Galapagos


Our guide, Simone, from the Achuar community on an Amazon trip
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Elizabeth Conway
Our amazing guide, Simone, from the Achuar community in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Did I tip? You betcha. To tip or not to tip - or what to tip!? Questions regarding tipping etiquette are some of the …
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Elizabeth Conway
357 dead sharks found on board illegal fishing vessel - photo courtesy of the Galapagos National Park Earlier this week the Galapagos National Park and the Ecuadorian Navy seized a boat that was …
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Elizabeth Conway
My dad and I, toasting a few adventures. Happy Father's Day! My mother is currently celebrating her 59th birthday in Swiss Alps -- a trip she's been anticipating for nearly a year when her brother …
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Elizabeth Conway
Adventure Life Giveaway - Win 2 Free Flights to South America Adventure Life and LAN airlines have partnered to offer you the chance to win two round trip tickets from the USA to anywhere LAN …
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
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Elizabeth Conway
The Giant Tortoise - A Galapagos Superstar Earlier this year, the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) issued a notice to all Galapagos boat operators that they must start operating 15-day …
After 20 minutes of struggle, the hawk won.
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Elizabeth Conway
Endemic Galapagos Hawk -- The lava lizard didn't stand a chance. Photo by Jennifer Crossman As part of an ongoing commitment (and battle) to eradicate invasive species on the Galapagos Islands, …
Old town teems with Colonial architecture, such as this plaza visited on an Ecuador tour
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Elizabeth Conway
Quito, Old Town Oh what a difference a day makes! I know it is tough to find a lot of accurate and updated information out there on just what is currently happening in Ecuador. I am happy to …
Tortoise baby!
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Elizabeth Conway
Travelers visit breeding centers for giant tortoises in the Galapagos, and meet some of the newest residents. Photo by Alicia Cruz In late May 2010, thirty-nine giant tortoises were released onto …
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
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Elizabeth Conway
Giant Tortoise - the Galapagos' namesake   Snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos   Endemic to the Galapagos, Sally-lightfoot crab   Frigate bird and chick in …
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Elizabeth Conway
My mom, and her three girls (and one grand-baby-to-be) on a canoe trip in Minnesota   Marissa and her mom getting ready to enter the ATM cave in Belize   Julia's …
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Elizabeth Conway
March 27, 2010 will bring with it the fourth annual Earth Hour -- the world's largest switch-off. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is designed as a non-partisan movement, where the …
Galapagos tortoise on a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Islands
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Elizabeth Conway
Ten sub-species of giant tortoises exist in the wild. The 11th species has one remaining survivor, Lonesome George, who resides at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Just how impressive? How …
One of the first icebergs we encountered
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Adventure Life
Image from Gregory Dohrn's Antarctica Journal What a day! Today we entered Antarctic Sound, also known as Iceberg Alley. And what a place it is! Gigantic table icebergs float everywhere, and on …
Leaving Ushuaia for Antarctica
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Adventure Life
Leaving Ushuaia for Antarctica Four hours to go to board the ship! Passengers are gathering in the hotel bar and conversation is lively as we wait the final hours for our Antarctica cruise to …
Your view from EcoCamp
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Elizabeth Conway
Win a Patagonia Wildlife Safari trip: EcoCamp's Suite Domes   Win a Galapagos trip onboard the Eric, Letty, Flamingo Back by popular demand... I am pleased to announce our new Trip …
Blue Footed Boobies
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Elizabeth Conway
Blue footed boobies - photo by Wayne Ng   Giant tortoise - by Wayne Ng   Winner of our best journal contest wins voyage to Antarctica on the Antarctic Dream   …
The late Lonesome George
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Elizabeth Conway
Traveler, DeAnn Phillips, captures a picture of Lonesome George at the Charles Darwin Research Station Last week came news from the Galapagos National Park that Lonesome George -- the last Pinta …
Eric, Letty & Flamingo
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Elizabeth Conway
The M/Y Eric is one of three sister ships in the Galapagos: Seen here the Eric, Letty, Flamingo In the June/July 2009 issue, National Geographic Adventure highlights the Galapagos yacht, M/Y Eric, …
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Adventure Life
La Cumbre Volcano as seen from space Metropolitan Touring recently sent us the following update about the volcanic eruption in Galapagos. For more incredible images of the volcanoe, check these …
Isabela Island
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Renee Noffke
Isabela Island from my April 2008 Galapagos tour   News from the Galapagos – fire on Isabela Island. The fire was started accidentally by a local farmer, who was burning weeds on his …
Me and a tortoise, i made a friend
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Adventure Life
Check out Monika's trip journal from her Galapagos Multisport trip   Click here to see more photos of snorkeling in Galapagos   Check out Renee's father-daughter tour to …