Adventures on the Water

There have been many different times during our travels where we either had to travel by water to reach our destination or we chose to take a tour on the water. Generally speaking, travel by water is not our first choice, but looking back it is amazing how often we end up in a boat. In fact, at least recently, almost every trip we’ve taken has ended up with some sort of water excursion. Here are a few of the different water adventures that we’ve enjoyed, but it is certainly just a sampling. Do you enjoy traveling by boat or taking cruises?

You Can’t Go to Amsterdam Without Taking a River Cruise
Taking a Ride on a Pirate Ship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Taking a Cruise Ship Down the Nile River in Egypt
Taking a Boat from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean Through the Panama Canal
Doing an Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay in Vietnam
Canoeing the Tributaries of the Amazon River in Ecuador
Whitewater Rafting in Colorado
Rowing with Their Feet in Vietnam

Unique Ways to Get Around

We are all used to traveling by airplane, car, boat, and trains, but sometimes you find yourself having a unique way to get from one place to another. Some might require a sense of adventure and some are just for fun, others are literally the only way to get from point A to point B. Throughout time, people have found ways to improve how they travel or overcome obstacles that keep them from getting to their destination. Even in this age of technology and modern innovation, simple travel solutions can still be found, especially in remote areas. Here are a few of the unique ways that we’ve gotten around, but certainly not all of them. We aren’t sure which of these might considered the most unique because we enjoyed them all for the experience that they provided. What is the most unique way that you have travelled?

Paddling in a Small Canoe in the Amazon

How About a Horse-Drawn Sleigh or a Snowcat

Cable Car Ride Across the Rhine River

Whitewater Rafting

Riding Camels in the Desert

Rowing with Their Feet in Vietnam

Riding the Funicular in Budapest

Getting Into Carrasco National Park in Bolivia

Sailing in a Faluka

Horse-Drawn Carriage or a Tuk-Tuk

Trolly Car
Trolley Car in San Francisco

Soaring Through the Jungle

Pirate Ship in the Marina

Not Necessarily Unique, but Bicycles Outnumber People in Amsterdam

Check Out Line of Snowmobiles

Cable Cars in Gibraltar


We Made it to the Jungle

It took almost five hours in two different types of canoes to reach our eco-lodge, but we are here, safe and sound, in the Amazon rainforest. We have already seen an amazing array of birds and other animals. There have definitely been times where we felt as though we had stepped back in time and were explorers making discoveries around every corner. We have a full itinerary of treks on both foot and canoe and are looking forward to seeing as much during our four days and three nights as possible. It is time for us to head down to the canoe launch for our afternoon excursion, so here are a few photos of our trip down the Napo River (part of the Amazon River) to give you an idea of what it was like to arrive here.

Riding in the Motorized Canoe

Paddling in the Small Canoe