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Magnificent Frigatebird on the Galapagos Islands. Photo courtesy of eschu1952.
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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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