Tag Archives: Galapagos Islands

Land-Based Budget Travel on the Galapagos Islands

Before we went to the Galapagos, I wasn’t sure it was going to happen, mainly because of what I perceived to be prohibitive costs. I thought you had to do an 8-day cruise or you just wouldn’t get much out of the islands. I’m happy to say that I was wrong. Jared and I spent […]

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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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