adventure travel Archive

Approaching Ancient Mayan Ruins on Horseback

Want to feel like a conquistador and have a brag-worthy excursion that nobody you know has experienced? We’ve got one for you that’s not very far away, but very exotic in feel: entering the impressive Xunantunich site on horseback. Nobody ever approached it that way in its heyday, which was off and on from 670 [&hellip

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Meet 5 Fascinating Antarctic Penguins

Long before they captured the hearts of audiences in movies like March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, penguins turned Antarctica’s remote, pristine landscapes into teeming wildlife domains. They number as many as 30 million and are scattered across Antarctica, its surrounding islands, and as far north as the equator. And these diverse areas are [&hellip

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A Tour of Playa Cativo Luxury Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Can a resort be eco-friendly but also chic and comfortable? Playa Cativo Lodge, a newcomer on the Gulfo Dulce across from the Osa Peninsula, does an admirable balancing act. It’s in a country where the green travel competition is stiff—Costa Rica—but this one does a better job than most of providing a luxe experience while [&hellip

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An Adventure Travel Trip Through Baja Sur, Mexico

Most people, including most of our readers I’m sure, equate “Baja” with Los Cabos. Sure, the area at the end of the peninsula is the one with the most resorts, the golf courses, and the big international airport, but Baja is a very long peninsula. So long in fact that it’s made up of two [&hellip

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Flying Straight to the Wonders of Antarctica From Chile

Many nature lovers who have a longing to see the stark beauty and wildlife of Antarctica are put off by the idea of taking so long to get there on a ship. Especially since that ship is crossing notoriously rough waters in the Drake Passage. There are a few companies that offer a way to [&hellip

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Four Perfect (Healthy) Days: Inland Belize

There are some resorts where you need to entertain yourself and plan lots of outside activities on your own to fill in all that vacation time and add structure to your trip. Some of the best luxury hotels in Belize have some great multi-day itineraries set up for you though. If you want to indulge [&hellip

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