Galapagos cruise and tours to Machu Picchu in Peru, the islands are better than you can imagine.
You set your mind and you're ready to travel to South America, a magical place of immense beauty where myth and legend continue to walk hand in hand. I've traveled 18 months in South America and can give you some tips on how to prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure. Common Sense We all hear the unpleasant stories and South America has a fame of being dangerous. I traveled thousands of miles traversing cities, jungles, islands and mountains. I survived 6 weeks...
South America is a continent of extremes, and there is not just one, but thousands of reasons to explore the human and natural wonders of this remarkable landmass.
The story of Ellen and Marco Snoek, and their search for the perfect location to start a small hotel. Their search lead them to beautiful Nicaragua, land of lakes and volcanoes. Find out what it takes to start and run a successful business in nicaragua.
Until roughly 30 years ago, Columbia was a peaceful country. Rebel groups and the influence of cocaine production have changed that. Here's an overview of Columbia for travelers.
The Wonderful Creatures of The Galapagos Islands A wonder of creation, the Galapagos Islands have captured the imagination of poets and biologists alike. Separated from the mainland in the waters of Ecuador, evolution created stunning endemic creatures such as the giant tortoise and the sea iguana, animals found only on the Galapagos. The most groundbreaking work ever to be published concerning evolution, 'The Origin of Species', was based on observations made on the Galap...
Located in the Andeas, Ecuador is a land of intrigue for travelers. Travel to Ecuador and you can trek the Amazon, climb volcanoes, or loaf on beautiful beaches. Perhaps the biggest reason to travel to Ecuador is a visit to the famous Galapagos Islands. Regardless of your preference, the following attractions are all worth a look.
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Light travel makes everything simpler, safer and less stressful. Six weeks in Ecuador, from glacier-covered mountains, to Pacific coast beaches, required only one carry-on bag each.
International travel with just a ten-pound carry-on bag? You bet. There are good reasons to go light, and it is easier than you might think.
What are the best romantic vacations? Thet are vacations that give a couple some time alone, and some time to do things together. Here are five examples.
How do you get cheap international airfare? Start online with a trick the author used to save over $1000.
A gap year, also known as a year out, is that year taken between high school and university, or after university and before getting a job, to travel and explore the world. There are so many ways to spend your gap year, from volunteering on a wildlife reserve in Africa, to learning Spanish and kitesurfing in Ecuador!
We were under the volcano, in the town of Baos, Ecuador. On the days agenda? Watch it erupt, have lunch for a dollar, hike to waterfalls and dance all night.
The first time I used an ice axe and crampons, I went to 20,600 feet with a guide who didn't speak a word of English.
What is the real secret to cheap international travel? it's the same as the secret to doing anything for less. Learn to be an opportunist. Opportunistic travelers get to travel more, see more & do more. Of coursework, you can ignore this advice if you have unlimited currency.
The resident clown grabs a twig from the dirt, waves it in the air and then places it at the feet of the object of his affection. A blue foot raised, and then the other. Head held high, he unruffled the full stretch of his wings and whistles skywards. Even the quietest honk from his beloved brings satisfaction and justification for this comical dance, and it begins all over again. But here on the volcanic islands of the Galapagos, some 600 miles from mainland Ecuador, the ...
Hostels are not hotels, and you need to be aware of the differences. While some people would not enjoy them at any price, some of us love them.
Once a very untouchable country, Colombia today is more open to international travelers than it has ever been. The soaring peaks of the Andes and the motley ecology of the lowlands contributes to the indefinable nature of this ever-evolving nation. Yu will be able to swim in the Caribbean, hike through the Amazon, climb to exhilarating heights and, at the end of the day, sip premium coffee and cocoa with the locals. The independent nation of Colombia is located in the nort...