Antarctica

Region#4 Country#13: Antarctica And then we come to Antarctica. Dark, brooding, mysterious Antarctica…. How, you have to be wondering, can I call a continent of glaring white dark and brooding? Because Antarctica holds her secrets close. A mile and a half of Ice covers her land, extreme temperatures have made Read more…

Argentina

Region#3 Country#12: Argentina Going into this journey I had mental images of all the countries we are visiting. Yet, with the journey taking place, each of them holds surprises. From each I emerge with a very different picture that the one I carried in. Argentina is immediately not an exception. Read more…

Chile

Region# Country#11: Chile Before you start to breathe easier as you begin to put distance between yourself and Huaynaputina in Peru, consider that you are now entering a land that is roughly as stable as sea ice. I am not telling you that the volcanoes are no concern. After all, Read more…

Peru

CRAW Region #2, Country #10: Peru After Ecuador was so fascinating, I wondered what would be left to say about Peru.  Wouldn’t you know, Peru is even more fasciniating. Peru is the land of great mysteries. I think the place to start in Peru is with part history and part Read more…

Ecuador

CRAW Region #2, Country #9: Ecuador Having passed easily through the almost cursory border crossing procedures, you are ready to begin your journey through Ecuador. Prepare to travel through one of the most biologically diverse nations on earth. The good news is that the human threat is pretty moderate by Read more…

Colombia

CRAW Region #2, Country #8: Colombia If you think the countries of Central America had some fascinating origins, you haven’t heard anything yet! The land that makes up present day Colombia has been there and back… Literally. The first thing you have to do is to eliminate the idea that Read more…

Panama

CRAW Region #1, Country #7: Panama Geographically speaking, Panama is certainly a part of Central America. However, the familiar refrain of the histories of the other countries abruptly ends with Costa Rica. From the indigenous people to the Spaniards, and into the last century, Panama has always been more closely Read more…

Costa Rica

CRAW Region #1, Country #6: Costa Rica I will tell you now, that Costa Rica is going to be your favorite country so far. And that is not only because you have the least chance of being robbed or killed here! I think it will be the incomparable scenery. Costa Read more…

Nicaragua

CRAW Region #1, Country #5: Nicaragua Your entry into Nicaraugua is something special. You depart Guasaule, Honduras and cross Rio Guasaule into Guasaule Nicaraugua. Your Nicarauguan tour will be one of the most scenic of the trip so far. You can breathe a sigh of relief, as Nicaraugua is the Read more…