In August 2012 we returned to Brazil with naturalist and bird guide Mark Pretti. We had last been to Brazil with VENT back in 2003 to the state of Mato Grosso. This trip took us to Rio de Janeiro and the Atlantic rainforest, ending with a jaunt down to Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side of the Brazil/Argentina/Paraguay border. Read more about it!
In March 2012 we eagerly returned to Panamá with naturalist and bird guide Mark Pretti. This trip covered some of the same ground we did with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) back in 2005, e.g. the canal zone on the Pacific side near Gamboa, and added in several days up closer to cloud forest at the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Anton. Read more about it!
One of the world’s most scenic train rides, glaciers that are protected by UNESCO, wilderness eco-lodges, gourmet feasts and the region’s distinct Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs … not to mention penguins! The South Island of New Zealand had it all. Read more about it!
In April 2011 we returned to Croatia, this time to bird and explore a bit more of the Dalmatian coast. The first few days we were on our own, based in Zadar, making day trips to Plitvice Lakes and to Šibenik. We then joined a spring migration birding tour with Val Tours, led by Robert Crnković. With the tour we were first based in Biograd na moru, then in Trogir (outside of Split, basically where the airport is). When the birding tour concluded, we returned to the island of Brač, where Liza’s father’s parents came from (Selca). Read more about it!