About the Author

Paul Schicke
Manager E-Commerce & Direct Sales at Quasar Expeditions

Hello! My name is Paul. I am a photographer, traveler, teacher and writer. I have extensive experience in travel to Galapagos, Peru, Patagonia and the western seaboard of South America specializing in ways travelers can experience these once-in-a-life destinations like locals on the road. Lover of wine, chocolate, travel, coffee, and helping others plan vacations of a lifetime!

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7 Galapagos Photography Tips from an Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer

From otherworldly wildlife to breathtaking scenery and extraordinary underwater landscapes, the Galapagos is an internationally-renowned destination for photographers. Whether you’re an amatuer photographer or a passionate, budding professional, you’ll want to keep your camera close to capture the magic of your Galapagos adventure. With instruction from the right guide, you will be reliving your cruise …

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Galapagos in the Fall: The Perfect Vacation for Retired Travelers

Quasar Expeditions has long been a service of choice for retired adventurers who have discerning tastes when it comes to their global travels. But what many travelers in their golden years may not know is that one of the absolute best times to travel with Quasar to the Galapagos Islands is during the fall months. …

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Why Mainland Ecuador Should Be Part of Your Galapagos Adventure

In our posts about the Galapagos, we’ve mainly stuck to talking about, well, the Galapagos. But there’s another destination that factors heavily into your adventure with Quasar Expeditions—mainland Ecuador. In a way, the Galapagos Islands have become the best and worst thing to ever happen to tourism in Ecuador. They bring more travelers to the …

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Unplug in Paradise with Quasar Expeditions

Quasar Expeditions has been providing world-class small yacht travel to the Galapagos for over three decades. In that time, we’ve developed a deep understanding of how to make the experience of each one of our travelers thrilling, awe-inspiring, and truly transcendent. One feature that some of our travelers have noticed missing from our high-end yacht …

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Top Places to Visit in the Galapagos Islands

This is the year: you’ve decided to plan your Galapagos Islands bucket list trip! With a deep breath, you can feel the equatorial sunshine and refreshing salty air against your skin. In your minds eye, you can envision sea lions with flippers outstretched as if to say hello, a giant tortoise extending its long neck …

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Galapagos Climate – October Weather in the Galapagos Islands

If there is one word to describe October in the Galapagos, it would be active. This month brings vibrant wildlife encounters, dramatic sunrises and sunsets, temperate weather, and warm, crystal-clear water that’s ideal for snorkeling. It’s also one of the best months for couples to visit, with activities in full swing that are perfectly suited …

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