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.
"Just as you would go to Rio to experience Carnival, you must come to Tahiti to see Heiva. It's unique, huge and marvelous."
You've been looking forward to your European jaunt for months; you're all packed; you board the plane; you register at the hotel; you do some sightseeing; you eat dinner at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city; the next morning you have a scratchy throat; by nightfall you have a fever.
I got an email asking if I would audition to play drums for their upcoming tour of the US. I was thrilled to be playing with a band again, but it was also a chance for me to take photos on the road, which is my favorite thing in the world to do.
Hidden among the Caribbean's many mega-resorts are some of the most unique, intimate boutiques travelers can imagine.
Travelers, if you're in these cities and need some suds, consider these well-brewed destinations for a flavorful pint of repose.
Avant-garde menus, star chefs, world-class views: These restaurants give the fine art in the hallowed halls that surround them a bit of healthy -- and delicious -- competition for attention.
In the United States, I enjoyed a nice bottle of chardonnay, but never have I experienced the variety of wines, the passion of the winegrowers, the dominance of the grape in a culture, and the inclusion of this important commodity into so many components of the Georgian way of life.
What had I seen? Was it a species as yet undescribed by science? In places as remote as the Weddell Sea, it is quite possible to come across unknown animals, but it is also very difficult to know for sure that what you have found is really new.
I spent 12 magical days in Botswana exploring four camps -- Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo -- in various regions of the Okavango Delta. Each had its own personality and exciting wildlife adventure. I started my trip at Chitabe Camp, and now... Vumbura Plains
For Céline Cousteau, adventure is in her blood. She is, after all, a third generation explorer. She's also the granddaughter of legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and started exploring the world in childhood. Since then, there's been no stopping her.
This laidback California beach community combines boho chic and an artsy vibe. Here's VitaminDaily.com's Sarah Bancroft's must-see, must-do itinerary.
My crush also went to my camp, and I fantasized he would ask me to dance to "In Your Eyes," which was played every time, because it was the early 90s and John Cusack was still ruining romantic gestures for everyone between the ages of 12 and death.
The first long weekend of the summer season is almost here, and with that comes the start of the great pilgrimage up north to cottages, campsites, and the great outdoors. While you may not be able to avoid the stop and go of bumper to bumper traffic, you can avoid the need to stop for greasy service centre fare with some healthy snacks that pack up fast and travel well.
Visiting St. Simons Island is like taking a deep breath of all that is good and wholesome about living by the sea.
I'm in London right now. And as I walk through the streets I can't help but to mimic the accents I hear. But the honest truth is that I'm not so good at it!
Of course we'd never resort to threatening our kids in the car to make them behave. Nuh-uh. But redirection will only get you so far. Then things devolve so quickly into backseat anarchy that the hapless driver is rendered powerless in mediating disputes. What should you do?
London is a beautiful and unique city that has a lot of different attractions to offer. However, in one of the most expensive cities in the world, sometimes going out and enjoying yourself can become quite pricey and can limit your options.
Did you ever imagine a yacht on wheels? Well, my father did, though now you see such things on our roads and highways all the time. We call them "RV's." Along with his many achievements in his remarkable life, my father invented the first luxury RV.