Galápagos Islands are born with nothing. Constant, relentless volcanic activity caused these islands in the wilds of the Pacific Ocean to rise up from ..
It might be tempting to pack everything but the kitchen sink when preparing for the exotic delights of your safari holiday. But with luggage restricti ..
People with some knowledge of birds know that cormorants are rather common. These aquatic birds are great flyers and good divers, found pretty muc ..
One of the most surreal experiences on arrival to your Galapagos Islands vacation is spotting shiny, rock-like mounds almost camouflaged against the l ..
With all the anticipation of the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, it might be tempting to skip Quito on your Ecuador vacation and head straight out on your ..
If you’ve ever tried to peg down a flapping tent in high winds, eaten beans out of a tin, or tossed and turned in a sleeping bag, you will know that a ..
Isabela is the largest of the Galapagos Islands, home to spectacular animals on land, including the recently discovered pink iguana of Wolf volcano. This ha ..
If there ever was an animal whose tenderness and affection towards its significant other were to be considered romantic, it would have to be the Galapagos A ..
What are the choices when planning a Galapagos vacation? There are three options available for a Galapagos experience: by land, by sea, or a comb ..
The world’s most expensive chocolate, exquisite Polish vodka, world-class craft beer… perhaps not products that you would expect to find in Ecu ..
After you’ve finished your safari holiday tour of South Plaza –essentially, a large rock in the middle of the ocean— the awe suddenly overcomes ..
The Galapagos sea lions are certainly among the friendliest, quirkiest personalities in the animal world. We exaggerate not. It just takes meeting one ..
Get to know culinary Quito before or after your time at the Camp on an urban safari of exotic flavors, unusual ingredients and atmospheric eateries; a foodi ..
A helicopter ride in Quito is not a journey from A to B. It is a chance to look Ecuador’s monster volcanoes in the eye, to soar above the gia ..
Valentine’s might be the day dedicated to lovers, but these Ecuador hotels have a timeless romance that goes far beyond heart-shaped chocolate boxes. From h ..
Galapagos tours, failed career paths, and the theory that changed everything: 12 weird and wonderful facts about Charles Darwin He wasn’t t ..
Charles Darwin’s “imps of darkness” were creatures that brought great fear to approaching Spanish ships traveling to Galapagos Islands for the first t ..
The Galapagos Penguin - Sphenicus mendiculus There are only about 2000 individuals in the world today and they are all here, in the Gala ..
As a parent, there is nothing more beautiful than watching your children see something for the first time in the Galapagos Islands. The fearless, ..
Floreana is one of the four islands inhabited by human beings in the Galapagos archipelago. The population is only 150. Huddled along the dock, the mi ..
There’s no simple answer to the question of when to travel to the Galapagos Islands. Of course, whatever time of year you choose to come you’re bo ..
“Which are the species that every visitor to the Galápagos ought to see?” Sir David (Attenborough) was asked at the preview screening for the (Planet Earth) ..
by Victoria Westmacott There are 25 native reptile species in the Galapagos, 19 of which are endemic. Millions of years ago their ancestors were was ..