Wondering what to bring on a Galapagos vacation? The trick is to pack light, but make sure you cover the essentials for hiking, swimming, and walking in a hot, humid environment. Warm season is Dec – May, where the temperature is hotter. Rainy season is June – Dec, although the temperature is still quite warm, you […]

One of the things I enjoy about doing island-hopping tours in the Galapagos is exploring the local towns and seeing the culture of the Galapagos. Wandering around Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island I once found huge crowds of people in the main square. Asking around, I found out that it was a “Rodeo Montubio.” What […]

One of my favorite things I saw independently on Isabela island Galapagos was Laguna Salinas. I was wandering around Puerto Villamil (the small town on Isabela) after the day’s organized activities were over, when I found a lagoon. It was right on the edge of town, within 15 minutes of my hotel. The lagoon was […]

One of my favorite things included in the Galapagos island-hopping tour was kayaking in the Itabaca channel on Santa Cruz Island. We were able to kayak right up to blue-footed boobies sitting on the rocks, and then snorkel in the surrounding waters, surrounded by mangroves and white-tipped sharks. Kayaking in the Galapagos After a 45 minute van […]

Galapagos is world-famous for the variety of bizarre and unique animals found there. Travelers should be equally excited about the beautiful landscapes that they will encounter! The islands’ volcanic origins create an enormous variety of landscapes, rugged (bone-dry) lava fields,  lush green forests, sparkling turquoise water, and surreal sunsets. I am posting the 10 most stunning […]

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