Future Trips to South America

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Top Places and Experiences:The nice thing about cutting a trip short is that it gives you somewhere to go back to! We wanted to share a bit about some places …

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Top 5 Experiences We Had in South America

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Top Places and Experiences:Along with the top 5 places we visited, we like to keep track of the top 5 experiences we had in South America. For reference, we consider …

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Backpacking the Galapagos, Part 4: Santa Cruz Island

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Backpacking the Galapagos:The final island we visited was Santa Cruz, the most developed and touristy island of the Galapagos.  The main town, Puerto Ayroa, has plenty of hotels, restaurants, and …

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Backpacking the Galapagos, Part 3: Isabela Island

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Backpacking the Galapagos:Our journey to Isabela Island started early in the morning. I call it a journey because there is no direct ferry from San Cristobal to Isabel. The trip consists …

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Top 5 Places We Visited in South America

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Top Places and Experiences:Like we did for Southeast Asia, we wanted to reflect on the top 5 places we visited while in South America. This is by no means exhaustive of …

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Relaxing in Salinas, Ecuador

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Salinas, a small beach/resort town in southwestern Ecuador, was never on our radar. Because we weren’t able to get a sooner last-minute flight to the Galapagos, we had 5 days to kill around Guayaquil, and a hankering for some beach …

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Backpacking the Galapagos, Part 2: San Cristobal Island

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Backpacking the Galapagos:The first island we arrived at was San Cristobal. Both Santa Cruz and San Cristobal have airports with flights to the mainland, and having flown into both, we …

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Backpacking the Galapagos, Part 1: Introduction

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Backpacking the Galapagos:When we first thought about going to the Galápagos Islands as part of out trip through Ecuador, we ruled it out right away. Why? Because everyone knows the …

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