Guayaquil, The Pearl of the Pacific

Join your GypsyNesters in Guayaquil, Ecuador!

Discover the steep Cerro Santa Ana, a colorful, dynamic neighborhood of 444 steps with amazing sunset visits from the top.

Delight in the Parque de las Iguana where the reptiles were so thick that we had to be careful not to step on them.

And stroll the beautiful, romantic riverwalk – the Malecón… CONTINUE READING >>

Join your GypsyNesters in Guayaquil, Ecuador!

Discover the steep Cerro Santa Ana, a colorful, dynamic neighborhood of 444 steps with amazing sunset visits from the top.

Delight in the Parque de las Iguana where the reptiles were so thick that we had to be careful not to step on them.

And stroll the beautiful, romantic riverwalk – the Malecón… CONTINUE READING >>

How The Galápagos Made Birders Out of Us

A trip to The Galápagos Islands is guaranteed to make a birder out of anyone. The sheer numbers, and just plain strange features that isolation has brought upon these fabulous creatures would have been enough for us.

Couple this with fact that we spent more effort backing away from them than trying to spot them – these birds have absolutely zero fear of humans – and we were… CONTINUE READING >> 

A trip to The Galápagos Islands is guaranteed to make a birder out of anyone. The sheer numbers, and just plain strange features that isolation has brought upon these fabulous creatures would have been enough for us.

Couple this with fact that we spent more effort backing away from them than trying to spot them – these birds have absolutely zero fear of humans – and we were… CONTINUE READING >> 

Video – The “Bird Island” of The Galápagos


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Genovesa Island has been nicknamed “The Bird Island” and that moniker is certainly fitting. Considering the proliferation of the red-footed and Nazca varieties of boobies… CONTINUE READING >>


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Genovesa Island has been nicknamed “The Bird Island” and that moniker is certainly fitting. Considering the proliferation of the red-footed and Nazca varieties of boobies… CONTINUE READING >>

Finding Germany in the Mountains of Georgia

The unexpected surprises that lurk around the next corner are one of the things that can make travel so interesting.

Boy, did we get one of those in the mountains of northern Georgia when we came upon the old fashioned Bavarian village of Helen. Tucked into a valley on the banks of The Chattahoochee River, we suddenly found ourselves driving through an anachronism of epic proportions. Every building, down to the gas station… CONTINUE READING >> 

The unexpected surprises that lurk around the next corner are one of the things that can make travel so interesting.

Boy, did we get one of those in the mountains of northern Georgia when we came upon the old fashioned Bavarian village of Helen. Tucked into a valley on the banks of The Chattahoochee River, we suddenly found ourselves driving through an anachronism of epic proportions. Every building, down to the gas station… CONTINUE READING >> 

Goats on the Roof, Helen, Georgia

When we pulled in and checked the top of the building, there they were, as advertised, a bunch of goats grazing on the roof. A sign indicated that the goats might be hanging out up there because they are actually aliens waiting and watching… CONTINUE READING >> 

When we pulled in and checked the top of the building, there they were, as advertised, a bunch of goats grazing on the roof. A sign indicated that the goats might be hanging out up there because they are actually aliens waiting and watching… CONTINUE READING >>