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Giant Tortoises in Galapagos
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Lynessa Nelson
No matter how much I prepare and try to prevent getting sick it seems to happen to me every single time I travel internationally.  Actually, I used to get motion sickness driving to the super …
sea lions on the beach
Author
Lynessa Nelson
We flew to the Galapagos this morning. The kitchen at the hotel was closed when we got up but they fed us a muffin and juice on the first part of our flight to Guayaquil. Then on the two hour flight …
View in the Quito colonial square
Author
Lynessa Nelson
The day in Ecuador begins earlier than we are used do as there are only 12 hours of light year round from 6am-6pm. So 6am actually feels like 8am back home. We had a continental breakfast of eggs, …
Checking out the Quito Mirador
Author
Lynessa Nelson
Our Ecuador and Galapagos adventure began today with a bit of a scare. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 6:20am and both of us slept through our multiple alarms. We woke up at 5:20am and scrambled …
Sun Island
Author
Laura Chadwick
We spent the morning exploring the incredible peaks overlooking the harbor at Copacabana. It was quite a hike, but afforded a beautiful view of the town of Copacabana and the lake. We also got to …
Sunset on the Amazon
Author
Andrea Edwards
Landing in Miami this morning, I looked at my email and there was a message from Santiago. Just like last time, my sweet friend eased my transition home with a kind message. Before we left for Peru …
Bolivian statue
Author
Laura Chadwick
We took a boat to the north end of Isle del Sol and hiked to Challapampa. We explored more ruins, including the sacred rock of Lake Titicaca and the footprints left by the Sun God when he left the …
The Aqua Band!
Author
Andrea Edwards
One of my favorite things about the Aqua is the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that are in every room. Each morning you wake up not knowing what your view is going to be. After breakfast we …
Intricate rock formations
Author
Laura Chadwick
Best vacation ever! Today was incredible! We arrived at Isle del Sol in Lake Titicaca. We traveled to Copacabana, then took a 1.5 hour boat ride to the island, which may be the prettiest place on …
New friends from the Aqua
Author
Andrea Edwards
This morning we took the little boats to the Yurapa River and on the way saw some incredible birds--bright yellow kiskadees, kingfishers, hawks, a yellow-headed caracara, a woodpecker, herons, a …
La Paz
Author
Laura Chadwick
La Paz is an incredible, bustling city, with some of the best people-watching (and dog-watching, if you are like me) ever. I could have sat on a bench for hours doing just that- and believe me after …

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