Archive for the ‘Lorna’s Adventures’ Category

Grizzly Bears, Bald Eagles & Jawdropping Scenery

Posted by atlas on November 21st, 2016 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

We took the 90 minute floatplane ride with Rust’s Flying Service in Anchorage out to stunning Crescent Lake and Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park – one of THE BEST PLACES TO VIEW GRIZZLIES IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. Here are just a few of the hundreds of photos we took on that privileged, [...]

Off The Beaten Path in Costa Rica

Posted by atlas on November 18th, 2016 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Here is our take on two of Costa Rica’s spectacular, but least visited destinations. First is the remote Osa Peninsula on southern Costa Rica Pacific coast.  The Osa is home to Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel in Costa Rica’s national park system. Corcovado is still one of our favorite spots in Costa Rica. The [...]

Grizzly Bears, Bald Eagles & Jawdropping Scenery

Posted by atlas on October 15th, 2016 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

We recently spent 10 days in southwestern Alaska attending the 2016 Adventure Travel World Summit, organized by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, of which Atlas Adventure Trips is a member. I’ve attached a link to our Facebook page and just one of the photo albums telling the story of our time in Alaska.  Please enjoy. [...]

Spectacular Texas Springtime

Posted by atlas on May 26th, 2016 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

          Spring is always the best time of year in Texas with its sunny, breezy days, milder temperatures, lower humidity, fewer mosquitoes, many blossoming trees and blooming flowers. All of these happenings also make it the best time for beautiful road trips to the hill country in central Texas to view [...]

Mild to Moderate Altitude Sickness

Posted by atlas on May 24th, 2016 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Recently, I had healthy, active clients traveling in Peru. Despite all planning and preparation, they developed symptoms of moderate altitude sickness. They were helped by some of the solutions I mention here. While traveling and adventuring in destinations that have large areas situated at high base elevations/altitudes (Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, [...]

The Blessing of a Wrong Turn

Posted by atlas on March 25th, 2016 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

“Adventure” doesn’t have to mean jumping out of airplanes, hanging your backside off a cliff by a rope, or venturing to remote, off the beaten path locations. Simply making a left turn when you should have turned right can change your life. I can testify to that. Here’s how one of the best days of [...]

Travel to Cuba

Posted by atlas on February 2nd, 2015 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

      With the easing of restrictions for travel to Cuba, you no longer have to apply to the Cuban government for a special permit to visit the country, and you may bring back some items that you could not bring back previously. However, you must still travel with a tour company that is [...]

Leaving My Heart in Guerrero

Posted by atlas on July 1st, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

I just returned from the areas in and around the coastal towns of Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo in the beautiful State of Guerrero, Mexico. Here are some of the people, places, and experiences there that have my heart. I can’t wait to go back.

Mexican Tile Roofs By Hand

Posted by atlas on June 28th, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

South of the seaside town of Zihuatanejo in the gorgeous mountainous state of Guerrero, just off coastal Highway 200, where the earth yields just the right type of clay to make fine quality clay bricks and roof tiles, you’ll find a master clay tile crafts family who have been making clay bricks and roof tiles [...]

A Sunday Afternoon in Jalcomulco

Posted by atlas on June 23rd, 2014 under Lorna's Adventures  •  No Comments

Jalcomulco, located in the highlands of the State of Veracruz, on the banks of the Rio Antigua is a such a cool little town, and possibly my favorite. Even though it is not a Pueblo Magico (Magic Town), it definitely has a charm and authenticity all its own. I took these pictures on a Sunday [...]