The Viñales Valley, Cuba

Sunset at the Viñales Valley. The Viñales Valley of Cuba is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its natural beauty, its unusual geology, and its history as a cultivated landscape [...]

Jumping into Salta, Argentina

Light spring foliage in the Huaico Reserve makes it easier to spot birds–but not any easier to photograph them. When you think of Argentina, chances are Salta isn’t the first city to come [...]

Visiting Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Sensations

Kris and Tom at the end of the world. With its back to the world, the town of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of Argentina casts its [...]

Tour Cuba With Us, March 9-17, 2018

Join Tom on a People to People Tour to Cuba Limited to 6-11 Participants Tom will be leading a trip to Cuba beginning March 9, 2018. We will be going on [...]

By | 2017-12-15T10:12:58+00:00 November 26, 2017|Active Travel, Caribbean, Cuba, Nature and Wildlife, Tours|Comments Off on Tour Cuba With Us, March 9-17, 2018

Adventure Travel Trends: Our evolving travel style confirmed by research

The more we travel, the more we seem to arrange our trips around adventure travel–itineraries with activities leading us into wilderness or protected areas and connecting with local communities. We’ve morphed into more active travelers [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:51:05+00:00 October 27, 2017|Active Travel, Interviews, Our Travel Life, Travel|6 Comments

Adventure Travel World Summit: Environment, Local Communities & the Year 2041

Our Pre-Summit Adventure group with guide Juan touring Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. Tom didn't hear the "wave" call and was looking at his camera. Regularly, we wonder what the heck we’re doing. [...]

By | 2017-11-30T11:51:25+00:00 October 23, 2017|Active Travel, Argentina, Interviews, South America, Travel|2 Comments

A Land-Based Visit to the Galapagos

Sierra Negra Volcano on Isla Isabela, Galapagos, last erupted in 2005. The caldera is over 110 square kilometers and just beginning to show new volunteer plants. The Galapagos Islands’ main draw is the [...]

Our First Bicycle Tour: Brittany Backroads

Note: In May, we took a week-long bicycling trip around the northern part of Brittany, France. We’d never done anything like this before; our only biking experience had been rides across town and on urban [...]

By | 2017-12-17T11:32:14+00:00 June 29, 2017|Active Travel, Europe, France, Our Travel Life|22 Comments

Otherworldly Atacama: Geysers, Buried Villages, and Lunar Landscapes

Valle de la Luna in northern Chile's Atacama Desert poses as the the surface of Mars. While Torres del Paine and Patagonia at Chile’s southern tip get heaps of inspiring coverage (including by [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:13:09+00:00 May 22, 2017|Active Travel, Chile, South America|2 Comments

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania: Stop for the View, Stay for the Trek

Cradle Mountain from a distance [NOTE: We traveled in Australia and Tasmania back in early 2012, using a rental car and our own devices to get around. Recently, World Expeditions asked us to [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:16:48+00:00 March 26, 2017|Active Travel, Australia|6 Comments