The Galápagos on Your Bucket List? What You Need to Know to Go

The Galápagos Islands had long been on our bucket list. 

Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Here’s what we learned about how to get there, what to pack, what to expect and how to prepare for one of the most fascinating… CONTINUE READING >>

The Galápagos Islands had long been on our bucket list. 

Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Here’s what we learned about how to get there, what to pack, what to expect and how to prepare for one of the most fascinating… CONTINUE READING >>

The Key to Quito, Ecuador

What we THOUGHT was going to be a simple stopover on our way to The Galapagos Islands, turned out to be a gem of Colonial American history.

Quito’s Colonial Center is perhaps the largest and best preserved historic center in the Americas, and was the first New World city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

And don’t get us started on the gigantic, winged Virgin Mary… CONTINUE READING >>

What we THOUGHT was going to be a simple stopover on our way to The Galapagos Islands, turned out to be a gem of Colonial American history.

Quito’s Colonial Center is perhaps the largest and best preserved historic center in the Americas, and was the first New World city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

And don’t get us started on the gigantic, winged Virgin Mary… CONTINUE READING >>

Do People Live in the Galapagos Islands?

So do they? We get asked this a lot, actually.

Truth is, we didn’t know until we got there.

Say Galapagos and what pops to mind? For us, no doubt as for many folks, it was the image of giant tortoises.

They may well be the most famous attraction of these islands, but… CONTINUE READING >>

So do they? We get asked this a lot, actually.

Truth is, we didn’t know until we got there.

Say Galapagos and what pops to mind? For us, no doubt as for many folks, it was the image of giant tortoises.

They may well be the most famous attraction of these islands, but… CONTINUE READING >>

Getting Centered at the Equator in Ecuador (or Our Journey to the Center of the Earth)


Just outside of Quito, Ecuador lies the exact midway point between the North and South poles and, being of reasonably sound minds, we had to see it.

Seriously, when do you get the chance to stand on  Latitude 00° 00′ 00”?

We did some wacky things there, but only one of us got a certificate for the wackiest thing of all… CONTINUE READING >>


Just outside of Quito, Ecuador lies the exact midway point between the North and South poles and, being of reasonably sound minds, we had to see it.

Seriously, when do you get the chance to stand on  Latitude 00° 00′ 00”?

We did some wacky things there, but only one of us got a certificate for the wackiest thing of all… CONTINUE READING >>

5 Things Not to Miss in The Galapagos Islands


The Blue-footed Booby

“Weird” birds & giant tortoises, playful sea lions & active volcanoes – here are the top 5, not to miss, incredible experiences in the Galapagos Islands!… CONTINUE READING >>


The Blue-footed Booby

“Weird” birds & giant tortoises, playful sea lions & active volcanoes – here are the top 5, not to miss, incredible experiences in the Galapagos Islands!… CONTINUE READING >>