frigate birds in the bushes
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kate grenier
i find myself using words such as dream like, amazing and fabulous often when describing the trip. our last day was truly the icing on the cake though and showed us a side to the islands we had not …
red-footed boobie
Author
kate grenier
tortoise, the other mythical creature that comes to mind when one thinks about the islands. after many days at sea it was exciting to find ourselves in the highlands of island santa cruz, searching …
Frigate birds in flight over the Galapagos
Author
kate grenier
today was truly an underwater highlight. after a short hike featuring beautiful views of the islands, it was time to submerge myself again into my underwater playground. the sea lions, their movement …
Author
Elizabeth Conway
A great introduction to a sea-kayaking trip through Costa Rica canals. Mangrove swamps are one of the richest natural environments in the world - in this clip alone you'll spot capuchin monkeys, …
Calafate
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Wendy DeGiglio
I could have saved myself the walk. Not that the 45 minutes I spent looking for some ultrachic French Argentinean restaurant mentioned in my guidebook was a total waste. A tour of Salta’s …
Curious Sea Lion
Author
kate grenier
it is truly something once you discover there is a whole new world below you! the water has always drawn me, i must have been a mermaid in my past life and the waters of galapagos were no …
Calafate
Author
Wendy DeGiglio
Never mind that we spent the absolute very last hour of my stay in Salta giggling like two schoolgirls in the huge jacuzzi of my hotel room before racing off to the airport. Or that earlier that day …
up close and personal
Author
kate grenier
iguanas. who knew such a small island could hold so many iguanas?! the rocks appeared lumpy and black as we arrived on the island but as we drew closer we realized the black lumps occasionally moved …
ELF cruising into the horizon
Author
kate grenier
not only were we amazed at the dream land we found ourselves in, but our accommodations and crew couldn't have been better... a huge thank you to the erik - you were an amazing boat!! we started our …
Of seals and sand
Author
kate grenier
after a whirlwind tour of quito, my family (my parents, brother and my husband) boarded a flight to the land of the unknown... a land we had dreamed about since our last south american family …
Cotopaxi: Coming down from Base Camp on jelly legs
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Judy Green
After a pleasant breakfast overlooking the hotel’s garden, complete with resident bunny, we met Daniel for our half-day tour of Quito. He took us to the Old City, and after ascertaining that we …
Cotopaxi in the clouds; the glacier used to come all the way down to the Base Camp at the center of the photo
Author
Judy Green
Our first sight of Quito as we dropped through the clouds was of a bowl filled to the brim with lights. Quito sits high in the Andes, surrounded by mountain peaks, and the city runs right up the …
Otavalo Valley
Author
Kassandra Miller
Our guide picks us up early today and we head to the Otavalo Market. We visit a traditional weaver cooperative that weaves all of their wares by hand and loom. The weavers show us all of the natural …
Cuicocha Lake, Ecuador
Author
Kassandra Miller
Today is another hiking day! I have been itching to get up to Cuicocha Lake the whole time I have been in Ecuador. Cuicocha is a crater lake that lies at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano. The water of …