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As a professional Biologist, I travel to countries throughout the world that have the ‘Est’ factor. The “Est” meaning the highest biodiversity of species, the longest river, or perhaps the …

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Swimming iguana
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Staci Edwards
In Galapagos, there is this anticipation…this air of expectant wonder, that around every corner awaits something magnificent…and it is waiting.  I have been to many parts of the …
Galapagos Sea Lion, acrylics, colored pencil, ink
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Staci Edwards
Snorkel sightings! (Disclaimer:  Jaime and I would sit down with a Galapagos Marine Species book on board the ship and, from memory, identify what we saw.  While we tried to be accurate, …
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Staci Edwards
I wanted to give potential travelers my observations, having had the unique opportunity to go to the Galapagos at two different times of year, on two different boats, with two different …
Marine Iguana, colored pencil
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Staci Edwards
Up early to pack and go to Santa Cruz island, to visit the Charles Darwin Center.  The bus stopped right by the mosaic garden, (click here for photos and art from this area) so we ducked in for …
Yellow-crowned Night Heron, pencil
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Staci Edwards
Floreana had unique features.  There was a giant, gnarly mangrove tree that dominated the crescent shaped shoreline.  Erosion had made a secondary type of cliff, where a Blue footed …
Galapagos hawk, acrylics
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Staci Edwards
Our new guide was Julian, and he was knowledgeable and friendly.  We were still in good hands!  Our group disembarked by a small lighthouse.  Walking the path was made even trickier …
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Staci Edwards
Cerro Brujo.  This is what is left of a tuff cone.  (That is where the lava enters a very cold ocean, causing an explosion.  It creates a different shape.)  This is also one of …
Galapagos tortoise, pencil
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Staci Edwards
Next stop: Punta Pitt, San Cristobal!We had a leisurely walk on a strangely colored, greenish beach, made so by olivine crystals in the sand.  Lava lizards abound.  We then turned …
Me and my sleepy friend!
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Staci Edwards
Galapagos, October, 2015I cannot describe to you how fortunate I feel, to be invited to explore more of these mysterious islands.  And how strange and marvelous the circumstances!  To be …
TIP 1: Understand what adventure travel really is. Adventure travel is an active, unique exploration of an exotic or remote destination with a small group of like-minded people, guided by full-time …
A survey prepared by the Travel Industry Association of America with the support of the National Geographic Society suggests that more than 55 million American travelers desire travel experiences …
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on one of our adventures, you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention! However, we can all use a little advice on …
7 steps you can take to help save the world's rainforests, from the Rainforest Action Network. 1) Reduce your paper and wood consumption. Logging companies are cutting down some of the most …
Plan in advance. Booking earlier helps ensure there is still space on the trip, ship, and lodging that best fit your needs. Specifically, spaces in the Galapagos, Antarctica and on the Inca Trail …
1. CALL US to begin planning! Our Trip Planners are specialists with years of experience arranging student groups into Latin America and on worldwide cruises. We work with groups of students of all …
Where Should We Go? If you are still undecided about where to travel, here are a few suggestions to get you started based on the interests/ goals of your trip Cultural Trips These trips are a …
Why Plan your Student Group with Adventure Life? 1. Flexibility Because we know the areas where we travel really well, we can also customize an itinerary to suit your specific travel needs. We …
Nik & Dusty on safari
If you haven't been inspired by them yet, let us introduce Nik & Dusty Green.  Let's just say that they are two of our favorite Adventure Lifers of all time.  As a result, we …
Breaching Orca Whale
Breaching orca whale   Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions.  Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale …
Probably the best tip I can give you is to come fully prepared with all the film, memory cards, batteries, charger ... you can muster. Bring twice as much film or memory cards as you think you will …