Honeymoon in Machu Picchu / May 2023

May 2023 by Marcello and Stephanie.
Lima – Cusco.
“After learning how to make the traditional Pisco Sour, we did a cooking class with the executive chef of a 5-star hotel.”

Peru Birding / February  2023

February 2023 by Matt and Donna
Lima – Cusco – Tambopata
Research Center – Manu Road – Colca Canyon. “Truly remarkable…we will be forever grateful…I don’t know what else to say.”

Italy 2022 / Friends and Family

May 2022 by Dana.
On a trip that was beautifully organized down to the smallest detail, we experienced the best of Italy: superbly scenic countryside, charming towns large and small along the way, incomparable cuisine, unique and special lodgings.

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Tanagers

Mondo Verde Expeditions
July 8-26, 2022
Photos by Bob Gress / Birds in Focus
In my previous PhotoBlast, Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, I included some very colorful birds. In addition to a few mammals, it featured some parakeets, hummingbirds, toucans and trogons. Anyone looking through a Brazil bird book will notice another group of birds, the tanagers

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest – Living in Shade

Mondo Verde Expeditions
July 8-26, 2022
Photos by Bob Gress / Birds in Focus
n two previous PhotoBlasts on Brazil’s Atlantic Forest I included colorful birds like tanagers, hummingbirds, parrots, trogons and toucans. The intention of this PhotoBlast is to offer a balancing perspective on birds living in this unique habitat.

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

Mondo Verde Expeditions
July 8-26, 2022
Photos by Bob Gress / Birds in Focus
Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is one of the most threatened environments in the world. Following five centuries of European colonization less than 16% of the Atlantic Forest remains today, and much of that is highly fragmented.

Italy’s Via Francigena / Pilgrimage Walk

May 2022 by Dianne.
One of the pluses about my first ever “Mario” trip, a pilgrimage along the Via Francigena, was the fact that if I yearned for a briefer walk one day, Mario and Peter and of course the drivers, Georgio and Paolo, made it so easy to deviate from the main itinerary.

Galapagos Journey

April 2022 by Joyce
“Our trip was perfect, including our guide in Quito. Everything went very smoothly with transportation to and from the airport, lovely hotel and our Quito tour.”

Jaguars (and some other mammals)

Mondo Verde Expeditions
September 8-25, 2019.
Brazil’s Pantanal is a wildlife paradise. It’s probably best known as the jaguar watching capital of the world! Those of us on this Mondo Verde Expedition were interested in seeing jaguars and other mammals…