Santa Cruz: Darwin’s Turtles

We hopped on a flight to the Galapagos Islands and took a boat to Santa Cruz, where the Darwin Research Center was located. Started in 1964, it hosts conservation projects aimed at protecting wildlife species throughout the islands, particularly their long-living friends the tortoise. The grounds of the research center were lush and beautiful, the weather …

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Amazon Day Trip

I'm not sure what I was expecting out of a day trip into the amazon...visions of national geographic danced through my head I suppose. I know that if we had spent any serious amount of time there, we would have been let in on the real day to day lives and rituals of those that …

Galapagos Islands

Don't drink and Snorkel. Or maybe do, hell I'm not your mom.  After a few days on Ecuador's mainland, we decided to hop over to the Galapagos Islands.  I suggest not looking out the window on your descent into the airport.  Why?  Because the airport and landing strip is so teeny tiny that you assume …