A Land-Based Visit to the Galapagos

Sierra Negra Volcano on Isla Isabela, Galapagos, last erupted in 2005. The caldera is over 110 square kilometers and just beginning to show new volunteer plants. The Galapagos Islands’ main draw is the [...]

Interview with a Galapagos Guide

A first in the Galapagos Islands: me, my knees, and a Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) We’ve never kept a ‘bucket’ list of places to visit before we die. But if we had, the [...]

Sunset, Isla Floreana, Galapagos, Ecuador

There's not a whole lot to say about sunsets, except that they are pretty. And they're especially pretty in the Galapagos Islands when the last light glints off the wet lava rocks on the beach [...]

Marine Iguana, Isla Isabela, Galápagos, Ecuador

Marine iguanas are everywhere on the Galápagos Islands, and everywhere you see them, they seem to be in colonies of dozens, or even hundreds. So it was a bit rare to see this guy alone [...]

Sea Lion, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

One thing you learn right away is that sea lions are everywhere in the Galápagos. Sitting on the park benches, climbed onto boats moored in the harbor, on the steps down to boat pier, on [...]

Giant Tortoise, Isla Isabela, Galápagos, Ecuador

I don't think this guy has a name, like his predecessor Lonesome George, but he's enjoying the good life at the Tortoise Breeding Center on Isla Isabela in the Galápagos. One of the things we [...]

Images From a So-called Coup, Quito, Ecuador

Che Guevara t-shirt wearing revolutionaries take a break. When we lived in Ecuador six years ago, we woke up one day to a police strike. Not that you could tell when the police were [...]

Capture the Colour

Capture the Colour is a travel photography contest sponsored by The Travel Supermarket. They're a British company, hence the spelling of color. The idea is to enter five photos, each illustrating a striking color. I've [...]

Folk Dancing on a Sunday Afternoon, Quito

If you wander around the colonial district of Quito on any weekend day, you're almost bound to run into some amateur music or folk dancing troupe doing their thing. This was one of four such [...]