Our Galapagos trip combined adventure (snorkeling with sharks, sea turtles, &sealions), geology (volcanoes), zoology, history (Darwin), folklore (murder & intrigue), culture, & rest. But …

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Go ahead. I'm ready. Take my picture.Land IguanaMorning snack time for Land IguanaGive me a minute. I\'m just trying to warm up! Marine Iguana ready to face the day.Where did they get that amazing color?!?Boy or girl? Look at the eyes.
On the salt flats
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Elizabeth Conway
Adventure Life Bolivia Trip honored as a Tour of a Lifetime It has been such an exciting April at Adventure Life - first with Outside Magazine's announcement naming us one of nation's Best …
Hotel Eugenia\'s delicate ironwork
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Kerry Wohlstein
Arriving at the airport in Miami always gives me pause. All those people going someplace! This time, I was one of the lucky ones. The flight was uneventful and I arrived in Quito earlier than …
Indigenous Woman
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Stephen Krupnick
To get there you take a canoe to the shore, walk about a mile or two, and then cross a lake by another canoe -- but no motors allowed on the lake. It's a great location, nestled in the rain forest, …
The Manatee
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Stephen Krupnick
The next five days are spent cruising the Napo, visiting indigenous settlements along the river. Taking canoe excursions up tributaries, and walks through the rain forest. At one stop, our guide …
The Equator
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Stephen Krupnick
It's time to start the next part of my journey -- my river cruise on the Manatee. I arrive in Quito, meet up with my fellow passengers, and head upriver in a motorized canoe. Within a couple of …
Vieques
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marilynne bradley
It rained all night. There’s a lull between showers and we walk to the airport and check in at 6:00 am. Security checks our shoes. We need to go through customs again. We have tickets for first …
Quito Market
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Stephen Krupnick
(Photo 2: Fresh fruits and Veggies at Quito market) While in Quito though I have the pleasure of visiting some markets, seeing the city, sampling the wonderful Ecuadorian cuisine, and standing on …
The Indians
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marilynne bradley
At the crack of dawn we are ready to pack. Luggage must be out of the cabin by 7:30am. We sail to Cruz Bay, St John for a simple customs check and continue to Red Hook, St. Thomas. The crew and …
Ecuador - Home of big rivers and BIGGER bugs
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Stephen Krupnick
(Photo 1: Here's a bug crawling on a 2 by 4. He's a big guy.) Another item on the bucket list -- to visit the Amazon. A trip is planned to Ecuador, part of the Amazon basin and the Napo River, one …
Molly Malones
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marilynne bradley
Today is Holly’s (crew member) birthday. A slow cruise on a cloudy day is perfect for passengers to gather on deck and converse. The topic of conversation is boating. Rental of catamarans are …
Ivan\'s
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marilynne bradley
The morning fog lets up to a partly cloudy sky. The ship docks at Soper’s Hole, Tortola BVI to clear customs. We have a long wait after standing in line behind a ferry passenger crowd. We …
Cruz Bay
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marilynne bradley
The overcast weather makes it an ideal morning to sail to St. Thomas’s rocks of Christmas Cove, a popular dive spot. The cove got it’s name from sailors meeting in this area on …
Bow Spirit
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marilynne bradley
The night is disturbed by the sloshing of water under the cabin. At one point I wake up to check if there is water rushing over the floor. The water tanks are under cabins 15 & 16. A morning sail …
Arabella Starboard
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marilynne bradley
A beautiful sunny morning greets us for a sail past the island of St. John. A large breakfast of omelets, bacon, rolls, fruit are served at 8am. Coffee and assorted rolls and bread were ready at …
Arabella Bow
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marilynne bradley
Never plan ahead on timing of Airlines. The schedule will change the day before.The flight was full with a bumpy ride the last hour. Taking the escalator to the next concourse my carry-on suitcase …
Ignacio\'s
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Jennifer Barile
Our last day. Always a bittersweet moment. Belize was one of those trips that I enjoyed more than I even thought I would. It also was such a relaxing vacation. And, we got a little of everything …
Ignacios
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Jennifer Barile
Our guide today was Hector and he was fabulous! He had lots of energy and was full of information on birds, plants, and Mayan history and culture. This was a full-day event, not for the faint of …