Galapagos Travel Articles

DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise in the Galapagos
Brian Morgan
Iguana found during a Galapagos wildlife cruise
DarAnne Dunning
Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Glory Moore
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
John Collins Jr.
A pair of Blue Footed Boobies
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Spending the Holidays on Holiday
Thinking about all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season could stress you out...even in July. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you actually had a break during your time off? How great would …
Double the Adventure
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Cruise Options for Active Travelers
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated, "Enjoying an ocean cruise and breaking a sweat aren't concepts that traditionally go together.  Indeed, the indolence that many people crave …
Travel Incentive "Old Hat" for Adventure Life
This recent Adweek article highlights a company that gives employees money to use for personal travel experiences.  Amazing employee benefit, right?  Here at Adventure Life, we have …
Scientific Discovery in the Galapagos
Unlike other volcanic island chains, such as Hawaii, the Galapagos have multiple volcanoes that are simultaneously active.  As if these islands were not mysterious enough with so many unique …
Experience the Galapagos, Your Way
Enchanted Galapagos Wondering why Darwin's Enchanted Isles are one of the most fascinating travel destinations on Earth?  In no other corner of the world can travelers hike in search of …
Protecting a Living Museum
A brief history of human impact on the Galapagos Islands The Galapagos first appeared on maps around 1570 with various explorers making stops but never settling on the islands.  Whalers and …
Adventure Life hosts The Adventure Geezer in the Galapagos
Adventure Life had the pleasure of hosting award-winning travel writer, Don Mankin, on his recent trip to the Galapagos. Don's blog, The Adventure Geezer, is an insightful reference for the …
Top 5 Wildlife Destinations
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as the …
Mating Season
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Christmas in July
Thinking about all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season could stress you out...even in July. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you actually had a break during your time off? How great would …
A New Perspective on New Year Resolutions
The last year comes to a close, and 2014 brings with it an opportunity to make the next year even better!  Many of us think of similar "resolutions" for each new year, but why not be …
Challenges Facing the Galapagos
Information supplied by International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) The Galapagos have evolved unique species of fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth. In 1835, young Charles …
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Working together for Sustainable Travel Adventure Life is the first US-based operator to join the Rainforest Alliance's TOPS (Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability). We have formed an alliance to …
Galapagos Travel: Rules for Galapagos Visitors, a Good Time for a Good Reminder
Two corrals closed. The giant tortoises can be observed from the viewing platforms. Photo courtesy of Galapagos Conservancy Last month, the Galapagos National Park Service announced they are closing …
Giant Tortoises
Courtesy of The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos and The Galapagos National Park Service Giant tortoises can only be found on Galapagos and on the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean. …
Land Iguanas
Courtesy of The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos and The Galapagos National Park Service Land Iguanas resemble mythical creatures from the past - dragons with long tails, clawed feet …
Conservation Challenges in the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands have evolved unique species of fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth. In 1835, young Charles Darwin visited the islands, and what he learned helped inspire his theory of …
Galapagos Travel: Tips on Choosing a Galapagos Yacht
There are a lot of yacht options in the Galapagos and picking the right yacht for your Galapagos adventure can be overwhelming. Adventure Life has a few tips on how to make your vacation plans …
Galapagos Tours in December
Learn more about what to expect on Galapagos cruise in December The Galapagos Islands are located at the Equator so there is not a lot of seasonal variation. Air temperatures tend to run in the …
Galapagos Wildlife: Charles Darwin Foundation Releases the Ultimate Wildlife Checklist
Giant Tortoise - the Galapagos' namesake   Snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos   Endemic to the Galapagos, Sally-lightfoot crab   Frigate bird and chick in …
Ecuador: An Adventure with Diversity
As one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, Ecuador is a playground for anyone searching for adventure travel. Where else in the world can you climb a glacier-peaked mountain one …
Charles Darwin Research Center
The Charles Darwin Research Center was created in 1960 by an international committee in order to promote research, conservation, and education in the Galapagos Islands. The center is located on Isla …
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are a nature lover's paradise. Isolated from the mainland for thousands of years, some of the most unusual species in the world evolved here, including giant tortoises, marine …

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