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Road Trip to Mexico, Central America, and South America: What to Take with You, What to Leave Behind
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Road Trip to Mexico, Central America, and South America: What to Take with You, What to Leave Behind

As an American, we’ve been socialized to believe that we need a lot more stuff than we really do (for travel and for life). It’s part of our culture to place faith in our things to get us through tough situations, but as a general rule, it’s best to travel light. The value of being mobile and carrying very little rates high for us when we’re traveling. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have a cool gadget ...
Too Little Oxygen in Puno, Peru
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Too Little Oxygen in Puno, Peru

What were we DOING in this video? It's hard to tell...there was so little oxygen at this elevation (12,500 feet) in Puno, we all got pretty goofy. In fact, we were so loopy, Lydian almost fell out of this third story window into the parade when she leaned on a glass panel that fell open suddenly from the bed. In this video, you can hear how "high" we were from the lack of air.They sell bottles of oxygen ...
Deadly Snake in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Camp Expeditions Near Iquitos, Peru
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Deadly Snake in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Camp Expeditions Near Iquitos, Peru

Some of the men working outdoors at the Maniti Camp Expeditions lodge found a snake in the grass. This particular snake was, according to our naturalist, one of the most deadly snakes in the Amazon rainforest so we kept our distance. The other two Americans at the lodge moved in for a closer look.Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: ...
In the Rainforest on an Amazon River Tributary
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In the Rainforest on an Amazon River Tributary

In this video, we travel by small wooden boat down a tributary of the Amazon River to see rainforest wildlife while staying at the Maniti Camp Expeditions lodge.Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: Maniti Camp Expeditions (video)Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Expeditions Camp ...
Dead Mouse in the Amazon Rainforest
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Dead Mouse in the Amazon Rainforest

This poor dead mouse achieved fame posthumously when Lydian, then 13, decided his stiff presence was worth filming.Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: Maniti Camp Expeditions (video)Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Expeditions Camp (video)Birds along the Amazon River in the Amazon ...
Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Expeditions Camp
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Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the Amazon Rainforest at Maniti Expeditions Camp

As John, Lydian, and Jennifer sat discussing their plans for the day, a tarantula crawls up on the inside of the screen of their room at the Maniti lodge in the Amazon Rainforest. In this video, the tarantula reconsiders joining the family and slinks into a protected spot as more and more people come to see him.Related Posts:Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Amazon ...
Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water?
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Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water?

Jennifer keeps asking and Anselmo keeps telling her, but she just can't hear what he's saying. Maybe it's the early hour, or the overwhelming business of being in the Amazon Rainforest. Who knows?We stayed with Maniti Camp Expeditions while we were in Iquitos, Peru to see the Amazon Rainforest from 2 hours downriver. Maniti hired a naturalist, Anselmo, who transported us from Iquitos to the Maniti lodge ...
Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: Maniti Camp Expeditions
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Amazon River Lodge Near Iquitos, Peru: Maniti Camp Expeditions

This video shows a 360 degree view of the Maniti Camp Expeditions lodge in the Amazon Rainforest where we stayed in 2013 while visiting Iquitos, Peru. The men outside found a deadly snake shortly after this video was taken. They were in charge of killing the chickens for our nightly meal.Related Posts:Amazon Tourism: How deep is the water? (video)Biggest Spider Ever Crawls into Our Room in the ...
Birds along the Amazon River in the Amazon Rainforest
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Birds along the Amazon River in the Amazon Rainforest

We traveled into the Amazon rainforest about 2 hours from Iquitos, Peru and spent three nights at a lodge there. While we were there, we hired a naturalist who took us into the jungle via boat to see the wildlife including birds.We stayed at the Maniti Expeditions Eco-Lodge while we were in the rainforest. They paired us up with a naturalist who brought us to the lodge. Our naturalist was "Anselmo" and ...
The Nazca House Bed and Breakfast: Photo Gallery
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The Nazca House Bed and Breakfast: Photo Gallery

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Nazca, Peru: Photo Gallery
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Nazca, Peru: Photo Gallery

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Nazca Cahuachi Ruins: Photo Gallery
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Nazca Cahuachi Ruins: Photo Gallery

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Nazca Chauchilla Cemetery: Photo Gallery
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Nazca Chauchilla Cemetery: Photo Gallery

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The Nazca Lines in Nazca, Peru: Photo Gallery
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The Nazca Lines in Nazca, Peru: Photo Gallery

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Our Tour of Nazca with Raul from Nazca Trips — By Jennifer Shipp
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Our Tour of Nazca with Raul from Nazca Trips — By Jennifer Shipp

We traveled to Nazca, Peru in 2013. Our goal, of course, was to see the Nazca Lines, but we didn’t expect to like the little town in southern Peru as much as we did. When we first arrived, we didn’t know there were other cool things to see in the area besides the Nazca Lines, or that there would be cool people to meet. From beginning to end, the experience made us want to go back to Nazca someday. Perhaps ...
Lake Titicaca: Photo Gallery
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Lake Titicaca: Photo Gallery

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The Sillustani Ruins Near Puno, Peru: Photo Gallery
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The Sillustani Ruins Near Puno, Peru: Photo Gallery

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Saksaywaman Ruins: Photo Gallery
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Saksaywaman Ruins: Photo Gallery

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Ollantaytambo: Photo Gallery
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Ollantaytambo: Photo Gallery

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Machu Picchu, Peru: Photo Gallery
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Machu Picchu, Peru: Photo Gallery

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