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South America

Tour Name Days Year Remark

6 countries

25 1965

Brazil: Rio, Sao Paulo, Iguasu, Sete Quedas (largest waterfall in world, now destroyed by dam); Paraguay: Asuncion; Uruguay: Montrevideo; Argentina: Buenos Aires, Bariloche; Chile: Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso; Peru: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu.

East Coast Cruise

19 1975

East Coast Cruise in 1975: Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio, Vitoria, Salvador, Caracas, as steward on a cruise ship


13 1980

Guatemala in 1980: Guatemala City, Flores, Tikal, Panajashel, Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango, Huehuetenango, and into Honduras for Copan..


28 1991

Resting Cloud not ready; Vertigo 6AM to Hood Island by 10:30; seals and marine iguanas; snorkel off Gardner Island; Punta Suarez: masked boobies, birds and iguanas, seals and albatrosses; board Resting Cloud for dinner and sleep.

Atlantic Islands

64 1996

There's a flock of stormy petrels grazing the wave-tops, and a few albatrosses fly overhead. Back to the ship about 9AM, out of the clothes and into a welcome breakfast: Canadian bacon, French toast, ham, tea, hot cereal, and juice. We're barely finished when the call is made for the next landing at 10AM


22 2000

Miami 5 days, fly to Lima, then Iquitos to Jungle Lodge 1 day, then board Lyubov Orlova and start toward Belem. Visit Boros and Huitotos villages, Peruate and Lago Cahocuma. Stop in Leticia, Colombia, and fall on (sabotaged?) planks and get 8 stitches in lower lip for $40 in Hospital San Rafael de Leticia. Zodiac on Rio Urutubinha, Parana do Jacora, Lago Uara, Boca do Cuxui Muni, Boca do Justica, Rio Badajos, Lago Anori, and Manaus for a day. Furo do Moara, Lago Carauac, Boca do Boto, Bio Balajo, Alter do Chao, Breves Narrows, off ship in Belem. Fly via Recife to Miami, Charlotte, and Newark.


15 2002

WED,NOV 6: Tour Lodge area: macaws, turtles, airstrip. Maturin gift shop. Fly Canaima-Caracas 12:05-1:36, lunch in sandwich shop. El Avila tour 5PM, through Altamira, Galipan, overlook, grocery store for Mora juice, dine at Galipanier Restaurant, to hotel at 10, tired.

Bolivia/Upper Amazon

16 2006

Bolivia: La Paz, Sucre, Lake Titicaca, then to Iquitos in Peru to cuise up the Amazon to three sources of the Amazon and two National Parks.

Patagonia (Chile)

16 2008

All icebergs but one are shrinking. Weather was wonderful, sharing a cabin with a stranger was part of the adventure.


16 2008

With this trip I've visited every country in the Western Hemisphere! WHO'S compulsive?