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Travel Photo – A Chillin’ Galapagos Sea Lion Pup

Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador Sea Lions practically lay on top of each other every night on the beaches of San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. During the day, they retreat to the water, except for a few that brave the heat by finding some shade. This sea […]

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Travel Photo – Ecuador Empanadas

Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador During our tour of the Galapagos Islands, we were excited to come across a street food vendor making fresh empanadas. Empanadas are a food tradition present in most Latin American countries. Each country puts their twist on the fried dough snack, but Ecuador’s were always on […]

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Ecuador Travel – Giant Galapagos Tortoise

Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador During our Galapagos Islands tour, we definitely ended up #HangingWithTurtles. We actually hung with turtles and tortoises, the Giant Tortoises to be exact. Galapagos is home to the largest tortoises in the world and we got to see them in the wild in the highlands of […]

Travel Photo – Galapagos Land Iguana

Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador We visited the Charles Darwin Research Station at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands during our Galapagos tour with G Adventures. Besides Lonesome George, you can also see the Galapagos Land Iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) in captivity, which are endemic to the Galapagos […]

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Travel Photo – Galapagos Islands Dolphin

Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador Our Galapagos Islands tour guide told us there was a slight chance we would spot some Galapagos dolphins while traveling on our boat between islands. Well, we got lucky, because we found two large schools of dolphins that jumped around our boat for 10 minutes. Follow […]

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Travel Photo – Galapagos Green Sea Turtle

Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador During our Galapagos tour, we had hoped we would be #HangingWithTurtles, and guess what? We are! On our second day in San Cristobal island, we our snorkeling with Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, manta rays, sea lions and Galapagos Green Sea Turtles. The Galapagos Islands provide an […]

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Packing for Gap Year Travel vs Vacation

Our first gap year travel included backpacking in Central and South America between 2009 and 2010. We had no clue how to prepare for long-term travel or what to pack for a gap year. Now, our travel style is geared towards vacations or working holidays. Preparing for the two is completely different as you can […]

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