From the equator to the exotic Galapagos Islands, Ecuador should be at the top of your “must go” list!
10 Things to Do in the Galapagos - Our trip to the Galapagos Islands is one of the most epic, most memorable, most exciting trips we've ever taken! What to Know Before You Visit the Galapagos - One of our most memorable trips was also one of the most challenging to plan: the Galapagos! I got so overwhelmed trying to plan our week-long trip, I actually gave in and did the best thing ever: I went through a Galapagos tour company. My husband and I never go with tour groups because we Continue reading "What to Know Before You Visit the Galapagos" Our Favorite Animals in the Galapagos - What’s the most memorable place you’ve ever visited? Or the place you want to visit more? For me, it’s the Galapagos. I had wanted to visit for years, but it always seemed out of reach. My sweet husband made my dream come true a few years ago, however, and it became one of our favorite Continue reading "Our Favorite Animals in the Galapagos" 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! 10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos - Updated April 2020. 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 Continue reading "10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos" Where to Swim with Penguins in the Galapagos - Originally published in August 2015. Updated April 2020. 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. Continue reading "Where to Swim with Penguins in the Galapagos" Where to See Baby Tortoises in the Galapagos - Originally published in August 2015. Updated April 2020. 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 Continue reading "Where to See Baby Tortoises in the Galapagos" Exploring Floreana Island, Galapagos - Originally published in August 2015. Updated April 2020. 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! Continue reading "Exploring Floreana Island, Galapagos" Galapagos Island Hopping Tour - Originally published August 2015. Updated April 2020. 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 Continue reading "Galapagos Island Hopping Tour" Day 1 in the Galapagos Islands - Originally published right after our trip in August 2015. Updated April 2020. 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 Continue reading "Day 1 in the Galapagos Islands"
Visiting 2 Equators in Quito, Ecuador - Originally published in September 2015. Updated April 2020. Surprise! Mr. Peabody Pembroke and I are off again! This time it’s just a short trip, but a very memorable and symbolic one. I’m celebrating one year post-foot surgery! On September 17, 2014, my left foot and I went in for the first of two foot surgeries. Continue reading "Visiting 2 Equators in Quito, Ecuador" What to Do When a Volacno Cancels Your Flight - Originally published in August 2015. Updated April 2020. Wait! Don’t call the cab to take us to the equator! The hotel attendants had already started calling a cab for us on our one day in Quito, but as soon as we realized we had a bigger problem, we knew we needed to get that figured Continue reading "What to Do When a Volacno Cancels Your Flight" How to Spend 1 Day in Quito - Originally published in August 2015. Updated April 2020. Thursday evening, we landed in Quito again, still the world’s highest capitol! I was all excited because it’s a new place to me, it was one of the first ever UNESCO World Heritage sites (tied for first with Krakow, Poland), it is one of the best preserved cities Continue reading "How to Spend 1 Day in Quito"