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Travel Articles: Galapagos
Galapagos by land!
Never a dull moment in the Galapagos, when I wasn't having my picture taken with a giant tortoise of sea lion, I was snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, biking or horseback riding through the remarkable landscape. An excellent Galapagos adventure!
Epiphanies in Ecuador and the Galapagos
An account of the adventures and epiphanies of a diverse group of travelers in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
Quito and Galapagos Trip
What a trip! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves - there's probably no need for descriptions, but I'll give it a shot. Can't wait to go back to see some of the other islands that we weren't able to visit this time.
Another day in Pahrahdyze . . . Galapagos Islands
Family Travel in Ecuador
Ecuador is an ideal destination for families interested in educational travel. With four distinct ecosystems in a relatively small area, families can experience natural diversity in a short period of time. There are also plenty of opportunities to have fun and make lasting memories together!
Galapagos Through the Eyes of an Artist
Galapagos: a playground for artists, photographers and people who just love wildlife! (Like me!) Explore with me...See the paintings I create inspired by this unique environment...Get good travel tips for the islands!
Galapagos, Machu Picchu II SCA Hikers
This is the second trip of members of the Sun City Anthem Hiking Club to Galapagos and Machu Picchu with Adventure Life and SASTravelPeru. The first trip was in March of 2006. This trip was again organized by me to see what I experienced as a volunteer
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 maritime fur traders started moving in during the 18th century. At this time, tortoises were hunted as a source of meat since they could be kept alive onboard …
Our Galapagos Cruise aboard the Coral
Quito & Galapagos Multi Sport Land Trip
3 Days touring around Quito followed by 7 days of a land-based Galapagos tour with Adventure Life. Naturalist Cezar Salazar was superb. We lived on land on three different islands in comfortable accomodations and freindly neighbors. During the day, we took day trips on land and water, with snorkeling every day. Land based activities including …
Ecuador & The Galapagos
We mixed a few days exploring the city of Quito with some hiking in the mountains outside the city, and finished up with a 5-day Galapagos cruise.
Another chapter in what I like to call the Adventures of Fodder and Son. My 9 year-old boy and I are traveling to the Galapagos Islands to swim with the fishes in a non-mafia hit kind of way.
Galapagos and Amazon- Birds, Tortoises and Iguanas
By paddling, hiking and biking you get close to so many unusual birds and reptiles. I felt like we were in the Center of the Earth. I thought that it is impossible for birds to have blue feet- but here they are, living next to penguins on the equator.
Galapagos and Amazon -Feast for the senses (and stomach)
Neither the best coffee-table book nor video documentary begins to capture the Galapagos. Only walking (and biking) the ground, paddling the shore and snorkling the waters can give a sense of the beauty and fragility of this one-of-a-kind place
Reflections: An Ecuadorian Journal
Kathleen and Jacqueline’s Excellent Adventure...All Things Ecuador...El Medio del Mundo...How do I title a 3 in 1 trip that was so much more than either of us expected?
Exploring Lost Worlds: Peru and the Galapagos Islands
“I thought you might enjoy the enclosed log of our recent trip. Fabulous trip, just wish we had done it while we were younger. … This was our third trip to South America and clearly the best. … Even though I’m very pleased with the pictures, they just don’t do justice.”
— Lana R. Batts,
May 7–21, 2001
This Isn't Your Traditional Galapagos Tour
Traditional Galapagos travel is changing. While taking a cruise is still the most popular way to explore the islands, new tours are offering unique and unusual ways to explore the beauty and the wonder of the Galapagos.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Challenges Facing the Galapagos
The Galapagos islands are a living laboratory of evolution and one of the world's premier ecotourism destinations. Before you travel, understand the challenges the Galapagos, its local communities and its delicate ecology, are facing.
Dave & Val’s Ecuadorian Adventures, 2008
Adventure Life travelers, Dave and Val LaHart, share a travel tale about their experiences during our Wildlife Odyssey trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon and Galapagos Islands.
Spending the Holidays on Holiday
Oh the hustle & bustle of the holidays! Wouldn't you rather feel refreshed & recharged upon returning to work in January? Wouldn't true quality time with family be so much better than cleaning, running errands, & trying to avoid chaos? We have a resolution to these issues, and it might just come with the bonus of a suntan... Spend your holidays on holiday!
Double the Adventure
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching. While takingthe time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO destinations? There are so many possible combinations of places that are easy to see during one adventure, and we love customizing these fusion trips for our travelers! …
Experience the Galapagos, Your Way
In no other place on earth can travelers hike in search of ancient tortoises, kayak past hundreds of sunbathing iguanas, and swim among sea lions all in the same day! There are so many ways to see the Galapagos, so it can be difficult to choose. Our guide will help you decide the right style of travel for you.
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 mesmerized. However, I was curious why the wolves were running playfully, nuzzling noses, and dancing around like excitable puppies. This is not the gracefully fierce wolf behavior I …
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