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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|

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 (https://www.visas.immigration.go.ug).
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.

Clothing

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

By |August 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|