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The Galapagos Islands: A Last Place on Earth

Peter Neill | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

Image: Rod Mast | Marine Photobank The Galapagos Islands... The name evokes a faraway place where Nature exists in an almost pure form, described by...

Slow Travel: The Best Small Ship Cruises

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Cruising has taken on a new, boutique slant. These small, stylish boats have a limited number of cabins and all the trappings of a luxury hotel. Small ship cruising is the newest travel trend and the most elegant way to embrace slow travel.

Iguanas, Those Prehistoric-Looking Mini-Dinosaurs: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.11.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

No need to biologically engineer Jurassic Park. Just put on magnifying glasses and go down to Iguana-dom, that realm where every scale, spine, spike, crest, dewlap and wart screams dinosaur.

Seals and Sea Lions: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), seals and sea lions are "second cousins," composing together with walruses the three families of pinnipeds (fin-footed in Latin).

Ecuador Travel Tips

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

I am an Africa specialist but even a committed Africa-phile needs a change of pace once in a while! In the spirit of exploration I spent two weeks vis...

Brian Monnin & the Galapagos Kids

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Photo courtesy of MTSobek Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinati...

11 Stunning Hotel Pools With A View

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a dip in these exceptionally stunning pools that are each situated within some of the world's most breathtaking landscape.

Was Darwin Really a Genius?

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 06.11.2016 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

The magnitude of Darwin's achievement is beyond question. If genius is defined only by influence, rather than by extraordinary unique creative ability, then there is no debate.

Eight Castaway Islands To Escape To In The Summer Months

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Soak up barefoot island life and explore the pristine surroundings of these idyllic spots.

Where to Travel for the Long Summer Vacation

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It's time to start planning your summer break, but make sure you head to the season's best spots.

8 Extraordinary Places to go Whale Watching in Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Get up close to the whales and their calves as they migrate to the warm waters of Latin America.

Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

Rachel Chang | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Chang

The carousel stopped again. It wasn't there. And neither were the bags for the majority of my fellow passengers. Suddenly I heard screaming, yelling, and even riot-like chanting erupt. But it was all in Spanish.

In Galápagos, a Case of Suicide or Murder?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 03.24.2015 | Crime
Cecilia Alvear

Was it suicide or murder? The Ecuadorian government, hoping to answer that question, says it is reopening the case of the death of underwater filmmaker Valerie de la Valdene, whose body was found July 5, 2014 in her home on Santa Cruz island in the Galápagos.

Safari Experiences Around the World

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

These amazing destinations get me excited about all the possibilities and all the experiences that can be found around the world for a safari-lover like me.

Cruising the Galapagos Islands Is a Voyage Back in Time

George Hobica | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Our rubber craft landed on the rocky shore of this island, one of several the ship visits on its various itineraries, and we were immediately greeted by a troop of sea lions, one of which plopped down on the path in front of us, blocking our way -- not menacingly, just lazily.

The Legacy of Lonesome George: Rescuing Tortoises From Extinction

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

They look invincible-with their built-in body armor and their enormous bulk. But giant tortoises, the very symbol of the Galápagos, are among the most devastated creatures on the islands.

What's the Most Exotic Cocktail You've Ever Had?

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

One of the finest ways to immerse yourself in local cultures while traveling is through dining and drinking -- sampling regional fare and wine and mixing and eating with locals. In Galápagos, where wilderness reigns, there are still plenty of ways to discover regional flavors.

The Strange Times of Tortoise #21

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

In the 1960's the director of the nascent Charles Darwin Research Station found that the Española tortoises, slaughtered by the thousands by 18th-century whalers, were on the verge of extinction.

Rescue Mission Underway to Save Mangrove Finches

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Like most babies, these new arrivals require a lot of attention. While they wait in their incubators for one of their 16 daily feedings, they listen to the recorded voices of their parents. They are fed a special formula of papaya, scrambled eggs and insects. Insects?

Galápagos Park Rangers Protect Nesting Turtles, Mating Sea Lions

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

They are like ninjas, dressed completely in black, spying and moving stealthily in the night to avoid detection. These are not military commandos, but rather a trio of Galápagos National Park rangers, backed up by an international group of volunteers, monitoring the nesting activities of green sea turtles.

An Underwater Tour Of The Galápagos Islands

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Chaney Kwak, CNTraveler.com The Galápagos Islands recently landed on our list of Top 10 Islands in Australia and the Pacific, and no wonder. The ...

4 Great Travel Adventures In Latin America

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices

Have you gone snorkeling in the reefs, biking in the mountains or kayaking in a bay or river? Maybe hiked around historic sites or experienced a cultu...

In Close With Wild & Strange Galápagos Creatures

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Galápagos wildlife is famous for lacking an instinct to flee human presence. Oftentimes sea lions will jump off the rocks where they're sunning themselves to swim with snorkelers. Blue-footed boobies will build nests in the middle of a trail.

Quito's Strangest Museum Is Definitely Off the Beaten Path

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Elyssa Pachico

For tourists who are visiting Ecuador and can't afford a trip to the Galapagos, the giant tortoise shell in Rodrigo Dueñas' recently opened science museum in downtown Quito is a good way to get close.

Animal Adventurer Bucket List Hotel Guide (PHOTOS)

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

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