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Inland Magic on San Cristóbal

I have a tendency to over-complicate things. I pretend like I’m being laid-back and flexible, but really I’m secretly stressing over superfluous choices. Let me explain what I mean. On San Cristóbal Island, the highlands are a popular tourist attraction. There’s a lot to see, but it’s not accessible on foot. Local tour operators have […]

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The Secret Sea Lion Beach of San Cristóbal

I guess, technically, the beach wasn’t secret. But it felt secret, and that’s what counts. One of the main attractions on San Cristóbal Island is the Interpretation Center, a free information center that brings visitors up to speed on the history of the Galapagos Islands. It’s about ten minutes west of the port, free, and […]

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Strange Encounters: Leon Dormido

Weird things happen when you travel. I like to think that it’s the universe’s way of telling you that you’re doing something right. That this is my path, that I’m following my intuition. If that’s a little too new-agey for you, I understand. Just chalk it up to coincidence. During our Galapagos trip, Jared and […]

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The Galapagos Islands: What to do (For Free!) on Santa Cruz

It’s now been nearly two months since we left the Galapagos Islands. I find myself struggling to explain, to express, to tell, to show, all that there was to see and do there. I started planning this post on Santa Cruz Island by putting together all of the photos I wanted to include. When I […]

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A Love Letter to the Galapagos Islands

The thing about travel, for me, is this: once I’ve hit the ‘landmarks’ of a destination, I pretty much run out of ideas. So I turn to food and/or drinks for inspiration. Restaurants. Bars. Coffee shops. It’s a trap. A fall-back. I’m in a foreign country, yet I’m checking the time, wondering when it’s socially […]

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The Best Tourist Attraction in Guayaquil

I’ve managed to (mostly) pull myself together after eating tachos and doing puzzles in my pajamas, so today I’m going to jump back to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Guayaquil is not the capital of Ecuador, but it is the largest city in the country. It used to suffer from a bad reputation, but has been cleaned up […]

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