The Galapagos Islands stand out on many lists, and have many names. Darwin’s Playground tops the charts for its wildlife, fragile eco-system, striking landscapes, and the intriguing circumstances that brought both the creatures and the early settlers to the archipelago. One aspect of Galapagos Islands travel that is often overlooked are the tropical beaches found along their shores. Continue reading
While Quito’s detractors are quick to point out the city’s flaws, the capital of Ecuador does many things well-the annual Fiestas de Luz is high on the list. Any given day wandering the streets of the historic center is an adventure into the Spanish architecture, the rich history, and the roots of the country’s culture. Continue reading
Vacations to the Galapagos Islands make way for journeys that amaze and inspire-while giving new meaning to adventure travel. The wildlife comes out of the blue-creating moments that astound people of all shapes and sizes while sparking the imagination and awakening a curiosity for the natural world. Continue reading
Galapagos Island trips open up the eyes to new aspects of the natural world and create moments that redefine travel-waking up the senses and adding an element of awe to time spent in one of the most exotic places in the world.
It’s a place where the normal rules of travel are upended-while there are a variety of ways to see the archipelago, Galapagos Islands trips revolve around the mandates of the Galapagos National Park. This can be a bit encumbering when trying to plan a trip, these regulations are the bare minimum from which many other conservation efforts are founded. Keep reading for a few of the efforts in place to protect the islands and what that means for you as a traveler.
The Historic Center of Quito opens up the doors for moments that ring with authenticity-be it exploring the grandeur of cathedrals and museums, or taking a night to find an out-of-the-way spot to enjoy great food in good company. Keep reading for some of the best restaurants in the capital’s historic center.