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Adventure Lifer, Kassi, Takes Avalanche Class
One of our trip planners, Kassi, is taking avalanche training courses in nearby Bozeman, Montana. Offered by the America Avalanche Institute, the course takes students from the classroom outside, into backcountry and in avalanche terrain. An outdoor nut (and I use "nut" with the utmost respect) with an addiction for snow -- better yet, a …
Maria Guarderas Primary School Grant Application
One of the first steps in consideration for an Adventure Life Grant, applicants are required to complete the following application form. Here is a recent submission we received, and accepted, for a Science Laboratory at Maria Guarderas Primary School in Ecuador.
Affiliate Name: Tierra del Volcan
Ecuador school receives an Adventure Life …
International Mountain Explorers Connection Porter Partnership Program
Porters are provided proper clothing and equipment. Porters need adequate footwear, socks, waterproof jackets and pants, gloves, hats, sunglasses, etc. that are appropriate for their destination. Clothing and gear for loan is available at the International Mountain Explorers …
Passports and Visa Services
We recommend checking all travelers' passports as soon as possible. Make sure passports are current; think of what a nightmare it would be to show up at the airport only to find they have expired. It should be valid for at least six months after your departure date.
Entry requirements change with surprising frequency. It is each …
Vaccination requirements for the countries we travel to can change frequently and can vary based on your previous destinations you have visited (For example, Costa Rica requires yellow fever vaccinations for travelers coming from countries in the Amazon basin). Please check each country's FAQ section, and we will send …
Adventure Life will send a detailed, tour-specific packing list after you book your trip. In the meantime, below are a few travel essentials to get you started. In general, less is more. Set out everything you want to bring and then try to pack half that!
Note: Delayed bags are COMMON at many South and Central American …
Cross Cultural Advice
Have you ever traveled overseas and had a local person laugh at the way you phrased a question or seen a group of children pointing at you and whispering? Each culture has an array of idioms, non-verbal communication signals, and unspoken cultural norms. As frequent travelers have learned, these cross cultural differences can be a source of great …
Travel & Conservation
Everyone acknowledges the two sides of conservation - ecological and cultural - but little attention is paid to the latter. Adventure Life believes it is critical that local people be made active partners in developing a local tourism industry. Money generated by tourism should stay in the community. This means hiring local guides, staying in …
Adventure Lifers Celebrate National Run at Work Day by . . . Running at Work!
Just back from a refreshing 3-mile loop, Adventure Lifers have been stretching our legs and showing a little appreciation for today's national Run@Work day. Brainchild of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Run@Work day is designed to encourage adults to get at least 30-minutes running, walking or exercise incorporated into their daily …
LA Times Features Employers that Encourage Fitness in the Workplace. I know a company like this (ours).
Earlier this week the Los Angeles Times featured a growing trend in the workplace, where employers are encouraging their staffers to get active and get outside. Titled "Employers tell workers to get a move on" writer Olga Khazan explains that employers are starting to recognize that a typical 9 to 5, stationary, indoor work schedule may …
Argentina: No to VISA reciprocity fee
UPDATE: As of Dec. 20, 2009, Argentina now charges a reciprocity fee. Click here for details.
Great news from our affiliates in Argentina:
The announcement of charging a reciprocity fee to passengers was rejected. As a consequence of the pressure of the tourist sector, the decision to implement it has been "frozen." - Kallpa
In other …
Holiday Trips Going Fast!
• 6 spaces available Dec. 25 departure aboard the Fragata
• 1 space available (male willing to share) Dec. 20 departure aboard the Coral I.
Come see the islands that Charles Darwin made famous! Galapagos travel is cloud nine for every birder and nature lover. Each day on your Galapagos cruise you leave your …
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Guatemala Técnico Chixot School Grant
Adventure Life provided a grant Long Way Home for completion of the first four primary school bathrooms. These bathrooms will use an “outlaw” septic system (similar to that used by Earthship Biotecture) that processes solid waste and black water through a filtration system and into black water cell sewn with cleansing plants. These four …
Our Family Alaska Trip
We'll never forget our family trip to Alaska and all the adventure we enjoyed together. We spent time at Camp Denali and hiking the surrounding area. The boys enjoyed hiking up to the peaks and riding the Alaskan railway to explore the countryside. We covered so much ground and saw a Moose grazing with her calves. Later we viewed the mountain …
My Namibia Adventure
We explored Namibia in December of 2014. Our tour included a walk on the Tok Tokkie Trail through the NamibRand Nature Reserve. We slept under the beautiful desert sky. Later we visit a local Himba Village and got to know the tribe people. Our time included some amazing wildlife watching with lesser flamingos, lions, giraffes, guineafowl, …
May the Ugliest Christmas Sweater Win!
Every year at Adventure Life we bring out the ugly Christmas sweaters for a friendly competition in the office. This year Haley won with an amazing ensemble she put together. Happy Holidays to all!
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