Posts Tagged ‘Adventures’

Road Trip: Northern Chile Altiplano

| by Jason | 24 Comments » | Adventures, Chile, South America

Entering Northern Chile from Peru will most likely lead you to the coastal town of Arica.  Check out our article on discovering Arica to find out what adventure lies there, but for this article we are jumping right into Northern Chile’s great Altiplano!

Salar de Surire Chile

Monumento Natural Salar de Surire

Road Trip

Northern Chile’s Altiplano is filled with varying landscapes including snow capped volcanoes, desert mountains, small adobe villages, salt flats, flamingos, vicuñas and pre-Inca ruins.  Arica will serve as your base camp for settling into the new country and planning your exploratory road trip.  Several vehicle rental companies exist in town with 4×4 vehicles.  Between the cost of your rental truck and all the gas you have to purchase, this adventure will definitely cost you additional money. (more…)

Belize Adventure Travel Destination

| by Globetrottergirls | 18 Comments » | Adventures, Belize, Central America, Guest Post

Belize Pictures

Sunbathing on Caye Caulker's Split

Despite bordering major countries on the backpacking trail (Mexico in the north, Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the south) many travelers skip Belize all together because of the much higher costs involved in a trip here.  With some clever planning, however, Belize is a perfect spot for water sports enthusiasts and adventure junkies alike, and can be enjoyed without going too much over a tight budget. (more…)

NYC Marathons

| by Jason | 11 Comments » | Adventures, North America, United States

New York City Marathon

NYC Marathon Runners on 1st Avenue

I attended my first NYC Marathon, while Aracely ran in her first NYC Marathon.   This was an amazing event to both participate in and be a spectator.  The race had over 45,000 starters, ranging from 18 years old to 87 years old.

NYC Marathon Course

The NYC Marathon is considered a difficult course, spanning the 5 boroughs of New York City.   The starting line is in Staten Island, and runners first cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge bridge to Brooklyn.  After running through the narrow streets of Brooklyn, they cross into Queens and then onto the Queensboro bridge landing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  Running north on 1st Avenue through Harlem, they enter the 5th borough, the Bronx.  The runners finish by returning south and running a half a loop around Central Park.  The 26.2 marathon distance is challenging in NYC because of the many turns, spanning bridges and crowded field of runners. (more…)

Discover Adventure in San Pedro de Atacama Chile

| by Jason | 3 Comments » | Chile, South America

San Pedro de Atacama Dirt Streets

Dirt Streets of San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama is an adventure town located in Chile’s Northern Salt Mountains and is an extreme desert environment.  The landscape is very picturesque with snow capped mountains in the distance and desert valleys that glow orange when the sun sets. (more…)

Backpackers & Tattoos – Episode 8

| by Jason | 8 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Travel TattoosWatch Jason get his first tattoo ever in Antigua, Guatemala in an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of In Episode 8, we both get some tattoo work done and introduce you to Mike from Antigua Tattoo, who gives several of us tattoos from Basecamp Hostel. Enjoy the show! (more…)

A Travelers Hospital Stay – Episode 7

| by Jason | 15 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Getting Sick OverseasEnjoy Monterrico Beach in Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of In Episode 10, we show you black volcanic beach sand, rough waves, baby turtles being released into the sea and a beautiful beach sunset. Enjoy the show! (more…)

Colombia Riot Police Tear-Gas Protesters – Short Clip 2

| by Jason | 9 Comments » | Colombia, South America, Travel Videos

Protests in ColombiaIt’s common to witness a protest in Latin America, especially Colombia as seen on this HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of In Short Clip 2, we capture riot police shooting tear gas at bus operators and owners in the city of Cali. Enjoy the show! (more…)