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Brazil Visa Changes Coming Soon

Looking to travel to Brazil soon? The visa application process is going to become a lot easier for US tourists. Starting on January 15th, 2018 visitors looking to head to the largest South American country will have easier access to Brazil visas through an electronic document issuing system. After the request is made, the visa […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Newest Cruise Option for Exploring Peru’s Amazon

The re-imagined Delfin III (formerly the Amazon Discovery) launched earlier this year and offers three, four and six-night cruises in 2017 through the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in northern Peru. Accessed via Iquitos, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is the largest and most richly diverse area in the Amazon region. The Delfin III is the largest […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Northern Lights Season In Iceland Is Here

Northern Lights season in Iceland starts later this month so it’s time to book your winter escape. In addition to Northern Lights, Iceland offers pristine natural areas, geothermal wonders, stunning landscapes, and an array of outdoor adventures in the winter.

Don’t let the name fool you. Iceland’s climate is moderate in the winter with average daily […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What I’ve Learned While Flying

Last month, Entrepreneur published an article titled “Never Turn Off Air Vents, and 10 Other Things I Learned While Flying More Than 2 Million Miles”. I don’t fly nearly as often as the author, but my annual trips for Reefs to Rockies take me abroad about three months of the year. In 2017 alone, I’ll […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Applying for Uganda Visa Online – Step by Step

In preparation for an upcoming trip to Uganda and Rwanda, we were advised to apply for a Uganda visa in advance of arrival. Below are the steps involved in the online application process.

Go to Uganda Electronic Visa/ Permit Application System website (
Click on Red Button – Start a new application.
Read and Accept […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Unexpected Delay at SJO Airport in Costa Rica

Hurricane Harvey recently impacted outgoing and incoming United Airlines flights at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica. United only flies to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Costa Rica and all IAH flights were cancelled for days starting on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

We opted to […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Gorilla Trekking Pack List

Gorilla trekking in Uganda and/or Rwanda is at the top of many wildlife lovers’ bucket lists. Trek duration and distance can vary widely, but you can expect rugged conditions, steep terrain, dense vegetation, and high humidity.

Below is a list of gear that’s essential in making your gorilla trek more enjoyable.


Lightweight, quick-dry long-sleeved shirt and […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tierra del Fuego- The End of the World

Only 620 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula lies the archipelago region of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America, split between Argentina and Chile. There is little wonder upon arrival why this place is commonly referred to as the End of the World — you are far from everywhere.

An abundance of up-close-and-personal […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Puffins of Machias Seal Island

Machias Seal Island lies 10 miles offshore from Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. At low tide, Machias Seal is one mile long and a few hundred feet wide. Yet up to 5000 pairs of Atlantic puffins, 1000 pairs of razorbills and 500 pairs of common murres congregate on the island during their […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Secrets of Shoulder Season Travel

When anyone asks about our favorite time to travel, the answer almost always involves shoulder season. Along with smaller crowds and less expensive accommodations, shoulder season can be prime for wildlife viewing. Weather often dictates shoulder season and the transition between seasons, e.g. dry versus green season in Costa Rica, is just starting then.

Summer travel […]

By |July 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|