Author Archives: Adventures Within Reach

Packing for your African Safari

Packing for your safari is fairly easy, but it may not be like packing for other trips, so here are some tips! As a general rule of thumb, plan to dress in layers.  I recommend lightweight hiking pants or zip-off … Continue reading

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South America Treks for Every Month of the Year (January, February & March)

Not everyone can take off on an epic international trip anytime they want; many of us have unique demands made on us from work, family, and other realms of our lives so we have to travel when we can, not … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Neighborhood in Buenos Aires For You

Visiting Buenos Aires (or as the locals refer to it: “Capital” or, as the expats call it: “BA” )? Overwhelmed or not sure where to stay in the city? Many of our travelers have had the same question. I lived … Continue reading

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Galapagos Cruise vs. Island Hopping

Trying to decide between a cruise/boat experience in the Galapagos, or and island-hopping tour? Here are some pro’s and con’s to help you decide! See all Galapagos Island Hopping Land Tours >> CRUISE Can get to some remote islands Don’t … Continue reading

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New Trip – 9-Day Colombia Great Outdoors Adventure

Situated at the crossroads of epic natural wonders, and with a culture and history all its own, Santander is the perfect location for our new 9-Day Colombia Great Outdoors Adventure. There is truly no shortage of activities to get your heart … Continue reading

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Full Moon or New Moon for your Kilimanjaro Trek or Tanzania Safari

Summiting on or soon after a full moon is very beautiful and helps illuminate the landscape on summit day on Kilimanjaro without using headlamps.  Nighttime photos on Kilimanjaro and on safari are beautiful with the moon in the sky. However, … Continue reading

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9-Day Costa Rica Adventure For Couples

This 9-day Costa Rica Adventure for Couples is specially designed for active romantic couples seeking more beach time but wanting a great experience in the country’s legendary rainforest too. Corcovado is the country’s premier wildlife reserve. In Manuel Antonio National … Continue reading

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NEW TRIP! 7-Day Los Glaciares National Park: Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre Trek

From north to south, trek to the basecamps of Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, camping at each and trekking to Paso del Viento with views of the second largest icecap outside the polar regions! Experience classic Argentine Patagonia landscapes … Continue reading

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Puritama Hot Springs: An Oasis in the Atacama Desert

Last month, our South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, along with her husband, Diego Arelano, were traveling in Chile’s Atacama Desert and got to trek to the Puritama Hot Springs while staying Explora Atacama! Take part in their adventure with … Continue reading

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Atacama: An Adventurer’s Playground

From Salta, in northwestern Argentina, I planned to head east and visit Chile’s Atacama Desert. I had been there in 2014 for a week and was left completely mesmerized. The contrast of fiery-colored canyons, impressive dunes, enchanting hot springs and … Continue reading

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