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Magnificent Frigatebird on the Galapagos Islands. Photo courtesy of eschu1952.
by in Budget, Ecotourism, South America, Travel Guides

How To Visit The Galapagos Islands On A Budget

While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, once you pay for the flight and $100 entrance fee, it is possible to explore this beautiful area on a budget. After going there myself, I discovered these tips for saving money in this ecologically unique destination. Here […]

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Swimming with Nurse Sharks at Compass Cay
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Exumas Cays: The Galapagos Islands’ Quirky Sister?

I can feel freckles forming on my nose as the sun paints my face with its rays. Translucent blue waters showcase vibrant tropical fish and colorful corals, while white sand beaches provide the perfect place for an afternoon picnic. All around me it’s a Caribbean paradise of palms, shells, sailboats […]

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Quito: More Than Just a Gateway to the Galapagos
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Quito: More Than Just a Gateway to the Galapagos

While often thought of as a jumping-off point for the Galapagos Islands, Quito, Ecuador has a lot more to offer. With a historically-rich city center, lively indigenous culture, vibrant markets and adventurous day-trips, Quito is a unique and worthwhile destination for any traveler. 1. Hike Cotopaxi Volcano Touted as one […]

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10 Alternatives To The Galapagos Islands
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10 Alternatives To The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are well known for their endemic wildlife, unique flora and strong ecological philosophy. However, the destination isn’t the only place in the world to experience an unparalleled natural setting. In fact, islands in Asia, South America, Europe and even the continent of Antarctica all feature one-of-a-kind encounters for those interested in seeing something new in […]

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Photo Essay: 10 Unedited Super Shots Of The Galapagos
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Photo Essay: 10 Unedited Super Shots Of The Galapagos

It’s hard to put into words the beauty that surrounds you when in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. One thing that struck me is how exceptionally clean the area is, and how much the locals care. I was constantly lectured about recycling and respecting the wildlife and plants, not just […]

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11 Weird And Wonderful Things I Learned In The Galapagos Islands
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11 Weird And Wonderful Things I Learned In The Galapagos Islands

While most people are aware the Galapagos Islands feature pristine beaches and unique flora and fauna, there are many pieces of information one would have to visit the islands to discover. Here are some interesting facts I learned during my trip to this 1. Soft Sand Is Made Of Fish […]

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Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge: Waterfront Luxury In The Galapagos Islands
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Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge: Waterfront Luxury In The Galapagos Islands

If you’re making a trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, you’re going to want to treat yourself. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and in order to experience it properly, an equally beautiful accommodation is in order. That’s why, on a trip to the island of Santa […]

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Would You Sleep In A 300-Year-Old Ceibo Tree In The Galapagos Islands?
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Would You Sleep In A 300-Year-Old Ceibo Tree In The Galapagos Islands?

On San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, you can find a unique accommodation that is part treehouse, part underground cave. Known as El Ceibo, the property is located in the El Progreso neighborhood and features the largest tree on the entire island at 48 feet high. Moreover, at $20 a night, it’s […]

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Swimming With Sharks And Sea Lions In The Galapagos Islands
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Swimming With Sharks And Sea Lions In The Galapagos Islands

“Don’t freak out, but there are two huge hammerhead sharks right below us.” My guide Jens’ attempt at having me “not freak out” over the two carnivorous beasts that are 10 feet away from my juicy calves only leads me to begin shrieking and jumping on his back. Soon, though, […]

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Adventure Travel: Nancy Sathre-Vogel Of Family On Bikes Inspires Us To Grab Our Cycles And Hit The Open Road
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Adventure Travel: Nancy Sathre-Vogel Of Family On Bikes Inspires Us To Grab Our Cycles And Hit The Open Road

Thinking about having a cycling adventure? Expert cycle traveler, published author, inspirational speaker and creator of Family on Bikes Nancy Sathre-Vogel talks about following your dreams, finding your passions and how cycling can enhance your travel experience (not to mention that it’s not as difficult as you think). Read on […]

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