Cycling Slovenia and more! – Jun/Jul 2014

In June we joined fellow Downhill to Breakfast rider John Black and Brooklyn friends Mark and Joanne Guralnick on a VBT cycling tour of the Dreiländereck (border triangle) region where Slovenia, Italy, and Austria meet. The adventure began with a week pre-trip in the Karst region of Slovenia and the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. Click here for a trip summary and links to (lots of) photos!

Northern Colombia – June 2013

In June 2013 we rejoined nature tour guide Mark Pretti on his inaugural tour of northern Colombia. We had been thinking of Colombia for years, dating back to our 1993 trip to Venezuela with Steve Hilty of VENT, who wrote the “Birds of Columbia” book – but our thoughts were always “gee, too bad we can’t go”. You know, drug cartels, nasty business, State Dept advisories, etc. Well, wait long enough and things change! Read more about it!

Brazil (and Argentina) – August 2012

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.

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Panama, Redux

tn_P1030769In 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!