Category Archives: International

Galapagos Sea Lions

The sea lions are the #1 inhabitant of the Galapagos and they are EVERYWHERE. I should have started with them, but I wanted to share the full experience and some of the greater videos that I captured which took much … Continue reading

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Modern Quito

At the beginning of our vacation, we stayed, explored and visited shops/restaurants in the older/historic part of Quito. At the end of our trip, we decided to spend a day in the newer and more modern Quito. I must say, … Continue reading

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Galapagos Bird Watching

Today, we took another long hike on Espanola that is flat, but very rocky! It is a long hike only because of (a) all the rocks and (b) there are lot of things to see. We hopped into the Zodiacs … Continue reading

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Galapagos Tortoise Sightings

Let’s start off this posting with the required answer that many people is asking: did I go running in the Galapagos? Of course I did! The unofficial Galapagos Beach 5K. The El Progreso area of San Cristobal is a very … Continue reading

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La Pinta Review

After a trip to the Galapagos, many people ask me for a review of the ship and if it was a good choice, The tour company made the choice, but many may decide on the tour based on the ship … Continue reading

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Finding Boobies

Today we went on a challenging hike first in the morning. A true hike and not just a beach walk along a trail. Our mission was to not only explore the beautiful scenery. But to explore and seek out the … Continue reading

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The Galapagos

Day 1 of exploring the Galapagos Our first day started with boarding a medium sized ship named La Pinta. I will do a ship review at the end of the trip. The waters are very blue and quite clear. We … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Galapagos

It is a restricted national park so you must go through quite a food steps to arrive. Park Rangers check every bag before you leave the airport and once again when you arrive. There is no terminal with gates, but … Continue reading

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The Equator

Today, we headed a little north of Quito Ecuador to go visit a local Indigenous tribe/culture/history museum and actually check in at the Equator of the Earth! Don’t go to the Middle of the Earth tourist trap: https://www.mitaddelmundo.gob.ec/es/ Check out the … Continue reading

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Exploring Quito – Day 2

I do not know how, but we got very lucky in avoiding the dry season thunderstorms threatening the area this week. We enjoyed exploring a little more of the history of Quito which has a very strong Spanish Catholic influence … Continue reading

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