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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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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Ecuador and Galapagos Photos Posted!

We have posted our photos from our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. You can check them out on our blog or on Facebook. Blog posts about our time there are coming soon, we promise!

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New Travel Plans, and the Continued Fight Against Travel Fatigue

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If you’ve noticed we’ve been largely off the grid the last few weeks, you’d be right. Following a rather nasty bout of travel fatigue that struck in Bolivia, we made the decision to fly directly to Ecuador and spend two …

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