Expect the Unexpected in the Galapagos Islands on a Cruise

Yes, we anticipated walking near sea lions, viewing finches, albatross, boobies, flightless cormorants, a few flamingos and penguins, marine and land iguana, giant tortoise, even a dolphin or two. After all, we were going to the Galapagos. And we also assumed our guides would know the best places to see these creatures that are so […]

The Allure Doesn’t End With a Single Trip

At 7:00 a.m. on Day 2 of our trip aboard M/Y Grace yacht, we took a short panga ride to steep cliffs and with the help of “Prince Phillip’s Steps”, scrambled up 90m to the top of the remote Island of Genovesa. There we encountered a vast breeding ground of Nazca (masked) Boobies. These beautiful […]

No.1 without question is the Galapagos Islands!

Map of the Galapagos Yes, I want to see the glassy water and the burgeoning active life under the sea! Understanding the oceans is a journey we all should be taking. There are life patterns and mysteries to explore in the waters around the Galapagos Islands. I have never quite understood the focus on cosmic […]

Why Galápagos?

Dear all, When Tomas de Berlanga set sale from Panama to Peru in 1535, he had no idea that, due to a navigational error, he will tumble upon the discovery of a group of mysterious islands on the Equator which one day will give rise to revolutionary scientific theories and researches: the Galápagos Archipelago. In […]

The Only Thing in My Bucket!

The rain ricocheted off the window like pebbles off a windshield but I couldn’t hear them, for I was transfixed on the television screen; captivated by a ritual of evolution that had existed far longer than my 10 year-old mind could comprehend. It was my first documentary, on Green Sea Turtles and it was in […]

Fun in the Sand

Kids having fun in the sand at Gardner Bay, Galapagos Islands white sandy beach.   Our Galapagos cruise truly was the ideal family vacation. We got to spend just the right amount of time with our kids and the great part was that on our voyage all the kids got along and made friendships. This […]