Adventure Travel

Colombia Trip: Day Three (Part One)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Plaza de Bolivar is the historic center of Bogotá and is just south of La Candeleria, the neighborhood where I´m staying that´s full of old single-story stucco houses in Spanish colonial style. It´s also where most of the city´s universities are located so, not surprisingly, it´s also full of small bars, cafes and restaurants. Here´s […]

Colombia Trip: Day Two

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday nights in Bogotá means Quiebra Canto, the two-story club/bar. Converted from an old house, this club really seemed like the only thing going on Bogotá and by 11:30 it seemed like half the population of the city was there. Good D.J. — he somehow managed to mix a collection of Reggaeton, 80s rap, and […]

Colombia Trip: Day One (Part Two)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I had the row to myself on the flight out of Houston to Bogotá which was great because I was able to stretch out across all three seats and catch a few hours of sleep. The bad thing about arriving at your destination at 5 in the morning is that you´re not likely to hit […]

Colombia Trip: Day 1

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The trip really got off to an interesting start as our plane was waiting on the tarmac at Newark International Airport. The pilot came on the radio and said, ¨Folks, believe it or not, this is not the first time this has ever happened.¨ (Words you don´t want to hear from your pilot pre-takeoff. That´s […]

The Lost City Of Colombia?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Discovered only a few decades ago, La Ciudad Perdida, Colombia’s Lost City is accessible to those willing to endure a days-long trek, a couple of treacherous river crossings, and oh yeah, the possibility of contracting one of several tropical mosquito-borne diseases. But that’s half the fun isn’t it? Here’s a great account of one such […]

Zip Line Adventures On The Slopes Of Osorno Volcano

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Canopy Adventure in Chile By Valerie Martin “I don’t want to do it!” Fara hissed.  The French tourist’s eyes widened with fear as we stood on a wooden platform, 1000 feet above sea level, on the western slope of the Osorno volcano. Glacier-capped Osorno is often referred to as the Chilean Mount Fuji. It’s […]

Vacations With A Mission In The Peruvian Amazon

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Finding Out How to Take a Vacation That Isn’t All About You By Arianna Svenson Sharp, swift, swooshes of a machete echo through the deep Amazon jungle as an overgrown path is cleared from ever-encroaching plants. Beads of perspiration roll rapidly down my face. Although I am a foreigner to this land, I pause with […]

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