part of our effort to show our true Montana spirit. We like to be clean out hear, but we also love a good mud-run!