My Photos : Stephanie & Craig Smith
We experience the varied local cultures of Ecuador, starting with a 5 night homestay with a family of Kichwa farmers in the highlands of Morochos. Then we spend three nights camping with the jungle-dwelling Kichwa Waira Churi family. During a three day paddle down the Shiripuno River, we learn about the Huaorani culture of the Amazon basin. We explore the jungle for two days at the Shiripuno Lodge with our Huaorani guide before heading back to Quito and continuing home.
Read my journal : Craig and Steph Explore the Cultures of Ecuador
My Photos : Sandy Lane
During the Summer of 2009 I promised my grandson that the following summer, after his high school graduation, I\'d take him anywhere in the world as long as he was willing to travel with me. He chose the Galapagos Archipelago.
Read my journal : Two Perspectives on Our Galapagos Journey
My Photos : Kerry Wohlstein
Following in Darwin\'s footsteps, I will be going to Ecuador, starting in Quito and ending in the Galapagos Islands. I have my backpack, my water shoes, guide to Ecuador and of course, my camera. Can\'t leave home without it. Buen viaje and vamos!
Read my journal : Darwin Country
My Photos : Judy Green
Its exciting, to say the least, to fly out of Quito, Ecuador, since the city sits in a bowl high in the Andes, surrounded by mountain peaks, with the airport nestled right next to downtown. Soon we were up and over, on our way to a short stop in Guayaquil, and then on to Baltra, our first island in the Galapagos.
Read my journal : Galapagos Cruise on the Angelito
My Photos : lynda bogan
Our Galapagos trip combined adventure (snorkeling with sharks, sea turtles, & sea lions), geology (volcanoes), zoology, history (Darwin), folklore (murder & intrigue), culture, & rest. But the best was sharing it with the people I love the most!
Read my journal : Galapagos Islands Cruise