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What to Eat in the Galapagos

It’s What I Ate Wednesday, and this week I’m taking you back to the Galapagos Islands with me! What do they eat on such remote islands? Find out today! Breakfast Our hotels all included breakfast each day, and it was usually buffet style with homemade breads, fruits, coffee, yogurt, cereal, and the like. Did you… Continue reading What to Eat in the Galapagos

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10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos

This Faraway Friday you’re in for a special treat… We’re headed to the Galapagos! My sweet husband took me to these mysterious islands for my 30th birthday, and it was a phenomenal trip! Here are 10 reasons you should consider a visit, too.  10. The Flamingoes I’ve never seen so many flamingoes at once before!… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos

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Feet in the Middle

Originally published on 24 September 2015. Surprise! Mr. Peabody Pembroke and I are off again! This time it’s just a short trip, but a very memorable and symbolic one. On September 17, 2014, my left foot and I went in for the first of two foot surgeries. So I decided that on September 17, 2015,… Continue reading Feet in the Middle

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Isabela: Queen of the Penguins

Originally published on 24 August 2015. Good morning! Today we set out on our last Galapagos adventure: the largest island of Isabela. If you look at a map, you’ll notice she looks like a seahorse wearing a wedding dress. =) And there are penguins! Though she’s the largest island, she’s not the most populated. There… Continue reading Isabela: Queen of the Penguins

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Puerto Ayora: We Saw Everything!

Back on Santa Cruz, there was much more to see! We got ourselves together for Marcos to take us on our next adventure, and our first stop was… A water taxi! Our not-so-favorite. And the seas were rougher than they had been the days prior! Fortunately for us, we only needed to take the water… Continue reading Puerto Ayora: We Saw Everything!

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Stranded: The Floreana Saga

Originally published on 19 August 2015. Beautiful Floreana! This day was a very special one. Steve and I got to experience a REAL remote island in the Pacific! We rose early, went down for breakfast at the Galapagos Suites, and before we knew it, we were being picked up by our private guide! His name… Continue reading Stranded: The Floreana Saga

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Blue-footed Boobies!

Originally published 18 August 2015. Welcome back! Friday dawned early for us. That’s a nice benefit of being two hours behind where your body thinks you are; you wake up early and get going with your day! We went down for breakfast, and can you believe they had banana cake for breakfast? And coffee, and… Continue reading Blue-footed Boobies!

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Santa Cruz and the Giant Tortoises!

Originally published on 17 August 2015. We arrived! Now to pay to get in. Even though people actually live on some of the islands, the whole archipelago is a national park, and you have to pay $100 per person (cash) to visit. Fortunately, we knew that in advance and budgeted for it! We got off… Continue reading Santa Cruz and the Giant Tortoises!

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Nine Hours in Quito

Originally published 16 August 2015.  Welcome, friends! Or shall I say, bienvenidos, amigos! My Love has whisked me away for the birthday trip of a lifetime to… The Galapagos! But first we needed to make a stop in the world’s highest capitol city: Quito, Ecuador! Off to Dulles (the DC airport closest to us)! Next stop, Houston!… Continue reading Nine Hours in Quito

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Quito and the Volcano of Doom!

Originally published on 25 August 2015. Our flight out of Quito was cancelled! Wait! Don’t call the cab for the equator! The hotel attendants had already started calling for us, but as soon as we realized we had a bigger problem, we knew we needed to get that figured out first! Steve clicked on the… Continue reading Quito and the Volcano of Doom!