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Five Things You May Not Have Known About Colombia

This month, R2R Consultant Wes Perry traveled to Colombia as a delegate for the 2018 Nature Travel Mart hosted by ProColombia, the Colombia Tourism Board.  In addition to meetings with in-country partners, Wes explored the Colombian Plains to learn about Los Llanos Orientales as well Bogota, Iguaque Natural National Park, and Raquira.

Five Things You May […]

By |February 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Massive Maya Discovery in Guatemala

A recent aerial survey using lidar mapping tools in northern Guatemala has revealed more than 60,000 new Maya structures including pyramids, causeways, house foundations, and fortifications used for defense.  The findings are reshaping thoughts on the size and scope of the Maya civilization.

Researchers now say that as many as 10 million people may have lived in […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Travel To Brazil Just Got Easier

At the end of 2017, Brazil announced that it would soon allow travelers from certain countries including the US to apply for an e-visa. In the past, the application process required an in-person visit. The cost of the visa also dropped from $160 to $40 + an online processing fee.

According to Embratur, the Brazilian Tourist […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Costa Rica – Beyond the Classic

Volcano, rainforest, cloud forest and beach. That’s the most popular combination of sites in the Classic, our best-selling Costa Rica itinerary. The volcano is typically Arenal. You’re surrounded by rainforest there as well. Monteverde is the most well-known cloud forest location. For beach, a popular option is Manuel Antonio (also rainforest) or the Guanacaste region […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Round Up Of 2018 Places To Go Lists

In November, major travel publications start publishing lists of travel hotspots for the upcoming year. We’re not sure why cities can get the same recognition as a country (Denver got a nod in the New York Times list), but we still look forward to seeing what destinations are sure to be trending in the coming […]

By |January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

2017: R2R’s Year in Photos

As 2017 winds down, it’s time to reflect on the last 12 months. Our mission has always been to create itineraries that help clients reconnect with nature and discover a destination’s “wild” side. We’re passionate about wildlife, about conservation, and about sustainable tourism.  We hope that these images reflect that passion.

From a frigid bog in […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

2017 Adventure Travel Conservation Fund Grant Winners

During the 2016 Adventure Travel World Summit in Alaska, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) announced the launch of the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF). Travel has an impact on our natural resources, local communities, and wildlife. While many tour operators, hotels and other travel companies conduct conservation and give-back projects of their own, ATCF […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

ATWS 2017 Day of Adventure 22 Photo Blog – Cafayate: Hiking, Gastronomy & High Altitude Wines

The scenic beauty of the “Quebrada de las Conchas” captures our attention as we drive to the village of Cafayate. Along the way, we take time to hike along the “Río Colorado” gorge to a 10 m waterfall. After hiking, we are welcomed by the Terraza Family, who demonstrate how to prepare regional dishes such […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

ATWS 2017 Pre-Summit Adventure 19 Photo Blog – Hike Patagonia: Fitz Roy + Perito Moreno Glacier

Discover Patagonia with all five senses.
See – Mount Fitz Roy with your own eyes, in all its granite towering glory.

Smell – the glacial air as you ice trek across Perito Moreno, the most iconic glacier of Patagonia.

Feel – the Patagonian wind while hiking in Glaciares National Park, at the base of Mount Fitz Roy and […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Kenya Joins Growing List of Countries Banning Plastic Bags

Earlier this year, after years of delays, Kenya’s Environment and Natural Resources mandated a countrywide ban on single-use plastic bags in efforts to protect the environment. They have joined over 40 countries to in the growing effort to solve this world-wide epidemic. The rampant piles of plastic bag waste in Kenya have sparked concern  for […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|