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by on November 29, 2019
Galapagos faces many issues in conservation. From invasive species to thousands of visitors annualy, many conservation strategies must be employed to maintain the pristine state of the Islands. This blog goes into detail of some of the challenges and ongoing efforts to combat them.
by on July 22, 2019
Want to take a taxi in Quito? Learn some tips revolving around safety, navigation, and pricing. Quito is a particularly interesting place to take a taxi. It extends almost 65 km from end to end, and yet is only 5 km at its widest part. This leads to almost exclusively north-south transfers, with only select crossings and turns to reach specific points. Keep that linear routing in mind, in case your driver starts to take you in circles!
by on July 18, 2019
The Infinity is a luxury yacht that launched its operation in late 2018. It is now part of a fleet of vessels that have been cruising the islands for nearly a decade. This is one of the best ways to visit the Galapagos.In this post, I'll introduce you to the ship and the itineraries, and explain how to handle your flights to get aboard the cruise without any issue. The Infinity cruise has a few details that are unlike other cruises, so there are a few things worth knowing.
by on February 25, 2019
The Elite is a luxury catamaran set to launch in September, 2019. The Elite is the sister vessel to the Endemic. It will have the exact same level of luxury. This vessel will be an awesome choice for cruising the Galapagos Islands. In this article I’ll highlight the main features of the Elite. I’ll also go over how you can plan your flights for your cruise of the Galapagos based on Elite’s itinerary. And since connecting flights can be so tricky, I’ll give you the flight information to help you to make a smooth trip to the Galapagos Islands.
by on January 30, 2019
A Galapagos cruise could very well be one of the most memorable times of your life. This little volcanic archipelago in the middle of nowhere has truly one-of-a-kind wildlife and an incredible history. It's one of those rare places where you get that perfect mix of bizarre, incredible, and 100% unique. Combining an amazing place like the Galapagos Islands with a luxury cruise? It doesn't get any better than that. The tricky part is deciding which cruise to go for. There are a lot of vessels that can take you exploring seemingly prehistoric world, all with their own pros and cons.
by on December 5, 2018
The Galapagos Islands are amazing on many levels. The climate is remarkably comfortable for being so close to the equator. The islands themselves were formed by presently-active volcanoes that command respect and truly impress. The ocean and beaches are beautiful. Really, though, it's animals that make the visit unforgettable. The Galapagos Islands are home to loads of endemic species. That means that they're not found anywhere else in the world. The animals here are actually extremely comfortable around humans; they haven't developed a fear of being hunted that animals in other areas have. Let's go over some of the highlights of what awesome animals you can expect to see in the Galapagos.
by on November 1, 2018
Selfies with giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies while you're on a trip to the Galapagos are definitely Instagram-worthy. Besides plastering social media with mind-blowing photos of the islands, sometimes you simply need to be in contact with the outside world. So what's the Galapagos cell phone coverage like throughout the archipelago? Cell coverage can be spotty. Generally the populated areas have decent coverage, but the uninhabited islands and open ocean are typically out of range. In this article I'll outline what to expect, and what options you have.
by on October 16, 2018
A good hike can be one of the most satisfying ways to really get close to nature. The feeling of accomplishment along with a few amazing views make for a totally memorable vacation. Ecuador does not disappoint when it comes to awesome hikes! Especially in the mountains, there are absolutely breathtaking routes for all levels of hikers. Here are my top 5 places.
by on October 2, 2018
Food and travel; one of the most natural pairings of the universe. So with a destination as amazing as the Galapagos Islands, what can you expect to experience for cuisine? In this post we'll go over what's offered on Galapagos cruises - one traveler to another 😁 There's one thing I've learned from my traveling around the world. If you let a great chef cook a meal that he grew up eating, he'll knock it out of the park every time. Ecuador has some amazing dishes that are truly unique to this country. Traditional coastal foods do a great job of showcasing what can come from the ocean. A cruise is quite possibly the best setting to enjoy seafood! Let me introduce you to some traditional Ecuadorian foods that I've absolutely fallen in love with!
 
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