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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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Answers to Your Top 6 Questions About Safety in Patagonia

Patagonia is known as a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, wine lovers, photographers, bird watchers, rock climbers, and adventure seekers. After the initial idea to plan the trip of a lifetime is sparked, travelers often wonder about whether Patagonia, Chile, and Argentina are safe. The short answer is, absolutely! Patagonia is a safe travel destination …

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Chowing Down in Chile: What to Eat During Your Chilean Food Adventure

You’ve heard the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Did you know there’s a lesser-known saying that goes, “When in Chile, eat as the Chileans eat?” OK, maybe it’s not really a saying, but it’s on point. If you’re going to travel all the way to Chile, you need to load up …

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An In-depth Guide For Choosing The Best Galapagos Boat

Simply put, the Galapagos is an amazing one-of-a-kind destination. There’s no other place on earth where you can get so close to, and even interact with, so many animals safely in the wild. That is why I say, “It’s not about the boat but the Galapagos boat has to be about the islands”. Remember that …

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Choosing the Best Galapagos Cruise: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Imagine following a pod of dolphins as they weave their way from stern to bow, watching an orca toss a sea turtle in the air like a balloon, or marveling at a school of manta rays somersaulting out of the water. Picture watching mesmerizing sunsets while the planets rise, and gazing at stars in the …

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5 Essential Tips to Avoid Overpacking for Your Galapagos Cruise

The lighter your load, the more freedom you’ll have to enjoy your Galapagos adventure to the fullest! Because of the archipelago’s unique terrain, equatorial climate, and the diversity of excursions you’ll take, it can be difficult to strike that happy packing medium between under-prepared and over-prepared for your daily activities by overpacking for your cruise. …

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